Electro Voice Sentry II

DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,146
edited July 2012 in Speakers
Anybody know anything about these? I picked up a pair painted black that came out of a church rafters. Sound good . 16 Ohms. 30 watts max. I was just wondering about back in the day if these were Kool or what? thanks,Darryl
MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



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  • CayugaCayuga Posts: 480
    edited September 2011
    I have a pair of Sentry 1's and power them with a Fisher 500B. It's my main two channel rig at this time and I really like how the EV's sound. Give them a try and report back. They sound better with tubes or a lower power vintage Marantz/Pioneer.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    edited September 2011
    According to the literature it is the same speaker as Cayuga's Sentry 1 in a different box. Should have considerable panache; "great for tube amps".
    If the crossovers are not sealed (some EV XOs were potted in metal 'cans') they should benefit greatly from new capacitors (Parts Express's house brand XO caps are fine and inexpensive; they're Bennic OEM as I recall).

    http://archives.telex.com/archives/EV/Speakers/EDS/Sentry%20I%20&%20II%20EDS.pdf

    Here's the manual for the "A" versions, FWIW:
    http://archives.telex.com/archives/EV/Speakers/EDS/Sentry%20IA%20&%20IIA.pdf
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited September 2011
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    If the crossovers are not sealed (some EV XOs were potted in metal 'cans') they should benefit greatly from new capacitors (Parts Express's house brand XO caps are fine and inexpensive; they're Bennic OEM as I recall).
    You're correct.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    edited September 2011
    I agree with those above, find a nice little tube amp/receiver, you'll love them, nice grab :smile:
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,146
    edited September 2011
    Thank again . This blog never ceases to amaze me! I picked them up for $15.00 at a garage sale for a church. I have them hooked up in my garage to a denon avr3000.. Only two analog recievers I have are a small Realistic and a Sansui 2000x. I will try one of those for now. They do not look like much on the inside-but I really enjoy the sound. Thanks ,Darryl
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • CayugaCayuga Posts: 480
    edited September 2011
    I think you will like them more with the Sansui, if you get your hands on a small tube amp they will really sound nice.
  • TruthTruth Posts: 1
    edited July 2012
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Anybody know anything about these? I picked up a pair painted black that came out of a church rafters. Sound good . 16 Ohms. 30 watts max. I was just wondering about back in the day if these were Kool or what? thanks,Darryl

    Are you interested in selling theses?
  • jayz69Pjayz69P Posts: 2
    I have a pair forsale! $100
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,362
    Read the rules for selling here. You need 100 posts. Plus the preceding 1-post wonder hasn’t posted in seven years.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,146
    Sold mine seven years ago. Good luck. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • mak99mak99 Posts: 336
    I grew up w/ EV speakers as my father worked for them back in the 60s. He was part of the design team for the Patrician series, and still has a pair at the house. I still remember him playing some demo materials when I was quite young, including jet engines and old locomotives - you could have sworn they were in the room with you.

    I think this was the only commercially-produced speaker for home use that had a 30" woofer :o . I can tell you first-hand that they could shake the house - and a couple neighbor's houses also... :)
    Main HT:
    Epson 5020UBe
    135" Elite Screens fixed frame
    Marantz SR7007
    Emotiva XPA-100 x3 (fronts), UPA-7 (surrounds)
    Oppo BDP-103D/BDP-83
    Toshiba HD-XA2
    Panamax M5410 Pro x2
    Polk LSiM707s, LSiC706, 80 F/X RT (80F/X Ls needs installing), 65-RT
    Seaton Sound/MCCA MFW "Turbo" (orig. AV123 MFW-15)
    Velodyne SMS-1
    I/Cs: MP 12ga/4-cond (fronts); MP 12ga (surrounds), MP HDMI (all sources), some BJC sprinkled thruout
    Harmony 1100
    Salamander Twin 30 C/B

    * still need to sell older but mint gear!!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    edited November 19
    mak99 wrote: »
    I grew up w/ EV speakers as my father worked for them back in the 60s. He was part of the design team for the Patrician series, and still has a pair at the house. I still remember him playing some demo materials when I was quite young, including jet engines and old locomotives - you could have sworn they were in the room with you.

    I think this was the only commercially-produced speaker for home use that had a 30" woofer :o . I can tell you first-hand that they could shake the house - and a couple neighbor's houses also... :)

    That's very cool!
    The Patricians (even the ones sans the 30 inch woofer) were really something.

    As I am sure I've already said, I literally grew up with EV loudspeakers in my parents house (my father was a big fan from his broadcast days) and still am a big fanboy... even though, at this point, I prefer vintage Altec. :)

    Someday I'll document my EV collection a little better... some of my photos (and some borrowed ones) are at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk1c3ndT

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    http://www.hifilit.com/Electro-Voice/117-16.jpg
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,464
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The Patricians (even the ones sans the 30 inch woofer) were really something.

    I find it interesting that in the image above, there are mouse holes near the top and the bottom of that speaker. Maybe Sylvester (The mouse with the musical ear) lived in that house.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The Patricians (even the ones sans the 30 inch woofer) were really something.

    I find it interesting that in the image above, there are mouse holes near the top and the bottom of that speaker. Maybe Sylvester (The mouse with the musical ear) lived in that house.

    cmn3w04r0qxj.jpg

    I.
    Have.
    That.
    Book.

    from my childhood :smiley:
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,536
    We had a pair of the old EV-4's, EV-6's and those outdoor Pa type speakers the music caster but the one with the horn tweeter on one side.

    Love the EV sound maybe more than anything.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,536
    edited November 19
    mak99 wrote: »
    I grew up w/ EV speakers as my father worked for them back in the 60s. He was part of the design team for the Patrician series, and still has a pair at the house. I still remember him playing some demo materials when I was quite young, including jet engines and old locomotives - you could have sworn they were in the room with you.

    I think this was the only commercially-produced speaker for home use that had a 30" woofer :o . I can tell you first-hand that they could shake the house - and a couple neighbor's houses also... :)

    We have (from my grandfather) the big EV-6, but "only" an 18" woofer.

    Really cool, it is an half inch of styrofoam, and can shake a house if turned up loud on deep bass.

    Similar to the Patrician in it's original few configurations. I believe the 30" woofer came a bit later.

    https://www.inner-magazines.com/audiophilia/electro-voice-patrician-800/
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    The EDS for the University-branded morph of the 30W is available from EV:
    https://www.electrovoice.com/binary/30W EDS.pdf

    part of an earlier EV EDS from teh webs via google:

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  • mak99mak99 Posts: 336
    ^^ Wow - nice to know there are others out there than know about EV! Definitely "the" speaker way back in the day - really enjoyed the room-filling sound they produced from very few watts. I had a used pair of Interface 3 (IIRC) back in the 80's via a coworker...but were sold long ago.

    My father *might* have a set of NOS drivers for <unknown model> stored up in the attic, though who knows their shape as they are decades old. I'll have to ask him about this the next time I go visit.
    Main HT:
    Epson 5020UBe
    135" Elite Screens fixed frame
    Marantz SR7007
    Emotiva XPA-100 x3 (fronts), UPA-7 (surrounds)
    Oppo BDP-103D/BDP-83
    Toshiba HD-XA2
    Panamax M5410 Pro x2
    Polk LSiM707s, LSiC706, 80 F/X RT (80F/X Ls needs installing), 65-RT
    Seaton Sound/MCCA MFW "Turbo" (orig. AV123 MFW-15)
    Velodyne SMS-1
    I/Cs: MP 12ga/4-cond (fronts); MP 12ga (surrounds), MP HDMI (all sources), some BJC sprinkled thruout
    Harmony 1100
    Salamander Twin 30 C/B

    * still need to sell older but mint gear!!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    They should be fine, as long as the local rodentia (if any... not castin' any aspersions, here! ;) ) haven't been snackin' on 'em.

  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,536
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They should be fine, as long as the local rodentia (if any... not castin' any aspersions, here! ;) ) haven't been snackin' on 'em.

    Right, the surrounds were all cloth/paper and never foam
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

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