Ultracompact 5.25" 2‑way passive full‑range loudspeaker

  • Ideal for both distributed and near-field applications
  • Designed for indoor and outdoor use
  • Direct-radiating polypropylene-cone woofer
  • 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled soft-dome tweeter
  • High power-handling, ultra-linear frequency response
  • Vented trapezoidal enclosure of high-impact polystyrene
  • Passive crossover with power protection for both woofer and tweeter
  • OmniMount(R)-compatible 0.25 inch suspension points (2)

Delivering high performance in an ultra-compact package, the S series is ideal for both distributed and near-field applications requiring high-quality sound. The two-way short-throw system is housed in an optimally vented, high-impact polystyrene enclosure that is suited for installation both indoors and out. Lows are handled by a 5.25- inch direct-radiating woofer with a polypropylene cone, while the high-frequency section is a one-inch direct-radiating soft-dome tweeter that is ferrofluid cooled. Built-in automatic power limiting independently protects each driver from unsafe transients. With mounting options that are flexible enough for virtually any application, the S series is perfect for anything from background and foreground music in restaurants and clubs to near-field monitoring in control rooms and broadcast studios.


Weatherized No
Minimum Impedance 3.7Ω
Nominal Impedance (Passive)

HF Transducer 1-inch softdome
Speaker Type Monitor
Woofer Size 5.25inch
Powered or Passive Passive
Max. SPL/1m (calc)² 113dB
Coverage (Nominal -6 dB) H 100°
Coverage (Nominal -6 dB) V 100°
LF Transducer 5.25-inch
Power Rating 120W
System Power Handling (Continuous/Program/Peak) 120/480Watts (Short Term/Long Term)
Crossover Frequency 3500Hz
Enclosure Material High Impact Polystyrene Composite
Sensitivity 1 W/1 m 85dB
Height 9.8" (249mm)
Width 7.01" (178mm)
Depth 5.91" (150mm)
Frequency Response (-3 dB) 85 - 20000 (±3 dB)
Weight Net 5.73lbs (2.6kg)
Chassis Size 5.25" (133.35mm)
Passive Power Handling 30W peak
Input Connections Spring Terminal
Directivity Index 9.8dB ((+3.8/-3.6 dB), 2 – 20,000 Hz)


Name Language Size Date
ProSound Loudspeakers and Electronics Catalog EN 15.43MB Apr 2, 2019
Name Size Date
Environmental Compliance Document 148KB Oct 3, 2017
Portable Passive Loudspeaker Family EC Declaration of Conformity 466KB Dec 18, 2019
S-40B, S-40W EC Declaration of Conformity 241KB Nov 13, 2019
Sx Series EU Declaration of Conformity 155KB Nov 13, 2019
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S-40 Engineering Data Sheet EN 788KB Mar 21, 2012
S-40T Engineering Data Sheet EN 254KB Mar 21, 2012
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S-40MB Mounting Instructions EN 121KB Mar 22, 2012
S-40T Service Data EN 635KB Sep 19, 2005

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Warranty conditions for Electro-Voice products in North America EN 160KB Sep 14, 2020
General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business EN 57KB Nov 26, 2014
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen DE 184KB Nov 30, 2016
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Audio 101 - Basic Audio Terminology EN 2.74MB Dec 13, 2012
Audio 101 - Loudspeaker Basics EN 3.02MB Dec 13, 2012
PA Bible 02: Power Handling Capacity EN 422KB Dec 26, 2007
The EV PA Bible EN 1.14MB Dec 26, 2007
The PA Bible Chapter Zero EN 1.14MB Jun 11, 2018

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