EVANS RELAUNCHES EC2 HEADS WITH SOUND SHAPING TECHNOLOGY, THE BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGH IN ACOUSTIC OPTIMIZATION

By Radim McCueM Published on February 7, 2010

Evans is proud to launch the new EC2 with Sound Shaping Technology™, the biggest breakthrough in sound optimization. The new and improved EC2 with Sound Shaping Technology™ feature a new damping technique that insures optimized performance for each individually sized drumhead.

Now with Sound Shaping Technology™, the EC2 heads provide the ability to control the ring thickness and density in addition to its width. Controlling the placement and mass of the ring allows the player to finally target select frequencies for removal in order to fully optimize the attack, tone, length of sustain, and ease of tuning for each size head…delivering a more balanced and pre-EQ’d sound across the full kit. “We’re truly excited about the advancements we’ve made in damping technology for the EC2 heads,” says Michael Robinson, Senior Product Manager. “This new Sound Shaping Technology allows the heads to vibrate evenly, tune quickly and of course offer improved tone. This breakthrough design is just more proof that Evans is dedicated to pushing the envelope.”

Artists are also excited about the EC2 heads with Sound Shaping Technology™. Chris Pennie of Coheed and Cambria expresses excitement, “So, I just gave the new EC2's a test run overseas. They sound great! I used them on a Mapex Orion kit. I felt like they had a little bit more tone, like the drums were a little bit more resonant, which for me, I like having. The new muffling rings are nice! After pounding these for a few shows, they stayed focused. They were definitely durable as always and were easy to dial in just like the first generation ECs.”

“You guys have been and will continue to be the most progressive minds in drum head manufacturing...we artists are fortunate!” comments drummer Dowell Davis. “I love the fact that you guys are always trying to make the perfect head!”

Zohar drummer Preston Heyman agrees, “The best just got better – the new EC2 SST drumheads are incredible!”

Drummer and producer Camille Gainer adds: “The new EC2's are so incredible! The attack and tone has somehow been magnified; when I'm playing these heads the feel, definition and tone that I’m able to draw out of them is amazing and is so sweet to the ear."

Shipping on September 1, 2009, Evans EC2 with Sound Shaping Technology™ will be available in 6”-18”, clear and coated and will retail for $26.00 - $50.00.

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D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D’Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also runs The Stage (www.tothestage.com), thelessonroom.com, and Guitar.com. D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.

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