Electro-Voice Evolve 50
Electro-Voice have done it again with this amazing product. With Evolve EV have managed to replicate the sound of a conventional large format speaker system into a compact and bijoux format. The Electro-Voice Evolve 50 column array system is made up of 4 parts. The 12” Active subwoofer, top speaker element, the connecting pole, & carry bag.
Electro-Voice have created a very compact wooden 12” subwoofer which weighs in at only 21.5KG. The electronics on board this subwoofer features a 1000w amplifier with 5 possible inputs, 2x XLR/TRS sockets, 1x RCA, 1x 3.5mm jack and a Bluetooth connection. The sub has 3 conveniently placed handles 1 on top of the unit and 1 on each side it also features the same quicksmart DSP as featured on zlx, ekx, etx etc.
The Evolve 50 top element is an aluminium housing holding 8x 3.5” neodymium drivers which are positioned in a vertical array format with individual wave guides. The 8 speakers are arranged in a curve towards the bottom of the element this generates a true line array characteristic of coupling the components to act as one sound source generating a louder volume whilst increasing the lower mid frequencies of the whole system.
The aluminium connection pole which fits between the Subwoofer and the top element carries all the required connections so there is no extra cabling required, this gives evolve a great streamline and sophisticated look. EV have also thought about how the system gets put up and taken down in the bottom of the pole hole on the sub there are a pair of magnets which secure the pole in place. EMA (Electro-voice magnetic assist) This is particularly useful on disassembly as the pole remains in the sub and cannot come away with the top element.
The carry case is included in the system and accepts the top element and the pole. (sub bag optional)
Another new feature to the new Electro-Voice models is the introduction of the Control app. This allows the user to pair up to 6 evolves from an android or IOS device, you can control devices in groups or individually, adjust volume / eq. What’s also nice is the app sends you alerts if the speakers are clipping or have lost connection.