If a pair of Evoke 50s in a room doesn’t say “statement of intent”, we don’t know what does. Use them in stereo. Use them as part of an Evoke multi-channel home Home Theatre system. However you listen to them, the word ‘epic’ won’t be far from your lips. Evoke 50 is a full three-way floorstander with a 28mm soft-dome tweeter, a 15cm neodymium midrange driver and twin 18cm woofers. Come in on a high note Evoke 50 features Dynaudio’s newest tweeter: Cerotar. It’s a brand-new, ground-up design that uses key technologies from the award-winning Esotar Forty anniversary tweeter, the awesome new Contour series and the all-singing, all-dancing tech-fest that is the all-new Confidence. Our engineers are very proud of it. As well they should be. Just underneath the precision-coated dome sits an inner dome: the Hexis. This ingenious device is close enough to the back of the diaphragm that it stops unwanted resonant frequencies reflecting back to the rear of the playing surface. It smooths out the frequency response for clearer, cleaner, sweeter treble – meaning more detail, and more of those “hey, I don’t remember there being a triangle in this piece of music!” moments. The Cerotar is powered by a brand-new strontium carbonate Ferrite+ ceramic magnet system. That gives it more sensitivity, which, in musical terms, translates simply to ‘honesty’. You’ll hear just what you’re supposed to hear. And because it’s so smooth and natural, you can listen for hours without getting tired. Big bottom Down at the bottom are two 18cm Esotec+ woofers. Like the Cerotar tweeter, they use trickle-down technology from the Contour and Confidence families to bring as much of that high-end DNA to Evoke as possible. The woofers are made from our own proprietary material, MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer). We’ve been using it in our cones for decades – and we’ve yet to find anything that gives a better balance of lightness, stiffness and damping. If it ain’t broke… But while the Evoke 20 standmount speaker uses aluminium in its 18cm woofer, Evoke 50 uses copper. That’s because these are pure bass drivers – they don’t need the fleet-footed agility of a dedicated midrange unit, so we were able to give them more moving mass. The 0.4mm diaphragm is the same, though, as is the Ferrite+ ceramic magnet. That means power and detail. It’s just one of the solutions arrived at through extensive analysis and simulation in our Jupiter measuring facility. Each speaker cone is crafted from a single piece of MSP. This makes them exactly the right amount of rigid – and means far less physical distortion when they’re playing. It also gives a super-solid physical connection to the glass-fibre voice-coil former on the back (it’s glued directly under the Balance Ribs you’ll see around the centre), which means more of the coil’s motion energy is transferred to the diaphragm. Nomex spiders keep everything centred and moving the way it should, while the new Contour-derived surround allows a longer throw ratio for greater punch. And, for extra versatility – if you rearrange your room or move house, for example – the rear-firing bass ports have two-part foam plugs. They offer three levels of tuning: fully open, half-open and fully closed, so you can tailor the speakers’ bass performance to their position and your room. Dedicated midrange Evoke 50 is the only speaker in the family to have a dedicated midrange driver, so the engineers in Dynaudio Labs decided to make it a little bit special. The 15cm unit they chose is derived directly from the high-end Contour range – which means a powerful neodymium magnet, a 0.4mm-thin diaphragm and a glass-fibre voice-coil former with a trademark Dynaudio aluminium voice-coil. Why neodymium and not the Ferrite+ of the woofers? Because it’s light, and it’s powerful. Why aluminium and not copper? Again, because it’s light (and lets us put more windings in the voice-coil for a given weight). That’s a combination that gives our team amazing control over how the driver responds – they were able to fine-tune it to integrate perfectly with the woofers and tweeter. In fact, the Evoke team did such a good job that you essentially are getting Contour-level performance out of this midrange driver. Simple, honest style Creating a speaker this large without making it seem bulky and boxy is no mean feat – but lead designer Louise Dalgaard met the challenge head on. And then she knocked it out of the park. Evoke 50 was the first in the range to be committed to paper (and then to 3D modelling program, to clay model, to full MDF prototype and finally to The Real Thing). Louise and her team were adamant that Evoke 50 had to be realistic for real homes and real lives. They drew inspiration from furniture designers, interior-design showcases, show homes, and even sniffed around real-life dwellings to get the look just right. The result is an instant classic. It’s modern, retro, timeless and cutting-edge all at once. It’s the kind of speaker you’ll still be looking at in 30 years, and thinking to yourself that it makes the rest of your belongings look a little humdrum by comparison. Evoke 50 is available in four beautiful finishes. Black High Gloss and White High Gloss both use a new lacquering technique that gives a gloriously deep, glass-like look. At the other end of the tactile spectrum are the lovely open natural veneers of Walnut Wood and Blonde Wood. Plug them in and rediscover your love of music. THE NEW DYNAUDIO EVOKE RANGE Evoke is for you. It’s for living rooms. Home Home Theatre rooms. Listening rooms. Even bedrooms. It’s serious hi-fi, everywhere. This brand-new speaker range takes advanced technology directly from our top-of-the-range speakers – including finishes, driver technology and design. And that means each of the five Evoke models can vibe with you, grow with you, and stay with you – however you listen. Every single part has been looked at from the ground up. Every driver has been optimised in Dynaudio's state-of-the-art Jupiter measuring lab. And every finish has been painstakingly formulated and executed to reflect those on our most exclusive speakers. Music should last a lifetime. With Evoke, it will. A brand-new Dynaudio speaker range Creating an entirely new family of loudspeakers is something our designers and engineers relish. At the start the whole process is a sandbox – one that’s full of out-there ideas, wishlists and ingenious solutions that had been percolating in brains and notebooks. And because they have four decades of established research and legendary products to draw on, our engineers know they’re on pretty much the right track before they even put the first prototype together. With Evoke, they landed right in the Goldilocks zone. After months of intense R&D it became a five-strong family of speakers. All that experience meant the team could combine cutting-edge technology directly from the Contour and all-new Confidence ranges – not to mention ultra-high build and finish quality and traditional, elegant cabinets designed to look great in any listening environment – with exceptional value for money. Listen to your favourite album for the first time. Again. We created Evoke because we want everyone to be able to enjoy genuine hi-fi – the thing we all aspire to – without having to rearrange rooms, replace much-loved equipment, or agonise over the price. We created Evoke for the people who agonise over what to listen to next. And when they finally decide, we know they’ll hear something new in their favourite music. It could be the tiniest sound of a hand moving up the neck of a nylon-string guitar in an LA recording studio, or the shuffle of a cello player’s feet on-stage at the Berliner Philharmonie. It might be a backing vocal that suddenly makes that pre-chorus sparkle, or that extra bit of heavy-metal punch that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up (and sets off the neighbour’s dog). Listen to Evoke and you’ll rediscover everything you love about music. Use them in stereo. Use them as part of a multi-channel home Home Theatre system. Add one of our optional subwoofers. The family is designed to grow and change with you. “I didn’t know there was a tambourine part in that song” How do we do it? Experience, technology, intensive analysis in our Jupiter measuring facility… and good, old-fashioned listening. Hundreds of hours of it. The entire range uses trickle-down technology from our top-of-the-line loudspeakers. Take the Cerotar tweeter, which makes its debut in Evoke. It’s a brand-new, ground-up design based on our award-winning Esotar Forty anniversary tweeter and the mighty Esotar3 found in the new, money-no-object Confidence series. Underneath the 28mm soft-dome diaphragm sits the Hexis inner dome (something you’ll currently only find in Confidence). This refines the airflow behind the tweeter’s playing surface to smooth-out its frequency response and eliminate unwanted resonances. Behind it all, the new motor system uses strontium carbonate Ferrite+ ceramic magnets to further increase tweeter sensitivity. It all took a very long time (and more than one effervescent ‘discussion’) to refine and tune the Cerotar. But we think you’ll agree it was time well spent. Its developments give you a detailed and natural high frequency response that’s smooth enough to take you through many albums’ worth of music in one sitting without feeling tired. Exactly as it should be.
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