Electro Voice EVOLVE 50
The EVOLVE 50 is a portable powered column-style PA system that boasts a variety of advanced features. It has been designed to offer a combination of lightweight, low-profile looks and impressive audio clarity, making it ideally suited for the world of mobile DJing.
The system is a full-range column array with eight 3.5-inch neodymium drivers which are directed using custom-designed waveguides for a consistent 120-degree horizontal coverage and array-formed 40- degree asymmetrical vertical coverage. This means that all the acoustic energy is directed towards both sitting and standing audiences, making for even audience coverage and clarity from the front to the back. The ported sub enclosure houses a 12-inch woofer and also contains the Class-D amplifier, which provides up to 1000 watts of output power (500 watts to the subwoofer and 500 watts to the column array). As you would expect, all of the weight is in the sub. But, coming in at 20.3kg, it is still very manageable – especially considering the punch it delivers. The input panel at the back of the subwoofer features EV’s industry-leading Quick Smart DSP interface allowing intuitive navigation of system parameters via an LCD menu screen with single-knob control. The system is incredibly easy to set up and use. It really is ‘plug-n-play’, ready to go right out of the box. However, if you take the time to read the manual you’ll also discover that the DSP is incredibly powerful and can allow you to get even more out of the system. It offers four preprogrammed presets, five user programmable presets, 3-band EQ, input level control and master volume control, among other options and features. While benefitting from a very simple and easy to use design, the EVOLVE 50 offers lots of flexibility when it comes to inputs and signal routing. INPUTS 1 ev evolve 50 74 RCF Art 735A MK4 EV EVOLVE 50 and 2 are compatible with both mic- and line-level sources from combination XLR and ¼” TRS jack sockets. Meanwhile, the additional auxiliary INPUT 3 offers a choice between RCA phono or 3.5mm mini jack input.