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Electro-Voice launches Evolve 50M Column PPA

Electro-Voice expands its Evolve series of portable PAs with the introduction of the Evolve 50M column loudspeaker system.

Burnsville, MN (January 22, 2021) – Electro-Voice has introduced the Evolve 50M column loudspeaker system, a portable PA based around the manufacturer’s new QuickSmart Link digital audio and control technology, an onboard mixer, DSP and effects. The system is intended for use by bands/musicians, AV rental companies, DJs and others.

Available in black or white finishes, the Evolve 50M features a full-range column array containing eight lightweight 3.5” neodymium drivers that provide 120° coverage via proprietary waveguides. The array enclosure is constructed from a composite material and incorporates an aluminum handle. A 12” subwoofer is housed in a 15 mm wood enclosure with a laminar-flow vent design, for rigidity and acoustical performance. The array and sub are connected via a symmetrical aluminum pole with internal wiring and magnetically assisted latching. The speakers are protected by a black powder-coated, 18-gauge steel grille, and an array/pole carry case is included. An advanced Class-D amplifier provides up to 1000 W of power.

The Evolve 50M’s “M” designation refers to its integrated eight-channel digital mixer. Developed in collaboration with Dynacord, the mixer has multiple inputs (4x XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs, 1x XLR/TRS combo stereo line input, 1x RCA, 1x 3.5 mm stereo, 1x Hi-Z instrument input) with preamps and mix functions. Bluetooth streaming aids music playback or accompaniment. Independent channel aux sends and a foot switch input are also included, and a range of effects (30 presets, including chorus, delay, flange and reverb, via two FX channels) are also onboard.

QuickSmart Link allows users to combine two Evolve 50Ms together for gigs needing more inputs via an Ethernet cable to create an uncompressed digital audio/control connection. Both systems can be paired to a single mobile device via the QuickSmart Mobile app (available via the Apple App Store and on Google Play) which can provide mix control of both systems. For applications requiring fewer inputs, but still requiring a mixer and stereo output, the Evolve 50M can be matched with an Evolve 50 via the Mix Out XLR connector.

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