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NAMM 2020: Electro-voice showcases new EVOLVE 30M column loudspeaker system

It is ideal for solo musicians/performers and smaller music groups and venues

Electro-voice has launched its new EVOLVE 30M compact column loudspeaker system.

The EVOLVE 30M system includes a speaker array, a two-piece pole connector, an array, and pole backpack carry case, and a powered subwoofer. It also has an eight-channel digital mixer, studio-quality onboard effects, and remote control of all audio, effects and mix functions via the Electro-Voice QuickSmart Mobile application (available via the Apple Store and on Google Play).

The app utilises Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) technology for the adjustment and monitoring of all parameters of up to six EVOLVE 30M systems simultaneously, with high-resolution, low-latency streaming.

This pro sound speaker system is ideal for solo musicians/performers and smaller music groups and venues, due to it being easy-to-use, portable and lightweight.

Electro-Voice’s Quicksmart mobile app

The column array and its six 2.8 inch neodymium drivers provide 120° coverage through proprietary waveguides; array-formed 40° asymmetrical vertical coverage ensures acoustic output is directed towards both sitting and standing audience members. A Class-D amplifier provides up to 1000 W of output power: 500 W to the subwoofer and 500 W to the column array.

The speaker’s control panel features Electro-Voice’s QuickSmart DSP, which allows navigation of system parameters through an LCD with single-knob control or the app, as well as multiple options for signal routing and inputs. Functions include four presets (Music, Live, Speech, Club), three-band system EQ (low, mid, high), seven-band graphic EQ (in Mixer mode), five user-programmable presets (Store and Recall settings), phantom power, visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control and meters, and a master volume control.

The array enclosure is constructed from a composite material and incorporates an ergonomic aluminum handle, and its 10-inch subwoofer is housed in a 15 mm wood enclosure with a laminar-flow vent design. The speakers are protected by a black powder-coated 18-gauge steel grille.

Developed in collaboration with the audio electronics engineering team at Electro-Voice’s sibling brand Dynacord, the integrated digital mixer has multiple inputs (four XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs, one XLR/TRS combo stereo line input, one RCA, one 3.5 mm stereo, one Hi-Z instrument input) with preamps and mix functions. It also has independent channel aux sends, Hi-Z and footswitch inputs, and a range of effects (30 presets, including chorus, delay, flange and reverb, via two FX channels).

A white version of the speaker will be available in spring 2020.