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Thread: EV Evolve 50s: Anyone here using them yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust123 View Post
    No, this is how you test speakers. http://seanolive.blogspot.com/2012/1...sting-lab.html

    I have known Sean for more than a decade and have been to his test lab numerous times. One of the things that makes his lab different is that they have ruled out nearly all variables between tests and they actually calculate the statistical significance of their results. The team Harman put together is second to none. That doesn't mean all their speakers are great. They design products for all price points and markets. Some products have significant compromises. However, if you ever heard their M2 monitors ($20K/pair) or even their LSR705, LSR708 speakers, you would know what is acoustically possible when you let science win.
    Well i agree that doing the A-B tests blind is a good idea that further rules out biases, but he then injects his own bias in that he only runs the A-B tests with people willing to undergo his software test course on ""How to listen"".

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    I'm hoping a local retailer will bring them in so I can try out a pair... Would be great for some of the venue's that are tight on space or application where our Bose compact isn't enough.

    So far the reviews I've read are pretty positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andywilson View Post
    Well i agree that doing the A-B tests blind is a good idea that further rules out biases, but he then injects his own bias in that he only runs the A-B tests with people willing to undergo his software test course on ""How to listen"".
    The software course actually removes bias from the testing. This software can measure one's acuity to ascertain speaker response issues subjectively. Those that can pass its toughest level are considered "golden ears." Golden ears can be played a piece of music and have one of 12 different frequency bands boosted or cut a small amount and tell you exactly which band was modified. Golden ears exhibit amazing consistency in their subject preferences (even if one golden ear may differ in preference from another). IOW, no matter what order the A-B tests are done in, each golden ear remains over 90% consistent in their preferences. It turns out that most Hi-Fi magazine reviewers brought into their test room had trouble maintaining consistency numbers that were better than random guessing. They are actually very poor judges as a group. Evaluation of this kind of statistical meaningfulness is what makes Harman's testing so unique.
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    Let me say I heard just a single Evox array speaker with the sub at the NJDJN network meeting and it blew me away. I was surprised at how great it sounded. It was a bit pricey for me but if I had the money and especially in a not so large room, I would easily buy it without any hesitation!

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    Ben Stowe of NLFX did a comparison with the evolve, evox and the cs1000... he used the spectrum analyzer and a mic with the same music..... the ev did great on reproducing the same content that was on the spectrum, the evox low end fell alil short and the fbt was the same...

    Ben didnt pick a favorite he said just let the analyzer speak for itself.


    i knew the evolve50 would sound better because of the size of the driver and 2 more of them....

    the evolve is going to become a bandwagon speaker soon...

    i personally have rcf evox8's for 2yrs now ...... i dont plan on changing them because its the new kid on the block... and these speaker does have its limitations..

    but for most gig i do and they seem to fall in the less than 200 folks low ceiling venues

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    I used the Evolve 50s for the first time on Saturday. I am real glad I had them... as there was a tight space near the dance floor - and the symmetry of these (or any similar array speaker) was complimentary to the setting instead of a sub / pole / top or tripod.... I really didn't have the space for a tripod, and the bride's mother was very particular about the look...

    The Evolves can get plenty loud... the bass is quite good... I did have to turn the highs down a bit.

    What I liked about them - appearance, overall sound and low end was surprisingly good, and the ease of set-up is just amazing... (played them on "music" with 0 decibel sub setting)

    What I didn't like about them - they reacted to the microphone differently, needed to turn mics up on the board probably 50% higher than usual...
    ... and directionally... the ability to raise the speakers any higher just isn't there... they are that height and that's it... I am sure that limitation will be an issue a few times in the next year.

    (I have been using a KV2 Ex12 / 2.2 system)...

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    Whew! I was planning to order the Evolve 50, after your post think I'll keep searching. Hard to beat (sound, weight and loudness wise) 1-2 K10s or a K12 over a EKX 15 sub per side. Only thing missing is the desire for a bit better throw for the K10.
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    EVOX J8 is $999 per side .. if it sounds like the EVOX 8 , it may be a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve149 View Post
    EVOX J8 is $999 per side .. if it sounds like the EVOX 8 , it may be a winner.
    Haven't heard the EVOX J8. Have heard the Evolve 50. If only some can a/b the two and let us know which is overall better for loudness, clarity, punch, throw, and stability.
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    And if you get 1 J8 and 1 JMIX 8, you have more options. I don't think I'll hear them in the same place until DJ Expo in August. Maybe if someone is at Mobile Beat this month they can comment.
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    And both are available in White if you want to be different ...
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