Electro-Voice EVOLVE 50 Powered Column PA System

With a 12" subwoofer, eight 3.5" full-range speaker drivers, built-in Bluetooth and a 3-channel mixer, this 1000-watt column PA system fills the whole room.
The Electro-Voice EVOLVE 50 Portable Column System is a three component loudspeaker system powered by a 1000 W Class-D amplifier and driven by Electro-Voice's QuickSmartDSP.

The system consists of a 15 mm wooden, ported, powered subwoofer enclosure that houses a 12" subwoofer capable of a functional frequency output down to 37 Hz.

The bi-directional aluminum pole's connection to the subwoofer is secured using a magnet, and the column array is gravity-held to the sub pole. The signal is internally routed to the components.

Eight 3.5" neodymium drivers in the column array coupled with the 12" subwoofer delivers up to 127 dB SPL. The eight composite waveguides control high frequencies with 120* of horizontal coverage, and 40* of asymmetrical (down-facing) vertical coverage to ensure suitable output for sitting and standing audiences. The sub pole and column array come prepackaged in a carrying bag.

The processing engine allows for easy setup via four presets (Music, Live, Speech, and Club), three-band EQ, five user-programmable presets (Store and Recall settings), output delay, phantom power (+15V), visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control and meters, and master volume control to ensure optimal gain structure.

The Electro-Voice QuickSmart Mobile application utilizes Bluetooth(R) Low Energy (BTLE) technology for the wireless configuration, control, and monitoring of up to six EVOLVE read more 50 systems simultaneously. High resolution Bluetooth(R) audio streaming adds convenience for wireless music playback in breakout rooms, intermission, and musical accompaniment.


- Clean, compact design - built to blend in: Lightweight column speaker array with cable-free connection quickly secures pole to sub.
- Easy transport and setup: Ergonomically designed handles on both the array and the sub to enhance portability. Angled interface gives user easy access to make adjustments and connections on input panel.
- Real PA performance: Legendary EV audio quality via eight 3.5-inch full-range drivers and a 12-inch subwoofer, powered by a three-channel amp for high output. Cutting-edge components and tuning provide full-sized sound in a super-streamlined, plug-and-play format.
- Wide, even coverage: Custom waveguides provide ultra-wide 120* horizontal coverage and array-formed 40* asymmetrical vertical pattern control. No energy is wasted -- exceptional audience coverage and clarity from front to back.
- High-quality Bluetooth audio: For convenient streaming of background music or musical accompaniment direct from any mobile device.
- Wireless control and monitoring: With the the Bluetooth QuickSmartMobile app, you can quickly configure up to six EVOLVE 50 systems simultaneously, and receive immediate notification during critical performance conditions.
- Easy DSP presets: QuickSmartDSP provides best-in-class processing via EV's signature single-knob user interface with LCD. Easy setup via four presets (Music, Live, Speech, Club), three-band EQ, five user-programmable presets, output delay, phantom power, input level control and metering, and master volume control to optimize gain structure.
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Includes a carry bag for the sub pole and column array.

Frequency Response (-3 dB): 43 Hz - 20 KHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB): 37 Hz - 20 KHz
Maximum SPL: 127 dB
Coverage (H x V): 120° x 40°
Amplifier Rating: 1000 W
LF Channel Rating: 500 W
HF Channel Rating: 500 W
Crossover Frequency: 200 Hz

- 2x XLR/TRS Combo Jack Input
- 1x 3.5 mm Input
- 1x Stereo RCA Input
- 1x Wireless Bluetooth Audio Input
- 1x XLR THRU Output
- 1x XLR MIX OUT Output

- Sub: 15 mm plywood
- Column: Composite
- Pole: Aluminum
- Grille: Steel with black or white powder coat

Dimensions (HxWxD):
- Sub: 20.9 x 13.6 x 18.5" (530 x 345 x 471 mm)
- Column: 32.5 x 4.0 x 6.9" (825 x 102 x 172 mm)
- Pole: 36.6 x 1.9 x 2.2" (929 x 48.5 x 55 mm)

Net Weight:
- Sub: 44.66 lb (20.3 kg)
- Column: 10.34 lb (4.7 kg)
- Pole: 2.75 lb (1.25 kg)
- Sub cover: 0.9 lb (0.4 kg)
- Bag for column and pole: 1.87 (0.85 kg)
- Total weight: 60.52 lbs

Power Consumption: 100 - 240 V AC, 50 - 60 Hz, 1.5 - 0.6 A
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 70.75 lbs
Shipping Weight: 71.25 lbs
Black, Pair
Shipping Weight: 141.5 lbs
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-289-0096
(9 ratings)
Submitted December 15, 2017 by Brian H in Oakhurst, CA
"Saving my back while vastly improving the quality of my gigs!"
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Stepped up to this a big hesitantly due to the investment. Have been using 2 Behringer PA which weigh about as much as a Volkswagen for live band gigs, DJ work and Karaoke work. After a Halloween DJ gig where people were tripping over the PA stands I decided to bite the bullet. And boy am I glad I did! With clean mids and highs, deep responsive bass and very low noise (no hiss!). 1 of these replaced and easily outperformed the 2 units I was replacing. Infact, due to the internal DSP and 2 XLR inputs, when doing DJ work I was able to not use the mixer I had been for EQ and processing and plug directly into the unit with my wireless MIC and Laptop thereby saving a fair amount of time setting up and tearing down. Small venue/low volume event was fantastic due to no hiss. I really want a second one, not because I NEED it for volume but just to add to the "fullness" and spread of the sound. Also, using the Bluetooth connection to setup and dial in the sound was a fantastic bonus. While I do wish it had some effects for vocals like the Bose, but I am not complaining because at this price point that would not keep my from purchasing. More than once I have received praise from clients and listeners for the quality of sound and not since the original Bose Acoustimass units from so long ago have I seen people as WOWED but so much sound coming from something so unassuming.
Musical Background:
20+ years music vocals and horns, live band, DJ and KJ
Musical Style:
Rock, Country, Blues and Funk
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