Electro-Voice EVOLVE 50M Powered Column PA System with 8-Channel Mixer

Electro-Voice added an 8-channel digital mixer to their best-selling EVOLVE 50 to create the EVOLVE 50M -- a super-versatile 1000-watt all-in-one PA system.
Setting the standard for compact column speaker systems, the Electro-Voice EVOLVE 50M is perfect for solo musicians, small groups, mobile entertainers and smaller venues. EVOLVE 50M is an easy-to-use, highly portable and lightweight system with extraordinary coverage and output for its size.

EVOLVE 50M comes ready to go with speaker array, symmetrical aluminum pole connectors with internal wire assembly and magnetically assisted latching, subwoofer, and included pole/array carry case -- all designed to pack up compactly, set up and tear down quickly, look great on stage, and withstand real-world wear and tear.

The EVOLVE 50M combines state-of-the-art industrial design, superior Electro-Voice-engineered components and premium materials to deliver best-in-class sound quality, power and reliability. The full-range column array and its eight lightweight 3.5” neodymium drivers provide ultra-wide, full-bandwidth 120° coverage via proprietary waveguides; array-formed 40° asymmetrical vertical coverage ensures acoustic output is directed towards both sitting and standing audience members. The array enclosure is constructed from a durable composite material and incorporates an ergonomic aluminum handle.

A 12” subwoofer is housed in a 15 mm wood enclosure with a high-efficiency laminar-flow vent design, for enhanced rigidity and acoustical performance. The array and sub are connected via a symmetrical aluminum pole with internal wiring and read more 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.

Equipped with the most comprehensive and user-friendly feature set of any column system on the market today, the EVOLVE 50M’s “M” designation refers to its integrated fully featured, fully configurable eight-channel digital mixer. Developed in collaboration with the world-class audio electronics engineering team at Electro-Voice’s sibling brand 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 professional-grade preamps and mix functions. High-resolution, low-latency Bluetooth® streaming ensures excellent results for 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) add a myriad of options for musicians to fine-tune their tone. All of the above help to reduce load-in/out and setup/teardown time – and on-stage clutter – by minimizing the need for external equipment such as a mixer and effects pedals.

QuickSmart Link makes it easy to combine two EVOLVE 50Ms for use together with larger bands or gigs needing more inputs. Simply link the systems together via an Ethernet cable to create an uncompressed digital audio/control connection, pair both systems to a single mobile device via the QuickSmart Mobile app (available via the Apple App Store and on Google Play), and get full 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.

The EVOLVE 50M’s control panel features Electro-Voice’s powerful QuickSmart DSP, which allows the navigation and adjustment of all audio, effects and mix functions via an LCD with single-knob control or via the QuickSmart Mobile 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 to optimize gain structure.


Fill the venue with waveguide-formed 120° x 40° full-bandwidth sound.


Onboard eight-channel digital mixer with pro-grade preamps and studio-quality effects – no need to bring additional gear to the gig.


Use QuickSmart Link to connect two EVOLVE 50Ms via a network cable – double your mic/line inputs and mix the whole band via the QuickSmart Mobile app.


Use the QuickSmart Mobile app to adjust all audio, effects and mix functions via your phone or tablet.

Included with Evolve 50M
1x Column array
1x Subwoofer pole
1x Carry case
1x Powered subwoofer
1x Power cable
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Frequency response (-3 dB): 43 Hz to 20 KHz
Frequency range (-10 dB): 37 Hz to 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

- 4x XLR/TRS Combo Jack Line / Mic Input
- 1x 1/4" TRS HI-Z input
- 2x XLR/TRS Combo Jack for Stereo Line Input 1x Stereo RCA Input
- 1x 3.5 mm Stereo Input
- 1x Wireless Stereo Bluetooth® Audio Input
- 1x 1/4" Foot Switch Input
- 1x XLR MIX OUT Output
- 1x XLR AUX OUT Output
- 1x RJ45 QuickSmart-Link connector

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

Dimensions (HxWxD):
- Subwoofer: 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)
- Sub pole: 36.6 x 1.9 x 2.2" (929 x 48.5 x 55 mm)

Assembled dimensions (HxWxD): 80.5 x 13.6 x 18.5" (2045 x 345 x 471 mm)

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

Frequency Band: 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz
Transmitter Power: EIRP:4.8 dBm
Power consumption: 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.5-0.6 A
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Shipping Weight: 69.45 lbs
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-289-0096