The Dynaudio Evoke 20 has been designed by people who love music. It has been crafted from hundreds of hours of intensive measuring and listening – real listening, to real music, in real rooms. So when you play your collection, you know you’re hearing what they heard… something new. Evoke 20 is a full-size stand-mounted speaker designed for almost any sized space. Its powerful 18cm mid/bass driver ensures it can flex its muscles when there’s heavy lifting to be done, while its 28mm soft-dome tweeter takes care of the fine detail. And, of course, its Danish design looks fantastic wherever you put it. It’s an ideal match.
Woofer Technology: The 0.4mm thick, 18cm Esotec+ woofer is made from MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer), a proprietary material that Dynaudio has been using in their speaker cones for decades. It provides the perfect balance of lightness, stiffness and damping that, combined with its new strontium carbonate Ferrite+ ceramic magnet system, reproduces midrange and bass frequencies in perfect balance. The whole diaphragm is made from one piece of MSP. Rather than gluing on a dust cap or just leaving a hole, this construction makes the cone far more rigid – and means far less physical distortion. It gives a much better physical connection to the voice-coil, which means more of the coil’s motion energy is transferred to the diaphragm via the Balance Ribs around the centre. Evoke 20’s 52mm voice-coil is made from aluminium. Dynaudio chose that over copper for this speaker because it gives the correct balance of weight and winding height to give bass frequencies power and enough mechanical and electrical damping, while also letting midrange frequencies (where a vast amount of musical detail lies) sing through clearly.
Tweeter Technology: Up top is the brand-new 28mm Cerotar soft-dome tweeter. The Dynaudio engineers looked behind the curtain of the award-winning Special Forty and money-no-object Confidence tweeters and cherry-picked some key technologies to bring to Evoke. The headline-grabbing component is the Hexis – an ingenious inner dome that refines the airflow behind the playing surface to smooth-out its frequency response and eliminate unwanted resonances.
Evoke 20 is available in four beautiful finishes: Black High Gloss, White High Gloss, Walnut Wood and Blonde Wood. The shiny versions really are just that: new lacquering techniques have resulted in a sumptuous, almost glass-like finish. The wood versions use a tactile, open natural veneer for either a warm, dark tone or a light apricot look. You might notice that you can’t see any mounting screws. Evoke has simple, clean trim rings that emphasise the cabinet’s finish as well as the moving parts of the drivers. The rings are one-piece moulded, with the surface finish embedded in the moulding process.
This speaker is sold as a pair
- Woofer: 1 x 18cm MSP
- Tweeter: 28mm Cerotar with Hexis
- IEC Power Handling: 180W
- Sensitivity: 86dB (2.83V / 1m)
- Impedance: 6 Ohms
- Freq Response (±3dB): 40Hz-23kHz
- Box Type: Bass Reflex – Rear Ported
- Crossover: 2 way
- Weight: 21.8 lb
- Size (W x H x D): 8.5 x 15 x 12.1
- Size with feet and grill (W x H x D):8.5 x 15 x 12.5
What's In The Box
- (2) Evoke 20 Bookshelf Speakers with grills
- (1) Instruction Manual