Portable column system

  • Clean, Compact Design — Built to Blend In

    Pure, accurate Electro‑Voice audio performance in a sleek new form factor. The perfect choice for DJs, mobile entertainers, bands, singer/songwriters and any venue where high‑output portable sound is needed — no other column system currently available sounds as good, looks as good, or is as easy to use. Acoustically powerful, aesthetically discreet: column sound evolves to the next level.

    Easy Transport & Setup

    Ergonomically designed handles on both the array and the sub enhance portability. Integrated speaker wires allow quick, clean connection. Angled interface gives user easy access to make adjustments and connections on input panel.

    Professional PA Performance

    Legendary EV audio quality via eight 3.5‑inch full‑range neodymium 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

    Fill the room. Proprietary 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.

    QuickSmart DSP

    Best‑in‑class processing via EV’s signature single‑knob user interface with LCD. Easy operation via four presets (Music, Live, Speech, Club), threeband EQ, five user‑programmable presets, output delay, phantom power, input level control and metering, and master volume control to optimize gain structure.

    Wireless Control & Monitoring

    New Bluetooth* QuickSmart Mobile makes it easy to dial‑in settings in real‑time from in front of the system. Quickly configure, control and monitor of up to six EVOLVE 50 systems simultaneously, and receive immediate notification during critical performance conditions.

    High‑Quality Bluetooth* Audio

    For convenient streaming of background music or musical accompaniment direct from any mobile device.

    Now Available in White

    An excellent choice for weddings, houses of worship, corporate seminars, and more. UV tested and verified for color stability across every component surface. Matches other white‑finish EV loudspeaker models.

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

Bluetooth is available in select countries.


Frequency response (-3 dB)1 43 Hz-20 KHz
Frequency range (-10 dB)1 37 Hz-20 KHz
Maximum SPL2 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
Connectors 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
Enclosure Sub: 15 mm plywood
Column: Composite
Pole: Aluminum
Grille Steel with black or white powder coat
Color Black or white
Dimensions (HxWxD): mm (in) Sub: 530 x 345 x 471 (20.9 x 13.6 x 18.5)
Column: 825 x 102 x 172 (32.5 x 4.0 x 6.9)
Pole: 929 x 48.5 x 55 (36.6 x 1.9 x 2.2)
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)
Shipping weight Sub box: 50.71 lb (23 kg)
Column box: 18.30 lb (8.3 kg)
Power consumption3 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.5-0.6 A
1 Full-space measurement using music DSP preset.
2 Maximum SPL is measured at 1 m using broadband pink noise at maximum output.
3 Current rating is 1/8 power.

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Bt-Sig, Evolve-50, 99455 Certificate 525KB Dec 18, 2019
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EVOLVE 50 Benutzerhandbuch DE 2.6MB Feb 4, 2019
EVOLVE 50 Guide FR 2.61MB Feb 4, 2019
EVOLVE 50 Manual ES 2.6MB Feb 4, 2019
EVOLVE 50 Manual PT 2.6MB Feb 4, 2019
EVOLVE 50 マニュアル JA 2.77MB Jan 16, 2019
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General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business EN 57KB Nov 26, 2014
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