The Dynaudio Evoke 50 is made to be a talented premium all-rounder that performs well in both a stereo setup and part of a home theater system. This amazing floor-standing speaker uses one of Dynaudio’s latest tweeters called Cerotar which is designed using key technologies from various high-end loudspeakers. If you are a proud owner of the Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers and are currently looking for a matching amplifier then look no further.
We are planning to share with you the list of amplifiers that are the very best to match with the Dynaudio Evoke 50 floor-standing speakers. But first, we will start by getting important information about the Evoke 50, such as their sonic characteristics. Learning more about their strengths will be good for you too, as you can easily find matching amplifiers on your own in the future.
Sonic Characteristics and Strengths of Dynaudio Evoke 50
The Dynaudio Evoke 50 has that clean and exquisite look which makes them easier to fit into most modern home interiors without attracting too much attention. The elegant floorstanders can even be treated as house decorations too. Aesthetically, the Evoke 50 should match well with most amplifiers. At first glance, you will see four speaker drivers, starting with the 28mm Cerotar tweeter right at the top, followed by the 150mm MSP midrange driver, and right below it, will be two 180mm MSP cone woofers. There is also a big rear-firing bass port located at the back of the speaker cabinet. Based on the number and size of the drivers, it seems like the Dynaudio Evoke 50 can easily deliver powerful sound.
The frequency response of the Evoke 50 loudspeakers does indicate it is capable of producing very deep bass down to 35Hz and goes up to 23kHz (+/-3dB). The frequency range is not that wide thus giving us more amplifier options to choose from. The speaker sensitivity is only 87dB which is quite low for a speaker this size. The speaker impedance is at 4 Ohms(3 Ohms minimum @100Hz). This already signals us that the Dynaudio Evoke 50 is difficult to drive and we should only get high-powered amplifiers that are able to power 4Ω loudspeakers. The IEC power handling of the floor-standing speakers is up to 260 Watts.
As expected, the bass reproduction is powerful and with authority, it shakes the floor, filling the room with sonic pressure. These will definitely be excellent front main speakers for a home theater system. The low frequency of the Dynaudio Evoke 50 not only has the oomph but is also rich in details. The midrange performance is equally impressive, delivering crystal clear mids with a massive amount of details. The vocals and music instruments sounded realistic, with a tad warmth to them.
The highs are superb as well, working cohesively with the midrange and low frequency thus creating a lifelike musical performance. You can push the speakers to high volumes and the treble does not strain or becomes too harsh for the ears. The 3-dimensional soundstage does not strain or muddled when the music passage gets really busy and complex. Each musician both vocalists and instruments are clearly defined, precisely located on the stage each with its own sonic distinction. The Dynaudio Evoke 50 also effortlessly fills the room with presence, not to mention, the scale of the sound is incredible too.
Evoke 50 does scale well with power and it is a punchy performer, with impeccable timings that hits you with an impactful crescendo. Largely due to how powerful the bass delivery is, and we don’t think they will need support from an active subwoofer for music playbacks. If you find the bass output a little too much, you can always use the bass port plug. The Dynaudio Evoke 50 will also be excellent for live concerts playbacks in a multi-channel sound system setup. These are really versatile floor-standing speakers, and all it needs is matching amplifiers to help them sound their absolute best. We have the information we need so it is time to share with you the best amplifiers to pair with the Dynaudio Evoke 50.
Dynaudio Evoke 50 Specifications
- Speaker Type: 3-Way Bass Reflex (Rear-Firing Bass Port)
- Drive Units: 28mm Cerotar with Hexis tweeter, 150mm MSP midrange driver, two 180mm MSP cone woofers
- Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 35Hz–23kHz
- IEC power handling: 260 Watts
- Impedance: 4 Ohms (3 Ohms minimum @100Hz)
- Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87dB
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 305mm x 1162mm x 373mm (with feet/grille) | 12″ x 45.7″ x 14.7″ (with feet/grille)
- Weight: 26.9kg (59.3lbs)
Best Amplifiers to match with Dynaudio Evoke 50
If music is critical to your enjoyment at home, then you should go for Marantz PM-KI Ruby, an integrated amplifier that has 200 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms, easily driving your Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers. It is a reference amplifier tuned by the legendary Marantz sound master Ken Ishiwata and his team, to provide you with the highest sound quality for your music listening experience. The balanced power amplification of the Marantz PM-KI Ruby ensures the purest possible sound and supplies the power required for demanding speakers such as Dynaudio Evoke 50. If you are already in love with Marantz house sound, then you should really audition this amplifier.
The Naim amplifiers are very well matched with Dynaudio speakers, and the Naim Supernait 3 is one of the best amps to go for. It is an award-winning integrated amplifier with more than enough power to drive your Dynaudio Evoke 50 with ease. The sonic characteristics of the Supernait 3 are rather similar to the Evoke 50, with powerful bass performance and snappy attacks. The refinement of the Nait Supernait 3 does complement the speakers well, as it could provide more control over the music delivery, handling transients with grace and the impact when needed. The Dynaudio Evoke 50 will provide their immaculate stereo imaging and vast sound staging into the overall sound reproduction.
For a home theater setup, you would only want the best AVR for your beloved Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers, and the Denon AVR-X6700H is one of the very best AV receivers currently on the market. It is an 8K Ultra HD AVR with all the latest surround sound formats. Furthermore, the AVR-X6700H has Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ which further enhance the visuals and provide an even better home cinematic experience. The power amplification is sufficient to drive the Evoke 50 speakers, we suggest adding powered subwoofers into the mix though. Not only does it lessen the load for your AV receiver but also improves the overall bass performance.
If you want the best sound quality you can get from your Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers, going for a preamp and power amp combo will be one of the best choices to go for. For the preamplifier section, you can go with Naim NAC-N 272 which is one of the best preamps at its price range. It has the insight, transparency, and agility to provide an extremely detailed and entertaining music presentation. For the power amplifier section, you can choose to either go with Naim which can be really expensive, or go with Parasound power amplifiers. The Parasound A 23+ is a very powerful stereo amplifier that delivers 240 Watts into 4 Ohms. They may be more affordable but they still provide extraordinary sonic performance as the A 23+ circuitry is designed by the legendary John Curl.
If your budget is tight and you already have an AV receiver, we would suggest going for integrated amplifiers that have the Home Theater Bypass feature. The Peachtree Audio Nova150 is one of the best amplifiers to go for and has plenty of features such as HT Bypass. Furthermore, the Nova150 has the muscles (250W at 4Ω per channel) and the warmish musicality which makes the amp a suitable match for your Dynaudio Evoke 50. The Parasound Hint 6 will be the next level up, it also has a plethora of features (incl. HT Bypass) and power to easily drive your Evoke 50 speakers. The main difference is that Hint 6 uses high bias class A/AB operation instead of Class D (ICEPower) which is what the Nova150 is using.
If you are okay with using ICEPower Class D amplifiers then you might want to go with Wyred 4 Sound power amps. When it comes to price vs performance, Wyred 4 Sound is one of the top choices and you should check out their Mono-block power amplifier, mAMP. It uses the latest generation ICEpower audio technology, the ASX2, providing you with incredible sound quality for your music listens. Another high-performance brand and yet affordable will be Emotiva, take a look at their BasX A2 which is a stereo power amp with 250 watts RMS per channel into 4 Ohms. Another integrated amplifier to check out will be the Cambridge Audio Edge A, it is an amplifier that has garnered plenty of accolades and the sonic characteristics are a suitable match with your Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers. The Cambridge Audio Edge W power amplifier is also worth the look.
To Sum It Up
The Dynaudio Evoke 50 are really exceptional speakers, they are self-sufficient when it comes to bass performance. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to have more oomph, especially when watching movies. The Dynaudio Sub 6 will be the matching subwoofer to pair with your Evoke 50 speakers. You should audition the sub along with the shortlisted amplifiers and your speakers, see if you like what you hear. Do a side-by-side comparison so that you could tell the difference in sound quality when your memory is still fresh.