About the Dynaudio Evoke 20
A bigger stand-mount monitor, with bigger sound
The Evoke 20 is the larger stand-mount model in Dynaudio's new Evoke speaker family. It not only has a larger cabinet than the Evoke 10, but also a larger woofer, so it can fill a bigger room with clear, muscular sound.
I own a pair of bookshelf speakers from Dynaudio's Excite series, which the Evoke family replaces. What I love most about my Dynaudios is the way the music seems to float freely, completely disconnected from the actual speakers. Close your eyes, and you have no clue as to the size or position of the speakers. You hear a big, three-dimensional soundstage that brings the studio or stage of each recording right into your room. The effect is downright addictive.
Compared to Excite, the Evoke series offers significant upgrades, ranging from the drivers and crossover to the clean, elegant exterior.
A woofer that looks different and sounds different
All Dynaudio woofers use the company's Magnesium Silicate Polymer (MSP) cone material. It combines low mass, high rigidity, and ideal internal damping, to respond instantly to music's constant ebb and flow. An MSP cone is molded in one geometrically perfect piece, which helps to optimize sound dispersion. It also eliminates the need for a separate dust cap, further enhancing the cone's structural integrity.
The Evoke 20's 7" woofer features technology from Dynaudio's more expensive Contour and Confidence speakers. It uses a new surround to extend the throw, frequency response, and low-frequency dynamics. All this while also maintaining nimble midrange performance.
Evoke 20 enclosures are ported to provide a bit of extra low-frequency reinforcement. A pair of foam plugs are included which you can insert in the ports to optimize bass response when placing the speakers near a wall, or if you just prefer that more controlled "sealed-box" bass.
Dynaudio's new Cerotar tweeter borrows from their best
The Evoke 20 features a new version of Dynaudio's renowned soft-dome tweeter, called Cerotar. Its silk dome has a special coating that improves dispersion while eliminating high-frequency breakup. Dynaudio's engineers also borrowed technologies from the tweeter used in the company's cost-no-object Confidence series.
The key component is the Hexis — an ingenious inner dome that refines the airflow behind the playing surface to smooth out its frequency response and minimize unwanted resonances that would affect high-frequency performance.
Both tweeter and woofer use aluminum-wired voice coils that are lighter than traditional copper coils. It lets Dynaudio use more windings in each voice-coil — more windings exert better control over the driver's movement, which lowers distortion. The resulting sound is effortlessly fast, clean, and detailed.
Although the Evoke 20s are classified as "bookshelf" speakers, they will sound best placed on a pair of high-quality speaker stands, and positioned at least a foot away from any walls. Like most other high-performance speakers, the Evoke 20s love high-current, high-quality amplification. And while the Evoke 20s go surprisingly low for their size, for truly full-range sound, I suggest pairing them with a high-quality subwoofer.
Build a complete Dynaudio system
A pair of Evoke 20s will produce clear, robust stereo sound. If you're interested in a voice-matched surround sound system, check out these other Dynaudio models:
Center channel: Evoke 25C
Surround speakers: Evoke 10
Floor-standing speaker: Evoke 30 or Evoke 50
Powered subwoofer: Sub 3
- 1-1/8" Cerotar coated silk soft-dome tweeter
- 7" Esotec+ MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) cone woofer
- bass-reflex (ported) cabinet with rear-firing port
- includes a foam port plug for adjusting the speaker's low-frequency performance
- frequency response: 40-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity: 86 dB
- impedance: 6 ohms
- maximum amplifier power: 180 watts
- gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
- removable magnetic grille
- speaker stands required for optimum performance
- 8-1/2"W x 15"H x 12-1/8"D
- weight: 21.8 lbs.
- designed, engineered, and assembled in Denmark
- warranty: 5 years (8 years with registration)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 907201
More details on the Dynaudio Evoke 20
Features & specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1.1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||7|
|Woofer Composition||Magnesium Silicate Polymer|
|Frequency Response||40-23k Hz|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||24-28|
|Parts Warranty||5Yr (8Yr registered)|
|Labor Warranty||5Yr (8Yr registered)|