Dynaudio Evoke 10 Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)
Dynaudio has been creating speakers that perform out of all proportion to their physical size for over 40 years, and the Dynaudio Evoke 10 Standmount Speakers are no exception. These are serious hi-fi, built for serious entertainment.
Each speaker’s single 14cm long-throw mid/bass driver is made from MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer), just like all Dynaudio speakers have used for decades. They use new surroundings to extend their throw, their frequency response and their low-frequency dynamics – all while maintaining stellar midrange performance.
The diaphragm is 0.4mm thin, which provides exactly the right combination of lightness, stiffness and damping to ensure optimum performance. It’s made of one piece (the dust-cap is part of the playing surface), and is bonded directly to the rigid glass-fibre voice-coil former directly under the Balance Ribs you’ll see around the centre dome. That means the whole unit moves as one, in a predictable (and carefully tuned) way, for a performance that strikes the ideal balance between bass and midrange.
The 38mm voice-coil itself is made from aluminium, making it extremely light. That means more windings can be used. More windings gives more control over the cone’s movement, which means more control over the sound – even at high volumes and high frequencies. It’s kept stable, centred and true by the Nomex spider (the circular spring assembly that stops the cone from moving when it shouldn’t, and lets it move when it should).
And the whole assembly is driven by one of Dynaudio’s new, powerful strontium carbonate Ferrite+ ceramic magnet systems.
Cerotar: a brand-new tweeter
Up top is the brand-new 28mm Cerotar soft-dome tweeter. 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.
The Cerotar, like the woofer, is powered by a powerful Ferrite+ ceramic magnet assembly.
Linking the drivers together is a high-grade second-order crossover that uses the Confidence’s design with different components.
Honest Danish design
The Dynaudio Evoke 10 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. The 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.
Technical specifications of the Dynaudio Evoke 10 Bookshelf Speaker
|IEC power handling:||160W|
|Frequency response (±3dB):||47Hz–23kHz|
|Box principle:||Bass reflex rear ported|
|Crossover topology:||2nd order|
|Woofer:||14cm MSP cone|
|Tweeter:||28mm Cerotar with Hexis|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||180x315x266mm|
|Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D):||180x315x277mm|