Dynaudio Evoke 20 Review

3.56 Mixed Usages
3.6 Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy:
3.5 Treble Accuracy:
3.7 Bass Accuracy:
3.5 Imaging & Soundstage:
3.5 Dynamic Range:
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.0 Warranty: 5 years 1.1” soft dome tweeter MSF woofer stereo speaker passive speaker home theater

Dynaudio Evoke 20 is a great sounding speaker that produces sound with details and accuracy. Music and movies are enjoyable. Voices are natural sounding and clear. Pair a matching amp and allow them to shine. Although the speaker is costly, the driver design, engineering and material are advanced and unique. If you have the budget, try them out.

Our Verdict

Dynaudio Evoke 20 Make is a good sounding speaker that has precise treble, well-represented mids and tighter low ends. While using them make sure to place the speakers by following the instructions. The manual is detailed and explains about speaker placement for different setup like front, rear or surround. Make sure to angle the speakers inward to improve stereo image focus. This is also known as toe-in, adjust the speaker and see which position delivers optimum performance.

PROS
  • Stylish design
  • Great dynamics
  • Versatile to pair with an amplifier
  • Good stereo separation
  • Well-engineered drivers
  • Non-fatiguing sound
  • Spacious sound
CONS
  • Costly
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Specification

GENERAL:

Speaker Type Bookshelf Speaker
Number Of Channels 2.0 way speaker
Amplification Type Passive Speaker (External Amp)
Power Source AC Powered

DRIVERS

Drive Unit 2x2
Tweeter Type Cerotar soft dome with Hexis
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 7.08
Woofer Type Magnesium Silicate Polymer

SPECS

Power Range up to 180
Sensitivity 86 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Impedance 6 Ohms
Frequency Range 40-23k Hz
Crossover Frequencies 3200 Hz

CONNECTIVITY:

Speaker Wire Input: Yes
Speaker Level Input N/A
Line Level Input N/A
Digital Input (Optical) N/A
Digital Input (Coaxial) N/A
RCA Input N/A
3.5mm Stereo Analog Input N/A
Aux Input N/A
Bi-amp Input: N/A
HDMI Input N/A
USB Port N/A
Subwoofer Output N/A

WIRELESS FEATURES

Bluetooth N/A
Wi-Fi N/A

CONNECTOR:

Connector Type Binding post
Compatible Connector Types bare wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only)
Speaker Wire Compatibility 10 or 12 gauge

AUDIO QUALITY ( TESTED )

Bass Accuracy: Satisfying and impactful bass
Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy: Dialogues are intelligible and clear
Treble Accuracy Highs are smooth and well-represented
Imaging & Soundstage: Great imaging and powerful soundstage
Dynamic Range: Good dynamic range
Power Handling: Decent power handling
Frequency Response: It has wide frequency response.
Transient Response: Decent transient response

BUILD MATERIAL

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF
Color Walnut wood, White High Gloss, Black High Gloss, Blonde Wood

SIZE & WEIGHT

Height (inches) 15-1/16
Width (inches) 8-1/2
Depth (inches) 12-1/2
Weight (pounds) 21.8lbs
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28

CONTROL

Handheld Remote N/A
Control by app N/A
Amazon Alexa N/A
Google Assistant N/A

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Pair of Bookshelf loudspeakers, pair of Grilles, 2 Foam port plugs, 2 Tweeter protection covers, manual, Warranty Card
User manual: Yes
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Details Review

Design

Dynaudio Evoke 20 is a 2-way bookshelf speaker. It is sturdy and well built. The speaker looks ‘perfect’ with good polishing and finishing. It has damping and bracing to minimize any resonance. Front panel is made of Computerized Numerical Control machining. It has a bass reflex enclosure. To cover the drivers, you can use removable magnetic grille. On the rear side, there is gold plated binding terminals that

Performance:

Dynaudio Evoke 20 is a standard sized bookshelf speaker. It has detailed highs and low ends packs a punch. It has soft dome tweeter diaphragm and inside it there is tweeter dome. This well-engineered design ensures well controlled and precise high ends. There are two ports on the rear side of this bass reflex speaker. This boosts the low ends further. You can use the foam plugs in the ports as well.

In that case, when you place it near walls, the speakers will deliver tight sound. Pair a subwoofer like Dynaudio Sub 3 or Sub 6 with the speaker to enjoy punchier low ends. The drivers have Strontium Carbonate Ferrite and Magnet System. This is known to improve the sensitivity and power. The speaker goes through hours of testing and playback sessions to make sure you get the right product. This is done in Jupiter, a measuring setup of Dynaudio.

It has high-grade 2nd order crossover system resulting in smoother transition. They can produce room-filling sound with powerful impact. Listen to music or movies and enjoy the punchier low ends. Like other models, there are passive speakers it can be used as stereo speaker or as a part of home theater. While placing, keep them 6-13’ apart and make sure they are elevated at ear level.

The speaker to user distance should be slightly longer than the speaker to speaker distance. If you place them beside TVs, make sure they are 2” to 2 feet away from the screen. Place them on speaker stands, like Pangea speaker stands so that they are at ear level.

Connectivity and control:

 This depends on the chosen amplifier as the Evoke 20 is a passive speaker.

Use case:

Use the Dynaudio Evoke 20 is great for medium sized spaces. It can play music and movies very well. But we suggest connecting a subwoofer via the amp for impactful bass. It can handle wide variety of music genre including classic rock, blues, jazz and vocal music. It can ‘decently’ fill up large spaces as well.

Compatibility:

Create a home theater by pairing speakers as per your preference: floorstanding loudspeakers (Evoke 50 / Evoke 30), bookshelf loudspeakers (Evoke 10), and a center-channel loudspeaker (Evoke 25C).

Cost:

Dynaudio Evoke 20 is a high-end bookshelf speaker. Unlike other models from Polk or Elac, it is expensive and will only suit you if you don’t have any budget issue.

FAQ

Why should you choose Dynaudio Evoke 20 over floorstanding speakers?

Floorstanding speakers take up space in your room whereas bookshelf speakers like Dynaudio Evoke 20 is compact. It will fit into living rooms, compact spaces, small office rooms, etc. They will also give you a cleaner look if you place them on desktop tables, shelves, etc.

How to improve Dynaudio Evoke 20 speaker performance?

In order to enhance the Evoke 20s’ sound quality, make sure you put attention on room acoustics. Room layout, size and objects in it will play crucial role in performance. Use materials to improve the acoustics if needed.

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