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EVOLVE 30M Portable Column Speaker System - Black

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EVOLVE 30M Portable Column Speaker System - Black

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EVOLVE 30M Portable Column Speaker System - Black
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Superior Electro-Voice sound quality coupled with the most complete feature set in its class - the perfect combination of performance and flexible functionality, in a very compact package
The EVOLVE 30M is designed to deliver a significant step up in all-around performance for a column system in its size/price category. It includes an eight-channel digital mixer, studio-quality onboard effects, and remote control of all audio, effects and mix functions via the next-generation Electro-Voice QuickSmart Mobile application (available via the Apple Store and on Google Play).

The system includes a speaker array, a two-piece pole connector, an array and pole backpack carry case, and a powered subwoofer - all made to pack up and assemble quickly, look great on stage, and withstand real-world wear and tear.

All this makes it an outstanding choice for solo musicians/performers and smaller musical groups and venues - or any application that needs an easy-to-use, highly portable and lightweight system with extraordinary connectivity, control, coverage and output relative to its footprint.

Mix Like a Pro - Anywhere You Go
For events such as weddings, the mixer allows the same system to support the various mics and inputs required for participants, musicians, and background music during the day, all with plenty of power to fill the dance floor for a DJ set or live performance in the evening.

Refined industrial design, professional-grade EV-engineered components and premium build quality - super-quick setup and single-trip portability in a system that looks as good as it sounds
All set the EVOLVE 30M apart from other systems at its price point. The full-range column array and its six lightweight 2.8" neodymium drivers provide ultra-wide 120⁰ coverage via proprietary waveguides; array-formed 40⁰ asymmetrical vertical coverage ensures acoustic output is directed towards both sitting and standing audience members. The array enclosure is constructed from a durable composite material and incorporates an ergonomic aluminum handle. It is acoustically optimized using four tuning ports hidden out of sight on the rear of the enclosure.

A 10" subwoofer is housed in a 15 mm wood enclosure with a high-efficiency laminar-flow vent design, for enhanced rigidity and acoustical performance. The array and sub are connected via a two-piece symmetrical aluminum pole with internal wiring and magnetically assisted latching. An advanced Class-D amplifier provides up to 1000 W of power: 500 W to the subwoofer and 500 W to the column array. The speakers are protected by a black powder-coated 18-gauge steel grille. Combined, these elements generate a genuinely impressive performance-to-size ratio in an elegant form factor that looks as good as it sounds.

Industry-leading QuickSmart DSP - optimize every detail of your sound via the control panel or via the app from across the room
QuickSmart DSP allows navigation of system parameters via an LCD with single-knob control, as well as multiple options for signal routing and inputs. Functions include four presets (Music, Live, Speech, Club), three-band system EQ (low, mid, high), seven-band graphic EQ (in Mixer mode), five user-programmable presets (Store and Recall settings), phantom power, visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control and meters, and a master volume control to optimize gain structure.

All of the above audio functions can also be controlled via the QuickSmart Mobile app - precisely adjust your system's sound from across the room, hearing what the audience hears. The fully configurable app has an intuitive, easy-to-read user interface and utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) technology for the adjustment and monitoring of all parameters of up to six EVOLVE 30M systems simultaneously. EVOLVE 30M offers simple or sophisticated operation according to application, making great sound easy for users of all levels.

Powerful onboard mixer gives you best-in-class connectivity and control
Developed in collaboration with the world-class audio electronics engineering team at EV's sibling brand Dynacord, the integrated fully featured, fully configurable digital mixer has multiple inputs (4x XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs, 1x XLR/TRS combo stereo line input, 1x RCA, 1x 3.5 mm stereo, 1x Hi-Z instrument input) with professional-grade preamps and mix functions. The mixer can be controlled via the QuickSmart Mobile app or via the single-knob/LCD interface.

Finesse your sound with musician-friendly features - and reduce the amount of gear you bring to the gig
Independent channel aux sends and Hi-Z and foot switch inputs are included for flexible system configuration, and a range of onboard studio-quality effects (30 presets, including chorus, delay, flange and reverb, via two FX channels) add myriad options for fine-tuning. Along with the built-in mixer, these help to reduce setup time -- and on-stage clutter -- by minimizing the need for external effects pedals and processors. The onboard effects can be controlled via the QuickSmart Mobile app or via the single-knob/LCD interface. High-resolution, low-latency Bluetooth streaming ensures excellent results for music playback or accompaniment.

Power consumption: 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.5-0.6 A
Frequency response (-3 dB): 51 Hz to 20 KHz
Frequency range (-10 dB): 45 Hz to 20 KHz
Maximum SPL: 123 dB
Coverage (H x V): 120⁰ x 40⁰
Amplifier rating: 1000 W
LF channel rating: 500 W
HF channel rating: 500 W
Crossover frequency: 200 Hz
(4) XLR/TRS Combo Jack Line / Mic Input
(1) 1/4" TRS HI-Z input
(2) XLR/TRS Combo Jack for Stereo Line Input
(1) Stereo RCA Input
(1) 3.5 mm Stereo Input
(1) Wireless Stereo Bluetooth® Audio Input
(1) 1/4" Foot Switch Input
(1) XLR MIX OUT Output
(1) XLR AUX OUT Output
Sub: 15 mm plywood
Column: Composite
Pole:: Aluminum
Grille: Steel with black powder coat
Colour: Black
Sub: 448 x 332 x 432mm (17.6" x 13.1" x 17")
Column: 620 x 95 x 157mm (24.4" x 3.7" x 6.2")
Pole (2 pcs): 600 x 48 x 55mm (23.6" x 1.9" x 2.2")
Sub: 15.8 kg (34.9 lb)
Column: 2.7 kg (6.0 lb)
Pole (2 pcs): 1.4 kg (3.1 lb)
Bag for column and pole: 0.85 kg (1.9 lb)


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I see why they call it Evolve 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
The reason they call this the Evolve is because it has evolved further ahead of it’s competitors. The sound quality is on par, if not better than the Bose but what the Bose is missing is in the functionality. Having the 8 channel mixer built into the 30m is awesome and 4 of the channels are dual XLR/1/4” Unfortunately the Bose only comes with three inputs so for any gig requiring more than three inputs you will need an additional mixer. Plus the 30m comes with many more options like the hi-z input, main and aux out, which are fully adjustable separately, the DSP screen, the RCA inputs and the foot switch input. The QuickSmart app was super easy to connect to the 30m and I find much easier to work with compared to the Bose app. I won’t even compare the 30m to the HK Polar 10 as both the sound quality and functionality of the 30m is far superior to the Polar 10. Probably why it costs less because the 30m would be an upgrade from the Polar 10. \n\nWhen comparing the build quality I also found the 30m is much better than it’s competitors. Having metal poles that connect using magnets makes it very sturdy and the pieces go together very well compared to the Bose which is very flimsy because it’s a mostly plastic line array. Bose is slightly lighter but at a cost of being less sturdy. The Polar 10 build quality is good but it is extremely bulky for a 10” woofer and feels like the sub cabinet and line array is twice the weight compared to 30m when carrying them. \n\nThe reason it only got a 4.5 in value is because it is the most expensive compared to the others although if you were to add the Tonematch mixer to the Bose it would be much more expensive. It would need it to be on par for functionality with the 30m. \n\nOverall this unit is amazing and you will not be disappointed in its sound quality, functionality, and build quality compared to other line arrays. \n\nI picked up a used one from the Edmonton South store shipped to Victoria store. The service was great from both stores and it arrived in a week. Another bonus is it’s available in white as well which is what I got. Some may not like the white but I feel it’s great that EV gave its consumers another option other than black. \n\nAll I can say is if you test this unit you will want one.
Posted by Liam on Dec 2, 2022
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Amazing 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Bedford, Nova Scotia
This is the best system I've ever used! Mixer on my IPad defiantly recommend it! Never had it wide open. Amazing vocals!
Posted by Dale on Nov 14, 2022
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evolve 30 M 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Edmonton Whyte, Alberta
This system is absolutely the most amazing I've ever used.
It exceeded my expectations based on the product info I
read before purchase. So far used it on a couple of indoor
gigs and one outdoor. It's great in small to medium size venues 50-100 people indoors and the outdoor gig was a large patio, people commented that they could hear us even from behind. Maybe had it on 40% volume if that. The vocals are incredibly crisp, run 2 mics 1 el. guitar +a drum machine on it. We are a 2 man band the bass player uses his own amp. There is no hum at all at any volume.
The mixer on the phone is an added plus.
I highly recommend this system. You get what you pay for.
Posted by Kent Norneby on Jul 29, 2022
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