DALI EVOKE 10
The newly released Dynaudio Evoke 10 is a compact two-way bookshelf/standmount design that’s the smallest in Dynaudio’s new Evoke range of loudspeakers. The bass/midrange driver in the Dynaudio 10 is a 140mm diameter single-piece magnesium silicate polymer (MSP) cone driven by an aluminium voice-coil and a strontium carbonate ferrite and ceramic magnet. This crosses at 1.4kHz, via a second-order network, to Dynaudio’s new 28mm Cerotar soft-dome tweeter. This new tweeter is based on the tweeter Dynaudio developed for its Special 40 anniversary speakers, but whereas the tweeter in the Special 40 uses a neodymium magnet, the new Cerotar tweeter uses a strontium carbonate ferrite and ceramic magnet. The new tweeter has an inner dome behind the fabric dome, which is intended to improve air-flow that Dynaudio calls a ‘Hexis’ and it was first used on the Esotar3 tweeter used in Dynaudio’s Confidence range. Dynaudio rates the Evoke 10 loudspeakers with a frequency response of 47Hz–23kHz (±3dB) a sensitivity of 84dBSPL (2.83V/1m) and a nominal impedance of 6Ω. The crossover is at 1.4kHz and uses 2nd-order slopes.
‘ We spent a lot of time listening to the tweeter,’ said Alex Newman, one of the acoustic designers on the Evoke range. ‘ At first, there was something bugging me when they started doing tuning and testing, which, after much work, we discovered was because we didn’t have absorption material behind the Hexis. If you don’t have any in there, you get some resonance. So we simply added a small amount of absorption material and that’s what made the difference between “no, it isn’t right yet”, and “shut up and take my money”. ‘How many versions did it take to get it right?’ we asked. ‘ I don’t even remember…’ said Newman, ‘ and I don’t really want to!’ Distributed in Australia by BusiSoft, the Dynaudio Evoke 10 is available now in Black High Gloss, White High Gloss, Walnut Wood and Blonde Wood finishes, and sells for $2,399 per pair (RRP).
For more information, contact BusiSoft AV on 1300 888 602 or (03) 9810 2900 or at www.busisoft.com.au