Dynaudio Evoke 25C Center Loudspeaker

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Evoke 25C is a dedicated centre speaker designed to integrate perfectly with any and all other speakers in the Evoke family – so you can bathe your ears in high-quality stereo just as effectively as you can shake the fillings out of your teeth with a summer blockbuster.
Like the rest of the Evoke range, the tweeter is the brand-new Cerotar. It’s based on key technologies from our award-winning Esotar Forty anniversary tweeter, and the mighty new Esotar3, which you’ll find in the top-of-the-line Confidence series. Like all Dynaudio tweeters, it uses a precision-coated soft dome. This coating is applied in exactly the correct places and thicknesses to optimise high-frequency performance – it’s a process derived from our most exclusive speakers. But that’s where the similarity to everything except Confidence ends. Hidden behind the dome is a part called the Hexis: a special inner dome that shapes airflow to smooth-out the frequency response and eliminate unwanted resonances that would affect high-frequency performance. The Cerotar tweeter is powered by a new strontium carbonate Ferrite+ ceramic magnet for increased sensitivity, improved detail resolution and a natural, dynamic response. That’s all a posh way of saying “even if you’re watching one of those box-sets that lasts for nine hours, your ears won’t get tired”. Which, of course, is exactly as it should be.
Evoke 25C’s twin 14cm Esotec+ mid/bass drivers are made from MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer), a material we’ve been using for our woofer diaphragms since the dawn of Dynaudio. It provides exactly the right combination of lightness, stiffness and damping to balance the needs of precise bass performance with clear, detailed midrange. Each speaker cone is crafted from a single piece of MSP. This makes them exactly the right amount of rigid – and means far less physical distortion when they’re playing. It also gives a super-solid physical connection to the glass-fibre voice-coil former on the back (it’s glued directly under the Balance Ribs you’ll see around the centre), which means more of the coil’s motion energy is transferred to the diaphragm. The 38mm voice-coils themselves are made from aluminium, making them extremely light. That means we can use more windings. More windings gives us more control over the cone’s movement, which means more control over the sound – even at high volumes and high frequencies. That’s especially important in a centre speaker, which predominantly deals with speech – its midrange performance has to be absolutely top-notch. The woofer motor is kept stable, centred and true by the Nomex spider (the circular spring assembly that stops the cone moving when it shouldn’t, and lets it move when it should), while the new Contour-derived surround allows a longer throw ratio for greater punch. And, like the Cerotar tweeter, the woofers are both driven by ceramic Ferrite+ magnets for greater control, finesse and power. In non-speaker-designer language, that means “you’ll hear your movie the way it was meant to be heard”. No rough edges, nothing standing out where it shouldn’t – and nothing relegated to a cameo when it should be the lead.
That’s why the four finishes are so relatable. You can choose from Black High Gloss and White High Gloss (which both use new lacquering techniques for a stunning glass-like surface), as well as the warm and organic open-veneered Walnut Wood and Blonde Wood styles. The cabinet is tapered and rounded in a nod to the Contour and Confidence ranges, while the mounting screws are hidden behind stylish one-piece trim rings. Like a great movie, a great design doesn’t age. Evoke 25C will stay as timeless and thrilling as the classics you’re playing through it.

SPECIFICATIONS

Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V/1m)
IEC power handling: 200W
Impedance: 4 Ω
Frequency response (±3dB): 50Hz–23kHz
Box principle: Bass reflex rear ported
Crossover: 2.5-way
Crossover frequency: 1200/2300Hz
Crossover topology: 2nd order
Specification sheet for Evoke part 1
Woofer: 2x14cm MSP cone
Tweeter: 28mm Cerotar with Hexis
Weight: 11.8kg/26.0lb
Dimensions (W x H x D): 600x180x267mm
  23.6x7.1x10.5in
Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D): 600x180x277mm
  23.6x7.1x10.9in