Dynaudio Evidence Floorstanding Speakers

Evidence

Three-way Floor standing loudspeaker. Rear ported bass reflex modules; three separate chambers. Cone block aluminum Mid/High frequency chamber baffle.

User Reviews (13)

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Dylan   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 09, 2002]
Strength:

Perfect imaging, amazing clarity, large sound, good center image, huge soundstage, transparent but tight and powerful bass, great looks

Weakness:

need to purchase a new home security system to keep these

Wow! I listened to these speakers at a hifi store and the sound is breathtaking. If you ever want to cry to a CD, these will make you do it. I encourage anyone to locate a dealer for these and give them a good listen. True, these are out of the range for most people reading this but it is truly fun to listen. Anyway the only question to ask if you are buying this end of speakers is which company you like better, none of them really sound worse than one another.

Similar Products Used: Amati Homage, B&W , Audio Physic, Linn, Lesser Dyns, Revel, Avante Guard <- great, Infinity
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Chris Riep   Audiophile [Jun 08, 2000]
Strength:

Natural sonic colours, precise placement of musicians, depth of imaging

Weakness:

A bit "slim" at low frequency region, small sweet spot, too expensive

Together with two friends of mine I had the opportunity to listen to the Evidence, driven by the finest electronics, cables etc. (i.e. Mark Levinson) presented by a Dynaudio product manager himself.
After the presentation we looked at each other. A strange kind of disappointment was written in all faces and couldn't be erased. To avoid misunderstandings: the Evidence is an absolute great speaker, no question. But nobody of us (all professionals in broadcast scene) had the feeling to hear the last word in sound reproduction. I even go a step further: I'm sure I already heard better speakers (see above)- sorry Dynaudio, but this is a very personal statement of course ...
By the way: the joke of the century is the "special" optional subwoofer. Wasn't it possible to build "the best box of the world" for $70.000,- a pair that is complete?

Similar Products Used: Cabasse Atlantis (same price, nearly perfect), Rehdeko RK145 (my absolute secret tip, only about $5.000,- (!!!) but maybe a "culture shock" for Dynaudio fans ...)
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
doesn't matter doesn't matter   Audiophile [May 20, 2001]
Strength:

Auditioned at CES show in montreal. Thunderous tight bass. Doesn't sound like music, it sounds like that artist is right at your home! Not bright, or harsh sounding, very neutral sounding (in a good way) it sound's like everything blends together, its not one driver of the speaker is working harder than the other, (midrange, tweeter...) Dynaudio hit this one right on the target!

Weakness:

Cost, but everything comes at a price, and if you want the best, you your going to have to pay! If you have the money, I suggest you get these! jm Lab grande utopia isn't far behind though.

...worth every penny!

Similar Products Used: vertity, sonus faber, jm, proac, wilson, revel, westlake.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steve   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 25, 2001]
Strength:

Soundstage, seamless integration of sound through the entire audible spectrum.

Weakness:

If there is one, it's the assoiated electronics required to hear these speakers at their best

Associated Equipment
Pre-Amplification: Dynaudio Arbiter Pre-Amp, Krell KPS25sc, Levinson No. 32
Amplification: Dynaudio Power Amp, Linn Klimax, Levinson No. 33h
Digital Source: Linn CD-12, Krell KPS25sc, Levinson No. 30.6/31.5
Analog Source: Basis Debut/Graham 2.2 tone-arm, Koetsu Onyx Platinum Cartridge
Room: 25x40 (no acoustic treatment as yet)

Let me start by saying in my limited time, listening to the Evidence loudspeaker from Dynaudio powered by Arbiter Electronics has been my favorite listening experience ever.

After letting Arbiter/Evidence warm up for 1 hour, we listened to a wide range of music (jazz, orchestral, techno, R&B) using Arbiter for about 1 hour alternating every 15 minutes between the KPS25 and CD12. Music was extremely lifelike and did not have a hi-fi sound. Evidence had deep extended bass, open highs and well rounded mid-range. The entire audible spectrum was well integrated without exaggerating or distorting any particular area. The speaker was extremely balanced equally good for rock and classical. Excellent at retrieving low level detail as well as presenting life sized instruments. We then unplugged Arbiter and ran the system through Klimax and KPS25sc. The change in the speaker was astonishing. Speaker sounded strained (room too big for Klimaxes) and there was a great deal more grain, particularly at higher SPLs. It was when we switched back to Arbiter that I was really able to describe what makes this speaker so special.

It has the openness and transparency of Electrostats (not quite as open as Statement E2) and the bass/versatility of dynamic drivers. Far less room dependent than X-1's or Kharma's. To get the most out of these speakers you really need to get comparable level electronics. I'm talking about that next level beyond Levinson Reference, Krell, etc.

Look at Boulder, Burmester, FM Acoustics and other $100K-$200K front end. To hear them at their absoulte best Arbiter Electonics with Analog rig of your choice. Although sensitivity is rated at 92 dB, these speakers love power. I wouldn't use anything below 1000 W.

Value: Once you get past $10-$20K there are very few "bad" speakers. It's your personal aesthetic and sound. For me nothing else does it better. 4 stars, because very few things at $85K can be called a bargain. Overall (the best I've ever heard).

Similar Products Used: Wilson MAXX (not a fair comparison at 1/2 the cost), Wilson X-1, Kharma Exquisite 1C, Martin Logan Statement E-2
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
John Gaulastianos   [Oct 03, 2001]
Strength:

Everything! The BEST by far!!! A true reference standard

Weakness:

None

I can not believe the Yahoos that have the stupidity to say that the Evidence is Esoteric BS. I frankly do not think you own the speakers or can afford to buy any Dynaudio. This is the Best speaker in the world bar none!!!! Please for goodness sake take your BS elsewhere, some people make me sick, I can only say one thing that you have a hearing problem.

Please believe me if you can afford the Evidence or any Dynaudio go listen and compare because you will never hear a better speakers except maybe from Dynaudio in 20 years, maybe. Dynaudios are the best for a reason go listen to a Dynaudio before ever buying any other speaker...there is a reason why dynaudio drivers are used in all the highend speakers. PLEASE DO NOT LET THE YAHOOS GIVING BAD REVIEWS SWAY YOU LISTEN FOR YOURSELF AND THEN PLEASE COME AND POST THE TRUTH...Dynaudio Evidence IS the BEST SPEAKER IN THE WORLD.....PERIOD!

Similar Products Used: Name it, JM Labs, Wilson, Revel, Avalon
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andre Stork   [Jun 29, 1999]

Hi,
has nobody heard the Evidence so far?

Well, I've heard them at the High End in Frankfurt.
It was the best speaker of the show.
It is the most neutral and precise speaker I've ever heard.
It is expensive, but there are more expensive speakers around which cannot compete.

Everybody should use any opportunity to listen to them, to hear what is possible.






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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Alan Hendrickson   an Audiophile [Jun 30, 1999]

I've always valued fidelity, lack-of-coloration, low distortion, etc., as the paramount consideration when choosing speakers. For many years I have enjoyed my Quad ESL-63s as the ultimate on that dimension, albeit they suffer from an attenuated bass response. But I recently went on a quest to see if there was anything better on the market - price no object.
I discovered the Dyaudio 'Evidence' speakers at the Swiss High-End Society annual show in Lucerne this year (1999). Without doubt, they are the finest speakers I have ever heard - so much so, I can't even think about what might qualify as number 2. Clear, natural, no distortion, and bass response well below 30 Hz without much attenuation even at that level. Exceptional definition even with the most demanding works; e.g., Verdi's Requiem. My advice - mortgage your house, put your wife/girlfriend on the streets, or do whatever it takes to raise the cash you need for a pair of these speakers! These speakers simply blew me away!

Incidentally, you don't need to waste your money on Krell or other expensive amplifiers. My Evidence speakers (just arrived!) are powered by the Yamaha CX-1 and MX-1 combo, with the equally good Yamaha CDX-993 playing my CDs.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Ken Harden   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 25, 1999]
Strength:

Best sound possible for ANY music or ANY price!

Weakness:

Need lots of room and a additional $100,000 of components. Nothing BAD about the sound

I have just changed from the Wilson Audio MAXX's to the Dynaudio Evience's. They are great! I was impressed with the difference between the two speakers, mere than you might think. I use Krell components and they complement the Dynaudio's very well.

The bottom line is, the best speakers for under 100K

Similar Products Used: Wilson Audio MAXX
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Ron   Audiophile [Nov 02, 2001]
Strength:

The ability to recreate the musical event in convincing fashion. Instruments sound as in real life.

Weakness:

None, other than the price of admission.

I am pretty much in agreement with a previous post by John G. It seems that there are many folks out there who cannot make an objective observation once they become biased against a component for reasons of cost. These speakers are, for me, the final purchase. I simply cannot imagine that anything truly better (as opposed to just different) than these speakers will come along anytime soon. They are able, with the proper associated equipment, to present a musical event with the dynamics, scale, and soundstaging (the best I've ever experienced, period) of the real thing. Moreover, voices and instruments simply sound more realistic than I've experienced in any other system. The end result is a speaker that always "delivers the goods" no matter what type of music you care to listen to. I've been involved with audio for over 30 years now and, so, I don't say this lightly, but, I simply don't know of any other speaker that I'd rather own than the Evidence. I would humbly disagree with another previous commenter, Alan H., who said that associated electronics don't matter. I do agree that these speakers are so good that you could drive them with almost anything and get very good sound, but, if you want the very best they are capable of, you've got to lay out the long green. I'm using the ML 32 and 33 with Transparent Reference XL cabling and ever time I upgraded one of the components the sound improved significantly. Bottom line, if you are reading this as a serious potential buyer, you owe it to yourself to spend some time with these speakers. You won't be disappointed.

Similar Products Used: While I haven't owned everything, I've pretty much heard everything.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
jon   Audiophile [Nov 03, 1999]
Strength:

clarify, image and pure musicality.

Weakness:

nothing but the price

Just heard of this Evidence last night at the local dealer for 30 minutes in the sound room, alone with Evidence and Krell Amplifier.
I need to write in to do justice to this wonderful speaker.
Imaging, clarity and musicality is number one. Not much even comes closer to it.
I am getting a Contour 1.8 II for myself, it is itself a very good speaker for the price range, but it is unbelievable what the Evidence can do to music. Listen to it and get hook. Evidence will be my ultimate goal in audiophile.

Listen to believe

6 Star for the sound.
But 95K USD is too much for me now, I have start saving.

Similar Products Used: B&W Nautilius
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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