Creek Evo 50 A Silver- Integrated Amplifier with RUBY 2 DAC/FM/BT fitted.
At the heart of any good amplifier lies a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 50A uses a massive 200 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analogue and digital circuitry. This produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek’s policy of paralleling several low impedance capacitors together, to create an ultra-high specification capacitor, to smooth the DC also helps to produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier. Creek’s Senior Engineer – David Gamble – who has much experience in the audio industry developed a completely new bi-polar transistor power amplifier circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 50A with very high open-loop gain and low distortion. The Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and can produce a high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control with most loudspeakers. Featuring a completely new analogue Pre-amp circuit, providing high levels of flexibility and control, via unbalanced or balanced inputs. It has multiple input options, switched electronically or via gold contact relays, plus electronic Volume, Balance and Tone controls. For Vinyl fans, a Sequel 2 Phono pre-amp can be plugged-in, substituting Line Input 1 for Phono. In addition, Line input 5 is located on a Smart- Slot removable panel. Should the user want to fit a Tuner or DAC module, Line 5 input can be removed and replaced by either the AMBIT tuner or RUBY module. Excellent measured and sonic performance has been achieved with this analogue integrated amp, but when using digital input signals via the matching EVOLUTION 50CD, the analogue pre-amp can be bypassed completely. The EVOLUTION 50CD has a very high-end volume control in the digital domain and ‘Class-A’ balanced audio outputs. Connecting the output directly to the “Power amp direct” inputs elevates the performance to an even higher level.
POWER OUTPUT >55 Watts into 8 Ohms
POWER OUTPUT >85 Watts into 4 Ohms
CONTINUOUS CURRENT >8.5 Amps (sine wave)
MAX CURRENT >26 Amps, current burst into 0.5 Ohms
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <0.1 Ohms @ 1Khz
THD < 0.005% 20Hz –20Khz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10Hz –100KHz +/-2dB Line
GAIN 33.3dB (x46) via power amp input
INPUT SENSITIVITY 410mV
CROSSTALK -80dB at 1Khz
DC OFFEST < ±10mV
SLEW RATE >30 V per μS
PRE-AMP INPUTS 5x RCA unbalanced –1x Balanced XLR
POWER-AMP INPUTS Input 3 & 4via RCA or XLR
OUTPUTS 1 Pair
HEADPHONE OUTPUT Dedicated low impedance amp (<50 Ohms)
IR BUS Powered output for IR repeater
OPERATING VOLTAGES 110V/230V Switchable
CONSUMPTION (AT IDLE) <20 Watts
CONSUMPTION (AT FULL POWER) 350 Watts WEIGHT 7.5Kgs
DIMENSIONS 430x60x280mm W/H/D
All products on Hi-Fi Disposals are sold with a 12-month warranty covering parts and labour.