Dynaudio lays out the Evidence
A new model in Dynaudio’s Pro series of high-end studio monitors is aiming to stand (quite literally) head and shoulders above the competition. Built to order in Denmark, the passive floor-standing M5P Evidence is the first in the M range specifically intended for far-field mastering applications. It’s also the first to integrate the manufacturer’s Dynaudio Directivity Control (DDC) technology, which reduces reflections from floors and ceilings for a more transparent and detail listening environment. According to the product manager, Sebastian Rodens, the MP5 is a ‘speaker that allows you to hear what is really going on and that helps you to make those crucial decisions when tweaking the EQ or working with dynamics’.
The DDC technology controls sound radiation by utilising a vertical, symmetrical drive unit array together with an ‘elaborate’ crossover topology – a reduction of approximately 75 per cent promises the manufacturer.
Each full-length cabinet comprises two 28mm Esotar soft dome tweeters, two 5-inch mid-range drivers and four 7-inch woofers matched to a drive unit. The basic crossover design is 5-way, with crossover frequencies at 290Hz, 480Hz, 2.2kHz and 8.5kHz. The total frequency response covers 28Hz to 25kHz , while the models have power handling of up to 550W at 4-Ohms. To implement DDC in the lower frequencies, the woofer cabinets are positioned directly above and below the mid- and high-frequency driver middle section to provide a more equally spread LF radiation.