Creek Evolution 50A v2 Integrated Amplifier

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Creek Evolution 50A v2 Integrated Amplifier

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Creek Evolution 50A v2 Integrated Amplifier

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    This new amplifier forms part of the next generation EVOLUTION 50 range of products. Housed in a slim case with engraved front panel and solid control knobs, it’s finished in either black or silver brushed aluminum. An ingenious new push button design has been developed for it, offering excellent tactile feel and back lit optical indication of usable functions for optimum user-friendliness.


    This is Creek’s first product to feature an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. This white on black display provides higher clarity and resolution than a normal display. Brightness levels can be changed or the display made to turn off when not required, via the menu system.


    At the heart of any good amplifier lies a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 50A v2 uses a 200 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analog and digital circuitry. This solution produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek’s policy of paralleling several low impedance capacitors 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 – has much experience in the audio industry. He has developed a completely new bi-polar transistor power amplifier circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 50A v2 with very high open-loop gain and low distortion. Featuring a pair of Sanken 15Amp power transistors, with built-in thermal compensation for rapid bias tracking performance, the Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and can produce high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control over most loudspeakers.


    David also developed 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 Phono pre-amp can be plugged-in, substituting Line Input 1 for Phono. In addition, there is another input available, should the user want to fit a Tuner module. The computer control will sense this and respond accordingly.


    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.

     

    REVIEWS:


    One of the very best sounding amplifiers on sale at or near its price, the Creek Evolution 50A also offers analogue radio and (later) DAC options, plus the full smash of facilities from tone controls to a rather handy push-on mute function from the volume control. Build is decent, finish is fine and that OLED display is nice to have, too. Indeed, it seems like Creek has methodically gone round and engineered out anything that reviewers like me might object to. Sonically superb, impressively specified and decently screwed together, there’s nothing not to like here. As such, it should be right at the top of your audition list. That’s progress for you! - Hi Fi Choice

     


    Read the full review - HiFi Choice

     


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Power Output: into 8 Ohms >55 Watts, into 4 Ohms >85 Watts
    • Max Current: >26 Amps
    • THD: < 0.005% 20Hz – 20Khz
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 100KHz +/- 2dB (Unbalanced)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 50KHz +/- 2dB (Balanced)
    • Slew Rate: > 30 V per µS
    • Gain: 33.3dB (x46) (Unbalanced)
    • Gain: 27.0dB (x22.5) (Balanced)
    • Input Sensitivity: 410mV
    • Max Input Voltage: 5.4V and 10.8V r.m.s.
    • Separation: -80dB
    • SNR: >102dB
    • Output Impedance: <0.1 Ohms @ 1Khz
    • Main Outputs: 1 Pair
    • Headphone output: Yes
    • Speaker Selector: No
    • IR Input 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

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Creek Evolution 50A v2 Integrated Amplifier

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Description

This new amplifier forms part of the next generation EVOLUTION 50 range of products. Housed in a slim case with engraved front panel and solid control knobs, it’s finished in either black or silver brushed aluminum. An ingenious new push button design has been developed for it, offering excellent tactile feel and back lit optical indication of usable functions for optimum user-friendliness.


This is Creek’s first product to feature an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. This white on black display provides higher clarity and resolution than a normal display. Brightness levels can be changed or the display made to turn off when not required, via the menu system.


At the heart of any good amplifier lies a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 50A v2 uses a 200 Watt toroidal mains transformer with separate windings for high and low current analog and digital circuitry. This solution produces a good power to weight ratio and low magnetic interference. Creek’s policy of paralleling several low impedance capacitors 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 – has much experience in the audio industry. He has developed a completely new bi-polar transistor power amplifier circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 50A v2 with very high open-loop gain and low distortion. Featuring a pair of Sanken 15Amp power transistors, with built-in thermal compensation for rapid bias tracking performance, the Power Amplifier circuit has very low output impedance and can produce high output current. This combination will provide exceptional speed and control over most loudspeakers.


David also developed 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 Phono pre-amp can be plugged-in, substituting Line Input 1 for Phono. In addition, there is another input available, should the user want to fit a Tuner module. The computer control will sense this and respond accordingly.


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.

 

REVIEWS:


One of the very best sounding amplifiers on sale at or near its price, the Creek Evolution 50A also offers analogue radio and (later) DAC options, plus the full smash of facilities from tone controls to a rather handy push-on mute function from the volume control. Build is decent, finish is fine and that OLED display is nice to have, too. Indeed, it seems like Creek has methodically gone round and engineered out anything that reviewers like me might object to. Sonically superb, impressively specified and decently screwed together, there’s nothing not to like here. As such, it should be right at the top of your audition list. That’s progress for you! - Hi Fi Choice

 


Read the full review - HiFi Choice

 


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Power Output: into 8 Ohms >55 Watts, into 4 Ohms >85 Watts
  • Max Current: >26 Amps
  • THD: < 0.005% 20Hz – 20Khz
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 100KHz +/- 2dB (Unbalanced)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 50KHz +/- 2dB (Balanced)
  • Slew Rate: > 30 V per µS
  • Gain: 33.3dB (x46) (Unbalanced)
  • Gain: 27.0dB (x22.5) (Balanced)
  • Input Sensitivity: 410mV
  • Max Input Voltage: 5.4V and 10.8V r.m.s.
  • Separation: -80dB
  • SNR: >102dB
  • Output Impedance: <0.1 Ohms @ 1Khz
  • Main Outputs: 1 Pair
  • Headphone output: Yes
  • Speaker Selector: No
  • IR Input 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