This 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 backlit optical indication of
usable functions for optimum user-friendliness.
"One of the very best sounding amplifiers on sale at or near
its price. 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!"
– David Price, HiFi Choice, Editor's Choice Award
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 analogue 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
"A highly transparent, modern sounding solid-state amplifier
yet one that is marvellously musical and engaging. It just
digs right into the mix and serves it all back to you in a wonderfully
lucid way. The Creek is undeniably versatile with its range of plug-in
modules, and is nice to use too...This has to be the very best value
mid-price integrated on the market right now."
– HiFi News
The Evolution 50A V2 is Creek's first product to feature
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. 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.
Creek 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.
A stylish new system remote handset has been developed to control all
the functions of the Evolution 50 range. The Evolution 50 range also
features an optional IR extender to enable the products to be hidden
away, but still operable via remote control.