CONCLUSION

This Creek pairing really is quite unfussy with the style of music — they have the drive and agility to rock, or can deliver a superb sense of concert hall ambience with classical recordings. This ability is maintained with the intimacy of a smaller ensemble, while the way the Creeks convey a musical performance as an even whole, rather than just music, is very impressive given the price. Spend $1500 to $2000 on a decent pair of speakers to match and you’ll have a fine-sounding two-channel system.

VERDICT

  • Musically unfussy
  • Solid design and construction
  • Good value

  • Prefer easy-to-drive speaker matching
  • No phono stage as standard


SPECIFICATIONS

Evolution 2 CD player

Frequency response: 1Hz–20kHz, ±0.25dB
DAC: 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown Delta-Sigma
Output level: 2.0V RMS @ 1kHz, 0dB
Output impedance: 50 ohm, min load 1 ohm
Finish: silver or black
Dimensions (whd): 430 x 70 x 340mm
Weight: 6.0kg
Warranty: Two years

Evolution 2 amplifier

Power: 75W/channel into 8 ohms; 110W/channel (4 ohms)
Distortion: <0.05% 20Hz-20kHz
Frequency response: 5Hz–50kHz, -1dB
Channel separation: >60dB
Input sensitivity: 480mV (line level)
Finish: Silver or black
Dimensions (whd): 430 x 80 x 340mm
Weight: 8.6kg
Warranty: Two years

CONTACT

Contact: Epoz Australia
Tel: 02 9450 0789
Web: www.epoz.com.au