Michael Goodyear has become the first owner of an Electro-Voice Evolve50 speaker system in sub-Saharan Africa. The system was sold through the manufacturer’s local distributor, Prosound, and will be used for smaller corporate events and shows.
‘The Evolve50 was first shown in South Africa at Mediatech in 2017, but the system was only officially available for purchase in southern Africa in February 2018 as Bluetooth certification had to be resolved with local licensing authorities,’ explained Prosound pro audio sales specialist, Pepe Khumalo. ‘A long time has passed since Mediatech and we ran the risk of the impetus created at the show being lost. Having the first system sold and out there being used means we can promote the product much better and have some real-world references.’
With this first system now being used on events, Mr Khumalo is certain it will create more business for the company. ‘The Evolve50 is such a compact system and offers exceptional audio quality, it is a truly versatile system that makes it very attractive for events companies,’ he reasoned. ‘Together with the back-up that Prosound offers – having been an Electro-Voice partner for over 40 years – makes it an even more attractive solution.
‘We have already received confirmed orders for a number of systems,’ continued Mr Khumalo. ‘We can also now demo the system with a bit more confidence and there has been great interest and excitement about the Evolve50 – so we are expecting a lot more orders.’