Amplifier Creek Eavolution 5350

Creek evolution 5350 (1350 euro) is the amp for people whom the small Creek at all distinguished elegance is simply too fleet-footed for the tougher material – or their boxes the extra need guts.

  1. Amplifier Creek evolution 5350
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No matter at what point the own HiFi orbit it is just located an amplifier by Michael Creek make it always in the shortlist. Audiophile pragmatists find in the EVO 2 (AUDIO 1/10) elegance and maturity for not even 800 euro. Who needs it üppi-ger and more nuanced, the destiny (4/07), which is, after all, with 1900 euros in the list, is not expensive. In, as the successor of the classic in the years between 5350, placed the evolution of 5350 Creek.

In the already lush transformer Creek put on it again a shovel, what is noticeable in an appropriate weight. Creek remains faithful – alone from spatial reasons, but also the idea of packing the lush capacity rather than in two thick Elko party kegs in 16 smaller pots, because this arrangement makes the PSU low-impedance and faster. In the final stage, now channel-channel on identical, from prepress, housed separate individual boards, nothing at the old remains, however:

Instead of the quasi complementary integrated MOSFET output stage of the classic bipolar transistors in a more traditional Emitterfolger arrangement provide how she is found also in the little brother Evo 2, for performance. And so persistent, that not only the Evo has almost already weak 2, but also the great destiny in comparison: Around 200 watts coming out of the new 5350 – there has never been a stronger Creek. Music fans surround ambitions to the amp also quietly as a front-end amplifier to an external AV processor – or the pre outs of a receiver – run: the 5350 has now the comfortable equipment package with decibel more specifically, electronic volume control and switchable AV input, which map that leads directly to the power amplifier.

Magic bass

That should not distract the evolution of 5350, like a long ancestry before him, first and foremost to make music that was born. He reached even in those styles concert maturity, treated his brothers Evo and destiny a touch condescending: HipHop, House, electronic beats of all kinds, but also the vastly flowing instrumental rock tsunamis of by bands such as Mogwai and Mono – where always the balance, the rhythmic flow of the whole musical cohesion decisively depend from the deepest tones, leads to the Creek fleet of evolution. His bass is a huge fun, lends a hand with fundamental power as a large, heavy, black power amplifier and not at all like the Aristocrat in a silver designer suit, for which you could keep him at first glance.

To the Disco sound with dynamic free duration Snort, there are still more appropriate amps, simply because the heat falling at continuous full load no longer elicits the evolution from its compact housing and then a few minutes respite needs. In the acoustic ballad “Tiger Mountain peasant song” from fleet foxes in turn are only small amounts of air to move, for the song very present made up of wonderfully soft guitar harmonies calls for an amplifier that overstates this contrast not even with a hard distortion spectrum. No problem for the evolution, now heavily on his brother Evo 2 (90 points, AUDIO 1/10) reminded and plucking sounds or sounding out of (synthetic) vocal reverb Matt rather minimal.

The 5350 is so the amp for people whom the small Creek at all distinguished elegance is simply too fleet-footed for the tougher material – or need their boxes the extra guts, which brings the new Turbo Evo. With even greater openness and a more vivid tempo richer style, more expensive destiny (100 points) could still claim against the newcomer.

Creek evolution 5350

Manufacturer Creek
Price €1350.00
Rating 95.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 43,0 x 9, 0 x
34.0 cm
Weight 10.5 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB. No
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Input phono MM / MC Optional Board / optional Board
High level RCA inputs / XLR 5 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 1
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 190.0 W / 123.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 233.0 W / 147,0 W
Noise line 87.0 DB (a)
Big, very deep enough bass, ample power, pleasantly understated sound.
Sound MM
Sound MC
Sound RCA 95
Sound XLR
Facilities well
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment High class 95
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 6 / 10