Price paid: $ 100
Purchased from: audiomusica.com
Sound — 9
Sound very well defined and "in your face," however their sound is like "ringing bell" and "disturbing" frequencies are decreased. Frequency analysis here:
Highs, very well defined, recall the passages where Steve Vay plays with distortions and little gain. I'm surprised because to be bridge humb, the clean channel sound is nice and usable (for example if you add chorus).
Mids, this is the frequency where they put the most effort and which were more successful. The media is enhanced but not annoying and have a strong presence; This is especially nice with distortion riff, everything is understood and defined (beware raise the gain of the amp, the capsule comes with much gain).
Lows, like the mids, the frequencies "muddy" are decreased and lower-middle reveal all the notes you play (even with hard distortion).
Reliability & Durability — 9
As DiMarzio, no problems.
Overall Impression — 9
To give an idea, when I first started playing the capsule gave me the impression that i was playing with new strings. I installed it on an Ibanez RG Prestige. Compared with Seymour Duncan JB installed on my other Ibanez RG, the Evolution has a compact equalized and sound; JB instead was intended to bring out the natural sound of your guitar in a more vintage approach but with good output (clean mode JB is not useable, very raw)... Everything is a matter of taste. I do not give 10 because it is the capsule is a accurate machine, if Mister DiMarzio put just a bit less equalization and gain the capsule would be perfect (for me).