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post #23401 of 23412 Old 10-19-2014, 08:15 AM
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Way to twist my words smart guy.

It's not my point of view, nor even my opinion. I stated facts, not my opinion. It's more Sonys point of view.
sqoverall: Well I am up for a unit reading all audio files at this point and then let the end user choose on how they want to rip there music. The problem is quantity and convenience has won out over the last 10 years, I did like the sound SACD produced but the digital age was apron us and very bad timing as well. Just would love a unit to read... WAV,AIFF,FLAC,MP3,DSD etc............. and have a good built in Dac with the ability to decode all of these and even Pre/Amp options as well. I think we are just starting to see the tip of the ice berg when it comes to these units.


Now on the Focus XD, would love to hear a pair and or hear from Tyler if he ever reads my e-mails! LOL JK!
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Here is a blurb from WhatHiFi on the Focus XD:
http://www.whathifi.com/news/dynaudi...dspeaker-range

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Knowing that high-end amplifier technology is only put to good use with appropriate drivers, Dynaudio has used Esotec+ woofers and tweeters in the Focus XD speakers.
So they are trying to differentiate the drivers in the XD vs. standard Focus series.

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When would you expect to see the standard Focus line update to include the magnetic grill and feet of the new Focus XD Series?
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When would you expect to see the standard Focus line update to include the magnetic grill and feet of the new Focus XD Series?
My guess is there's still 2-3 yrs on the current line.

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Here is a blurb from WhatHiFi on the Focus XD:
http://www.whathifi.com/news/dynaudi...dspeaker-range



So they are trying to differentiate the drivers in the XD vs. standard Focus series.
Yep. I still view them as overpriced speakers with cheap class D amplification built in.

Maybe I am underestimating the market, but I don't see the normal high end home audio aficionado replacing their gear with these speakers. If I were ever to consider them, it would simply be a set of the book shelves for my bedroom so I could play music and TV through them with no additional gear. For a main rig.....I wouldn't even consider them.
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Yep. I still view them as overpriced speakers with cheap class D amplification built in.

Maybe I am underestimating the market, but I don't see the normal high end home audio aficionado replacing their gear with these speakers. If I were ever to consider them, it would simply be a set of the book shelves for my bedroom so I could play music and TV through them with no additional gear. For a main rig.....I wouldn't even consider them.
It's certainly not the "build your rig" game that most hifi enthusiasts are used to, but hopefully Dynaudio didn't just randomly pick an amplifier to place in the speaker. I'm still holding any judgement until a price point for the US market is released.

I have to admit though, if the towers come out to $6k or $8k, I'd look into a secondhand pair of C2s with my current electronics.

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Yep. I still view them as overpriced speakers with cheap class D amplification built in.

Maybe I am underestimating the market, but I don't see the normal high end home audio aficionado replacing their gear with these speakers. If I were ever to consider them, it would simply be a set of the book shelves for my bedroom so I could play music and TV through them with no additional gear. For a main rig.....I wouldn't even consider them.
But for someone starting out with NO system all then you just add a source - add wireless 3 power cords 1 set of Ic's and you have simple tidy looking very good sounding system. I'm considering either the Xeo or Focus XD with wireless as a back up for my Octave. I can take the speakers outside or the garage and have some pretty decent sound. As far as a class 'D' amp when has Dynaudio ever done something second rate?
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Here's an update on my amp selection for X32s in a medium sized room. A few pages back I was considering amps in the under $2000 range.

I got a good deal on a second hand Naim Nait 5i which I am listening to now. Very nice combo, these X32s are opening up, I have about 12 hours on them and they are getting better and better.

The Nait 5i has plenty of power, I mean no problem at all. Rarely gets above 1/3 volume. I am happy with this choice.

The X32s handle the symphonies I am throwing at them. Concierto Aranjuez. I could listen to it over and over. These Dynaudios seem like a very neutral speaker, not too forward and not too laid back. They have a small footprint too which is nice as they don't overwhelm the room. I'm able to place these 5 feet off the wall and still maintain good WAF!

And the closeout price is right, I got super great service from Daniel at Dedicated Audio.
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But for someone starting out with NO system all then you just add a source - add wireless 3 power cords 1 set of Ic's and you have simple tidy looking very good sounding system. I'm considering either the Xeo or Focus XD with wireless as a back up for my Octave. I can take the speakers outside or the garage and have some pretty decent sound. As far as a class 'D' amp when has Dynaudio ever done something second rate?
I doubt anyone plans to take a $6,000+ set of speakers outside, put them in their garage, or move them around like a boombox.

Class D amplification IS second rate....at best. The passive filtering that exists internally to manipulate the signal just to filter the switching noise inherent with class D topology kills the sound. Damping factor numbers are also notoriously crap with class D amps as well.
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Very nice combo, these X32s are opening up, I have about 12 hours on them and they are getting better and better.
You haven't even began to hear what they will ultimate sound like. They need 250-300 hours before they will be considered totally broken in. Play them as much as you can even if you aren't listening to them. Don't be surprised if they start to sound like crap during break in. They'll come back around.

Enjoy.
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You haven't even began to hear what they will ultimate sound like. They need 250-300 hours before they will be considered totally broken in. Play them as much as you can even if you aren't listening to them. Don't be surprised if they start to sound like crap during break in. They'll come back around.

Enjoy.
i remember that my X16s sounded great outta the box, and then they started to sound bright like a week or 2 later and I thought, did I buy the right speakers? After about 2 months they sounded sweet. Kinda miss the old X16s.

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Here's an update on my amp selection for X32s in a medium sized room. A few pages back I was considering amps in the under $2000 range.

I got a good deal on a second hand Naim Nait 5i which I am listening to now. Very nice combo, these X32s are opening up, I have about 12 hours on them and they are getting better and better.

The Nait 5i has plenty of power, I mean no problem at all. Rarely gets above 1/3 volume. I am happy with this choice.

The X32s handle the symphonies I am throwing at them. Concierto Aranjuez. I could listen to it over and over. These Dynaudios seem like a very neutral speaker, not too forward and not too laid back. They have a small footprint too which is nice as they don't overwhelm the room. I'm able to place these 5 feet off the wall and still maintain good WAF!

And the closeout price is right, I got super great service from Daniel at Dedicated Audio.
Congrats, the 5i was great with my X16s.

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