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post #23401 of 23406 Old 10-18-2014, 02:49 PM
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No one cares about the new XDs?
In a demo, sure. But at their anticipated price point, they are way out of my league.

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Did they release official US MSRPs for the XDs?
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No one cares about the new XDs?
Upgraded Contours yes, this.......Not really.
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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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