Originally Posted by Solgryn
Thanks a lot
! I will definetly audition them. I am much more into the music than the equipment so it suits me very good I do not have to get into the pre/amp/??? world. I just want good sound, I am not an equipment hobbyist
That being said, I am very happy with my s 1.4's right now and really like the look of the s 3.4's.
Il have to stretch my memory, but I recall quite liking the C1.4's, though not a much as my Special 25's on an elderly Rotel AVR. The C1.4's are easy-going, everything-eating speakers. I was looking to get a pair, until I ran into a pair of S25's for a very good price. I haven't heard the C1.4's on a very high quality amp and source, though. I'm guessing that in a price-wise comparable setup the XD200's will sound more transparent, more life-like and more dynamic.
Originally Posted by GTaudiophile
How exciting. Where are you located again? Not in the US, right? I am still looking forward to US pricing.
How would you compare the XD 200 vs. 400? Which would you get for the money?
I'm located in the The Netherlands.
The XD400 clearly is a bigger speaker, both visually and sonically. They do sound much alike, but the XD400 has a bit more mid-bass grunt - as can be expected from a larger speaker. It'll be able do drive a bigger room, although you really shouldn't underestimate the capability of the XD200. It played at convinclingly "live" levels in quite a large room during the introduction - without any signs of strain, I'd like to add! It didn't have the sheer bass power and extension of it's bigger brother, but I'm sure that in most living rooms or listening rooms it will do just fine. Unless you're an absolute (budget limited) deep bass nut like me. I believe someone on this forum mentioned he heared from Dynaudio USA that they're working on a Focus XD subwoofer. During the demo they mentioned nothing of the sort. I can't confirm it, although I discussed with Roland Hoffmann (product manager) I thought it would be a very good idea to incorporate some form of subwoofer integration. Especially in the 200 and 400.
I really believe Dynaudio would be shooting themselves in the knee if they didn't release (a) subwoofer solution(s) for the Focus XD series. So if you can wait a little longer, I'd wait and see what they come up with.