Originally Posted by GTaudiophile
Okay I see the pricing info now too. $7, $11, and $13.5K, respectively. The XD200 even after selling my NAIM and DAC would be a stretch. I'd have to be blown away by them.
This is a lot of money for escentially a Focus speaker. Am I losing touch with the industry as a whole? These all in ones lock you into "one sound" for the long haul. Granted some of you guys have had many more amps, pre-amps and speakers than I have but if I had to change amp and pre-amp etc everytime I wanted to try a new speaker I could never afford to upgrade.
I'm going on my 4th speaker using my same amp and pre. It would be fun to try new gear but at least I'm set with power and a great pre-pro. I can't imagine being locked into these various speakers being put out by Dynaudio where you are basically locked into one speaker and one sound for years unless you can afford to dump them at a loss every two or three years.
The Focus speakers are fine speakers for sure but I just don't understand why Contour and Confidence are not being replaced. In my auditions the um "they are better at lower listening levels" was not enough to make me reinvest into a speaker that I have already owned. It's like owning a 2013 Vette and buying a 2015 Vette and getting a new color and a revised navigation system and a minor performance tweek for five added hp. It's still the same car but you got a snappy new color and that's the bottom line.
I don't understand Dynaudio's direction as of late but then as stated perhaps I'm out of touch with the direction we are being taken to. I just can't imagine being tied into a speaker with no chance to upgrade or try new due to built in amps ect. Especially when said speaker is a Focus no matter what you stuff in its cabinet.
But for Dynaudio sake I hope they sell like hot cakes but where the hell is a Contour/Confidence replacement already?