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Any idea which models will survive? I just don't know if it makes sense to sell an Excite X34 alongside a re-branded Focus 260??? How will that work?

I wonder if pricing will shift down for these "new" Excite speakers, driving used market values down even more...

Will all this be sorted out by Munich in 2 weeks?
This has been coming for a long time. I am sure they have all the details worked out.

I know there are two new models at least of Excite coming out at the end of summer. My guess is they will be similar to the 160 and 380

I know it sounds great and looks great.....but can we communicate with it? If not it is useless:)
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Garman...there's a difference between posting a pic, and saying "I own these and I like 'em"; and comparing speakers. Dont'cha think?


In fact...I was pretty careful, not to compare; especially here (although some would say, I was less than completely successful...lol ).


It's well-documented, Dyns have some of the biggest bass...pound-for-pound...in the hi-end. So comparing them to ScanSonic, and their 4.5" drivers; just seems like an exercise in futility to me.
I completely agree, I guess you missed my large hint at sarcasm as well.
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This has been coming for a long time. I am sure they have all the details worked out.

I know there are two new models at least of Excite coming out at the end of summer. My guess is they will be similar to the 160 and 380
Of all the speakers to save, they chose the 380?

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Well some of that makes sense...

The X16 for example had no New Excite successor so the 160 becoming say the X18 makes sense. But if the X18 costs less than $2900 new then the used market for the 160 gets worse.

But it sounds like the Focus 260 and 340 will become "rarer" commodities of price:performance goodness???

Though I don't see how the X38 survives alongside a re-branded Focus 380. Same with the X34.

If I were Dynaudio...as I have written many times...I would simplify a lot too.

This would be it...

Traditional, Passive Line:
Excite X14
Excite X18 (aka Focus 160)
Excite X35 (aka Focus 260)
Excite X40 (aka Focus 380)
Confidence C1P*
Confidence C2P*
Evidence Platinum*

*Or even augment/replace these with NEW PRODUCT, Ribbon-Tweeter, Raidho/Scansonic competitor line(s)

Active Line:
XD100 (Based on both Excite X14A and Xeo4)
XD200 (Based on X18 / Focus 160)
XD400 (Based on X35 / Focus 260)
XD600 (Based on X40 / Focus 380)

Other:
+ 1x Digital Hub for ALL Active models
+ 1-3x Wireless/Center Speaker models (or not if going away from HT)
+ 1-3x Wireless/Subwoofer models (or not if going away from HT)
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JMO but they should have kept the focus, ditched the excite and contours. Expanded the DM line. I know the contours have longevity and history, but it really seems like its time has come. Again JMO.

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Well some of that makes sense...

This would be it...

Traditional, Passive Line:
Excite X14
Excite X18 (aka Focus 160)
Excite X35 (aka Focus 260)
Excite X40 (aka Focus 380)
Confidence C1P*
Confidence C2P*
Evidence Platinum*

*Or even augment/replace these with NEW PRODUCT, Ribbon-Tweeter, Raidho/Scansonic competitor line(s)

Active Line:
XD100 (Based on both Excite X14A and Xeo4)
XD200 (Based on X18 / Focus 160)
XD400 (Based on X35 / Focus 260)
XD600 (Based on X40 / Focus 380)

Other:
+ 1x Digital Hub for ALL Active models
+ 1-3x Wireless/Center Speaker models (or not if going away from HT)
+ 1-3x Wireless/Subwoofer models (or not if going away from HT)
Is this known fact or is it just speculation?
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Is this known fact or is it just speculation?
Speculation, more hopefully will be known at the show in Munich..... Not sure what is going to happen with the XD line, might be too expensive of a speaker to make and just is too expensive for the masses, and after hearing them at the show, I wasn't all that impressed.
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Well some of that makes sense...

The X16 for example had no New Excite successor so the 160 becoming say the X18 makes sense. But if the X18 costs less than $2900 new then the used market for the 160 gets worse.

But it sounds like the Focus 260 and 340 will become "rarer" commodities of priceerformance goodness???

Though I don't see how the X38 survives alongside a re-branded Focus 380. Same with the X34.

If I were Dynaudio...as I have written many times...I would simplify a lot too.

This would be it...

Traditional, Passive Line:
Excite X14
Excite X18 (aka Focus 160)
Excite X35 (aka Focus 260)
Excite X40 (aka Focus 380)
Confidence C1P*
Confidence C2P*
Evidence Platinum*

*Or even augment/replace these with NEW PRODUCT, Ribbon-Tweeter, Raidho/Scansonic competitor line(s)

Active Line:
XD100 (Based on both Excite X14A and Xeo4)
XD200 (Based on X18 / Focus 160)
XD400 (Based on X35 / Focus 260)
XD600 (Based on X40 / Focus 380)

Other:
+ 1x Digital Hub for ALL Active models
+ 1-3x Wireless/Center Speaker models (or not if going away from HT)
+ 1-3x Wireless/Subwoofer models (or not if going away from HT)
GT - you have to keep the Confidence C4P for those that need a bit more than the C2 but can't afford the Evidence P's
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Whatever they decide to do it will have to be better then the excites.... It will have to change what the current contours are, cause I personally don't like them. But they'll have to improve upon what I have in the 260s which I feel are the ultimate best value Dynaudio speaker you can buy. I personally would have done things differently. But I guess I'm biased!

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