A rabid Dynaudio fanatic/collector said he heard and was thoroughly impressed by the current Focus 110A powered monitor. I'm building three Hypex Ncore NC400 mono blocks for my friend so powered monitors are of no interest. His comment aroused interest in the discontinued passive Focus 110 ($1400/pr MSRP) with Esotec D280 dome and 15cm mid bass (apparently also Esotec but not confirmed).
Very interested in comments concerning the discontinued passive Focus 110 (not powered Focus 110"A"), especially comparisons to discontinued Audience 52SE (similar MSRP), current Excite X12 and/or other Dynaudio standmount. Again, to refresh reader's memory, maximum output is of no concern in this application (will explain upon request. We also employ state of the art five-piece DEBRA Distributed-Equalized Bass Reflex Array with main speakers active high-pass crossed 2nd order @ 80 Hz, meaning we are concerned only with performance above 80 Hz, not a typical full range application.
Right now I'm using the Focus 110's crossed over at 80hz to a pair of Seaton SubMersive HP's while waiting for my Contour 5.4's to arrive. They are great little speakers, a higher performance level than what I was expecting when I purchased them. The big subs will run away from them a bit when you start pushing higher spl's. When the speakers were calibrated with Audyessy XT32 it was more of an issue than the Audyessy Pro Kit calibration than I'm using now, the integration between the 110's and the subs is much better now.
The 110's can still be found new in some dealers, got mine at a great discount now that they're discontinued.