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Does this apply to the 17cm woofers that the Special Forty uses?


Yes, the 40’️s i bought new it was very obvious how they changed in the first weeks.
In what sort of way? Just want to prepare my expectations so I get the best experience possible with them. I am quite excited and I hope they are better than the evokes and the emits that i have.
I want to say my Contour 20s took about 50 hours to come around, fully. The first week or two I was in full regret mode, ask anyone here I wanted to know how they’d setup their speakers and break-in times. But John (spurrier sucks) and I talk a lot outside the forum and every day he’d asked me how they were, and everyday I was complaining. They didn’t seem to gain any volume, they’d sound dull AF, and the bass was weak. My kids got out of school and so my son started in on daily Xbox gaming and movies, and I remember walking in one day and everything sounded different, so I kicked my son out and put on music and now I had bass and sparkle.

I shared that here and many had varying opinions on break in but IMO and experience it’s was very true.
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In what sort of way? Just want to prepare my expectations so I get the best experience possible with them. I am quite excited and I hope they are better than the evokes and the emits that i have.
Don't worry. The Special 40 is in another league in every way. I'm sure you will have no regrets. Also, in my experience, the break in period of any speaker is never as dramatic as some make it sound, so just run them in for a week or so and enjoy.
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Dyns take a bit to break in. Have some patience with the S40.
Or, just play this on repeat for a week. ...starting at 2:10 in

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Just curious what people are using for a dedicated Dac with their Dynaudio’s? Looking for a reasonably good Dac under the 2k mark new or used, not a Fan of the Sabre DACs though. TY

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Just curious what people are using for a dedicated Dac with their Dynaudio’s? Looking for a reasonably good Dac under the 2k mark new or used, not a Fan of the Sabre DACs though. TY


The chord Qutest is a nice dedicated stand-alone dac, basically a stripped down hugo 2.
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Dyns take a bit to break in. Have some patience with the S40.
Or, just play this on repeat for a week.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG] ...starting at 2:10 in

I’ve played it 6 times since Friday. Really digging it.
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In what sort of way? Just want to prepare my expectations so I get the best experience possible with them. I am quite excited and I hope they are better than the evokes and the emits that i have.
Don't worry. The Special 40 is in another league in every way. I'm sure you will have no regrets. Also, in my experience, the break in period of any speaker is never as dramatic as some make it sound, so just run them in for a week or so and enjoy.
Cool, really good to know, thank you 🙂

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The chord Qutest is a nice dedicated stand-alone dac, basically a stripped down hugo 2.
Interesting your bring up the Qutest as I was eyeing one up a few days ago and there are a few up for sale at reasonable prices, but then I came across this and a discussion on Audiogon about Dacs and the Arizona Audio/Video Club just did a shoot out of some Dac's using the good old double blind test and the results was ironic although the they did use the Qutest and it came in a close second but almost double the cost. If you go off of retail of course, plus the dac that one didn't surprise me as anytime you put tubes into the mix, if implemented corrects the sound can be stunning.

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Interesting your bring up the Qutest as I was eyeing one up a few days ago and there are a few up for sale at reasonable prices, but then I came across this and a discussion on Audiogon about Dacs and the Arizona Audio/Video Club just did a shoot out of some Dac's using the good old double blind test and the results was ironic although the they did use the Qutest and it came in a close second but almost double the cost. If you go off of retail of course, plus the dac that one didn't surprise me as anytime you put tubes into the mix, if implemented corrects the sound can be stunning.



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Nice reading, the front runner dac seems to be a ..chinese brand.
So those are tough competition pricewise.
Could give some uncertainties.
But It uses burr brown dac inside which i also would prefer to sabre, but that vary ofcourse whats build around.

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andrexx99: you would think it’s Chinese but it’s not. https://www.jolida.com/products Regardless sounds like a good Dac. I am liking the Chord as well, I might try them both out.

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andrexx99: you would think it’s Chinese but it’s not. https://www.jolida.com/products Regardless sounds like a good Dac. I am liking the Chord as well, I might try them both out.


Ah okay but it is china build if read well.
Anyway there is a familiar company behind it

I had the quteHD ( used also with linear power supply which made a big difference for this dac) and a qbd76 before.
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A friend has Jolida gear, been a while since I heard it, but good stuff, I’m not surprised it did so well in the shootout.

You mentioned $2k, I believe the Schiit Yggdrasil DAC is around that price, a couple friends with ears I trust really really like this DAC. Probably one of the best performance to cost ratio out there, it’s a R2R ladder DAC, supposedly sounds nothing like a Sabre DAC you dislike.


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j3brow1: There was a lot of people in that shootout, and I believe they used that Dac as well, it was the Jolida, then Chord then the Yggdrasil Dac in that order, they are suppose to publish it this week on the details of the results. Regardless 3 of them I will most likely look at, I had a Arcam dac but just sold it a few days ago. To a guy in Georgia, I hope it makes it to him!
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j3brow1: There was a lot of people in that shootout, and I believe they used that Dac as well, it was the Jolida, then Chord then the Yggdrasil Dac in that order, they are suppose to publish it this week on the details of the results. Regardless 3 of them I will most likely look at, I had a Arcam dac but just sold it a few days ago. To a guy in Georgia, I hope it makes it to him!
But you can add an Mscaler to the Qutest, that takes it to a whole new level. My dealer did this last year when I borrowed his Dave to demo, he thought it sounded really good. He has a Blu2 though, not an Mscaler, which is essentially an Mscaler with a CD player built in.
People on the headfi forum that have heard the Qutest/Mscaler usually prefer it over the solo Dave.
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The firmware update fix on the Xeo 2's lasted one day. Slave speaker no longer works at all and the master also appears to have loose internal power connection. I'm forced to return them unfortunately.


Anyone have experience with the LYD 5 monitors? Any other recommendations for small, active speakers?


Port orientation could be anything other than rear as these will be wall mounted.


Anything else in the Dyn family of products to consider?

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But you can add an Mscaler to the Qutest, that takes it to a whole new level. My dealer did this last year when I borrowed his Dave to demo, he thought it sounded really good. He has a Blu2 though, not an Mscaler, which is essentially an Mscaler with a CD player built in.
People on the headfi forum that have heard the Qutest/Mscaler usually prefer it over the solo Dave.
Yeah the M Scaler is just another way of saying, oh sorry we didn't want to put this in any of our Dacs, but if you want to get the most out of your Dac you need it! LOL Again we are splitting hairs here even in the realm of squeezing more out of my Dynaudio's, I believe that Dac's much more than any cable and or interconnect can make slight differences, especially when you see the internal wiring of most crossovers in a speaker or internal wiring in a home.


derekmoore: Sorry to hear about the Xeo 2, I had almost an exact same issue, ended up getting them replaced and then sold the other pair, not sure on the LYD 5, depending on your taste and I happen to like KEF they make a monitor similar to the LS50 that is powered that sounds very good as well.

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derekmoore: Sorry to hear about the Xeo 2, I had almost an exact same issue, ended up getting them replaced and then sold the other pair, not sure on the LYD 5, depending on your taste and I happen to like KEF they make a monitor similar to the LS50 that is powered that sounds very good as well.

Thanks Garman. The LS50's would be contenders if it were not for the rear port design. What is the port orientation of the model you are referring to?


A quick check of the KEF web site only shows the LSX as an alternative to the LS50 but it also appears to be rear ported unfortunately.


I'm also considering these https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-KAA-LP6-LIST from Kali Audio but they are a bit bulky. Something a little less deep would be better.

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Thanks Garman. The LS50's would be contenders if it were not for the rear port design. What is the port orientation of the model you are referring to?


A quick check of the KEF web site only shows the LSX as an alternative to the LS50 but it also appears to be rear ported unfortunately.


I'm also considering these https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-KAA-LP6-LIST from Kali Audio but they are a bit bulky. Something a little less deep would be better.
I was told rear ported speakers have a better bass response, I suppose that all depends on who you are talking too, KEF Q300 it was on front now on their Q350 it's on the back. I have had zero issues with my LS50's in my upstair system with boomy bass response and they sit on a bookshelf. Here is another one that got great reviews but port is on rear again!

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Yeah the M Scaler is just another way of saying, oh sorry we didn't want to put this in any of our Dacs, but if you want to get the most out of your Dac you need it! LOL Again we are splitting hairs here even in the realm of squeezing more out of my Dynaudio's, I believe that Dac's much more than any cable and or interconnect can make slight differences, especially when you see the internal wiring of most crossovers in a speaker or internal wiring in a home.


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There is a reason that they do not put the Mscaler in the DAC...it requires very powerful processing that would negatively effect the DAC. Plus, the Mscaler works with multiple different DAC’s from Chord,so you can gradually upgrade to a better DAC as funds allow it. By your comments dismissing the Mscaler as some kind of snake oil, it is very obvious you have not heard what it does, oh well, your loss.

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Are you trying to find an external DAC to better the one that's in the Z1ES? If so, plan on spending some good money. The internal DAC is already superb.
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Make Em' Dance: This is just for my Aria Int. Amp, combo with the Node2i wanted something a tad better sounding than the Sabre Dacs as I find them not too my liking.. I agree with your assessment 100% on the Z1ES, just with the morons at Sony would fix their software and allow for more streaming services, otherwise I don't think I would be looking because it's that good of a Dac etc.. Everyone at Axpona back in 2017 was using the Sony to showcase their music and I loved the way it sounded, so it was a no brainer as for the money as it that good of a streamer/Dac..

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I finally got to listen to (3x back to back to back) it last night on my drive home from MN, definitely liking it, can't wait to hear it on the Dyn's!!!
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Schiit Yggdrasil, or Gungnir MultiBit...
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Schiit Yggdrasil, or Gungnir MultiBit...
yonson: The Yggdrasil was on my short list and it was one of the Dac's they did a double blind test with, if you look at that link... Are you originally from MN? If so where? I grew up in White Bear Lake...

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yonson: The Yggdrasil was on my short list and it was one of the Dac's they did a double blind test with, if you look at that link... Are you originally from MN? If so where? I grew up in White Bear Lake...
I was born in WI (PW) but I have family in Woodbury and Hudson (WI) as well as a few other places within an hour of the cities...

I'll give it a read.
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I was born in WI (PW) but I have family in Woodbury and Hudson (WI) as well as a few other places within an hour of the cities...

I'll give it a read.
I grew up in West Bend, WI on Big Cedar Lake then we moved wit White Bear in grade/high school, I have cousins in Hudson and Edina.. Small world...
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I demo'd the special 40s and contour 20s today..and evoke 30s. The special 40s had serious bass (serious!) and better soundstage depth/seperation than the s400s. Thats where they stand out, but they didnt strike me as clearcut "better" than the s400s. But I am also listening to them in different spaces, and just gave them about 15 min audition. The contours were definitely overall more impressive than the 40s, bigger soundstage, the mids and highs were more clear, detailed, and forward, but still felt very neutral. It did seem like they were the kind of speaker that wanted to be turned up and not played at low volumes. Now these (contour) I would have to cough up an EXTRA 3 Gs after returning buchardts for maybe a 30% improvement. 2k vs 5k....If something blows me away im willing to do something stupid with my wallet but the s400 seem so far like a great sweetspot at 2k. They also sound great playing all kinds of music, old rock songs, non audiophile stuff. They are easygoing, engaging, but also do well when you play delicate detailed music. The zeos review kind of nails it, these have "it" and it left the kef r3s looking boring and uninspiring. I feel like i would have to do a home demo before settling on the Contours and be really impressed int hat demo. But also at that price, i could get incredible floor standers. Speaking of floorstanders, i listened to the evok 30s last, which have smaller drivers and lesser twtter than the other two. I loved the bigger sound stage and full sound that floorstanders provide. I think I would like them if they were the only speakers I had heard. But they were clearly less detailed than the standmounts i heard, like they had a little veil over them. This leads me to a few options at this point:


A) keep buchhardts and enjoy them.

B) spend a disgusting amount of money and get the contour 20, or a possibly better competitor in the same form factor, 805d3 etc?

C) Get a floorstander like the Focal Aria 935 ($2600 refurbed), or Ascend Sierra Tower RAAL at 3k like the poster above is raving about
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I want to say my Contour 20s took about 50 hours to come around, fully. The first week or two I was in full regret mode, ask anyone here I wanted to know how they’d setup their speakers and break-in times. But John (spurrier sucks) and I talk a lot outside the forum and every day he’d asked me how they were, and everyday I was complaining. They didn’t seem to gain any volume, they’d sound dull AF, and the bass was weak. My kids got out of school and so my son started in on daily Xbox gaming and movies, and I remember walking in one day and everything sounded different, so I kicked my son out and put on music and now I had bass and sparkle.

I shared that here and many had varying opinions on break in but IMO and experience it’s was very true.
Is my hunch from a 15 mins demo that the Contour 20s appreciate being turned up a true hunch? Or do you get detail and enjoyment at low volumes?
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