Originally Posted by VNVNation
Hi Everyone, I've been out of the hi-fi world for a few years and am now looking to get back in. I was always a big Dynaudio fan and I'm pretty certain to go Dynaudio again. Being a few years away the lineup has changed substantially. I was wondering if anyone could give me a quick breakdown of the new lineup and how it relates to the old lineup, ie:
No Excite range, replaced by EMIT?
No Focus range, replaced by Evoke?
No DM range, no replacement?
Special 40 is a limited edition I assume not related to any other range (such as Focus)
Contour is just replaced by newer updated version
Welcome back in hifi.
‘’Evoke is not a direct replacement of Excite, it is more fitting to see it as a replacement for the passive Focus line that was discontinued a few years ago. Evoke sits in the middle between Emit and Contour, replacing both Excite and Focus with a line of speakers that are all clear improvements compared to Focus. Evoke employs a lot of driver technologies derived from the Contour and the new Confidence.’’
DM i’m not familiar with sorry.
Special forty is a mix of Old and new.
The drivers are related the the Confidence C1 series with some new range developments, so a link between classic Dyn and new dyn developments. The cabinet is used from classic design Focus but now with 2 very nice modern finishes birch grey and red.
Please correct or add if wrong.
New Contour is not just update from the older, but complete new design.
Consensus seems that it is technically better than S40, but preferences differ.
After that you need to go to 10k range to get better.
Hope this helps a bit.