The Dynaudio Music wireless audio system brings high fidelity and high style to the realm of whole-home audio.
Dynaudio is well known for its high-end hi-fi speakers, a portfolio that has now expanded to include its first-ever wireless, whole-home audio system. Dubbed Dynaudio Music, the system is now available in North America after its initial release in Europe earlier this year.
The Dynaudio Music system includes four speaker models. The Music 1 is the smallest and can be powered by its rechargeable battery or plugged into an AC outlet. It has one 4″ woofer and a 1″ soft-dome tweeter, and each driver has its own 40W amp. The Music 3 can also be powered by battery or AC outlet, and it has one 5″ woofer and two 1″ soft-dome tweeters, each with its own 40W amp. In both cases, the battery lasts up to eight hours.
The Music 5 requires AC power for a 5″ woofer, two 3″ midrange drivers, and two 1″ tweeters, each with its own 50W amp. At the top of the heap is the Music 7, with two 5″ woofers, two 3″ midrange drivers, and two 1″ tweeters, each powered by its own 50W amp.
In all four models, high-performance class-D amps are specifically tuned to each driver. The woofers and midrange drivers use Dynaudio’s proprietary MSP cone material, which is used in all of the company’s speakers, including the top-of-the-line Evidence series. Likewise, the soft-dome tweeters are based on those used in Dynaudio’s high-end models.
Using intelligent DSP (digital signal processing) called RoomAdapt, the Dynaudio Music speakers sense their placement—in a corner, near a wall, or in an open space—and optimize their performance accordingly. Also, NoiseAdapt technology dynamically adjusts the speaker’s volume and tone as the volume of conversation and other noise in the room changes.
You control the system from the Dynaudio Music app, which is free for iOS and Android devices. The app includes an algorithm called Music Now that learns your musical tastes and automatically generates playlists. You can even set up profiles for different members of the family. These profiles can include music from any available source, such as the Music Now playlists, Internet radio stations, and much more. Simply press one button on the speaker to start listening to music you’re likely to love.
Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth aptX, and Apple AirPlay and AirPlay 2. The Dynaudio Music system can also stream content from DLNA devices on the home’s network and directly from the Tidal streaming service. Each speaker also offers wired connections, including a 3.5mm aux input, USB for iOS audio and charging, optical digital audio (Music 5 and 7) and HDMI with ARC on the Music 7, which lets you use it as a soundbar. Up to six Dynaudio Music speakers can be connected at a time and arranged into stereo pairs, multi-room groups, or controlled individually.
Even the design is unique. Each speaker looks like a faceted jewel with hints of Japanese origami, Chinese boat sails, and stealth fighter jets. They can be ordered in four different colors, and the front grilles of the Music 5 and 7 are interchangeable. Also, the Music 5 and 7 can be wall-mounted with an optional wall bracket.
According to Dynaudio CEO Andrew Werdean, “Our new Dynaudio Music family makes it easy to enjoy the music you love anywhere in your home with uncompromising fidelity. Tuned by the same team that develops our money-is-no-object hi-fi speakers and pro studio systems, Dynaudio Music systems boast the quality, innovation, and modern Danish design that characterize our renowned hi-fi speaker portfolio.”
The Music 1 lists for $549, while the Music 3 goes for $699. The Music 5 carries a price tag of $849, and the Music 7 is $1099. Those are fairly high prices for speakers in this category, but given Dynaudio’s stellar reputation, they are bound to perform beautifully.