Danish speaker manufacturer Dynaudio is celebrating 40 years of delivering premium, high-quality sound this year. And, specially for that occasion, they released a new cool stand speaker called Special Forty.
Paying homage to some of their more innovative designs, the Dynaudio Special Forty speakers take inspiration from the likes of the Special One, Special Twenty Five, the Crafft, and Contour 1.3SE. This special set of bookshelf speakers have re-engineered some of the brand’s classic designs, and although might look simple, there’s some serious tech lurking inside…
The new Special Forty anniversary speaker draws on 40 years of cutting-edge research – and brings it totally up to date with Dynaudio’s most celebrated techniques and technologies. The crossover expertly marshals the input signal between the woofer and the tweeter – so each driver gets only the frequencies it’s supposed to, and can perform at its very best. Its specially selected components handle the impedance optimisation and, because both drivers have extended frequency ranges for even better overlap and integration, that performance borders on the mesmerising. That 3000Hz overlap between the tweeter and the woofer is crucial.
That 17cm mid/bass unit still uses the company’s traditional MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) cone – it’s a one-piece cone using the large dome in the middle to aid rigidity. But much else has changed, from the suspension to voice coil former and magnet system. MSP delivers precisely the right combination of rigidity, damping and stability for the most faithful sound reproduction. The cone itself uses a painstakingly developed symmetrical excursion for even better midrange performance.
The new Esotar tweeter takes air-movement to another level. It moves the air in typically sweet fashion in front of the DSR (Dynaudio Secret Recipe) precision-coated soft-dome, of course, but there’s a lot of engineering going on behind it as well.
Then there’s the outlet; the aero-coupled pressure-release system. It sits underneath the voice-coil and reduces unwanted pressure build-up that could affect its movement. Stopping those pockets of air from forming reduces resonance – and less resonance equals even greater potential for detail.
The Special Forty’s exclusive Grey Birch High Gloss and Red Birch High Gloss finishes are as striking as they are beautiful – and are unique to each speaker. So, Special Forty is far beyond what you might expect for its €2,999 ($3,510) price-tag.