Dynaudio emit 20
I bought this pair at Carlton Hifi and would definitely recommend getting one.Its so good after using it for nearly 9 months.The speakers sit on on two steady speaker stands.I use it for relaxing music ,Thumping music and connecting it to my Tv for movies.Its Clear and crisp ,through my Cyrus One amp.
Good value for money
I currently own 4 sets of Dynaudio speakers (yes I am an audio-nut and have nothing better to spend my money on). These speakers are- Contour 60 ( $15k), Confidence C1 ($6k), Excite X44 ($6.5k) and the Emit m20 ($1k). The Emit series are Dynaudio's entry level speakers although most peoples entire stereo system cost less than these!! The M20 is a large two-way bookshelf speaker with a 17cm driver (mid/woofer) and 28mm soft dome tweeter which dynaudio are famous for. Like most Dynaudio speakers they need about 50 to 60hrs of use before they come...to life. This break in period is a must and most audio-noobs will forget about this. The speakers: Externally the satin finish on the layered mdf is very nice with a sturdy weighty feel. The two speaker terminals are typical Dynaudio twin setup and provide a good solid connection to your speaker cables (Dynaudio don't believe in the value of bi wiring!). These speakers are best set on 60cm height stands and properly dampened. The sound: As mentioned earlier I allow for around 50 hrs use before making any judgement on the audio quality of a speaker. The M20's were were played through a Musical Fidelity m6500i integrated amp with high quality digital tracks firstly going through a PS Audio DSD DAC capable of 192kHz 24 bits and single and double rate DSD. Cables being used were Audio quest XLR's 'Water series' joining the DAC to the Amp. Speaker cables used were 'Transparent Musicwave plus'. Testing tracks- 1.Celestial Echo by Malia from the Convergence Album: this track starts and finishes with huge bass whilst Malia sings in her usual wonderful tone. The M20's performed very well here and is a speaker that will keep the bass heads happy. The bass in fact was tight and very well controlled and Malia voice sounded fabulous and crystal clear with clear delineation from the other sound effects being utilised. The highs were smooth, non taxing and never harsh or to bright. 2. Departure Bay by Diana Krall from 'The Girl in the Other Room' Album: I use this track as my reference tester as I know it so well. Having seen Diana in Concert I know how this song should sound. The M20's captured the magic of Krall's delicate piano playing and reproduced the maturity in her voice as it should be. Crappy speakers tend to make Kralls voice sound immature and 'less emotional'. Imaging was quite good with the presentation of individual instruments and voices placed where they should be .The sound stage was impressive for a speaker at this price point giving me a real sense of spaciousness. This speaker won the 'What HiFi' Bookshelf of the Year in Oct 2016 and I can see why. The value for money is very good and it will blow away the usual mainstream speakers like sony, kenwood, panasonic etc.and so it should. The only thing I will say that may turn some people off is, to perform at their best they should be paired with a high quality amplifier capable of 200 watts per channel into 8 ohm.
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Dynaudio Emit M20 Speakers - Expect the worst build quality from Dynaudio
I bought a pair of Dynaudio Emit M20 speakers believing I was buying a quality product. But this was not so. When I unpacked my Dynaudio Emit M20 speakers, did the setup, and switched on, they did not sound right. In fact, the sound was not all that good at all. This did not overly concern me at the time as the speakers were new, and probably needed run-in time. I then decided to recheck the connections and overall condition. I was appalled at what I discovered when removing the speaker grilles. The bass units were not flush with the face of th...e cabinets on both speakers, and were sitting around 1-4mm proud, out of the cabinets and skew. The right speaker was far worse with the bass unit even protruding into the grille cut-out it was so bad. And they looked even more hideous without the grilles as it looked like the bass units were "floating". I could not believe that a brand new speaker model, that would undoubtedly be scrutinized by many Hi Fi reviewers in the coming months, could have passed their quality control. And my disbelief in that yet again, I am subjected to Dynaudio's poor build quality as this is the second time this has happened to me, albeit with another Dynaudio model. The Dynaudio Emit M20 speakers must be the worst example of poor workmanship I have ever encountered for any speaker, at any price. I took dozens of photographs and contacted the dealer, distributor and Dynaudio. A few days later I repacked the speakers and returned them to the dealer for a refund. Dynaudio did offer a replacement but I declined. Reasons being, my speakers were from a container load just received so I was not convinced mine was an isolated incident. Another upsetting aspect is that I had invested $400.00 on custom made stands for these speakers and no compensation was offered to me. Dynaudio are overpriced to start with and quality issues such as this, make for a very poor investment. So the only advice I can give to other prospective buyers is - Do not buy DYNAUDIO products, especially Dynaudio Emit M20 speakers.
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