Dynaudio Announces Four New Products At High End Munich 2024

Posted on 4th May, 2024
Dynaudio Announces Four New Products At High End Munich 2024

Dynaudio will unveil four brand-new products at High End Munich 2024 and showcase developments in its immersive and automotive line-ups.

Dynaudio will introduce a new member of its Heritage Collection, a new active Confidence model and a super-Contour. The brand will also announce a 'Japandi' collaboration, immersive studio gear, and a unique car.

Dynaudio Contour Legacy High End Munich 2024

DYNAUDIO CONTOUR LEGACY

First up is the Heritage Collection's new member, Contour Legacy. The 2.5-way floorstanding speaker echoes the look of 2020's Heritage Special. It tips a nod to the original Contour speakers from the 1980s and 90s while packing Dynaudio's latest driver know-how, which means the company's top-level 28mm Esotar 3 soft-dome tweeter (including the Hexis resonance-defeating inner dome); tweaked and improved dual 18cm woofers derived from the classic Evidence range and a crossover “packed with select premium components”.

Dynaudio Contour Legacy High End Munich 2024

The Contour Legacy is hand-made at Dynaudio's headquarters in Skanderborg, Denmark, and finished in sustainable American Walnut. The production run is limited to 1000 pairs worldwide, and each pair comes with its own pair number for posterity.

ACTIVE CONFIDENCE

The Confidence 20A is an active version of Dynaudio's flagship Confidence 20 standmount speaker. All you have to do is plug in your pre-amp (or use a source with a volume control), and you're good to go.

Dynaudio Confidence 20A High End Munich 2024

Confidence 20A hides its Pascal amplifiers within its stand, with controls around the back. Analogue and digital connectivity is via XLR. Thanks to onboard DSP (Digital Signal Processing), you can configure room-boundary compensation filters, input sensitivity, tonal balance, and more. Finally, as Confidence 20A's tech has been taken directly from pro speakers, you can even turn sample-rate conversion off for that straight-through path or on for the best compatibility with digital sources.

CONTOUR 20 BLACK EDITION

Dynaudio's long-standing Contour family now includes the Contour 20 Black Edition, a “super-premium” version of the Contour 20i.

Dynaudio Contour 20 Black Edition High End Munich 2024

This sees a tweeter upgrade from the Esotar 2i to an Esotar 3. It also gets improved motor and spider designs, while the crossover has been given a full makeover. Everything from resistors and capacitors to internal cabling and even wire coils has been given a boost. It is available in a mirror-like Black High-Gloss finish, which nicely complements the black anodised baffle and the new black powder-coated tweeter front plate and mid/bass-driver basket.

DYNAUDIO x KARIMOKU THE BOOKSHELF

A new bookshelf speaker resulting from a joint project between Dynaudio, Keiji Ashizawa Design of Tokyo and Karimoku of Japan.

Dynaudio The Bookshelf High End Munich 2024

The speaker, simply dubbed The Bookshelf, “explores the aesthetic relationship Denmark has with Japan (you might know it as 'Japandi' design, from 'Japan' + 'Scandi'). Both countries share traditions in soft minimalism, respect for honest materials and care when it comes to hand-crafted pieces”.

The cabinet is made from Japanese oak that's been sourced sustainably from the beautiful Hokkaido prefecture in the north of the country. The wood is dried and prepared for between three and six months at Karimoku's facility near Nagoya before being carefully cut, constructed and finished at the company's factory in Gifu. The design is “tactile and organic”, with the optional stand making the whole ensemble “sit right at home in a high-end minimalist living room”.

Dynaudio The Bookshelf High End Munich 2024

Up-top, The Bookshelf has Dynaudio's top-tier Esotar 3 tweeter, and the mid/bass driver is the same as you'll see on the flagship Confidence 20 standmount speaker. While The Bookshelf isn't a limited-edition speaker, it will be rare and exclusive: Dynaudio and Karimoku expect only a small quantity to hit the shelves every year.

TOTAL IMMERSION IN MUNICH

Venture into the special pro-audio area of Dynaudio's room at the MOC for demonstrations of the Core 5 and Core Sub Compact, the newest members of the brand's Core professional studio range. Additionally, a 7.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos rig will be playing – and available on request for you to sit and listen to in all its full immersive glory. Dynaudio states that immersive audio is more important than ever in the professional world, with streaming services publishing ever-increasing amounts of content – both for multi-channel rigs and stereo set-ups. Studios, though, are only getting smaller. Core 5 and Core Sub Compact are made specifically for these hyper-focussed environments.

IN-CAR EVIDENCE

Dynaudio will showcase its Evidence sound system in the Yangwang U8 luxury electric off-roader. Its 22 speakers and advanced user interface promise to emphasise authenticity and sound. You can sit in the car and hear the system at Dynaudio's automotive area outside Foyer 3 at High End Munich.

All the new products will be on display at High End Munich 2024 in preview guise. They are set to launch for sale later in 2024, and we are told that pricing information can be sought at the show.

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