Dynaudio launch FOUR NEW Speakers ahead of the upcoming Munich High 2024

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Not one but FOUR New speakers from Dynaudio

Dynaudio are launching four new and completely different new speakers ahead of the Munich High End show 2024

Heritage gets BIGGER

There is a new speaker being added to the Dynaudio Heritage Collection. Contour Legacy is a 2.5 way floor-standing speaker that echoes the look of the Hertiage Special released in 2020.  It uses Dynaudio’s top-level 28mm Esotar 3 soft-dome tweeter (including the Hexis resonance-defeating inner dome); dual 18cm woofers derived from the classic Evidence range (then tweaked and souped-up to an even more amazing level); plus crossover said to be packed with select premium components

Contour Legacy is hand-made at Dynaudio’s headquarters in Skanderborg, Denmark, I visited them in the past and created a video here. It’s finished in sustainable American Walnut, with each veneer carefully chosen and matched for every individual speaker. This is a limited edition speaker, limited to 1000 pairs worldwide;  with each pair being numbered for posterity.

Going Active

The next new speaker is the Confidence 20A, an active version of Dynaudio’s flagship Confidence 20 standmount speaker.  The benefits of active speakers for the owner is they become a just add a preamp and source system.

The Confidence 20A is designed to be discreet , the amplifier is hidden inside the stand, with the settings-controls being placed on the back. Analogue and digital connectivity is via XLR. The speakers’ amplifiers are provided by Pascal, which also makes the amps in Dynaudio’s Core professional reference speakers – giving Confidence 20A a solid line right back to the source in the studio. On the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) side, listeners can configure room-boundary compensation filters, input sensitivity, tonal balance and more.  There is no mention of the inclusion of Dirac Live but I can hope this feature is added at a later date if not right away.

Back to Black

Dynaudio’s long-standing Contour speaker range sees a new addition in the Contour 20 Black Edition, intended to be a super-premium version of the Contour 20i.
Its tweeter has been upgraded from the Esotar 3, also found in the company’s Heritage Collection and flagship Confidence range. It has improved motor and spider designs, and its crossover has been upgraded also, everything from the resistors and capacitors to internal cabling and even wire coils has been improved.

Contour 20 Black Edition will be 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.

Cross-continental collaboration

Lastly new is The Bookshelf , a joint project between Dynaudio, Keiji Ashizawa Design of Tokyo and Karimoku of Japan. The collaboration 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.

Up-top, The Bookshelf has Dynaudio’s best Esotar 3 tweeter, and the mid/bass driver is from the flagship Confidence 20 standmount speaker. Dynaudio are using what they say is a traditionally simple Dynaudio crossover.

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.

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Price and availability

In typical Munich show fashion we have new product launches but I do not have full details until after the show so I am unsure of the prices but availability of the four speakers is said to be later in 2024