Dynaudio Special Forty and EMIT Loudspeakers
Dynaudio’s award-winning anniversary speaker, Special Forty, has been given a makeover with two stunning new finishes.
Black Vine is a striking contrast of dark veneer shot through with vivid orange.
Ebony Wave is a captivatingly sinuous take on the classic hardwood.
Both veneers are hand-made to Dynaudio’s specifications, ensuring total consistency between pairs of speakers.
The level of finish possible is simply astonishing – they look as smooth as glass, and as lustrous as a piece of luxury antique furniture.
Special Forty Black Vine
Cutting-edge acoustic technology in a classic Dynaudio design.
The Special Forty anniversary speaker draws on 40 years of cutting-edge research and up to date with Dynaudio’s most celebrated techniques and technologies.
The Special Forty is classic Dynaudio: all the craftsmanship, attention to detail.
Classic first-order crossover designs, incorporating unique Phase Alignment and Impedance Alignment technologies expertly handles the input signal between the woofer and the tweeter.
Specially selected components for impedance optimisation giving both drivers extended frequency ranges for even better integration.
Special Forty Ebony Wave
Proprietary MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) material for the main driver delivers precisely the right combination of rigidity, damping and stability for the most faithful sound reproduction.
Rear Port aero-coupled pressure-release system releases unwanted pressure reducing resonance for even greater detail.
Exemplary Bass Control provides symmetrical excursion, a reduction in second harmonics, and an even and more accurate, authentic sound.
2020 finish update
Dynaudio’s award-winning anniversary speaker, Special Forty, has been given a makeover with two stunning new finishes. Black Vine is a striking contrast of dark veneer shot through with vivid orange, while Ebony Wave is a captivatingly sinuous take on the classic hardwood.
Both veneers are man-made to Dynaudio’s specifications, ensuring total consistency between pairs of speakers.
The level of finish is simply astonishing, looking as smooth as glass, and as lustrous as a piece of luxury antique furniture, as you might expect from a nation of design fanatics.
SPECIAL FORTY SPECIFICATIONS:
Sensitivity: 86dB (2.83V / 1m)
IEC power handling: 200W
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Frequency response (±3dB): 41Hz – 23kHz
Box principle: Bass-reflex rear ported
Crossover frequency: 2000Hz
Crossover typology: 1st order
Woofer: 17cm MSP cone
Tweeter: 28mm Esotar Forty
Weight: 8.1kg / 17.9lb
Dimensions (WxHxD): 198 x 360 x 307mm / 7.8 x 14.2 x 12.1in
Dimensions with feet/grille (WxHxD): 198 x 360 x 322mm / 7.8 x 14.2 x 12.7in
Finishes/grilles: Black Vine / Ebony Wave
Special Forty is a standmount loudspeaker for optimum performance:
Special Forty Loudspeaker Price per pair : £2,699:00 including VAT
Special Forty Loudspeaker Stand per pair: £475:00 including VAT
All the loudspeakers in the Emit family were measured in the vast Jupiter testing facility at Dynaudio Labs. It’s a huge 13 x 13 x 13m room in the heart of our R&D building, in the middle of which lurks a vast 6m robotic measuring array. It’s bristling with 31 microphones that measure the speakers’ impulse response, allowing our team of engineers to optimise their performance in near real-time. You can find out more about Jupiter here.
The clean, unfussy cabinets are available in three custom laminate finishes (Black, White and Walnut), designed to complement any set-up (including if you want them to be unobtrusive in a multichannel system). All speakers in the series come with black magnetic grilles.
Emit is hi-fi, distilled. Plug in a pair and you’ll experience the very essence of your collection, whether that’s a stock of CDs, streaming playlists or a library of your favourite films. Astonishing consistency between speakers in the family means that wild panning effects stay locked-in, and stereo systems sing in total harmony.
There’s no better way to start your audiophile journey.
Emit 10 is a compact two-way standmount speaker that uses technology derived from Dynaudio's ultra-high-end Confidence, Contour i and Evoke series. It’s the ideal model for smaller rooms and satellite channels in a home cinema system.
Designed and engineered at Dynaudio Labs in Denmark, Emit 10 has been developed and tuned by the same minds behind Dynaudio's award-winning high-end families – right down to the smallest detail.
Inside, you’ll find a 14cm MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) mid-bass unit. It provides exactly the right combination of lightness, stiffness and damping for super-fine control without loss of power – essential when a driver is reproducing both low-bass and crucial midrange frequencies.
Emit 20 is a high-performance standmount speaker derived from Dynaudio's Evoke, Contour i and Confidence series. It gives a stellar combination of detail and punch for small to medium-sized rooms.
A premium audiophile speaker that astonishes at the price. It might be an ‘entry-level’ model, but Emit 20 is still crammed with technology that you’ll find in our other families, right up to the flagship Confidence range and our Core professional reference monitors. Make no mistake: you’ll experience performance you simply wouldn’t expect at this level or price.
Emit 30 is perfect for larger stereo systems or compact multi-channel home cinema set-ups in medium to large rooms.
If you’re looking for a little more power from your system, you’ve found it. Emit 30 is a compact two-and-a-half-way speaker designed to impress whether it’s used as a stand-alone stereo pair or as part of a 5.1-channel (or more) home cinema.
Like its little brother, Emit 10, it uses 14cm MSP woofers similar to those used in the Evoke series – this time doubled-up in each speaker for more low-frequency muscle, plus midrange clarity and punch. MSP stands for Magnesium Silicate Polymer. It’s a material we developed in-house for our woofer cones, and have used for decades – including on our most-lauded high-end models. MSP provides precisely the right combination of lightness, stiffness and damping (one we’ve tuned and honed over the years) to deliver control and outright power exactly where it’s needed.
Whether you want to build a powerful stereo system, or really give your multi-channel films and music Blu-rays a boost in a medium to large room, Emit 50 has you covered.
A pair of big floor-standing speakers makes a statement. With Emit 50, you can make that statement without giving your bank manager a heart attack. Its audiophile-grade technology and tuning deliver room-filling hi-fi performance at a price-level open even to those taking their first steps into high-end sound.
Emit 50 delivers a level of power and finesse that, honestly, you could pay double the price for elsewhere. But why would you? Its twin 18cm woofers, 15cm midrange driver and 28mm soft-dome Cerotar tweeter are each dedicated to producing the clearest possible performance – at true cinema-level volume.