Dynaudio Special 40

Dynaudio Special 40

Celebrating 40 years of existence, Dynaudio have done what they’ve done at at key moments in the past and thrown all their latest tech into a ‘celebration’ product. The Special 40 is, as the name suggests, genuinely special.

It’s available in two colours, red or grey and this is a stain applied to end grain birch plywood under a thick lacquer. We think that it looks rather good in the flesh and we have a red pair on demonstration.

Sound quality was a real surprise. All the more so because we were impressed with them when we thought they cost around £4000. Turns out that they are £2500, so I guess this makes them a bargain!

Dynaudio’s Stand 6 seems to be a good match.

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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: 2-way
Crossover frequency: 2000Hz

Specification sheet for Special Forty part 1

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: Grey Birch/Black, Red Birch/Black

 

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