anybody upgrade from Dynaudio Special 40 to Heritage Special?

just acquired the 40's, loving them!

wondering if the Heritage Specials will give me more of the same or is the sound profile so different that I may not like them?

thanks in advance





soundstage is enormous on the HS...if you find that lacking in your 40s, it could be worth the upgrade on this factor alone.

Note: I think the market may have softened a bit on the HS, meaning if you can find one it may not come at the same premium as it did 9-12 months ago.  

Just sold my HERITAGE and downgraded?, back to the special 40’s. The Heriatage were too much for my room. they sounded very forward to the point they were hard to listen to.I’m not saying they are bad speakers. They just did not work in my environment. Special 40’s work much better in my room and I can listen all day long. So, I would say if you like the sound of the 40’s and you are in a small space, I would not recommend the Heritage to upgrade.

I have heard both and own the confidence 20s...IMO the Heritage is a much more refined speaker and definitely worth the investment, a no brainer.

selling my HS, find em listed on Canuckaudiomart  if you want a pair that will cost you less than US used prices

different sound profile so fail on wanting a "better special 40"

the HS are amazing speakers

the 40's are better with non audiophile music, at least as far as energy and speed

i suspect audiophile types would prefer the HS 

at their price point, along side their fit and finish, 40's are a steal

neither are dynamic enough for me at higher volumes, compression, congestion, and massive fail on instrument separation

my pick if they were the same price point would be a toss up but at half price, definetley the 40s (actually used prices in my neck of the woods put the 40's closer to one third the price)

both have large sound stages with the HS projecting about as much as possible for a standmount, class leading

both bettered my last in home comparison of Harbeth 30.2XD and Super HL5plus XD




I just saw your ad pics from Canuck, it looks like a corner placement for one side and open to the other which makes it tough to get great sound and balanced imaging. I can't think of a speaker that wouldn't experience compression, congestion etc. at high volumes without serious room correction. Maybe a pro audio nearfield monitor is what you need. Or try open baffle which radiate less to the sides. Good luck with the sale.