Dyns represent relaxed sound ,free listening fatigue ,more bass weight ,more slam,more punch
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If the Focus 260 is within your reach you may want to consider a demo. I had the original C1's and I thought it would be my last speaker. Well, until I heard the C1 MKII/Signature. With the originals the more you turned them up the better they sounded. The MKII's on the other hand sound fantastic at lower levels. Yeah I popped for the Signatures (love the mocha finish). As I understand the changes in the Confidence MKII and the new Focus are about the same. Upgraded internal wiring and an improved crossover. I've read the new Focus line is extremely close to the Contour line in sound (which does not make current Contour owners very happy).
It would be very interesting to compare the 220 to the 260 side by side at all listening levels.
I know I didn't mentioned it but my vote is for the Dyn's. ;)
Despite that I think in most cases speakers from the same manufacturer share similar sound ,usually called "house sound",because they using the same materials drivers,caps ,wire ,etc....For that reason some people state what we already noticed.Going up in lines, usually quality of sound increases,which means you get better resolution,better definition of soundstage etc..
I own both the Excite X32 and the new Focus 260. The Dynaudio speakers seem to just do everything right. I started with the X32's as they are wonderful for their size, but recently decided to take the plunge with the new 260's. As good as the X32's are, the 260's are a huge step up. I have to admit I haven't heard the 220ll, but my dealer said they are not a great speaker....probably not as good as the X32's even.
I had the Dynaudio Contours with a Mcintosh amp. I loved the midrange, it was to die for. The bass was excellent. I sold that system a few years ago and recently purchased B&W PM1's. What sold me almost instantly was the open and airy sound that B&W did so much better. The sound seemed to surround me. Classical music also is much better, in my opinion.
In my limited experience, I gave up great midrange for an airy open, enveloping sound. The Dyn's were more natural and smoother with most music, but less engaging with rock and classical. With jazz and rap, they had a great presense. The Dyn's seemed more musical, but could not rock like the B&W's can. If I was buying for rock and roll or classical music then I would go with B&W's. If I was buying for jazz, reggae, or vocals, then it's the Dyn's.
Everyones opinion is valid (unless they make a blanket statment that one is just "better") and your opinion is the most important. Others may see things very differently than i do. I think you should have both speakers :^)