Dynaudio Special 40 in the house
I just bought a used mint pair of Dynaudio Special 40 to try. I could not resist as I got a good price, and always wanted to try a pair of these.
Fun little monitors. That 28 mm soft dome tweeter ( Esotar) is impressive. Smooth and resolute. ( it plays down to 1000 hz, strong neodymium magnet behind a 28 mm dome) I can say it is one on the best soft domes outhere, along with the Scanspeak ring dome one used on Wilson speakers.
Magico , B&W , beryllium and diamond tweets are probably a bit better. But still, very impressive how engineers have come to make such good sounding soft domes tweets these days.
Generally, the 40s pros:
- Smooth, resolution, good rythm, good dispersion, superb finish and lacker.
- Sometimes a bit laidback and more bite would be appreciated. Not the last word in bass extension, and articulation...Cabinet can resonate a bit sometimes.