Originally Posted by DeusEx
Warp, have you heard any Dynaudio passives? I'm considering Dynaudio for my future desktop upgrade, from my Energy RC-10s (not that they aren't perfectly serving me well right now...
), but I've only heard the lower-line Focus series (yes, 2K is considered low-end for Dyn, other thread viewers) and they had a warmer, more colored sound that I found fairly delectable, but ultimately not as true to the music as the Energy RC-10...
Oh yes, I've heard them, and I like 'em, a lot.
Interesting you found they aren't true to the music, because I found the opposite. I can hear a lot more inner detail in the music (you know, the cliche I heard things I didn't hear before). What I like about the Focus series is that they are always detailed, never veiled but yet smooth enough to allow me to listen all day. Even their Excite line and previously their Audience is really good IMO, with just a tad less refinement overall.
In comparison to the RC10, I definitely find the Dynaudios present a far deeper, more 3D soundstage, whereas the Energy (any of the RC series) seems fairly flat/collapsed in comparison, especially the larger models which are all over the place in terms of soundstage (not sure why this is but I was actually quite disappointed)
The passives are more advanced in terms of the drivers from Dynaudio. Dynaudio doesn't revision their active models as often because professionals would probably get upset if they kept changing the sound quality. Pros value consistency in sound more than having the latest/greatest tech.