The best speaker range Dynaudio has ever produced.
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Dynaudio Confidence is the best speaker range Dynaudio has ever produced, and it’s packed with science specifically developed to honour art. Original drivers, including the mighty Esotar3 tweeter, combine with a precision composite baffle, innovative cabinet design and optimised crossover to create the most advanced passive speaker. Intensive analysis in the Jupiter measuring facility has resulted in the next-generation of Dynaudio’s DDC sound-beaming technology including the DDC Lens waveguide system.
The Esotar3 tweeter in the DDC Lens works in tandem with the NeoTec woofers, the radical Horizon midrange driver surround and the innovative Compex baffle to ensure music goes exactly where you want it: your ears. The updated Confidence range features a raft of improved technologies. The Esotar3 is the pinnacle of Dynaudio soft-dome tweeter design. It incorporates and improves on Esotar Forty anniversary-edition tweeter. The Esotar3’s rear chamber is much larger to reduce resonance, damping has been further optimised, and there’s a super-strong neodymium magnet on board for greater sensitivity and control.
A lower resonant frequency means a shallower frequency overlap between the tweeter and the midrange driver, which you’ll hear as better integration between treble and mids – or, to put it in musical terms – whatever you’re listening to won’t sound as if it’s been divided into distinct ‘double-bass’, ‘trumpet’, ‘triangle’ areas. You get the whole picture; it’s like listening in enhanced colour. The tweeter that doesn’t need heat-dissipating ferrofluid which has been used in every Esotar tweeter up to now.
In the Esotar 3, the combination of the more powerful magnet and the presence of the DDC Lens means a higher tweeter sensitivity. More sensitivity means the tweeter can react with a lower input voltage. And that means it doesn’t get hot as fast o it can play louder, just as clearly, for longer. There’s also a special component inside: the Hexis. This is a small inner dome that replaces the Esotar2’s felt ring for even greater control over resonances, while also smoothing out the high frequency response. ■
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