Dynaudio has launched Dynaudio Music in North America, an intelligent and wireless all-in-one music system with multiroom capability that comes in four models, each that can stream music over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as other means; and work with the Dynaudio app.
Using the Music Now algorithm, the Dynaudio Music system automatically generates personalized playlists and makes them available via the touch of a button. Using intelligent digital signal processing (DSP), it senses speaker placement and noise within a room and optimizes performance to deliver better sound, says the company.
"Our new Dynaudio Music family makes it easy to enjoy the music you love anywhere in your home with uncompromising fidelity," says Dynaudio CEO Andrew Werdean. "Tuned by the same team that develops our money-is-no-object hi-fi speakers and pro studio systems, Dynaudio Music systems boast the quality, innovation, and modern Danish design that characterize our renowned hi-fi speaker portfolio."
Dynaudio Music comes in four models, each of which offers five presets that can be tied to any media accessible via the Dynaudio app, including smart Music Now playlists (from multiple user profiles), Internet radio stations, albums, artists, and more. The app can also access content from a user's network, or directly from the Tidal music streaming service.
Through the free app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, the Music Now algorithm learns the musical tastes of up to five users. Press a button on the speaker, and launch a custom playlist.
Built-in RoomAdapt technology senses where a speaker is placed, whether it's in a corner, up against a rear wall, or in an open space, for example, and optimizes performance, most notably with clean, accurate bass and midrange. Integrated NoiseAdapt technology allows the speaker to deliver music at the right volume and tone, even as the volume of conversation or other noise in the room changes.
All four speakers in the family are active, meaning each driver has a dedicated high-performance class-D amplifier specifically tuned to match it. In addition, all four models use Dynaudio's proprietary MSP cone material in their woofers and midrange drivers. The soft-dome tweeters likewise are based on Dynaudio's high-end speakers.
Different models are equipped with slightly different features to help them fit various lifestyles and situations. Music 1 is battery- and mains-powered. Its total power is 80W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), and its battery lasts up to eight hours. It has one 4-inch woofer and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter. MSRP is US$549.
Also battery- and mains-powered, Music 3 (US$699) offers total power is 120W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), and its battery lasts up to eight hours. It has one 5-inch woofer and two 1-inch soft-dome tweeters, and it comes with a remote control.
For US$849, there's Music 5, which is mains-powered and comes with a remote, and delivers a total of 250W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier), and it has one 5-inch woofer, two 3-inch midrange drivers and two 1-inch soft-dome tweeters.
At the top of the line is the Music 7 (US$1,099), which is mains-powered, and has total power of 300W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier). It comes equipped with two 5-inch woofers, two 3-inch midrange drivers and two 1-inch soft-dome tweeters, and includes a remote control.
All models can stream via Wi-Fi, aptX Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay (they're also AirPlay 2-ready) and can access DLNA devices on users' home networks. They all have USB inputs for iOS audio and charging iOS devices and can accept 3.5mm analog inputs. The Music 5 and Music 7 units add digital optical inputs to the mix (both support signals up to 24-bit/96kHz), with the Music 7 including an HDMI connector for Audio Return Channel, enabling the models to be employed as a soundbar. Up to six Dynaudio Music speakers can be connected at a time and either arranged into stereo pairs, multiroom groups or controlled individually from the Dynaudio app.
Each comes in light grey, dark grey, red, or blue cloth finishes, custom-made by the Danish textile house Gabriel, and constructed from high-quality materials, including a one-piece brushed aluminum surround on the Music 5 and Music 7. The front grill cloths on the Music 5 and Music 7 are interchangeable, so users can change the look of the speaker system as their tastes evolve. Both the Music 5 and Music 7 can be wall-mounted using an optionally available, dedicated steel wall-bracket.
Released in Europe earlier this year, the Dynaudio Music 1 has earned the European Product Design Award.