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 Post subject: Re: Dynaudio
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:07 pm 
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Thanks James for your report. Sounds very promising. I will have a pair of S40 later this month and will be able to compare them to my C1´s Sig. Will report here.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:19 pm 
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I am going off memory but the C1's I had here in March were better in every way (surprise, surprise) but the sound is awfully similar with the 40's being a bit scaled down. Are you going to be using them in a different setup?

I'd like to get feedback from someone on the Forty vs. Contour 20.


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James_W wrote:
You could have saved me a first negative feedback :lol:

Have you listened to the KEF R300? I heard them on entry level Cambridge gear and I thought they were very accomplished for the price point. I'd like to hear them on a better setup. If ever you pass through the interior feel free to drop me a line and you can hear the Special Forty and Tyler Acoustic speakers coming later this week.


Yeah, I wasn't gonna say anything here about the negative feedback, but that definitely sucks!

Their 'R' series speakers are indeed a great value - good enough for any sane person. If the 40s are more balanced and neutral (to the point of being almost boring for some people), they may actually be right up my alley. I've had to downgrade from an Ayre setup to a Schiit Saga and Vidar. It's fantastic stuff for the money, but I plan to get an Ayre KX-R and VX-R eventually. Anyhoo, so is your current favourite standmount the SCM19 then?

And thanks for the audition offer! Next time I'm passing through there, I might take you up on that.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:55 am 
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James_W wrote:
Have you listened to the KEF R300? I heard them on entry level Cambridge gear and I thought they were very accomplished for the price point. I'd like to hear them on a better setup. If ever you pass through the interior feel free to drop me a line and you can hear the Special Forty and Tyler Acoustic speakers coming later this week.

Had a listen to the KEF R300's with my gear while auditioning several possible replacements for the speakers I had at the time. I found them to be a lovely sounding speaker until I asked for higher volumes. At that point I was reminded of the old fingernails on a chalkboard comment. Everybody in the room felt the same. I have to admit that it was disappointing as up to that point I thought I'd found one of those " giant killer " bargains.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:16 am 
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Anyhoo, so is your current favourite standmount the SCM19 then?

Neat Momentum SX3i isobaric followed by Audio Note AN-J/Lx Hemp would be my favorites of the bunch.

For the combo of looks + sound the 40's are at the top (my wife loves the finish and classic design) They are really great multimedia speakers, which is good for someone looking for an all in one solution. I'm not sure there would be a clear winner between the SCM 19 and Special Forty when it comes to sound quality. It would come down to listening preference.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Just adding this to the thread for size comparison between ELAC Uni-Fi UB5, Dynaudio Special Forty and Neat Momentum SX3i.


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Wow the Neat is actually quite large...

Using your Pass, which one had the best synergy?


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Wow the Neat is actually quite large...

Using your Pass, which one had the best synergy?

The Neats create beautiful music paired with Pass Labs. Very airy and rich sound.


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