Dynaudio has announced Music – a family of four intelligent wireless speakers.
Dynaudio Music provides one-touch simplicity. It adapts seamlessly (and automatically) to any room or position, and to surrounding noise levels – so music always sounds its best. It even gives personalised playlists featuring only the music its users love with Music Now. All at the touch of a button.
The accompanying free app for iOS and Android uses Dynaudio’s sophisticated Music Now algorithm to learn users’ musical tastes and play automatically generated playlists with one touch of a button on the speaker.
It means there’s no need to scroll through endless playlists, only to get bored trying to find something to listen to. This is just like turning on a radio – but the station is guaranteed to play music the listener wants to hear. (The added benefit? No irritating DJs.)
The speaker connects to popular music-streaming services including TIDAL and Spotify.
Each Music speaker has five presets. These can be filled with anything accessible from the app: smart Music Now playlists (from multiple user profiles), internet radio stations, TIDAL albums, artists, Spotify playlists and more. TIDAL content can be accessed straight from the app, while Spotify can be added to presets from the ‘Now Playing’ screen.
Built-in RoomAdapt technology senses where the speaker has been placed (in a corner, up against a rear wall or in free space) and optimises performance to always deliver the best sound possible. You’ll hear it most in the clean, accurate bass and midrange. Essential musical details will always be clear too, thanks to NoiseAdapt – even when the room is noisy, and the speaker volume is low. There’s no need to crank the volume to hear tunes properly when the conversation gets louder, and there’s no need to tweak the tone controls either.
It’s all based on Dynaudio’s expertise in DSP (digital signal processing), gained from researching and developing high-end active speakers, professional studio set-ups and cutting-edge in-car hi-fi systems.
There are four speakers in the family. All are active (each driver has a dedicated high-performance class-D amplifier specifically tuned to match it), and they all have slightly different features to help them fit different lifestyles and situations.
All the speakers use Dynaudio’s proprietary MSP cone material in their woofers and midrange drivers (the same material used across the company’s entire product family, right up to the range-topping Evidence Platinum series). Their soft-dome tweeters are based on Dynaudio’s high-end speakers. And it’s all been tuned by the same team who work on its money-no-object hi-fi speakers and no-compromise pro studio systems.
Music 1 (€499) is battery- and mains-powered. It has one 4in woofer and a 1in soft-dome tweeter. Total power is 80W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), and its battery lasts up to eight hours. Music 3 (€649) is battery- and mains-powered. It has one 5in woofer and two 1in soft-dome tweeters. Total power is 120W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), its battery lasts up to eight hours, and the unit comes with a remote control. Music 5 (€799) is mains-powered. It has one 5in woofer, two 3in midrange drivers and two 1in softdome tweeters. It delivers a total of 250W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier), and the unit comes with a remote control. Music 7 (€999) is mains-powered. It has two 5in woofers, two 3in midrange drivers and two 1in softdome tweeters. Total power is 300W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier), and the unit comes with a remote control.
All the speakers in the family can stream via Wi-Fi, Spotify Connect, aptX Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay, 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 analogue inputs. The Music 5 and Music 7 add digital optical inputs to the mix (both support signals up to 24-bit/96kHz), while the Music 7 also has an HDMI connector with Audio Return Channel to turn it into a soundbar.
Up to six speakers can be connected at a time and arranged into multiroom groups, or controlled individually from the Dynaudio app.
Traditional Dynaudio craftsmanship
Each model is available in Light Grey, Dark Grey, Red and Blue cloth finishes, custom-made by the acclaimed Danish textile house Gabriel, and is constructed from honest, high-quality materials – including a one-piece brushed aluminium surround on the Music 5 and Music 7. It’s a product built to last – both in terms of style and wear-and-tear. The front grille cloths on the Music 5 and Music 7 are interchangeable too, so you can change the look as you change your tastes. Both the Music 5 and Music 7 can be wall-mounted using a dedicated steel wall-bracket.
And that design? It’s typically Danish, typically high quality and typically innovative – as you’d expect from Dynaudio. Plus there’s some added inspiration from origami, traditional Chinese boat sails… and even stealth fighter jets.
At launch, all Music speakers will come with a free 90-day TIDAL trial, so users can get started straight away.
Visit the Dynaudio website.