We still surprise ourselves. Some people might be content to sit back and be complacent about their successes after 40 years of constant innovation. We aren’t. In fact, we only get hungrier for new techniques and technologies. That’s why we developed the Special Forty: we wanted to revisit those innovations and see what we’d do differently this time. What you won’t find here is anything revolutionary. Instead, you’ll discover a look at our past – along with some special sneak-previews of the future.
Dynaudio is a Danish loudspeaker maker, founded in 1977. Dynaudio builds speakers using only their own drivers. Dynaudio has a subsidiary called Dynaudio Acoustics that focuses on professional studio monitor loudspeakers. Dynaudio speakers are installed in more than ten thousand recording studios worldwide and have been chosen as reference monitors by BBC Radio & Music. Dynaudio has been the OEM audio supplier to Swedish automaker Volvo Cars Corporation and is today the supplier for German automaker Volkswagen. Volkswagen vehicles followed Volvo by employing Dynaudio as its OEM speaker maker, but not all Volkswagen models come equipped with Dynaudio Sound Systems.
Dynaudio is the leading producer of hand-crafted high-end loudspeakers created by impassioned music lovers for your living room, the professional studio and for your car. Sound is our number one priority We have no needs for superfluous design or trendy symbols to beautify our speakers. Our mission is to create the best sound possible. This means to reproduce music and sound as close as possible to the natural experience. We always strive to be authentic We want the sound of our loudspeakers to be as effortless and natural as the musical instrument would be playing in your room.
The new Esotar Forty tweeter maximises airflow for even more refinement, while its low resonant frequency smooths the transition to the woofer
Our best 17cm woofer yet. It's based on what you'll find in the Confidence and Evidence ranges, and uses a sophisticated hybrid magnet system for lower distortion and higher power.
Phase Alignment and Impedance Alignment technologies keep this classic Dynaudio crossover topology firmly on top of its game.
The Special Forty's exclusive Grey Birch High Gloss and Red Birch High Gloss finishes are as striking as they are beautiful – and are unique to each speaker.
The Esotar Forty tweeter
This DSR precision-coated 28mm soft-dome tweeter is unique to the Special Forty.
Our best 17cm woofer yet
The ultimate incarnation of our legendary 17W75 MSP woofer, with an AirFlow Basket and hybrid magnet system.
Classic Dynaudio crossover
This is a variant of the first-order crossover used in our other classic two-way speakers – and its performance borders on the mesmerising.
Striking Grey Birch or vivid Red Birch? Either way, your eyes are in for a treat.
Aluminium terminal plate
Five-way binding posts and the 40th anniversary logo: we care for the bits you don't see too much, too.
Made in Denmark
Designed and engineered in Dynaudio Labs, and built across the road in our factory… all in Skanderborg.
Sensitivity: 86dB (2.83V / 1m)
IEC power handling: 200W
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Frequency response (±3dB): 41Hz – 23kHz
Box principle: Bass-reflex rear ported
Crossover frequency: 2000Hz
Crossover typology: 1st order
Woofer: 17cm MSP cone
Tweeter: 28mm Esotar Forty
Weight: 8.1kg / 17.9lb
Dimensions (WxHxD): 198 x 360 x 307mm / 7.8 x 14.2 x 12.1in
Dimensions with feet/grille (WxHxD): 198 x 360 x 322mm / 7.8 x 14.2 x 12.7in
Finishes/grilles: Grey Birch/Black, Red Birch/Black