Dynaudio Emit M10
Hi-Fi shops need more speakers like they need the clap but these are really quite sensational.
Dynaudio are no strangers to high quality loudspeakers and the Emit series is no exception. With this new series Dynaudio have created an entry-level high-end series that incorporates the extraordinary level of Dynaudio technology and performance you are used to – but offer it at an attractive and affordable price range.
The models in the new Emit series are well suited for both the traditional hi-fi system, but also as a home theatre set-up. For either set-up, the series is characterized by a sonic cohesion that ensures a perfectly homogenous sound experience. This experience isn’t difficult to achieve either; the speakers are easy to drive and simple to place in your favorite room.
The M10 is the most compact model of the new Emit range and the perfect entry to the world of high-end audio.
The Dynaudio Emit M10 offers authentic Dynaudio technology and performance at a most attractive price point. It features a 28 mm diameter soft dome tweeter and a 14 cm diameter MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) mid/bass driver, mated to a 1st order crossover utilizing high-quality components throughout.
The M10 remains an incredibly easy to drive loudspeaker for virtually any amplifier, as it features a 6 ohm impedance. The expertly tuned bass-reflex cabinet ensures that a most impressive low frequency performance is achieved, especially for a speaker of such relatively modest proportions.
“There was a time when Dynaudio ruled these parts. It was unstoppable, armed with a great formula for lovely listening. That was years ago, however, and while the company has consistently put out fine works, we were accustomed to more.
Well, it looks like it is time for a comeback, because that’s what you get with the Dynaudio Emit M10: more.
You get a bit of everything here. Versatility, transparency, energy, precision, scale and volume: you name it and the Emit 10s deliver in spades”
As the entry into the world of true high-end sound quality and authentic Dynaudio performance, the Emit M10 is an ideal compact loudspeaker at a most appealing price point.
“We begin with the impressive transparency and bags of detail, which help to provide context into the performance’s environment.
In a hall, on a stage, in a studio, with or without air conditioning (in the case of The Sopranos soundtrack) – it is quite apparent what sort of setting and acoustics you’re listening to, with production techniques laid bare.
It’s a lively listen. The Emit M10s have a masterful grasp of rhythm, and what you get is more precise than anything offered by the B&W 685 S2s or Quad S-1s. Give them something challenging and they just lap it up.
Major Lazer’s Pon de Floor is a messy obstacle course littered with varying rhythms and dynamic shifts, and these Dynaudios breeze through it with agility and panache.
They’re versatile too, capable of slowing right down without missing a beat. We switch between Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Prince.
Whether you want mischief, melancholy or menace, the Emit 10s demonstrate an impressive ability to mould themselves for any occasion.
These speakers are not afraid to express themselves either. The detail and precision help with their enunciation, but you also get strong, free-flowing dynamics. If it’s a hard-hitting, passionate sound you’re after, then you’ve got it.
If you want volume, you’ve got that too. You don’t need it, however – the sense of energy is always there, even at lower volumes.
The Emit M10s are a compact design. At 29cm tall they are barely bigger than the Quad S-1s, and yet they have the scale, power and dynamics to rival the larger B&W 685 S2s.
It’s not just scale, but organisation too. Not only do all the instruments get plenty of space, they are also impeccably arranged in a way that gives the performance a sense of depth. And despite the wide and deep soundstage, everything works together in a cohesive unit.
All of this comes naturally, like a maths prodigy bashing out trigonometry: we’re not sure how Dynaudio has done it, but we are astonished by the ease with which spectacular results have been achieved.
Is there a catch to all of this? Not really. In terms of sheer scale we think the B&W 685 S2s still have the advantage, but that is of little concern when the Dynaudios are ahead in every other department.
It’s not just the sound, either. We really like the look and build quality of the Emit 10s, which make the B&Ws look a little cheaply made. They’re also easy to set up (just give them some space) and unfussy with partnering equipment.
We’re really struggling to say anything bad here.
It may have taken a few years, but it looks like Dynaudio is back in great shape.
Put it all together and you have some tremendously talented all-rounders, capable of giving out layered, intricate, versatile sound that we cannot believe only costs £500.
Whether you’re starting out in hi-fi looking to upgrade, the Dynaudio Emit M10s should be on your list”
Buy them here.