Dynaudio Excite flagship X38
The Dynaudio Excite flagship model X38 utilizes two 18cm diameter woofers featuring characteristic Dynaudio driver technologies, including lightweight but rigid MSP cone membranes, 75mm diameter aluminium voice coils with powerful magnet, and high-strength die-cast aluminium frames. That's how the X38 achieves its strong bass, excellent dynamics and control. The midrange driver also utilizes MSP, while the tweeter's coated fabric dome guarantees the fine resolution and high frequency details.
Its meticulously selected crossover components and optimized dispersion characteristics delivers a dynamic presentation of the recording. For some of you technically inclined, here are some basic specifications: sensitivity is 88 dB, IEC power handling >250 W, impedance 4 Ohms, and frequency response 34 Hz – 23 kHz (± 3 dB). The extensively braced cabinet is available in a choice of fine natural wood veneer or satin lacquer finishes, while the removable cloth grille is secured via concealed magnets.
A notable feature is the integrated feet: depending on the flooring surface, the X38 can stand on four resonance-absorbing rubber feet or four height-adjustable spikes.
In terms of sound picture, the X34 is equally satisfying in any music genre. There are no frequency failures and there's no backing on dynamics or artificial amplifications of the sound in an effort to achieve well-defined stage picture. Speaking about about tonal balance, the X34 is neutral but still with very engaging sound. That also means that vocals are well-balanced, sometimes you have a feeling the singer is in your room, and with those description it's obvious that you should bring some good, old-style jazz to the X34.
The Dynaudio Excite X38 produces transparent and neutral sound with a lot of detail. The bass reaches deep down and is well defined for the price range, the mids get exceptionally uncolored and transparent, and the treble is free of artificial additions and can deliver an outstanding fine dynamics. Thanks to all characteristics, Dynaudio Excite X38 should live fine and well even with not so superior amplifiers but of course you should try models you are familiar with and know their sound well. ■