New materials, techniques and the application of new acoustic theories means ‘great’ just got greater
They stand 1.73m tall. They have two 28m Esotar2 tweeters with our own precision coating. They use two 15cm midrange drivers and two 20cm woofers – all made from our very own Magnesium Silicate Polymer material. And their ultra-lightweight aluminium voice-coils accompany non-magnetic Kapton formers, high-quality internal wiring and a sophisticated first-order crossover.
The C4s produce utterly captivating sound – from incredibly deep, controlled bass to clear, smooth, detailed highs.
What’s Dynaudio Directivity Control?
Much like motor-racing technology ends up in your family car, we’ve taken the expertise we’ve gained from decades of building professional monitors for major recording studios and applied it to home audio.
It’s all about compensating for floors and ceilings – which reflect the sound coming from your loudspeakers and introduce distortions and time delays. It’s those effects that colour the sound you hear – and while a splash of colour is lovely on the wall, you don’t want it in your music.
We utilised Dynaudio Directivity Control (DDC) in the Confidence Platinum C4 and C2 to minimise those unwanted distortions. The vertical symmetrical driver array and sophisticated crossover are designed to reduce the energy dispersed to floors and ceilings by up to 75%. That means more of it comes directly to you in your seat, and makes the speakers far less dependent on the room they’re in.
It isn’t just a driver arrangement, though: every part of the signal chain is optimised for the technology. Each tweeter complements each woofer in frequency response and phase relationship. Each crossover component is precisely selected for the job. And on the floorstanding speakers in the Confidence Platinum range, we make sure each set of drivers and crossover parts is precisely matched to the other – so they work in tandem.
|Sensitivity:||88dB (2,83V / 1m)|
|IEC Power Handling:||400W|
|Frequency Response (±3dB):||27Hz – 25kHz|
|Box Principle:||Bass Reflex Rear Ported|
|Crossover:||3 (4) way|
|Crossover Frequencies:||730, 2200, (8000)Hz|
|Crossover Topology:||1st order|
|Woofer:||2 x 20cm MSP|
|Midrange:||2 x 15cm MSP|
|Tweeter:||2 x 28mm Esotar²|
|Weight:||55kg / 121lb|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||250 x 1732 x 445mm|
|9.8 x 68.2 x 17.5in|
|Dimensions with feet/grill (W x H x D):||420 x 1732 x 475mm|
|16.5 x 68.2 x 18.7in|
There are rooms that are too small for the Dynaudio Confidence C4 speakers, but if you have space to give them at least two feet from the back wall and are patient in the setup, you will be enthralled with its wide yet well-defined soundstage, its monitor-like transparency, sweet top-end without grain, and superior, deep, controlled bass. The combination of these factors results in enviable musicality that any audiophile will appreciate.
It’s hard to imagine that this is not the top-of-the-line Dynaudio offering. Perhaps I can check out the Evidence Temptation or Master, or even the new Consequence Ultimate edition… READ MORE