The Special Forty is classic Dynaudio: a simple pair of passive hi-fi speakers with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and superlative sound you’d expect, packaged up in a traditional form.
But that’s where the familiar ends. These speakers were crafted as a 40th anniversary statement piece, from the stunning high gloss birch finish through to the new driver technologies that make this one of the finest stand-mount speakers there is.
We have two pairs (one Red Birch, one Grey Birch) of the Special Forty, brand new stock but with the slightest of blemishes that mean that Dynaudio didn’t want to risk being seen as less than 100% perfect. You would need a magnifying glass to pick up on a very slight imperfection in the high gloss lacquer – and it’s the sort of thing most other manufacturers would ignore.
Because of this, the price has been reduced from $4,699 to just $2,899. Be quick though as there’s just one pair in each colour.
The new Esotar Forty tweeter maximises airflow for even more refinement, while its low resonant frequency smooths the transition to the woofer
Dynaudio’s 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.