Kurt Lassen writes: "New speakers and new Dynaudio Software 3.0 for the fabulous XD series. Danish Dynaudio don´t rest on their laurels. Two years ago they showed the world what can be done in an active speaker design with the Dynaudio Focus 200, 400 and 600 XD."
Now they come with the new refined series called the Focus 20, 30 and 60 XD - and even more so some new software that optimizes the ”old” speakers!
The Dyn guys have tried to keep the signal as clean as possible from the (digital) input right to the drivers.
Dynaudio says: "we managed to extract more volume from the drivers without distortion or compression. And because there’s less processing happening there, we’ve been able to use more in the EQ for even better speaker-position compensation. We’ve also included tech from our LYD pro-studio monitors that lets you tweak overall brightness with a switch on the back.”
Another great thing is, that you can actually update your 2016 version of your precious 200, 400, or 600 XD to the newest possible state of software.
Roland Hoffmann, Senior Manager, Dynaudio Academy, says: “This is an awesome new tuning – a clear improvement that you’ll hear instantly. The bass is much better defined and more transparent without being lean; treble is smoother without being darker; and there’s a more effortless, airy sound overall. It’s simply on another level.”
While writing I am updating the “old” Focus 200XD speakers without a glitch. I hereafter hear a better high end definition of small cymbals, voices and strings, a faster bass response and an even more joyful listening experience. And it´s free from the dynaudio.com site, so just do it, download and install. This is GOOD!
Dynaudio Focus XD 3.0 Release Notes
This release includes major updates to the functionality of the Focus XD speakers, and includes all features included in the 2017 models:
Focus 200 XD will be updated to be equivalent to Focus 20 XD
Focus 400 XD will be updated to be equivalent to Focus 30 XD
Focus 600 XD will be updated to be equivalent to Focus 60 XD
This release includes these improvements:
Improved audio performance:
Optimized signal flow, crossovers, EQ filters and limiters
Improved speaker position optimization
Improved treble adjustment filter
Added feature: Disable Autosense. Hold “Direct In” button for 5 seconds to disable or enable autosense. Speaker blinks once for “Autosense On”, twice for “Autosense Off”.
Bugfix: Night Mode (Display Off) is now remembered after standby/power off
Bugfix: Fixed Volume setting (Hold Mute button to set the speaker to a fixed, high volume) is now remembered after standby/power off