So for bass notes in the roll-off region of the smaller speaker these should sound (correctly) louder, and also so if the increased frequency ranges excites room modes that weren't by the smaller speaker then this will potentially introduce a distracting problem. Vairāk similāru audiogrāmatu: Review! – Conversely, bass limitation noticeable due to excellent presence slightly higher up. I am open to buying used gear as well. Such a configuration means that each driver – tweeter, midrange and bass – can be optimised to work in its specific frequency band and tuned with less compromise than a two-way alternative would demand. Thought I’d share my thoughts on the Kef R3’s that I have demoed at home today, providing some comparisons to the other top-contender at the moment, the Dynaudio Special 40s. I could happily live with either speaker. The Evoke 20 is the larger stand-mount model in Dynaudio's new Evoke speaker family. Their imaging and soundstaging is incredible; a real step up from the Special 40s – elements just float in front of you, in easily defined space. Paste as plain text instead, × Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Ill have a nose at the review on the Kef site - I did see it advertised, but didnt want to pay for the magazine. Upload or insert images from URL. Mutzgoatz, July 10, 2019 in 2 Channel. The R3, due to its layout, measures better than its big brothers. They al… Perhaps that comes down to the driver design and the way sounds are dispersed and washed so widely and spaciously over the room. DYNAUDIO EVOKE 20 standmount speakers + Clean, smooth sound without being overly dry nor analytical; good midrange presence with room-shaking bass. Woah, they’re big. Display as a link instead, × So why the window poppping out with two? So why the window poppping out with two? Kef R3 VS Buchardt S400 Speaker Comparison - Which is better? Show more. Dynaudios are used in studios from their entry level, which is a range or two up from B&W's (i.e. Lab Comment: Dynaudio Evoke 10 The frequency response is very balanced on axis. On the subject of integration, there is no perceptible crossover between mid and treble at all, as can be expected with the driver design. Thankfully, the bass doesn’t overrule the rest of the frequency spectrum, as it’s nicely integrated and only shows its face when present in the recording, i.e. Sound: 9/10 Value: 9/10. Dynaudio fans (evoke) Posted by: benjy on 07 January 2019 . Dynaudio's Evoke 20 is a full-size stand-mounted speaker designed to excel in almost any size space. On the other hand if someone is already using a standmount capable of exciting the lowest room mode then they only really have things to gain from going to speakers with greater bass extension. Beyond praising the sound staging, reviewer Matthias Böde calls Evoke 10 a "new highlight in Dynaudio's continuously strong history of compact speakers". Our primary goal is insightful discussion of equipment, sources, music, and audio concepts. Dynaudio has a long established history in recording studios and is one of the better known brands to be used in studios, along with ATC and PMC. Just making the point that it's not obvious that larger speakers are always 'too much' in a smaller room. There are also spacial dimensions that can 'over speaker' a room visually, the same way as putting 20" rims on a car designed for 16's can 'over whee'  a car. IT may arguably be easier to build a cost-no-object speaker than a mid-range model. My Dynaudio Contour 3.3's take on ANY speakers in their price range with no trouble. Pathos are known for their floaty, natural house sound...The Inpol 2 Remix was my favourite out of them all, Class A hybrid design. Bigger cabinet, more drivers, more ports, does that not equate to more energy, more air being moved? Definitely averse to brightness. $1,999.98. I don't get it. As I said, what you would expect is greater bass extension though. A bigger stand-mount monitor, with bigger sound. I think we need to get the Q Acoustic Concept 300's into the mix  oh and these Zingali's, The R3s are a three-way design, with a dedicated bass driver. Just saw an ad earlier today and checked Dynaudio's web-site. It will arrive in other markets in April. Classic Dynaudio heritage… with a twist Each speaker’s single 14cm long-throw mid/bass driver is made from MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer), just like all Dynaudio speakers have used for decades. And a bit less demanding of an amp too. Much the same level as the Special 40s. That is definitely tried and tested as I popped out my rear screen with two 15" subs once, but one, didn't do anything. Mid-range is smooth, slightly forward and uber detailed. an extra driver, an extra port at the back, does that not increase bass?. The trade-off tends to be the greater cost and complicity of trying to combine three drive units to work as a cohesive whole. Man the R5's thundered compared to the R3 in the dealer. "On the contrary, Evoke 10 is sonorous, even slightly full-bodied, but superbly transparent." I noted in another post, that I could not stand the LS50s when demoing them a few years ago alongside the R100s, for their lifted upper midrange/lower treble – not everyone will agree with that, but it’s definitely something I picked up on. Kef have now released the successor to the R300 - the R3, which apparently offers trickle down design from their Reference series, and features similar dual concentric design to the LS50 with a bass driver too. If you go from one driver to two then each driver moves less to achieve the same output. The new Evoke family will be on-sale in Europe in February 2019. Woah, they’re big. Nicely finished in the piano black, so that goes some way to make up for it. "Concise and with body, no trace of the presence emphasis many compact speakers struggle with." Why? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Why? Press J to jump to the feed. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. A new line of speakers is coming in February called "evoke". One would expect so, given the respective materials used, but I do know that HiFi World noted in their lab report for the R5 that the treble response was ‘’extraordinarily smooth’’. an extra driver, an extra port at the back, does that not increase bass?. Evoke 10 stole the limelight on the cover of STEREO magazine. Obviously one is far lower in price (although the gap will shrink if I can’t get any money off appropriate stands for the Kefs, in the same way as I can with the Special 40s). I know that their are lots of Dynaudio fans on this board and plenty of ppl. Everything comes into play, even my amp (Luxman 590 AXII) to DAC (PS Audio DirectStream w/Snowmass).. Prev. And the winner: DynAudio Special 40. Thought I’d share my thoughts on the Kef R3’s that I have demoed at home today, providing some comparisons to the other top-contender at the moment, the Dynaudio Special 40s. The Spendor A4s on the other hand, definitely had a noticeable one. Bass goes pretty deep. It extends almost as low albeit not as loud. I’m not sure forward is the right word, as they aren’t aggressive, but there’s definitely some projection there. Nicely finished in the piano black, so that goes some way … The shiny versions really are just that: new lacquering techniques have resulted in a sumptuous, almost glass-like finish. Well away from walls, and it gives a nice warmth to the bottom end. The wood versions use a tactile, open natural veneer for either a warm, dark tone or a light apricot look. Good soundstage and tonality. Jump to Latest Follow 21 - 34 of 34 Posts. Do koszyka. Upper treble (again, think snare drums) is buttery smooth. All rights reserved. You can post now and register later. Something non fatiguing. 00. If I have two sub woofers in my car, I generate more bass than with one. I have not heard the R3. Any other recommended amps that would play to the Kef’s strengths? There is a lovely, enchanting/ambient tone to the midrange that I find difficult to describe in words. The review tests and compares Evoke 10 and 30 and we’re thrilled about the outcome. Location: New York CIty. Powered by Invision Community. This likely means lower distortion vs the single driver, and will almost certainly mean that the maximum output level is higher. I’ve heard and liked the latter, but have owned a series of KEF bookshelfs (Q100, LS50, R300, R3, Reference 201/2). So any way to play that element down further, would be great. ... I’ve always held Dynaudio in the same class, having always liked the look and sound of Dynaudio. I own a pair of bookshelf speakers from Dynaudio's Excite series, which the Evoke family replaces. As an overall element, treble in general sounds subtly quieter and recessed compared to the Special 40s, from memory (although not having them side by side to compare is frustrating). Clear editor. So why are these speakers any different? And every finish has been painstakingly formulated and executed to reflect those on our most exclusive speakers.   Pasted as rich text. The Dynaudio Special 25 bests more expensive speakers like the highly regarded Sonus Faber Extrema and Focal Micro Utopia.Bring on dump quality from Paradigm,Mirage and Co.B&W Nautilus special edition monitors pale in comparison,KEF..HA not even close. . KEF LS50 vs R3. Nothing much to report here. The Chronicals - take a look on Kef's website by the way for the HiFi World review of the R5s. no mid-bass bloat. ... - Evoke 20 This is to my ear, using the same amp (Hegel H190). I wonder if these can take down my long favorite focus 110s. Sounds like the R3's will fit the bill for me if I reluctantly have to give up the floorstanders...and the price is much nicer. It shouldn't over the range also covered by the R3. The kef ref 1. Im using a Pathos amplifier with my Kefs and its a match made in heaven. 2nd best: Monitor Audio Gold 100. The R5s would be a step too far in my room I think. ... Poor man's Buchardt S400 & Dynaudio Special 40. More Details. The finish on the R series are market leading,  its deeper than my cars paint, and probably one the best looking speakers currently. But back to high cost speakers vs lower cost… Sadly I used to think that the more you spend the better the sound you will get. There's also what Dynaudio calls an "aero-coupled pressure-release outlet" under the voice-coil to minimize resonances, while the neodymium magnet is small and light. You can feel that “someone” versus “something” made these. You should only do that if you have the money, otherwise you end up holding up the local bank in desperation.