Dynaudio Emit 20 Black
Emit 20 is a high-performance bookshelf or stand-mount speaker derived from the Dynaudio Evoke, Contour i and Confidence series. It gives a stellar combination of detail and punch for small to medium-sized rooms.
Dynaudio don’t use the term ‘authentic fidelity’ lightly. With Emit 20, that’s exactly what you’ll get: a premium audiophile speaker that astonishes at the price. It might be an ‘entry-level’ model, but Emit 20 is still crammed with technology that you’ll find in other high-end Dynaudio families, right up to the flagship Confidence range and the Core professional reference monitors. Make no mistake: you’ll experience performance you simply wouldn’t expect at this level.
Mid-Bass Power and Control
Emit 20 uses an 18cm MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) woofer, based on the unit used in the Evoke series. MSP is a material Dynaudio developed in-house, and have used for many years on their most renowned models. The cone itself is a one-piece design; the dust-cap is moulded as part of the playing surface, which gives it a solid connection to the voice-coil that moves it back and forth. You’ll hear that connection as supreme control and detail in the low and midrange frequencies.
The voice-coil itself is aluminium, wound onto a two-layer glass-fibre former. Dynaudio has a long history of using aluminium wire in their voice-coils – and for good reason. It’s light, so doesn’t impede fine movement, and they simply can get more windings on the former for a given length of wire. That means more ‘BL’, or magnetic power. More power means more punch. Dynaudio engineers boosted that further, too, by coating the aluminium wire in copper.
Combined with the stacked ferrite magnet system and new surround, that gives Emit 20’s long-throw mid/bass driver all the bass power you could want, even at high volumes, combined with amazing control over midrange frequencies (where instruments such as guitars, vocals and violins reside).
High-Level Tweeter Performance
Emit 20 uses the Cerotar tweeter directly from Evoke. It’s a 28mm soft-dome design that includes the ingenious Hexis inner-dome device. The coated fabric dome delivers sweet-sounding high frequencies – all the openness and detail the artists want you to experience in their recordings – while the Hexis smooths the frequency response and reduces unwanted resonance for surprising clarity.
Cerotar is powered by a powerful Ferrite+ strontium carbonate ceramic magnet system. It gives the tweeter all the power it needs to play loud without breakup while maintaining all the nuance you could want. Even at neighbour-bothering levels.
And because it uses technology from Dynaudio’s top-of-the-range Core pro reference speakers (whose users need to listen intently for long periods), you won’t get tired when you’re in the middle of a long session.
Inside the Crossover
The mid/bass driver and tweeter are marshalled by a custom-designed crossover from the same team who designed the Heritage Special and Core. Dynaudio engineers used a hybrid first- and second-order topology for the tweeter and woofer respectively, giving them exceptional control over each driver’s behaviour. It means you’ll hear what the artist wants you to hear, without compromise.
Round the back, you’ll see the bass-reflex port. It’s a dual-flared design to reduce air turbulence and minimise unwanted ‘chuffing’, especially with deep notes. Dynaudio engineers have even tuned the internal damping material (yes, that’s possible). It’s measured down to the gram for the perfect combination of damping and openness.
The cabinets are made from 18mm MDF, covered in beautiful custom laminate finishes. There are three available: Black, White and Walnut. All come with magnetic grilles, too – so if you want a different look, or someone small in your house is obsessed with poking and prodding your speakers with sticky fingers, you’re well covered.
If you want an audiophile-level bookshelf or stand-mount speaker for a stereo set-up in medium-size room, or fancy a little more ‘oompf’ from your rear surround channels, Emit 20 is the ideal choice.
• Mid-sized bookshelf or stand-mount speaker
• Designed and engineered in Denmark
• 180mm Magnesium Silicate Polymer mid-bass unit
• 28mm Cerator soft dome tweeter
• Output well-suited to smaller and mid-sized rooms
• Plays with excellent texture and muscle