Dynaudio announces ‘Music’ intelligent wireless speakers

And its first wireless multiroom music system

by hodg100 Oct 26, 2017 at 3:36 PM

  • Dynaudio has announced Music – a family of four intelligent wireless speakers together with a multiroom app and various streaming features.
    Dynaudio Music provides one-touch simplicity and adapts automatically to any room or position, and to surrounding noise levels so that music should always sounds its best. It even gives personalised playlists with Music Now, all at the touch of a button.

    The accompanying free app for iOS and Android uses Dynaudio’s Music Now algorithm to learn users’ musical tastes and play automatically generated playlists with one touch of a button on the speaker.

    The speaker connects to popular music-streaming services including TIDAL and Spotify. Each Music speaker has five presets. These can be filled with anything accessible from the app: smart Music Now playlists (from multiple user profiles), internet radio stations, TIDAL albums, artists, Spotify playlists and more. TIDAL content can be accessed straight from the app, while Spotify can be added to presets from the 'Now Playing' screen.

    Built-in RoomAdapt technology senses where the speaker has been placed (in a corner, up against a rear wall or in free space) and optimises performance to always deliver the best sound possible. You’ll hear it most in the clean, accurate bass and midrange, whilst essential musical details should always be clear too, thanks to NoiseAdapt – even when the room is noisy, and the speaker volume is low. There’s no need to crank the volume to hear tunes properly when the conversation gets louder, and there’s no need to tweak the tone controls either.

    It’s all based on Dynaudio’s experience in DSP (digital signal processing), gained from researching and developing high-end active speakers, professional studio set-ups and cutting-edge in-car hi-fi systems.

    There are four speakers in the family. All are active (each driver has a dedicated high-performance class-D amplifier specifically tuned to match it), and they all have slightly different features to help them fit different lifestyles and situations.

    All the speakers use Dynaudio’s proprietary MSP cone material in their woofers and midrange drivers (the same material used across the company’s entire product family, right up to the range-topping Evidence Platinum series). Their soft-dome tweeters are based on Dynaudio’s high-end speakers and it’s all been tuned by the same team who work on its money-no-object hi-fi speakers and no-compromise pro studio systems.

    Music 1 (£450) is battery and mains-powered. It has one 4" woofer and a 1" soft dome tweeter. Total power is 80W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), and its battery lasts up to eight hours.

    Music 3 (£575) is battery- and mains-powered. It has one 5" woofer and two 1" soft-dome tweeters. Total power is 120W (each driver has its own 40W amplifier), its battery lasts up to eight hours, and the unit comes with a remote control.

    Music 5 (£700) is mains-powered. It has one 5" woofer, two 3" midrange drivers and two 1" soft-dome tweeters. It delivers a total of 250W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier), and the unit comes with a remote control.

    Music 7 (£875) is also mains-powered. It has two 5" woofers, two 3" midrange drivers and two 1" soft-dome tweeters. Total power is 300W (each driver has its own 50W amplifier), and the unit comes with a remote control.

    All the speakers in the family can stream via Wi-Fi, Spotify Connect, aptX Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay, and can access DLNA devices on users’ home networks. They all have USB inputs for iOS audio and charging iOS devices, and can accept 3.5mm analogue inputs. The Music 5 and Music 7 add digital optical inputs to the mix (both support signals up to 24-bit/96kHz), while the Music 7 also has an HDMI connector with Audio Return Channel to turn it into a soundbar.

    Up to six speakers can be connected at a time and arranged into multiroom groups, or controlled individually from the Dynaudio app.

    Each model is available in Light Grey, Dark Grey, Red and Blue cloth finishes, custom-made by the Danish textile house Gabriel, and is constructed from materials including a one-piece brushed aluminium surround on the Music 5 and Music 7. The front grille cloths on the Music 5 and Music 7 are interchangeable too, so you can change the look as you change your tastes. Both the Music 5 and Music 7 can be wall-mounted using a dedicated steel wall-bracket.

    At launch, all Music speakers will come with a free 90-day TIDAL trial, so users can get started straight away

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