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Dynaudio Excite X12 Speakers with Boxes

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Dynaudio Excite X12 Speakers With Boxes

Dynaudio Excite X12 Speakers with Boxes

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Gloss black finish, excellent condition, and highly rated from Stereophile at the time.

From a Stereophile review written by Robert J. Reina (March 2010):

I compared the Dynaudio Excite X12 ($1200) with the Amphion Helium2 ($1200), the Monitor Audio RS6 Silver ($1200), and the Epos M16i ($1995). (All prices per pair.)

The Amphion Helium2's midrange was very close to the Excite X12's, if a touch less silky. The highs were a little less detailed, delicate, and airy, but low-level dynamics were equally lifelike and linear. The bass was almost as clean as the Dynaudio's, but the X12 had much better high-level dynamics, despite the fact that the Amphion has the slightly larger cabinet.

The floorstanding Monitor Audio RS6 Silver's midrange was nearly identical to the Dynaudio X12's in timbre and detail, and its highs were more extended but not as delicate. However, the RS6 Silver's bass extension and high-level dynamic slam were far superior to the X12's.

The Epos M16i, another floorstander, had a gorgeous, silky midrange and the most detail and ambience retrieval of all four speakers. Its highs were as extended as the Dynaudio's, but the X12 sounded a bit silkier. The Epos's bass extension and high-level dynamics were also a little more deep and "bloomy" than the Dynaudio's.

Wrapping up
I frequently receive e-mails from readers who ask me to weigh the tradeoffs of the various speakers I've reviewed. With the Dynaudio Excite X12, there are no tradeoffs. It sets a high standard of excellence in every meaningful sonic parameter, whether in absolute terms or with respect to its price and size. Having heard so many excellent speakers in recent years, I thought it would be hard to find an affordable bookshelf model that would stand out from the pack. I was wrong. The Dynaudio Excite X12 has become my new benchmark for loudspeakers costing under $2000/pair.

Sequential Serial #'s: 03665966 & 03665967

86 dB (2,83 V/1 m)

IEC Power Handling:
150 W

4 Ohms

Frequency Response:
50 Hz – 23 kHz (± 3 dB)

Box Principle:
2-way bass-reflex

Crossover Frequency:
2000 Hz

6.5 kg

Dimensions (W x H x D):
6.7 x 11.2 x 10"
170 x 285 x 255 mm

More from Dynaudio:

Excite X12
Musical purity and the highest resolution: The Dynaudio Excite X12 provides high-end sound from an ultra compact enclosure.
Even the smallest nuances are reproduced precisely and authentically. The silky-smooth yet extremely detailed high frequency performance is due to the further improved Dynaudio specially coated soft dome tweeter, a legend in its own right.

It is mounted as close as possible to the mid/bass driver in order to achieve the most precise soundstage, acting as an ideal one-point source of sound – where music simply sounds right.

This is also achieved through the finely tuned crossover which, as in every Excite model, features ceramic resistors, air-copper-coils and high quality internal cabling. The impedance is constant and linear over the entire frequency range, thus providing an easy load to any amplifier.
The strict use of highly rigid die-cast aluminium driver baskets in all Excite models further enables a clear, pure, undistorted reproduction of music to be achieved.

The Excite X12 is compact high end purity for an exceptional music experience – one that may be relived again and again.

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.



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SKU: 103214