The Focus XD series, comprised of the compact 200 and floor-standing 400 and 600 models, provides a well thought out solution for music playback say Dynaudio: The digital music signal is transmitted losslessly from the source to the driver and without analogue conversion. The new Focus XD speakers integrate digital amplifiers, DSP, its own digital volume control, as well as digital and analogue inputs.
The Focus XD works from the digital input via the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to the digital amplifier at native 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution. High resolution files are transmitted from any digital player.
The amps are remote-controllable digital volume controlled, delivering 150 watts power per driver. Each driver has its own amplifier, thus providing the individual Focus XD loudspeaker models with 300W, 450 W and 600W total output power respectively per speaker.
Each Focus XD model has direct, high-resolution-capable digital inputs (75 ohm coax) and an additional analogue input (RCA). Since the volume and tone are adjusted directly in the speaker, the only thing required is an audio source. In addition, the Focus XD can be wirelessly connected to the Dynaudio Hub: The Hub accepts both analogue and digital audio sources, such as computers, Bluetooth receivers or televisions, and sends the audio signal wirelessly to the Focus XD speaker. Multi-room and multi-source system installations are also possible.
The Focus XD has a speaker position EQ with which the bass response can be finely adjusted to the room acoustics. This way, with a speaker setup near a wall or corner, the bass energy can be reduced in order to achieve a balanced playback. Similarly, the high- frequency range can be discreetly raised or lowered. All properties are consistently adjusted digitally and are thus lossless. The input sensitivity on the Focus XD analogue input can be adjusted with analogue music sources.
In the Focus XD, Esotec+ woofers and tweeters are used. Extremely lightweight aluminium voice coils, the specially-developed MSP membrane material, silk- fabric tweeter domes with precision coating, rear-vented drivers with low-resonance cast aluminum frames are characteristic of Dynaudio and are employed in the Focus XD. The completely new, ultra-long-throw 18W54 Esotec+ woofer has been developed for the top-of- the-range Focus 600 XD model.
The Focus XD models are available in satin white and satin black lacquer as well as in rosewood and walnut real wood veneer finishes. The remote control is designed in black aluminium.
The Focus XD models
The Focus XD production starts in late October 2014 with the following models:
Focus 200 XD – Digital high-end active-compact speaker with a 2-way amplifier and 300 watt power.
Focus 400 XD – Digital high-end active standing speaker with 3-way amplifier and 450 watt power.
Focus 600 XD – Digital high-end active standing speaker with dual woofers, a 4-way amplifier and 600 watt power.