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Old 05-23-2017, 04:27 PM
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Any info on the 40th anniversary "Special Forty"? Should be here shortly they say. May be the speaker I am looking for. Not going to break the bank at $3k rumored price.

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Old 05-23-2017, 04:29 PM
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https://www.dynaudio.com/home-audio/.../special-forty


I'm kind of liking the Gray Birch myself.

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Default Dynaudio "Special Forty"

I agree. Gray Birch is the way to go. Should be a very nice speaker. I really enjoyed my demo of the Contour 20 which costs $5k which looks very similar to the Special 40. I would be surprised if the Special 40 comes in less than the C20. I assumed the new Esotar 40 tweeter would be an improvement on the classic Esotar 2 tweeter which I absolutely love in my Contour 30 speakers.
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Serge.......I'm with you on the Gray Birch. It makes a quiet statement and will work in all interior designs. The 86dB sensitivity will need a little extra power depending on your listening habits. The Dynaudio Special 40's look good.
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Serge.......I'm with you on the Gray Birch. It makes a quiet statement and will work in all interior designs. The 86dB sensitivity will need a little extra power depending on your listening habits. The Dynaudio Special 40's look good.
McIntosh solid state integrated to the rescue Dan?
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I agree. Gray Birch is the way to go. Should be a very nice speaker. I really enjoyed my demo of the Contour 20 which costs $5k which looks very similar to the Special 40. I would be surprised if the Special 40 comes in less than the C20. I assumed the new Esotar 40 tweeter would be an improvement on the classic Esotar 2 tweeter which I absolutely love in my Contour 30 speakers.
Jason, I noticed the USA price in this article. Hope they are right!
The price in Euro is 3,000.00 so they should cost a bit more here but maybe we get lucky?

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I received an e-mail from a Dynaudio dealer I know promoting these.
They look to be very awesome!
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I received an e-mail from a Dynaudio dealer I know promoting these.
They look to be very awesome!
I'll have to stop by and talk to the local Dynaudio dealer to get the scoop on these.
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Jason, I noticed the USA price in this article. Hope they are right!
The price in Euro is 3,000.00 so they should cost a bit more here but maybe we get lucky?

http://hometheaterhifi.com/uncategor...y-loudspeaker/
3000 euros comes to about $3357 U.S. dollars, so compared to the Contour 20, I think anybody in the market is getting a bargain. Matched with a good solid state amp or maybe a nice tube job, if your listening habits are civilized, this could be the buy of the year. Remember how good the Special 25 was and it's still highly desirable, if you can find a pair.
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