The first model of the forthcoming new Dynaudio Confidence range
Montreal, Quebec - March, 31 2011 - Dynaudio North America will premiere the new Confidence C1 Signature at the Salon Son & Image in Montreal, March 31-April 3 2011. Incorporating Dynaudio’s renowned Esotar² tweeter, select high-performance woofers, and the finest hand-crafted wood veneer finishes, the new Confidence models have been refined from the loudspeaker specialists at Dynaudio in Denmark. The crossover has been further optimized, the tweeter features an improved precision coating, while the internal wiring has been upgraded. With this upgrade to the Confidence range, the second-generation model designations are now Confidence C1 Signature, C2 Signature, C4 Signature, and Center Signature.
The Confidence Signature models are offered two new finishes: either dark-brown Mocca or dark-red Bordeaux finishes. Each begins with a Bird’s Eye Maple natural wood veneer, which is stained Mocca or Bordeaux and then finished with a clear Gloss Piano Lacquer. The Mocca and Bordeaux finishes first ennobled Dynaudio’s 30-year anniversary model, the Sapphire, and are now exclusive to the Confidence Signature models. The Confidence's distinctive, sound-optimized front baffle is now finished in a smooth black lacquer to perfectly round off the design.
The Signature models proudly feature an aluminum back-plate adorned with the signature of Dynaudio’s founder and sole owner, Wilfried Ehrenholz and feature a 10-year warranty. Dynaudio will also make the new Confidence models available in the company’s standard finish offerings, designating such as the Confidence C1 II, C2 II, C4 II, and Center II, respectively. The Confidence II models will feature a 5-year warranty.
The Confidence Signature project was inspired by Dynaudio’s founder, Wilfried Ehrenholz. Alongside some legendary Dynaudio classics of the past, the Confidence remains his favorite Dynaudio loudspeaker series. Listing to his personal Confidence C1 and C2 models, he has always had the ambition of one day making the best even better. Efforts to improve these models were quite difficult, as every part of the Confidence, from the shape of its soundoptimized baffle to the premium drive units and the innovative DDC technology, already makes each model a finely balanced, inherently consistent loudspeaker. A new, higher level of fine-tuning and the experience gained from the development of the Dynaudio Sapphire and Consequence Ultimate Edition loudspeakers have helped yield the refinements implemented into the Confidence Signature edition.
Every Confidence model incorporates Dynaudio’s finest tweeter, the preeminent Esotar² tweeter with neodymium magnet. In its newest version, the 28 mm fabric dome is further optimized via Dynaudio’s precision coating, improving the exceptionally smooth response and the authentic reproduction of all fine musical details.
All bass drivers feature ultra-light, thermally stable aluminum coils wound on special lightweight, stiff yet extraordinarily heat-resistant Kapton formers. The combination of the advanced voice coil construction, the Magnesium Silicate Polymer diaphragms and the ultra-rigid die-cast aluminum frame enables a most precise and dynamic bass performance.
The drive units are mounted onto the Confidence’s distinctive sound-optimized baffle. The shape has been designed to reduce unwanted reflections at the corners, while the baffle itself is further decoupled from the cabinet with a fiberboard layer between the baffle and cabinet. The tweeters are mounted onto a solid aluminum block, itself embedded into the baffle, in order to achieve the most rigid and anti-resonant foundation. All of these efforts ensure perfect sound radiation as well as a dynamic and powerful sound even at higher volumes.
The crossover has been improved and upgraded via implementation of the latest ceramic resistors, air core coils and high-quality capacitors along with new thin film resistors and new internal wiring. The result is an even better, more authentic reproduction of all musical details, especially the delicate sounds from strings, piano and vocals.
Dynaudio Directivity Control – DDC
Any loudspeaker interacts with the room acoustics and can only perform as well as the room allows. But what about a loudspeaker that is virtually immune to room acoustics? Dynaudio Directivity Control (DDC) enables exactly this. The floor-standing Confidence models render an authentic, three-dimensional sound stage between the two speakers, even in rooms with a long listing distance. DDC consists of a finely-tuned balance of symmetrical dual drive units, optimized drive unit positioning and advanced crossover design, and reduces sound reflections from the floor and ceiling of any room by at least 75%. DDC essentially reduces room-acoustical problems without altering the music signal through room correction electronics, and without the need for visually distracting room acoustic treatments.