Sometimes size does matter. The all-new Confidence 60, the flagship of the new Confidence family, towers above the outgoing Confidence C4 model.
It’s unashamedly big; it’s unselfconscious hi-fi royalty. And it sounds like nothing else you’ve heard. Pull up a chair.
While your ears are captivated by the Confidence 60’s astonishing power, scale and detail, your eyes will probably be drawn to the single Esotar3 28mm soft-dome tweeter in the middle. Then the twin 15cm MSP midrange drivers with Horizon Surrounds. And, finally to the two 23cm MSP NeoTec Woofers.
The drivers are all new. And they’re all part of the next generation of our innovative DDC (Dynaudio Directivity Control) sound-shaping technology platform. This focuses the sound waves radiating from the speakers into a tight vertical ‘beam’ that avoids reflections from floors and ceilings while maintaining a wide horizontal image. That means a bigger sweet-spot on the couch, a happier audience, and the knowledge that you’re only hearing what the drivers are producing – and not what the room itself is bringing to the party. (Something you can learn more about in our six-part podcast series on the new Confidence).
The star of the show is the DDC Lens – a machined aluminium waveguide integrated into the precision Compex composite baffle. This ingenious part (the result of hundreds of hours of simulations, prototyping and listening tests) works in conjunction with the baffle shape, the tweeter and the midrange drivers (notice their brand-new Horizon Surround, also part of the system) and the woofers to focus sound waves where they need to go: you.
In fact, everything in the Confidence 60 is designed precisely for that purpose. Even the gasket that decouples the baffle from the cabinet, and the screws that hold everything in place.
The brand-new Esotar3 28mm soft-dome tweeter takes over 40 years of Dynaudio expertise, plus plenty of new learnings from development of the award-winning Esotar Forty unit – and rolls it all into the finest tweeter we’ve ever created. A powerful neodymium magnet system, innovations in airflow routing, the new resonance-busting Hexis inner dome … it all combines to increase detail, clarity and sensitivity.
The new 23cm NeoTec MSP woofers also have neodymium magnets under the hood, and use three layers of glass-fibre in their voice-coil formers for optimum stiffness. The voice-coils themselves are copper (which provides extra moving mass for tighter, more powerful and more controlled bass in this specific driver design). And the entire woofer motor has been designed to harness airflow using an innovative new venting system that’s been machined directly into the magnet.
The Confidence 60’s brand-new MSP midrange drivers are a big departure from previous Dynaudio designs.
They use a radical surround design – the Horizon – that follows the cone’s shape right to the edge of the driver. This reduces the surround’s first resonant mode to effectively increase the whole playing surface area and improve performance. They also sit flush with the baffle to reduce diffractions from the diaphragm and the adjacent tweeter.
Behind the scenes, the basket has been given a new lightweight organic design – one that’s resulted from extensive topology-optimisation simulations. It increases airflow, maintains its stability and rigidity and reduces weight simultaneously without sacrificing performance.
And it’s all finished in our trademark Danish-designed furniture-grade cabinetry. Perfect performance, perfect quality.
|Sensitivity:||87dB (2.83V / 1m)|
|IEC power handling:||600W|
|Impedance:||4 Ω (Minimum 3.7 Ω @ 71Hz)|
|Frequency response (± 3 dB):||29Hz–22kHz|
|Box Principle:||Bass reflex, down-firing|
|Crossover frequency:||200, 2580Hz|
|Crossover topology:||2nd/3rd order with DDC|
|Midrange:||2×15 cm MSP|
|Tweeter:||28 mm Esotar3|