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Dynaudio Excite X36
1 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  5200.00
Description: <ul> <li>Sensitivity: 89 dB (2,83 V/1 m)</li> <li>IEC Power Handling: 250 W</li> <li>Impedance: 4 Ohms</li> <li>Frequency Response: 35 Hz–23 kHz (± 3 dB)</li> <li>Crossover Frequency: 500 / 2000 Hz</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Hall a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2014

Bottom Line:   
The Dynaudio Excite x36 is a must hear for anyone looking for a loudspeaker in the $5,000.00 range. This loudspeaker does several things really, really well. For example, the x36 does the "disappearing act" incredibly well. Set up properly, the Dynaudio casts a spookily-realistic, goosebump-inducing soundstage. These speakers image as well as any loudspeaker I've heard under $10,000.00, and I've heard a lot. The imaging is truly pinpoint; each instrument delightfully delineated within the soundstage. And the Excite X36 are LIGHTNING fast. As in planar fast. I auditioned these speakers in my smallish listening room for a week before pulling the trigger. Initially I was underwhelmed. Typical Dynaudio sound, but a bit light on bass. I experimented with toe-in, rake and distance from back-and-side walls in an effort to give them the benefit of the doubt, and I paid off. In spades! This speaker is VERY sensitive to positioning. You must invest time in getting the toe-in, distance and rake just right. I never really put much stock in the "move 1/4 inch at a time" practice, but with this speaker it REALLY makes a difference. Likewise with amplification. My BAT VK-500 solid state amp produces 250 wpc into 8 ohms, 500 into 4 ohms, and more importantly, a stout 75 amps. These speakers really respond to the juice, and they are so revealing that lower-quality upstream components will be quickly exposed. The one thing that everyone who has heard this speaker agrees upon is that the Excite x36 is a master at detail retrieval. Wow. As you've heard many people say many times about audio components, I really did have to plumb my albums and CDs to look for new detail and nuance that I hadn't heard before. It's a blast. Lastly, the other big impression this speaker makes is the DEPTH of the soundstage. I have heard speakers in hi-end shops pull this off before, but never in my listening room have I been able to conjure the DEEP presentation the x36 create. I sat there chuckling, shaking my head, thinking, "It's like my listening room is 50 yards deep!" Needless to say, at week's end I bought them. Highly, highly recommended.

Associated gear
Balanced Audio Technology VK-500 amp
PS Audio PCA-2 preamplifier
Cary Audio 303/300 CD player (tubed/ss)
Rega RP3 turntable
Ortofon 2M Bronze MM cartridge
Dynaudio Excite x36 loudspeakers
PS Audio X-treme balanced interconnects
Audioquest Hyperlitz Midnight III speaker cables

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010

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