Even the smallest nuances are reproduced precisely and authentically. The silky-smooth yet extremely detailed high frequency performance is due to the further improved Dynaudio specially coated soft dome tweeter, a legend in its own right. It is mounted as close as possible to the mid/bass driver in order to achieve the most precise soundstage, acting as an ideal one-point source of sound - where music simply sounds right. This is also achieved through the finely tuned crossover which, as in every Excite model, features ceramic resistors, air-copper-coils and high quality internal cabling. The impedance is constant and linear over the entire frequency range, thus providing an easy load to any amplifier.
The strict use of highly rigid die-cast aluminium driver baskets in all Excite models further enables a clear, pure, undistorted reproduction of music to be achieved.
· 27 mm soft dome tweeter with precision coating
· 14.5 cm Long-throw mid/bass driver with MSP membrane
· Extremely lightweight aluminium wire voice coils
· Highly rigid die-cast aluminium driver baskets
· Phase aligned 2-way crossover
· Low-resonance MDF cabinet with 25 mm baffle
· Rear bass-reflex port, sealable
· Detachable cloth grille
· Dynaudio Stand1 (black or silver) optional
Simply a great speaker. Excellent highs and midrange -- clear and detailed, but smooth -- and fantastic bass for a small monitor. I bought them to replace the Quad 11L, a great speaker in its own right. The Quads were a good match for my previous electronics (Music Hall cd25.2 and a25.2), but, after changing to Naim (CD 5i and Nait 5i), I felt that I might do better in terms of speed, clarity, and low-end punch. The Dynaudios have been a revelation in those areas, and they're also superior low-volume performers. I worried that the Nait 5i might struggle to drive 4 ohm speakers, but comments suggesting that the X12s are in fact not a difficult load convinced me to give them a try. I am very glad I did. The Naim-Dynaudio combination is fantastic.
Quite good speakers considering their size. Highs are sweet without being harsh, Mids are open and clear. The bass is good considering the size of the cabinets, it is soo deep. They can even fill the bigger rooms, although they work bigger in smaller up to medium size rooms.