Dynaco A25 Floorstanding Speakers

4.5/5 (30 Reviews)


Product Description

2 way small box speaker system, approx 19 X 11 X 10 in., 8" woofer, 1.25 in dome tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joop speth a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I bought my Dynaco A25 speakers in the welfare store of the Dutch Army in 1975! Since then they have always been my standard living room speakers, and says a lot. I am a music enthousiast, Classic Rock, Zeppelin , Beatles, etc, but also ancient classical music. So... They still sound superb after more than 35 years!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mikeymort a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2011

Bottom Line:   
If you search online, you'l find these available used for 200 a pair, and reproductions using drivers from SEAS which are the modern equivalents of the drivers they made for Dynaco. The reproductions cost over $2,000 a pair. The speakers are immune to most of the problems associated with old speakers, such as the woofer surrounds rotting out, as they used rubber surrounds.

I'm a musician and have owned a Dyanco system for many years. The speakers can be listened to for hours on end without listening fatigue. The midrange (where 90 percent of the music is) is as good as it gets, at any price. They don't have bass that will shake the foundation of your house, but bass lines are very cleanly articulated. The treble is as smooth as the midrange.


I am sensitive to distortion from a speaker's crossover. You can hear it with well-recorded voices. This is the one of the few speakers where this distortion is entirely absent. It's why speakers without crossovers, such as Bose 901's and Magnapans are so revered. .

Dynaco A-25's are some of the most musical speakers ever made.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ned a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Love the dynaco a25s. I pair them with a mcintosh mc250. Super-musical. I listen to 50's jazz and 70's british heavy metal predominantly. Likely my last pair of speakers. I've searched hi and lo for this type of tone and midrange. Bass is tune-full, balanced and just down-right enjoyable. Mids are a touch laid back but still somehow up-front, smooth and balanced. Upper end is rolled off but is so well balanced with the rest of the tones, there is no longing for more. Love it.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hypertone a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I like listening to music, not speakers, and I think my system achieves that with the A-25's. Powered by a SET amp, the sound just seems to come out of thin air and these little Dyna's just disappear. These speakers were designed before the age of speaker stands, and were meant to be hung on a wall or on a bookshelf. The bass really benefits from being close to a wall. I keep mine about 5" from the wall on stands. The bass from these is a little soft and lacks punch. You really notice this on fast, complex pieces of music, but placing them near a wall makes a big difference. The extreme treble is rolled off, but detail is still good with the treble knob on the back switched to the highest position. The midrange is so full, open and natural on these speakers. Vocals sound so good, with seamless transition from woofer to tweeter.

These speakers are really easy on the ears, and ear fatigue is non-existent. The midrange is the best of any speaker I have ever heard. Vocals are natural and uncolored. Instead of hearing tweeter sizzle, you just hear music. Go get a pair!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $75.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Uncle Vito a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Dynaco A-25XL Loudspeakers. Purchased in 1974, these speakers have been, without doubt, the biggest audio bargain I have had the good fortune to come across. I have noticed ads for Dynaco speakers currently on ebay et al. and I would heartily recommend that your members at least check out these offers if they are interested in an inexpensive, yet highly acclaimed and articulate loudspeaker. The A-25XL's house an 8" woofer with a 1" non rigid tweeter in oiled walnut cabinet with a dampened vent ( not a reflex port ). The sonic properties of this modestly priced system are truly astounding - high efficiency, wide treble dispersion, and superior transient response in the bass range. These speakers carry a 50 watt DIN power handling specification and should be used with amps of 15 watts or more. The fact that Dynaco speakers are still functioning at their original high level capabilities many decades after their manufacture is a testament to their high quality and craftsmanship. Friends who own new speaker systems costing ten times the Dynaco's price and boasting the newest cutting-edge attributes are routinely stunned by the seamless sonics of the A-25XL's - the crisp highs and the neutral, super articulate bass. In the early '70's, Dynaco sold over a million pairs of inexpensive A-series speakers - the A-25's, A-35's, and A-50's, along with their XL successors. They were wildly popular for a reason...tremendous sonics and quality at a very affordable price. If you come across a well-cared for pair of Dynacos on the market, grab them, you will not be dissappointed.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Canada




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