Dynaudio Audience 52 Floorstanding Speakers

4.91/5 (34 Reviews) MSRP : $899.00


Product Description

Two-way bookshelf loudspeaker. Rear-ported bass-reflex.


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

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2016

Bottom Line:   
Ne ho questi meravigliosi diffusori accoppiati con un finale Hafler H200 e un pre valvolare AMC ctv 1030 e Arcam cd 73 solo posso dire che quando questi trovano la loro temperatura mi sala di ascolto diventa magica il loro suono caldo avvolgente spaziale cioè so che sono li perché li vedo ma loro spariscono spargendo il suono intorno sono veramente aperti li ho confrontati con degli altri marchi più costosi in un negozio hi-fi provandoli che dire in quel momento me le ho portati via e stato amore a primo suono

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George Vichev a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2014

Bottom Line:   
Got these speakers second hand as I was reading good reviews everywhere. Well, to be honest THEY SOUND EVEN BETTER! The price I paid for my pair with everything included in the original box was around $440, I'm totally pleased with the warm dynamic sound that these little beasts give to the listener. Plenty of detail from these speakers, the frequency response is great can go lower than product specifications. Sturdy cabinet, and really nice build quality, can't go wrong buying them, worthy second hand buy too!
Listening them - FLAC ->QED Precision Digital USB Cable ->Matrix M-Stage USB Dac/AMP ->Harman Kardon HK-620 integrated amp-> Qed Original speaker cables -> Audience 52

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



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

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought these little boxes to fit my Pioneer M-73 and C-73 after listening them in a shop. They sounded really good there but even better with my amplifier. I have used them for several years now. I just made a mistake and sold my amplifier and never got that incredible sound again. I tried several (not good enough) amps and allways been unsatisfied. Now I´m waiting for my Acoustic Reality amp to make them sound again.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sylvester The Cat a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful small monitors with a large, airy sound that makes listening to music just fun, while at the same time, keeps up with good monitor qualities, such as neutrality, lack of boxiness and a very accurate reproduction of acoustic intruments.

The upper midrange is very convincing with string instruments sounding their very best without becoming hard or edgy.

Piano has adequate weight to sound convincing, for such a small enclosure, and the human voice is projected in a very realistic, natural manner and, very fine detail, such as the breathing technique of the artist, can be heard clearly, when they're connected to high resolution amplifiers.

Talking about amplifiers, these speakers demand the best both in quality and power.

Their rated impedance of 4 ohm and lowish efficiency of 86 dB means, you will hear them at their best with amps. that have well designed power supplies and can deliver high current levels when peaks in the music demands it.

My Densen DM 10 amplifier, rated at 75 watts into 8 ohm and 150 into 4 ohm copes quite well with them, even though, when connected to a larger amp. ( PS Audio), delivering 150 watts into 8 ohm and 225 into 4 ohm. the sound opens up further and you can reach high SPL without loss in quality.

The more power the better it seems.

In my system, the 52's have taken the place of a much more expensive pair of Spendor SP3/1P monitors, that also are a great speaker, but don't have the 'fun' element the Dynaudios offer.

Pair them with the highest quality electronics you can afford and let the little Dynaudios intoxicate you with music.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michel Molier a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2006

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This review concerns the 52SE (STP) model.
It’s been 3 months now since my old loudspeakers made way for a pair of Dynaudio Audience 52SE. It’s worthwhile positioning these speakers well. You can alter the bass output by moving them closer to or further from the back wall. If your room doesn’t allow you to do that then I would recommend auditioning them in your listening room before making the decision to buy. In my room I keep them relatively close to the wall (about 2’) because the room is fairly large. To stuff the bass port with the plugs provided is only an option if they sit on a shelf or if the room is really small.

The sound has changed dramatically over time. It has taken me 3 months to run them in. I guess about 150 hours or so. A good trick for running them in is to put the fronts of the speakers close together and change the phase of one of the speakers. Now you can crank up the volume and leave them playing overnight without starting a rumble with your neighbours. You have to be patient with them, don’t judge them after two weeks of listening.

It’s difficult to describe how these speakers sound. Which is a good thing. They sound neutral all the way. A well balanced, clean and polite sound with no hint of boxiness. The soundstage is not projected towards the listener but sits around the speakers and backwards. It took me a while to appreciate that feature.

I auditioned the whole Audience series in a shop in Hamburg which were all connected through switch board for the listener to operate. In the end the 52se and the 72se were my winners. I didn’t bother listening to the Contour line because it’s above my budget. In the end I’m very pleased with the 52SE. They really start to shine if you feed them some current.

Setup (from source to speaker):
Denon DCD-1520 cd player
Oehlbach NF-113 digital interconnect
Denon DAP-2500 digital pre-amplifier
van den Hul D-102 mkIII analogue interconnects
Denon POA-4400 mono power-amplifiers
van den Hul D-352 speaker cable
Dynaudio Stand 4 (sand filled front column)
Dynaudio Audience 52SE


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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Wiesenhavern in Hamb




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