Over 30 years ago in the small Danish town of Skanderborg, a group of engineers who shared a passion for music came to the conclusion that even the best loudspeakers available at the time were incapable of playing music without coloration. Distortion, timing differences, phase shift, weak power handling and a slow impulse response were not only audible, but also clearly measurable.They established a new company to change this: Dynaudio.
The first loudspeakers Dynaudio introduced in 1977 and 1978 were the models in the P-series. But according to Wilfried Ehrenholz, Dynaudio's co-founder and today's CEO, the company knew from its technical background that the only way it could produce really good loudspeakers would be by developing its own drivers.
Wilfried Ehrenholz, CEO Dynaudio Group
To this day, the heart of any Dynaudio loudspeaker is a Dynaudio drive unit. No company has perfected loudspeaker drivers to the same extent as Dynaudio. The Dynaudio R&D team relies on its own innovations for material selection, manufacturing processes, and component matching. Even the smallest details receive maximum attention. Dynaudio loudspeakers are a unique combination of innovative technology, state-of-the-art precision manufacturing, and true hand-craftsmanship, the latter being an innate Danish characteristic. Such passionate awareness and effort is unheard of with almost any other loudspeaker company, but for Dynaudio it is a fundamental requirement in order to achieve the highest possible sound quality.
Today, music lovers not only listen to Dynaudio at home: In many ten thousands of studios worldwide, sound engineers rely on Dynaudio monitors, and the high-end sound systems in Volkswagen, Volvo and Bugatti cars are regarded as the very best in the automotive sector.
Dynaudio Headquarters in Skanderborg, Denmark
Dynaudio engineers not only develop loudspeakers: they invest in fundamental research and development into psychoacoustics, mechanics, and electrodynamics while also cooperating with universities and scientific institutes on these advanced studies. The ability to recognize and understand technological relations allows one to turn this knowledge into an improvement in sound quality. Modern analysis and simulation tools help us improve and optimize loudspeaker construction. But the true creation of a speaker begins and ends with intense acoustic tests and comparisons. Even models which could be considered thoroughly developed undergo final fine tuning and further optimization at Dynaudio. The company relies on one of the most highly sensitive analysis tools: the human ear. Because essentially it's all about music, and music can only be discerned with our senses. To interpret an emotion into technological reason in order to further improve a loudspeaker is both engineering and a human work of genius. This is exactly what links Dynaudio with great musicians - perfectly controlling an instrument technically and intuitively to bring music to life.
Such attention to detail shows how perfectioning small things leads to a better overall loudspeaker - from material finish to the sound performance. And it is this attention to detail that is essential to fulfill Dynaudio's promise: Relive Music.