The Truth about the Facette. A milestone in the history of loudspeaker design. "Dynaudio speakers are renowned for their outstanding quality and we wanted to reflect the same innovation and originality in the Facette. The result is a fine aesthetic geometry in complete harmony with high acoustic performance. A delicately tuned and balanced instrument to give pleasure to the eye as well as the ear."Frederick Rickmann"
Most things are either truthful or beautiful. Not a pleasant alternative for the loudspeaker designer. If you give in to the whims of the designer, the result may (occasionally) be pleasing to the eye; trying to listen to music through the resultant concoction it will be disclosed as the travesty such design speakers usually are.
Giving free rein to engineers, on the other hand, often leads to speaker shapes even the most dedicated music lover won't want to tolerate in his living room (who feels at home with a coffin?). We at Dynaudio have applied our renowned Danish thoroughness to this apparent dichotomy of aesthetic and acoustic requirements and decided to go back to basics.
We initiated a four year research program, combining the talents of our justly renowned industrial designer Frederick Rickmann with those of our equally famous engineers Mark Thorup and Anders Lassen. They came back with a revolutionary design idea: without parallel walls, there can be no standing waves inside the cabinet!
The no less revolutionary result: a loudspeaker as fascinating to the eye of the interior designer as to the ear of the audiophile. A speaker which combines truthful detail of finish with truthful detail in reproduction, and which realizes a true ideal once said to be impossible to reach. Despite all this - or maybe because of all this - it would be a shame just to put the Facette into some Museum of Modern Art. Put it where it can prove its exceptional qualities in everyday use.
Every Facette is built according to the principle of non-parallel surfaces: the cabinet panels' influence on sound is almost eliminated.
Every part that goes into the Facette is developed and built by ourselves.
Every cabinet is created by a master craftsman; you`ll never find a production line on our premises.
Every pair of Facette is unique: finished in mirror-image veneers which are never separated during the three months of manufacture.
Every Facette is checked 82 times for finish and sound quality: by hand, and with computer programs developed in-house.
Every Facette will be listened to before delivery by our legendary chief tester, Sven-Erik Nielsen: nothing but truthful sound will do.
We wouldn't want to contradict our company motto: "Danes don't lie."