With active loudspeakers, we can upgrade their firmware when our engineers have another Eureka! moment (and they get them a lot). In fact, that’s exactly what has just happened with the Focus XD.
What have we done?
With the new Focus XD firmware update, our engineers have not only redesigned the crossovers and found a way to use less processing (for even cleaner reproduction), they’ve managed to extract more volume from the drivers without distortion or compression. And because there’s less processing happening there, we’ve been able to use more in the EQ for even better speaker-position compensation. We’ve also included tech from our LYD pro-studio monitors that lets you tweak overall brightness with a switch on the back.
In the new firmware, the engineers also added the ability to disable Autosense. In its default mode, the Focus XDs will go to standby or power down if a signal isn’t detected. With the new disable option, your speakers will remain active and ready to play. To disable or enable Autosense, you need to press and hold the ‘Direct In’ button for 5 seconds: the LEDs will blink once for enabled or twice for disabled. Just remember. When disabled, you’ll have to turn the power off actively.
Want to download the new firmware new? Click here.
You can see Roland Hoffman, Senior Manager for the Dynaudio Academy, talk briefly about the new software below: