SoundStage! Australia's Edgar Kramer reviews the Dynaudio Confidence 20, stating "you’d be committing a crime against your love of music if you were to neglect auditioning this most extraordinary, nay, glorious loudspeaker creation." Find our favourite quotes from the review below.
"This tweeter began to reveal itself as an extraordinary driver (while making notes, I wrote the words “sweet, sweet, sweet” in emphasis). Yes, Esotar3 tweeter is something quite special. And delightful actually as demonstrated by any cymbal or bell work on percussive instrument compositions. And wait ‘til you hear a well-captured rim shot… snappy and real as…"
"The C20s were timbrel wonders, their tonal capabilities being among the best I’ve heard. The complexities of all manner of acoustic instrument, from the extended harmonics of strings, to the ‘blattiness’ and transient speed of brass, to the span and power of percussion and then on to the humanity of the voice… wow!"
"The combination of individual drivers, their expert blending via intelligent crossover implementation and the engineering behind the baffle design provided a massive soundfield which would normally be associated with larger designs. Soundstage width, depth and height spread across a very wide 3D panorama with excellent image placement and focus."
"Now… acoustic physics 101. For big bass you need large cabinet volume and wide-diameter or multiple dedicated low frequency drivers, right? Well… in the case of the Confidence 20, Dynaudio does not entirely agree, nor adhere strictly to that law. I use italics for the words, “entirely” and “strictly” for a reason. No matter how skilled the engineers at Dynaudio are at designing world-class loudspeakers – and they truly are that skilled – the laws of physics are unwavering. Having said that, what the C20s can do with bass is nothing short of extraordinary."
"Yes, Dynaudio’s Confidence 20 is among the upper echelon of standmount speakers price-wise. However, consider the collective elements in its construction and design, the superb drivers, the highly-developed baffle/cabinet construction and the excellent specifications and you’ll no doubt realise that, when looking for a top-shelf, upmarket standmount speaker, you’d be committing a crime against your love of music if you were to neglect auditioning this most extraordinary, nay, glorious loudspeaker creation."