SURE TO EXCITE YOU – DYNAUDIO EXCITE SERIES X38, X14, AND X24

The new Dynaudio Excite Speaker lineup is a comprehensive update to the original Excite family introduced in 2008. Not just a minor update, Dynaudio has improved upon just about every aspect of performance. Combined with excellent build quality, the new Excite line offers a very neutral, yet musical sound that will leave you itching to hear your favorite music and movie soundtracks all over again.

  • Excellent build quality
  • Remarkably transparent to the source
  • Neutral tone with just a touch of musicality
  • Beautiful midrange and treble
  • Surprising amount of bass given cabinet volumes
  • Highly dynamic
  • Very good imaging and sound staging
  • Incredibly cohesive sound between models

Recently, I had the pleasure of auditioning Danish-designed Dynaudio Excite home theater system. I found it to be an incredibly versatile and beautifully neutral design, and I truly loved listening to that speaker system with movies & just beautiful music. Dynaudio has such a wide diverse line & I have love but, this system stick out in my mind for the incredible value and performance – using the X14 bookshelf, the X24 center-channel, and the X38 tower.

  SPECIFICATIONS

Dynaudio Excite X38 L/R

  • Design: 3-way Acoustic Suspension Tower Speaker
  • Drivers: 1 x 1.1” PTD™ Dome Tweeter, 1 x 5.5” Midrange, 2 x 7.1” Woofers
  • Crossover: 1st order @ 550 Hz and 2000 Hz
  • MFR: 34 Hz – 23 kHz (± 3 dB)
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB (2.83 V/1m)
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: At Least 250 Watts
  • Dimensions: 42.5″ H x 9.3″ W x 13″ D
  • Weight: 50.7 Pounds/each
  • Finishes: Walnut or Rosewood Real Wood Veneers, White Satin or Black Satin Lacquers
  • MSRP: $4,500/pair USD

Dynaudio Excite X14 (Surrounds)

  • Design: 2-way Acoustic Suspension Bookshelf Speaker
  • Drivers: 1 x 1.1” PTD™ Dome Tweeter, 1 x 5.5” Mid/Woofer
  • Crossover: 1st Order @ 1.9 kHz
  • MFR: 50 Hz–23 kHz (± 3 dB)
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB (2.83 V/1m)
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: At Least 150 watts
  • Dimensions: 11.2″ H x 6.7″ W x 10” D
  • Weight: 14.3 Pounds/each
  • Finishes: Walnut or Rosewood real wood veneers, White Satin or Black Satin Lacquers
  • MSRP: $1,500/pair USD

Dynaudio Excite X24 (Center Channel)

  • Design: 2-way Acoustic Suspension Center Channel Speaker
  • Drivers: 1 x 1.1” PTD Tweeter, 2 x 4.3” Mid/Woofers
  • Crossover: 1st Order at 1800 Hz
  • MFR: 55 Hz – 23 kHz (± 3 dB)
  • Sensitivity: 84 dB (2.83 V/1m)
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: At Least 150 Watts
  • Dimensions: 5.7″ H x 19.7″ W x 8.3” D
  • Weight: 17.6 Pounds
  • Finishes: Walnut or Rosewood real wood veneers, White Satin or Black Satin Lacquers

As great as the Excite system is for more powerful soundtracks, I think it was even better at producing more subtle, nuanced scores. Vocals were front and center on this this system with voice taking center stage. I was able to hear just how perfect speech is, with absolutely perfect pronunciation and diction. The incredible sense of ambiance and space was amazing and a perfect example of using the whole surround field to envelop a listener in space

Conclusions about the Dynaudio Excite Surround System

I truly believe that Dynaudio which has always made some of the finest speakers in the world has stepped up their game with this line. The original Excites were great speakers but the revised models are audibly superior in terms of neutrality, resolution of detail, imaging, sound staging, and dynamics. They are even more transparent to the source and reproduce music with a greater sense of realism and life without crossing over to that harsh or “clinical” sound that makes lesser quality recordings fatiguing. The Excite X38s, X14s, and X24 made for an absolutely fantastic system and were blessed with the ability to portray all types of music and film soundtracks brilliantly. The Dynaudio Excites have the chops to handle increasing levels of source equipment and will reward component upgrades with even better sound. While certainly not inexpensive, this is a system that will be able to handle anything you throw at it for many years to come. More importantly, the Excite system emotionally stirred me. These are speakers that I wouldn’t mind living with for a very long time. Very highly recommended.

Written by McEvoy

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