The Dynaudio Emit 20 is a high-performance standmount speaker, which has elements used from the Evoke, Contour i and Confidence series. It allows for a great combination of detail and punch for small to medium-sized rooms.
As stated by Dynaudio, it might be an ‘entry-level’ model, but the Emit 20 still has technology that you’ll find in the higher ranges, right up to the flagship Confidence range and Core professional reference monitors.
Mid / Bass Power and Control
The Emit 20 uses an 18cm MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) woofer, based on the one that is used in the Evoke series. MSP is a material that has been developed in-house, and that's been used for many years on Dynaudio's most renowned models. The cone itself is a one-piece design; the dust-cap is moulded as part of the playing surface, which gives it a solid connection to the voice-coil that moves it back and forth.
The voice-coil itself is aluminium, which is wound onto a two-layer glass-fibre former. Dynaudio has a long history of using aluminium wire in their voice-coils – and for good reason. It’s light, so doesn’t impede fine movement, and so more windings can be acheived on the former for a given length of wire. That means more ‘BL’, or magnetic power. More power means more punch. It has also been boosted further, by coating the aluminium wire in copper.
Combined with the stacked ferrite magnet system and new surround, that gives Emit 20’s long-throw mid/bass driver all the bass power you could want, even at high volumes, combined with amazing control over midrange frequencies (where instruments such as guitars, vocals and violins reside).
High-Level Tweeter Performance
The Emit 20 uses the Cerotar tweeter directly from Evoke. It’s a 28mm soft-dome design that includes the ingenious Hexis inner-dome device. The coated fabric dome delivers sweet-sounding high frequencies – all the openness and detail the artists want you to experience in their recordings – while the Hexis smooths the frequency response and reduces unwanted resonance for surprising clarity.
Cerotar is powered by a powerful Ferrite+ strontium carbonate ceramic magnet system. It gives the tweeter all the power it needs to play loud without breakup while maintaining all the nuance you could want.
Inside the Crossover
The Mid / Bass driver and tweeter are marshalled by a custom-designed crossover from the same team who brought you Heritage Special and Core. The Dynaudio engineers use a hybrid first- and second-order topology for the tweeter and woofer respectively, giving them exceptional control over each driver’s behaviour. It means you’ll hear what the artist wants you to hear, without compromise.
An Impressive Finish
Extra attention has been put on the cover-rings, which hide the mounting screws. They’re one-piece moulded with the surface finish embedded in the material, which eliminates the need for lacquer – so they won’t degrade over time.
If you want an audiophile-level standmount speaker for a stereo set-up in medium-size room, or fancy a little more ‘oompf’ from your rear surround channels, Emit 20 is the ideal choice.
HiFi Plus Review
- Sensitivity: 86dB (2.83V/1m)
- IEC Power Handling: 160 watt
- Impedance: 6 Ohm
- Frequency Response (± 3 dB): 53Hz - 25kHz (-6 dB 42 Hz - 35 Khz)
- Box Principle: Bass reflex rear double flared port
- Crossover: 2-way
- Crossover Frequency: 3800 Hz
- Crossover Topology: 1st order tweeter / 2nd order woofer
- Tweeter: Cerotar soft dome with Hexis
- Midrange / Woofer: 18 cm MSP
- Weight (Pcs): 10.32kg / 22.8 lb
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 205 X 370 X 311.5 mm
- Dimensions with feet/grill (W x H x D): 205.1 X 370 X 324.5 mm
- Packaged Dimensions: 552 X 445 X 480mm (Pair)
- Packaged Weight: 23.54 kg / 51.9 lb (Pair)