The Dynaudio Focus 50 Active Floorstanding Speakers are full of connectivity options. If you want to fill your room with true audiophile performance without also filling it with cables, boxes and racks, this one is for you.
Connect over the air via Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect or Tidal Connect. Hook up with Roon; stream via Bluetooth. You can even connect your physical digital sources via coaxial or optical digital inputs, your analogue ones via line-in or a compatible adaptor, and your networked devices via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
The Focus 50 is designed primarily for living rooms and is built for those who want to share amazing sound. That’s why Dynaudio have also built-in WiSA streaming. The Focus 50 can connect wirelessly to your TV (and therefore anything else connected to it) and take the place of the AV receiver/cable tangle/equipment stand combination.
Simple Set-up, Powerful Performance
Just plug the speakers into the mains, launch the accompanying Dynaudio app, follow the guided set-up instructions (which gets you connected to your network and helps you optimise your speakers), and that’s it.
The Focus 50 only needs two cables: one for each power plug. That’s because its amplifiers are built in. And not just one amplifier per speaker either – each individual driver has its own amp, specifically tuned and optimised to work with that exact unit. No compromising with one-size-fits-nothing amplification, no hassle with component matching, no cables gathering dust. It’s a tailored system.
Dedicated Amplifiers for each Driver
Each speaker has three class-D amplifiers on board. One 110W unit for the Cerotar tweeter, a 280W amp for the neodymium midrange driver, and one 280W amp for the twin Esotec+ bass drivers (which are driven in parallel). These amps are designed and made at Pascal in Copenhagen – the same company Dynaudio has worked with to create the power plants for the mighty Core professional studio systems. Peak power, you ask? A whopping 1000W. The Focus 50s – and your ears – are in good hands.
DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Technology
During set-up in the app, tell the speakers where they are in the room (near a wall, in a corner or in free space) and they’ll optimise their performance for that position. And if you (or an installer) want to take calibration to the next level, there’s optional Dirac Live tech for total customisation.
Included are custom EQ presets that take into account whether or not the magnetic grille is installed… and you don’t have to do anything to activate them. Auto-sensing technology in the speaker understands when the grille is on or off – and the ‘Y’-shaped light briefly glows blue to let you know that it knows.
And to prevent speaker damage at high volumes, Dynaudio designed a custom sliding high-pass filter that reduces woofer excursion as the level goes up.
Traditional Dynaudio Expertise
The Focus 50 draws heavily from techniques and technologies used in Dynaudio's high-end Contour and Confidence passive hi-fi families.
For example, the soft-dome Cerotar tweeter uses the Confidence’s Hexis inner dome. It’s a clever extra part that sits just behind the playing surface to optimise airflow and minimise unwanted resonances. Sitting behind it is a strontium carbonate Ferrite+ magnet system to maximise sensitivity. That means sweeter, clearer treble, which is easier to listen to for much longer.
Complementing the tweeter is a dedicated midrange driver (the only one in the Focus range), derived from the award-winning Contour 60. It’s a 15cm unit with a powerful neodymium magnet, a glass-fibre voice-coil former and a trademark Dynaudio aluminium voice-coil. This fleet-footed unit uses lightweight magnet and coil materials to give it more agility while maintaining a tight grip on midrange frequencies.
Handling the bottom end is a pair of 18cm Esotec+ woofers. They use trickle-down tech from both Confidence and Contour to deliver tight, powerful bass. Unlike other Focus models, however, there’s a copper voice-coil sitting inside the Ferrite+ magnet. That’s because, as a pure bass driver, this driver doesn’t need to reproduce agile midrange tones – and so can have more moving mass. Power and control are front and centre.
- Analogue Inputs (Primary Speaker): 2x RCA
- Digital Inputs (Primary Speaker): 1x Toslink, 1x RCA
- Outputs (Primary Speaker): 1x RCA (for inter-speaker link), 1x Sub RCA, 1x Trigger
- Digital Inputs (Client Speaker): 1x RCA (for inter-speaker link)
- Wireless inter-speaker connection: WiSA (up to 24-bit/96kHz)
- Network: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth
- Frequency response (±3dB @ 85dB): 20Hz-22kHz
- Frequency response (-6dB dynamic): 18Hz-36kHz
- Box principle: Sealed
- Crossover: 3-way DSP-based
- Crossover Frequencies: (390Hz) / 4.7kHz
- Woofer: 2 x 18cm MSP
- Tweeter: 28mm soft dome
- Amplifier Power: 280W (woofers) / 280W (mid-range) / 110W (tweeter)
- AC Power Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz
- Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5W
- Maximum Power Consumption: 280W
- Weight: 33.5kg / 72.8lb
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 1140 x 306mm
- Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D): 305 x 1187 x 401mm
- Grille: Black magnetic Smart Grille plus auto-sensing EQ