For the Dynaudio Heritage Special, it was only natural to reach straight for the top shelf when it came to specifying its drivers. Look closely at the tweeter. Dynaudio historians will notice the unmistakable shape of the legendary Esotar T330D soft-dome tweeter.
That’s Special enough on its own – but if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing jaw-droppingly. Dynaudio have replaced the insides with the finest tweeter technology they've ever created: Esotar 3. You’ll also find it, along with its powerful neodymium magnet, larger rear chamber and resonance-defeating Hexis inner dome, in the top-of-the-line Confidence series.
Taking on mid/bass duties is something equally Special: the 18W75 XL Heritage Special MSP Woofer (sometimes it’s worth giving a component its full honorific). If you were truly eagle-eyed, you might remember its exponential cone design from the magnificent Evidence Platinum series. Dynaudio have taken it further: this driver has an improved voice coil (a classic internal-magnet design with aluminium windings, now on a glass-fibre former); magnet system (a hybrid design with both neodymium and ferrite magnets for even greater flux control); and spider (Nomex, as seen on Confidence and Contour i).
The crossover is really quite something. Senior acoustic designer Daniel Emonts went back to basics and came up with a bespoke first-order topology, then demanded it be endowed with the finest components Dynaudio's friends at Mundorf in Germany could supply. Key parts are custom-built to exacting standards, and Mundorf’s legendary Evo Oil capacitors are used in the critical signal path. There’s also local impedance-correction on board for each individual tweeter and woofer, as well as time-alignment technology, to make for a silky-smooth transition between drivers.
If you were to take the speaker apart, you’d also discover 12 AWG internal wiring by Van den Hul, and Swedish-made polyester damping material. On the brushed aluminium back-plate you’ll see top-of-the-range WBT 710 Cu mC NextGen terminals – yet another premium detail for you to marvel at. And when you plug in your cables… well, we’d be surprised if you didn’t do it two or three times more just because it feels and sounds so nice.
Finally – of course – there’s also your individual pair number. (Dynaudio kept serial 0001 for themselves.) Listen with heart Sometimes you buy A Thing with your head. You have very logical reasons, and the results are entirely predictable based on the circumstances that Thing finds itself in. Sometimes, though, you buy with your heart. Logic be damned. And the results are… well… Special.
The New Dynaudio Heritage Special - Blog Article
Made in-house in Denmark
Hand-built in Dynaudio's factory in Skanderborg, from beginning to end. Each pair of Heritage Special is individually matched, individually numbered and individually inspected.
Classic Dynaudio Technology
Magnesium Silicate Polymer mid/bass units, aluminium internal-magnet voice-coils, soft-dome Esotar 3 tweeters, first-order crossovers and more… brought right up to date.
Refined in Jupiter
‘Heritage’ needn’t mean ‘outdated’. Dynaudio used their state-of-the-art, 13 x 13 x 13m Jupiter measuring array to help tune Heritage Special.
Limited to 2500 pairs
Once they’re gone, they’re gone. And if you’re lucky enough to own a pair, you’ll be owning an exclusive piece of Dynaudio history.
- Sensitivity: 85dB (2.83V/1m)
- IEC Power Handling: 200W
- Impedance: 4 Ω
- Frequency Response (± 3 dB): 42Hz–23kHz
- Box Principle: Bass reflex rear ported
- Crossover: 2-way
- Crossover Frequency: 2200 Hz
- Crossover Topology: 18cm MSP cone
- Woofer: 18cm MSP cone
- Tweeter: 28mm Esotar 3
- Weight: 11 kg
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 208 x 385 x 320 mm
- Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D): 208 x 385 x 337 mm