- Written by Tyler Stripko
- Published on 20 April 2009
The Excite is Danish manufacturer Dynaudio's second least expensive speaker line, comprised of five different models: two towers, two bookshelves, and one center channel. The X16 is the larger of the two bookshelf speakers, with a 1" hand-coated silk dome tweeter and a single 6.5" mid/woofer configured in a classic two-way ported design.
- Design: Two-way Ported
- Drivers: One 1" Silk Dome Tweeter, One 6.5" Mid/Woofer
- MFR: 40 Hz - 23 kHz ± 3 dB
- Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 87 dB
- Dimensions: 13.8" H x 8.1" W x 11.4" D
- Weight: 19.8 Pounds/Each
- Price: $1,600/Pair USA
Dynaudio is known throughout the world for delivering a very accurate, highly resolving sound with just a touch of sweetness, but has typically required relatively expensive amplification and source components to deliver the sonic goods. In a bit of a paradigm shift for Dynaudio, the Excite line was specifically developed for use with the modern A/V receiver, which typically offers far lower levels of quality amplification than that found in separate amps. As the X16s were designed for use with receivers, that's exactly how I tested my pair of X16s.