Hi-fi quality with consumer convenience… the perfect combination
Be bold… Listen alone. Listen with friends. Listen to old favorites or something surprisingly ‘not you’. Listen to music. Listen to your TV. Listen to your turntable and millions of hi-res online tracks. Listen without cables. Without having to leave your seat. Without limits.
Focus 30 gives you access to everything that’s ever been recorded and put online. These compact floorstanding speakers are loaded with futureproof streaming technology and connectivity to bring a new world of audiophile-quality music directly to your living room.
And when we say ‘loaded’, we mean it. With Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Roon, Bluetooth and local network connectivity on board (and with the capability for even more), Focus 30 will accept streaming audio from any compatible device. That could be a laptop, a phone, a tablet, a network-attached storage device… even a smart watch. If your content is stored in hi-res, your ears are in for a real treat.
And if you have a bunch of equipment from your previous system, you can keep using it. A full set of digital and analogue connections on the rear panel means you can use your CD player or turntable alongside Focus 30’s built-in streaming smarts.
We’ve thought of TV owners, too. If you don’t want the bulk of a full AV receiver, equipment rack and cabling in your living room (maybe you’d like to have something a little more attractive under your TV – like a bookshelf, or your dog), Focus 30 has you covered. Its built-in WiSA technology connects wirelessly to a compatible TV or USB dongle to bring its audio seamlessly to your speakers. No clutter, no fuss.
Behind the music
Focus 30 has more than 40 years of acoustic expertise to back-up its technological wizardry. Its drivers are classic Dynaudio: a Cerotar soft-dome tweeter with the ingenious resonance-defeating, frequency-smoothing, fatigue-busting Hexis device – plus twin 14cm MSP Esotec+ mid/bass units. What could be more familiar?
The Cerotar tweeter is based on the range-topping Esotar 3 you’ll find in our Confidence range. It uses a strontium carbonate Ferrite+ magnet system, optimized for airflow, to increase sensitivity. In practice that means clear, sweet, detailed treble that’s easy to listen to… perfect for listening late into the night.
The Esotec+ mid/bass units are made from MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer), a material we developed ourselves and have been refining and using for four decades. It provides exactly the right combination of lightness, stiffness and damping for incredible control over midrange and low frequencies. Couple that with a lightweight aluminium voice-coil (for more accuracy, control and finesse) and an improved magnet system that generates more driver excursion (for lower, punchier bass and more midrange clarity) and you’ve a formula for addictive, toe-tapping performance.
And the closed-box cabinet design lets us take full advantage of the powerful amplification and DSP (digital signal processing) on board – marrying the extreme low-frequencies, the expressive midrange and soaring treble in exciting new ways.
Brains and brawn
Focus 30 is active, which means each individual driver is powered by its own amplifier. There are three amps in each speaker – each one tailored to the driver it’s paired with. It means we can zero in on that particular driver’s strengths, bringing them out without needing to compromise for other frequencies. The tweeter has a 110W amp, and each mid/bass driver has its own 280W powerhouse.
We’ve used high-quality class-D amps from our partners at Pascal in Copenhagen. We know each other well: our flagship pro speaker series, Core – used in some of the world’s top studios – also uses Pascal amps. We think you’ll agree that being able to draw a sonic line directly from the artist to your living room is something rather special.
That line continues through the DSP. As with our pro speakers, you can tell Focus 30 where it’s sitting in your room (near a wall, in a corner or in free space) via a simple switch in the companion Dynaudio app and it will optimize itself to sound its best in that position. There’s even optional Dirac Live integration for a deep-dive into calibration – and completely customized results.
The speakers even know when they’re wearing a magnetic grille or are standing in their birthday suit – and they’ll optimize themselves accordingly. And they’re constantly keeping an ear out for the kind of volume levels that could cause damage to the drivers and amp; a custom sliding high-pass filter rolls off the bass at high volume to keep everything balanced. In practice, that means you get deeper bass at lower volume levels – and you can push the speakers louder overall (your neighbors can thank you later).
Some active systems look like weird creatures from the future… but who wants a couple of spiky novelties peering back at them in the living room? With Focus 30 we’ve stuck to what we do best: simple, stylish, timeless Danish design.
We studied interior design trends and tailored the whole product family for real-life rooms and real people. You’ll get top-quality cabinetry, glorious fit-and-finish (check out the anodised brushed aluminium cover rings and discreet Dynaudio logo on the grille), and four furniture grade finishes (see below). Just as you’d expect from a high-end hi-fi system.
Focus 30 isn’t just a pair of active speakers. It isn’t yet another copycat wireless system. It’s so much more – a true audiophile-grade game-changer. It’s time to listen to something new…