Let’s give you the bottom line: Emit 50’s woofers dig deep. The two 18cm units (the same type used in Emit 20) use trickle-down technology from our high-end Evoke, Contour i and Confidence families to deliver astonishing low-frequency performance, well above the previous Emit range. It means the speaker can dig truly deep into the bass (-3dB at 33Hz, which equals Contour 60i and Confidence 60, if you’re into numbers), but allows us to keep the cabinet at a size that still fits your living room.
The one-piece cones are made from our own in-house-formulated MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) material, complete with integrated dust-cap. Making drivers from one piece of material, rather than sticking on a separate piece, gives the playing surface a much better connection to the voice-coil behind it. And that means better control over their movement: less unwanted distortion and resonance, and more fine detail – even in the lowest notes.
Unlike the other speakers in the series, Emit 50’s woofers use copper voice-coils. That’s because they don’t need to be quite as sprightly as they would when also handling midrange duties (as on Emit 20). So, we’ve used heavier copper for more outright punch. That’s intensified by the dual-stacked magnet system, which is optimized to direct its energy directly into the voice-coil.
Dedicated midrange driver
The midrange driver is a different beast. Exclusive to Emit 50, it’s derived from the version we used in the Evoke range – which, in turn, came directly from the high-end Contour series. It has a powerful ferrite ceramic magnet, a short version of the 38mm-diameter aluminium voice-coil (specifically optimized for midrange performance), and a lightweight surround. It’s designed for speed and precision: exactly what you need for reproducing nuanced vocals, orchestral strings and wind instruments, and more.
Sweet high frequencies
Emit 50’s Cerotar tweeter is the same as you’ll find in the Evoke family. It’s a ground-up design that uses key technologies developed for our award-winning Special Forty anniversary speaker, plus Confidence and even our Core range of professional studio reference monitors. Our engineers are really proud of it, and rightly so.
Cerotar’s 28mm coated fabric soft-dome diaphragm sits on top of another Dynaudio innovation: the Hexis. This ingenious dimpled inner dome is placed close enough behind the fabric to stop unwanted resonance reflecting back to the rear of the playing surface. It keeps the frequency response smooth for cleaner, sweeter treble – and more detail in your music.
The tweeter is powered by a powerful Ferrite+ strontium carbonate ceramic magnet to give it more sensitivity. That translates to your ears as more authentic performance – you hear what you’re meant to hear; nothing more, nothing less. And because it’s so natural, it also reduces fatigue – so you can listen for longer.
Clever crossover design
Emit 50’s crossover is a hybrid design. There’s a traditional Dynaudio first-order circuit for the tweeter, a second-order design for the midrange driver, and a fourth-order topology for the woofers. Sure, we could’ve just created a single design to cover them all – but that would mean compromising performance, which is something our engineers simply won’t do.
Authentic Danish design
The cabinets have been designed and tuned in-house in Denmark. They’re constructed from 18mm MDF, and damped with specially selected polyester material (yes, that’s tuned too) to make sure the drivers have the most stable platform possible.
You can choose from three custom laminate finishes (Black, White, and Walnut), and black magnetic grilles come as standard. So if you want your speakers to stand out or blend in (or both), you can mix and match. It’s something you might want to think about if you’re creating a multi-channel system from scratch using Emit 50 alongside other speakers in the range.
Whether you’re starting a brand-new high-end system from scratch, or upgrading from another system, Emit 50’s combination of power and finesse will bring a new level of performance to your music and films.