Dynaudio Excite Speaker System Comparisons & Conclusion
Dynaudio's long-standing motto, "Danes don't lie," nicely sums up the Excite's prime strength—it lets the music or movie speak for itself. In other words, operated within the system's comfort zone, coloration is exceedingly low. In that sense, Dynaudio's sound is no sound. Higher-end Dynaudio models offer pretty much the same non-sound, just more so with greater transparency, deeper bass extension, and increased volume capability.
Still, as much as I love what the Excite speakers do, they're hardly universal solutions. While their dynamic range is more than ample, it's not up to the wham-bam standards set by much larger speakers, such as the Klipsch RF-83 or Vandersteen 2ce Signature towers, or larger subwoofers like PSB's SubSonic 6i. Bigger speakers still have the advantage on that score.
But size and form factor can be significant issues for buyers who would rather not deal with large speakers and subs. Those buyers may find the Excite Series' modest footprints more in line with their needs. Alternatively, the larger, 3-way Excite X36 tower speakers ($3600/pair) might be a better way to get your mojo workin'—that, or you can add one of the two larger Dynaudio subwoofers, the Sub 300 ($1650) or the Sub 500 ($2200).
European design and build quality
May not have enough low-bass oomph to satisfy head bangers