"Tonally, the Special Forty is smooth and easy, but as I continued to listen it was the speakers' clarity and resolution that made the biggest impressions." "The little speakers can play surprisingly loud in small- to midsized rooms. The sound had a deliciously organic feel to it."

Steve Guttenberg - CNET

We still surprise ourselves. Some people might be content to sit back and be complacent about their successes after 40 years of constant innovation. We aren’t. In fact, we only get hungrier for new techniques and technologies.



  • Sensitivity:86dB (2.83V / 1m
  • IEC power handling:200W
  • Impedance:6 Ohms
  • Frequency response (±3dB):41Hz – 23kHz
  • Box principle:Bass-reflex rear ported
  • Crossover:2-wayCrossover frequency:2000Hz
  • Crossover typology:1st order
  • Woofer:17cm MSP cone
  • Tweeter:28mm Esotar Forty
  • Weight:8.1kg / 17.9lb
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):198 x 360 x 307mm / 7.8 x 14.2 x 12.1in
  • Dimensions with feet/grille (WxHxD):198 x 360 x 322mm / 7.8 x 14.2 x 12.7in
  • Finishes/grilles:Black Vine / Ebony Wave

the Dynaudio Special Forty should be viewed (and heard) as splendid sounding pieces of audio furniture. Loudspeakers that dance on the grave of the audio reviewer cliché that ‘they look as good as they sound’.