I was looking for a smaller set of speakers to replace the large, but great sounding Paradigm Studio 20s in my smallish living room. Decided to try these based on Dynaudio's reputation and my experience with Dynaudio speakers in my car audio days. Out of the box, they didn't sound good at all and definitely needed a break in period. These speakers have a decently wide and deep soundstage as well as smooth top end. Instrumentals and vocals are better than the Paradigms I used for about 13 years, soundstage roughly the same. High current amplification will help these speakers sound their best; I have a Parasound A23 amp (2x125 watts) feeding mine. A low powered stereo receiver will probably not be sufficient to make these speakers sound good. Bass response is a little lacking which is expected for such a tiny speaker. The only negative comment I have is I now want to upgrade to the more expensive models in the Dynaudio line.
Pros: Great sound out of a tiny speaker.
1 of 1 found this helpful
Everything good that you have read in the reviews about the Emit M10 is correct. It is a very, very good speaker. Its sound is similar to the warmth of the old ERA D4 series, but has a better upper end with more air, clarity and definition. If you have a room that is small in size, your placement options dictate the smallest sized speakers possible, and you want the best sound that you can get within those limitations, the Emit 10's are what you want. If you are going to use them for home theater, I would recommend adding a subwoofer. I am a long time Crutchfield customer and they once again met my expectations for quality service and prompt shipping.
1 of 1 found this helpful
These are incredible speakers and I've heard a few. It's the finesse and romantic reproduction of everything, vocals especially. Smooth, airy and detailed highs, not fatiguing. Stereo imaging is holographic. Bass is tight, deep and lightly oozing. They are quick, yet composed, rhythmic, transparent and dynamic. These play well at lower volumes too. As another reviewer wrote, "You get a bit of everything here."
11 of 11 found this helpful
Agree with previous review, excellent sound no coloration. I am using an older Cyrus 40 watt integrated amp while my Naim amp is being serviced and having no problem driving the speakers. Excellent fit and finish. Arrived in mint condition. Can't wait to hear it with Naim amp.
7 of 10 found this helpful
Emit sounds good but I prefer Dynaudio excite. Here is why. Emit 10 is missing that siblance that Excite has which actually brings warmth to music. Emit 10 sounds a bit raw more like a studio monitor and Excite sounds more musical between the two. Excite is easier to drive too. Emit definitely has more bass compared to Excite. You get more color options with Excite. Try both models before buying. Some might prefer Emits and others might Excite. I prefer Excite for my desk set up.
4 of 9 found this helpful
I've been a hi-fi enthusiast for over 40 years. These may very well be the best pair of mini-monitors I've ever had.
Pros: Perfect for small rooms and spaces.
Cons: Even at 6 ohms, I would not consider them efficient. I highly recommend a class A/B amp with decent current.
7 of 9 found this helpful