Dynaudio Heritage Special are limited-edition, modern-retro standmounters

Dynaudio Heritage Special
(Image credit: Dynaudio)

Dynaudio has been working on a project that it is now ready to share with the world. Say hello to the Heritage Special, limited-edition standmounters that have been created as an homage to every Dynaudio speaker before it.

To that end, they draw heavily on previous Dynaudio designs: they marry the Danish brand’s most advanced tweeter with an enhanced version of the mid/bass driver found in a now-discontinued speaker 15 times the price of the Special. That’s all packaged within a MDF cabinet finished in American Walnut veneer, each piece of which is meticulously matched to its companions for aesthetic consistency.

Dynaudio Heritage Special

(Image credit: Dynaudio)

The Heritage Special’s Esotar3 tweeter unit is the same one found in Dynaudio’s flagship Confidence speakers, while the tweeter plate in front of it is taken from the Esotar T330D. Its 18W75 XL Heritage Special MSP mid/bass driver is based on the woofer found in the $85,000 Evidence Platinum series but has been improved in key areas – an improved voice-coil is now complemented by a redesigned magnet system and new Nomex spider suspension.

To ensure the drivers’ optimal integration, the Heritage Special’s crossover has been designed from the ground-up, implementing components from both Dynaudio Labs and German manufacturer Mundorf.

There are 2500 pairs of Heritage Special speakers available worldwide, each priced £5500 (€6000) and included with a 10-year warranty.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.