Dynaudio Focus 110 A

A clear indication that the new focus 110A is an active speaker, omitted the Nobel manufacturer Dynaudio – not even a small lamp on the front panel indicates the built-in amplifier. Fortunately the Danes will also waive a juicy price premium, only 600 euros on the passive model (AUDIO 3/06) is the new.

  1. Dynaudio focus 110 A
  2. Data sheet

The rest again with the desk box MC15 (AUDIO 7/07) or the professional BM series should be confused. By HiFi fans almost unnoticed Dynaudio has evolved long ago to the Active specialists and diligently builds its own series for multimedia applications and the Studio area.

The 110 A targets now as the first active in the heart of the Dynaudio fans and wants to conquer also the living room with many applications. The two chassis – a 12-centimetre magnesium-polymer Cone and a 28-mm fabric dome tweeter – are driven by their own 50-watt amplifiers and at amazing separated deep (and passive hardly feasible) 1300 Hertz what though keeps the level of reserves in borders, but makes for a particularly homogeneous and wide dispersion.

Passive filter elements between power amplifier and the chassis fall away, what optimal cushioning, distortion and dynamic promises. But also for non-technology fans, the new focus should be interesting, simply because it allows a flexible sound adaptation to the site : the bass adapts depending on the distance to the wall four stages, for installation on the table or there is a Center correction switch rack, as well, the height can be lowered in bright reflective spaces.

But that was not enough. For operation with a subwoofer, as the excellent as smart sub 250 (AUDIO 10/08) the box button can be high pass filter. While the concept is inherently practical, saves it but additional power amplifiers, thick cables and a stack of devices: A player with adjustable volume is sufficient, be it a PC or even a high-quality flat-screen TV.

Focus vs. focus

Sister competing with the passive focus 110 was unmistakably tonal relationship of the two: soft and silky flitted the multiple divided violins in the highest tones (prelude “Bride,” Bychkov, profile), radiant and wide illuminated both brass and percussion in deep space. And although both in the language of the technician may disconnect a few decibels, the active version been working subjectively a significant advantage with its harmonious sound.

On the one hand, because she in similar detail and accuracy still a track cleaner, drawn by acted, because she brought the crisper, more dynamic and name low-frequency range. He proved a perfect balance weight to the detailed treble just when done be weak amplifiers, sometimes to tilt in the light threatened the passive version.

Without a hint of weakness, mastered the little also harder bass attacks such as Joe Satrianis “Engines Of Creation” (Sony) and remained sovereign as a much larger box – if you held the volume level in the normal range. Before it gets too loud, a limiter prevents ears and chassis also this an exclusive feature of active speakers damage -?


There are 1000 good reasons for moving to active speakers. The focus of 110A brings very many of them. You can choose it with your heart – or with the head: hardly another system is so flexible. Who wants to run with network player, CD-Preceiver or directly to the music PC, will quickly realize that it is also a real bargain for 1800 euros with built-in power amplifiers.

Dynaudio focus 110 A

Manufacturer Dynaudio
Price €1800.00
Rating 83.0 points
Test procedure 1.0





Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5 x 31.0 x 32.0 cm
Weight 8.5
Color Maple, cherry, rosewood, gloss black, high-gloss white
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
XLR connectors
Space adaptation Bass and treble switch, high-pass filter
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 96 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 48 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 43 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio)
a relaxed, neutral, glamorous fine mini with surprisingly great sound at moderate levels
not very loud is preferably small listening distances,
Bass quality 65
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 60
Attention to detail (precision) 100
Dynamic 75
Maximum level (vitality) 45
Neutrality 100
Imaging 85
Spatial (airiness) 95
Processing Very good
Sound judgment very good 83
tested in issue: 6 / 09