Although it is the smallest model in the series and the most affordable speaker in the Danish manufacturer’s range, the Dynaudio Emit M10 offers a lot and can really shine in the right environment. Today I will tell you everything you should know about this great speaker in my latest Dynaudio Emit M10 review article.
The Dynaudio Emit M10 is a small but powerful pair of speakers that have been garnering attention in the world of hi-fi audio. Despite being the smallest pair in Dynaudio’s affordable series, these speakers demonstrate an impressive ability to mold themselves to any occasion, whether you’re in the mood for mischief, melancholy, or menace. The detail and precision of the M10’s enunciation are complemented by strong, free-flowing dynamics.
Overall, the M10 has been praised as an “insanely great” speaker for tiny rooms, with one reviewer saying they weren’t quite expecting the level of sound reproduction they got from these speakers. In my comprehensive review of the Dynaudio Emit M10, I will dive deeper into the performance, features, and overall value of these impressive speakers.
Dynaudio Emit M10 Specifications
- Type: Bookshelf
- Sensitivity (dB @ 2.83V/1m): 86
- Lower Cutoff (Hz @ +/- 3 dB): 50
- Upper Cutoff (kHz @ +/- 3 dB): 23
- Box Principle: Bass reflex rear ported
- Crossover: 2-way
- Crossover Frequency (Hz): 1800 Hz
- Crossover Topology: 1st Order
- Tweeter: 28 mm Soft Dome
- Midrange/Woofer: 14 cm MSP
- Weight kg: 5.6
- Weight lbs: 12 3/8
- Width mm: 170
- Height mm: 292
- Depth mm: 238
- Width inches: 6 6/8
- Height inches: 11 4/8
- Depth inches: 9 3/8
You can download the manual here->Dynaudio Emit M10 Manual
Construction & Design
In terms of technical characteristics, the Emit M10 does not bring anything particularly new compared to the previous model DM 2/6, and the manufacturer does not try to highlight the differences between the old and new speakers in the promotional material. The only obvious difference is the offered colors, as the former combination of the gray front and the rest of the cabinet in imitation wood has been replaced by a finish in satin black or white.
I don’t know if this change led to a reduction in production costs, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who would like a pair of Emit speakers in a classic “wooden” finish, although the fact remains that satin and high-gloss monochrome combinations are very fashionable at the moment. The dimensions and shape of the previous model have been retained in their entirety, which means the notched horizontal and vertical edges of the front panel, parallel sidewalls, and, in general, a completely classic form that Dynaudio has long accustomed us to.
Just as it does not give up on the elaborate design, whose form follows the function, the manufacturer insists on top-quality finishing regardless of the speaker’s price category, so the Emit M10 is made completely impeccably down to the smallest detail. The set of speaker units also remained unchanged, as did the two-system topology with a bass-reflex opening on the rear side.
The front panel is characterized by an increased thickness compared to the rest of the cabinet, and in its upper part, there is a well-known tweeter unit with a large director and a textile membrane with a diameter of 28 millimeters. A 140-millimeter midrange-bass driver is placed below the tweeter, occupying more than half of the front. This driver is equipped with a membrane in MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) technology, and the cover in the center of the membrane is made with distinctive cooling holes and hides a powerful magnet. The overlapping of the metal frames of the tweeter and mid-bass is solved in an interesting and attractive way, and the dark gray finish of the frame in combination with the black color of the cabinet is the basis for the discreet and unobtrusive appearance of these speakers.
Due to the small dimensions, the rear side of the speaker is quite full. Given that Dynaudio does not recognize the improvement due to the bi-wire connection, in the lower part of the rear side there is a pair of very high-quality and solid speaker terminals made of a combination of a gold-plated metal base and a transparent plastic casing.
In the upper part, there is a bass-reflex hole of average diameter, and in the middle, there is a sticker with the model number and an inscription that confirms that the most affordable Dynaudio is made in Denmark.
In addition to insulating material and additional reinforcements, the interior hides a first-order speaker crossover that is said to be made of high-quality components. The speaker’s frequency range ranges from 50 hertz to 23 kilohertz with a sensitivity of 86 decibels and a nominal impedance of six ohms. Also, the Emit M10 is capable of handling 150 watts per channel for longer periods of time, which is a noteworthy result for such small speakers.
Like every Dynaudio, the Emit M10 requires a period of burning-in before evaluating the sound. It is difficult to determine precisely how long the burning-in should last: the longer – the better. Certainly not less than a week, and I allowed the test specimen two weeks of preparation before serious listening. After that, I was greeted by little ones that are no joke and that perform many tasks better than much more expensive speakers.
During playback, the Emit M10 creates a really wide soundstage, which in itself is a success for speakers of this size, but the layered presentation is even more surprising. In addition to the spacious stereo image, the instruments are quite precisely positioned in terms of depth, and the speakers leave the impression of engagement and determination to draw the listener into the music. Also, the ability to create a live atmosphere while maintaining an intimate and close presentation made me delighted because the Emit M10 communicates with the audience with ease and reproduces very fine details.
The upper part of the range is dominated by transparent and beautifully shaped tones with clearly expressed acoustic characteristics of the instrument, appropriate timbre, and very good timing. As I already mentioned, the tones are perfectly distributed in space, and there is a noticeably large amount of air between them, which affects the size of the stage. The middle tones continue in the same style – noble and faithful, they represent the backbone that gives the music a flow and makes it come alive in front of the audience. Indeed, the Emit M10 has a musicality that is not often found even in speakers that are many times more expensive, so in this sense, they differ somewhat from the sometimes implacably precise presentation of certain models of this manufacturer. In addition to the uninterrupted flow of music and the natural color in the entire spectrum, I think that the Emit M10 delivers a very well-matched and balanced reproduction, although fans of low-frequency artillery may not agree with me.
Namely, despite the fact that the low tones do not penetrate too deeply, their mass, impact, and timing are perfectly measured – so much so that only on very rare occasions will you notice a lack of the deepest bass. Of course, it goes without saying that the Emit M10 should be placed in an adequate, not too large room, and the living room of the author of this text with an area of 19 square meters proved to be an excellent environment. Also, due to the bass reflex opening on the back, the distance from the back wall plays a significant role and allows the user to play with positioning. I found the optimal position about 30 centimeters from the back wall, with the boxes turned slightly towards the listening position. Although Emit speakers like power (and what speakers don’t?) they are miles away from the older Dynaudio models in terms of demands and will be quite satisfied with the watts from a somewhat more modest amplifier suitable for their price category.
Dynaudio Emit M10 Video Review
Although there are no differences on paper, the Danish manufacturer has obviously applied certain measures to the crossover speaker units or perhaps the bass-reflex ports because the new Dynaudio Emit M10 are definitely more complete speakers than their predecessors. Natural tones and an abundance of details are enhanced by a lively and fun reproduction, with the speaker handling complex parts much better. The competition in the given class is fierce and there may be rivals that are better in individual disciplines, but when it comes to the integrity of the reproduction, the experience of the music, and consistent quality regardless of the music genre, the Emit M10 is a choice you cannot go wrong with.
Dynaudio Emit M10 Pro & Cons
- Quality of finish
- Classic and unobtrusive design
- Musical and lively sound
- Transparent and natural sound
- Black and white finish only