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Dynaudio Core 5 and Sub Compact review by Sound On Sound

5th July 2024 5:34 pm

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Sound On Sound reviews the Dynaudio Core 5.

Read the full review here (PDF).

Sound On Sound has reviewed the new Dynaudio Core 5 and Core Sub Compact, the latest high-precision studio monitors and subwoofer from Dynaudio.

The newest member of Dynaudio’s flagship Core Series, the Core 5 is a compact studio speaker designed for smaller studios, edit rooms and OB trucks, or as satellites in professional immersive and Dolby Atmos mixing environments.

Don’t be fooled by their diminutive size though – the Core 5’s sonic accuracy means they sit proudly alongside the larger Core 7, Core 47 and Core 59, with a frequency response going all the way down to 45Hz (at -6dB).

And if you do need that extra bass, the new Core Sub Compact is the perfect accompaniment to any of the speakers in Dynaudio’s Core range, for creating a highly accurate stereo/2.1 monitoring system, or for taking care of the low-end frequencies in surround and immersive setups.

Designed primarily to be used as a digital system, the Core 5 and Core Sub Compact feature both analogue and AES3 inputs, with the built-in D/A converters specifically tuned to get the best out of the Core 5 cabinet and drivers. A variety of DSP sound-shaping facilities can be found on the rear panels, allowing you to tweak the sound of each monitor to perfectly suit your room.

“Right away I knew that these speakers fell at the ‘very good’ end of the spectrum,” writes reviewer Paul White, adding that “At sensible listening levels the sound is beautifully clean and well defined, but with no sense of harshness in the highs, and a real sense of spatial depth as well as stereo width.”

Dynaudio Core 7 (upright) and Core 59 (horizontal) studio monitors

“As mixing tools, they tell it like it is, so good mixes sound ‘right’ and flaws are shown up clearly, just as they should be.”

Many thanks to Sound On Sound for the top review!

You can read the full review for yourself here (PDF).

If you’d like to know more about the Core 5s, or are interested in demoing Dynaudio studio monitors in your studio, give us a call on 01727 821 870 to speak to one of our team, or get in touch with us via our contact us form.

To find out where to buy Dynaudio studio monitors in the UK, see our list of Authorised UK Dealers.


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Dynaudio is world-famous for making hand-crafted high-end loudspeakers for living rooms, home cinemas, cars and professional recording studios.

Since the beginning in 1977, the company has made iconic products rooted in a love of music and film – reproducing exactly what the artist intended. Nothing more, nothing less.


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