We tested the Dynavoice CL-28 floorstanding speakers!
The Classic series from the Swedish company Dynavoice consists of three speakers, the CL-16, the CL-26 and the largest model, the CL-28. The manufacturer has also paid a lot of attention to the appearance of the speakers, its sound rivals the quality of the much more expensive speakers. Dynavoice was founded in 1975 by Tommy Wadensten as a small family business called JWS, and the same JWS later became today’s Dynavoice and has been continuously developing their products ever since.
In 1980, JWS opened its first factory in Sweden, and in 1999, the GeneXXa Unique 5000 model became a great success in Sweden. The Dynavoice brand was introduced in 2003. The Classic series was released in 2020, consisting of three models: a bookshelf speaker and two standing speakers. In addition to traditional speakers, Dynavoice also manufactures subwoofers and bluetooth speakers. The primary aspects of production are good quality, rugged design, excellent sound quality and an affordable price. Our test has shown that the company is moving in the right direction, frankly we didn’t expect such a super sound at this price, so the CL-28 delivers what it promises.
Dynavoice CL-28 specifications
The three-way floorstanding speaker is equipped with 2 203 mm paper diaphragm subwoofers, 1 127 mm paper diaphragm center speaker and a 25 mm textile dome tweeter. It has a load capacity of 200/300 Watts, frequency transmission: 38 Hz-20 kHz, crossover frequencies: 800 and 2500 Hz, impedance: 4 Ohm, sensitivity 88 dB, dimensions 245 x 1080 x 300 mm and weight 23.6 kg.
The Dynavoice CL-28 floorstanding speaker is only available in walnut and black, and the protective fabric on the front is dark or retro gray, the manufacturer has included both types in the speaker, so we can adapt it much more easily to the style of our home. The side panels of the housing are made of thick MDF, and the stiffening and resonance damping materials inside ensure clear sounds. The speaker stops stably, has M8 fittings, and the soft soles that can be mounted also provide resonance attenuation and stability.
On the back of the CL-28 are two bass reflex powders with rounded edges and very long built-in tubes. The speaker also has 4 gold-plated connectors. The speakers also feature a die-cast aluminum basket and a reinforced magnetic system.
When choosing a speaker, consider how much room you are going to use for what purpose. You need a different type if you are going to use it to listen to music or watch a movie, and a different type if you want to buy a speaker for studio work.
When testing the Dynavoice Classic CL-28, the main focus was on the bass range, although deep sounds could be slightly more percussive. Detail and finesse are not real either, but the momentum and dynamics are fine. The sounds fill the space nicely, even in the larger rooms. For optimal sound, we recommend it for a room of at least 30 square meters. It is very important to provide acoustic treatment of walls, ceilings, windows and floor surfaces in the room where the speakers are placed. If we don’t deal with the acoustics of the rooms, we will be disappointed in the sound of our audio and hi-fi devices. The most common problem is usually echo, which is caused by sounds reflected from hard, flat surfaces and significantly degrades the music or movie experience. Echo cancellation requires special products developed for acoustic purposes. With acoustic sound-absorbing and diffuser panels, thick, densely woven acoustic curtains, and acoustic mats, proper acoustics can be created.
We started the test with classical music, listening to Mozart’s Symphony No. 39. The Dynavoice provided a surprisingly nice and clean sound, the sound was even throughout the room. We missed a bit of the fine detail we experienced at a more expensive speaker. (e.g. for the Focal Chora 826-floorstanding speaker.) Regardless, the momentum and strength were adequate. Switching to more modern rhythms, we listened to Dua Lipa’s hit Love Again. We were absolutely pleased with the performance of the CL-28, although the deepest sounds could have been even more intense. A 27-square-foot living room was the site of our test, where broadband panels and diffuser-front acoustic panels on the walls provided the ideal acoustics. We paired the speaker pair with a Marantz receiver.
The Swedish manufacturer exposed itself when it designed the Classic series. The speakers have been given an aesthetic, slightly perhaps retro look, but they are by no means fashionable. Unfortunately it is only available in two colors, it would be good if it was also produced in white. It is characterized by intense deep, extensive middle and detailed high ranges. It could be a little more balanced in sound and we also missed the fine details at times. Basses are more muscular than some rival brands, even at the lowest ends. We recommend it mostly for medium or large rooms. The CL-28 is a great choice for those who want good sound at an affordable price.
Written by Róbert Polgár