In Barn for Review: Dynaudio Focus 50 Active Wireless Speakers

The Dynaudio Focus 50 Active Wireless Speakers have everything you need to play music packed inside—just add music.

Configured as a Primary and Secondary speaker pair, the Primary houses most of the inputs you need to get your music into, and out of, the Focus 50. There’s also a Coax output to hard-wire the pair together if you don’t want to use their 24-bit/96kHz-capable WiSA wireless connection.

On the Primary side, there are a number of digital audio inputs (2x Coax, 1x Toslink), a pair of analog RCA inputs, Sub out, and Coax out to connect to the Secondary’s Coax in. You can connect the Focus 50 to your network via WiFi or Ethernet which also support Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, Google Chromecast, Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, and Internet Radio. Roon Ready is in the works. The free Dynaudio Setup & Control app provides access to a host of options including initial setup, playback control, and various functions including Room Optimization presets (neutral, near wall, and corner), and Frequency Balance (light, neutral, and dark) to tailor the Focus 50’s sound to room and taste. A regular hand held remote is also part of the package.

But the biggest trick in the Focus 50’s setup bag is Dirac Live which allows for automatic room compensation based on measured in-room response.

Each speaker also houses three class-D amplifiers from Pascal in Copenhagen: one 110W unit for the Cerotar tweeter, a 280W amp for the neodymium midrange driver, and one 280W amp for the twin Esotec+ bass drivers (which are driven in parallel). I can tell you that this adds up to more than enough power to fill a Barn and then some.

The review pair are finished in the lovely Blonde Wood finish. Walnut Wood, High Gloss Black and High Gloss White lacquer are also available. Magnetic ‘Smart” grilles are inlcuded and when you snap them into place, the speakers automatically adjust their response to correct for the grilles presence and sonic impact. Tricky! As I hope you can see, the Focus 50 are built to exacting standards, something I’ve come to expect from Dynaudio.

That is a simple system. I look forward to listening more.

Dynaudio Focus 50 Wireless Active Speakers
Price: $11,000/pair
Company Website: Dynaudio


Analogue inputs (primary speaker): 2x RCA
Digital inputs (primary speaker): 1x Toslink, 1x RCA
Outputs (primary speaker): 1x RCA (for inter-speaker link), 1x Sub RCA, 1x Trigger
Digital inputs (client speaker): 1x RCA (for inter-speaker link)
Wireless inter-speaker connection: WiSA (up to 24-bit/96kHz)
Network: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth
Frequency response (±3dB @ 85dB): 20Hz-22kHz
Frequency response (-6dB dynamic): 18Hz-36kHz
Box principle: Sealed
Crossover: 3-way DSP-based
Crossover frequencies: 390Hz / 4.7kHz
Woofer: 2x 18cm MSP
Midrange: 15cm MSP
Tweeter: 28mm soft dome
Amplifier power: 280W (woofers), 280W (midrange), 110W (tweeter)
AC power input: 100-240V 50/60Hz
Standby power consumption: < 0.5W
Maximum power consumption: 280W
Weight: 33.5kg / 72.8lb
Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 1140 x 305mm | 81⁄2 x 447⁄8 x 12in
Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D): 305 x 1187 x 401mm | 12 x 463⁄4 x 153⁄4in
Finishes: Black High Gloss, White High Gloss, Blonde Wood, Walnut Wood
Grille: Black magnetic Smart Grille plus auto-sensing EQ