Thanks to their wireless connection facilities and intelligent acoustics, Dynaudio Music speakers are more versatile in terms of positioning than conventional speakers. The Music 1 and Music 3 can also run from their internal rechargeable batteries so liberating them from mains power connection.
For best results however we would usually recommend that your Music speaker is placed on a shelf or furniture unit so that it is approximately at ear height when sitting. It is for you to decide how you use your speaker though, and through its intelligent acoustics it will sound good wherever you use it. If you regularly use your Dynaudio Music speaker in a variety of locations, make sure the Intelligent option is selected in the Dynaudio Music App RoomAdapt settings menu.
Diagram 2 illustrates Dynaudio Music speaker positioning.
Music 5 and Music 7 can be used with a dedicated Dynaudio Music wall bracket. Your Dynaudio distributor or retailer will be able to provide more information on the wall bracket.
Due to their mains power we do not recommend that Dynaudio Music speakers are used outdoors. They should not be allowed to get wet or be left in direct sunlight.
Dynaudio Music speakers are not suitable for use in humid or wet environments such as bathrooms, saunas, swimming pools or showers.
Diagram 2: Speaker Positioning
Mains And Power Connections
Your Dynaudio Music speaker requires connection to mains power. Use the mains cable supplied with the speaker. Music 1 is additionally supplied with an external power supply.
Music 1 and Music 3 incorporate an internal rechargeable battery that enables them to be used while disconnected from mains power. The battery will charge while mains power is connected.
Music 1 and Music 3 battery level is displayed by the Dynaudio Music App but can also be established by a short press of the Power button when the unit is switched on and unplugged from mains power. The volume indicator array will illuminate for a few seconds. To indicate a fully charged battery all the indicators will illuminate. To indicate 50% charge half the indicators will illuminate. When the battery charge falls below 3% the first indicator will flash slowly and the volume level will reduce. When the battery level falls to 1% the speaker will switch off.
In normal use Music 1 and Music 3 battery life is eight to ten hours following a full charge.
A speaker can be woken from Deep Standby mode by pressing an on-body or handset button, connecting a wired source cable and, in the case of Music 5 and Music 7, by triggering the proximity sensor. Standby modes are indicated by red illumination of the first volume indicator.
Switching-on and Standby Modes
To switch on a Music 1 or Music 3 press the Power button.
Your Dynaudio Music speaker will switch on automatically from Network Standby mode in response to a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth stream, a USB connection, or an audio signal present on one of its wired inputs.
All Dynaudio Music speaker models will switch to Network Standby mode by default after ten minutes of inactivity. Power dissipation in Standby mode is less than 3 Watts.
Following ten minutes in Network Standby mode without an active Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection, the speaker will switch to Deep Standby mode in which power consumption is less than 0.5 Watts.
Dynaudio Music speakers cannot be switched manually into either standby mode. Music 1 and Music 3 can be fully switched off by pressing and holding the Power button for two seconds. Music 5 and Music 7 can only be switched off fully by disconnection from mains power.
Diagram 3: Connections
Connecting to Dynaudio Music speakers
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connections
In order to play music streams from Apple Airplay, Internet radio or network storage, your Dynaudio Music speaker requires connection to a home Wi-Fi network. Similarly, in order to play audio streams via Bluetooth your speaker must be paired with one or more Bluetooth audio source devices. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection is described in the following paragraphs.
Before you begin connecting your Dynaudio Music speaker to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, please download and install the Dynaudio Music App on your iOS or Android device if you have not already done so.
If your Dynaudio Music speaker is brand new and unused it will initially switch on in Wi-Fi Setup mode ready to be connected to your Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi Setup mode is indicated by the Wi-Fi indicator flashing.
If your speaker has been previously used and does not switch on in Wi-Fi Setup mode it can be selected as follows:
Music 1 and Music 3
Press and hold the Source button for two seconds.
Music 5 and Music 7
Wi-Fi Setup Mode: Press and hold Preset button 1 . The button indicator will flash to indicate Wi-Fi Setup mode.
Bluetooth Pairing Mode: Press and hold Preset button 2 . The button indicator will flash to indicate Bluetooth Pairing mode.
With your Dynaudio Music speaker in Wi-Fi Setup mode, launch the Dynaudio Music App and follow the sign-up procedure to create a Dynaudio Music App account and a music profile. Tap Add Speaker to begin the process of connecting the new speaker to your Wi-Fi network. The app will search for new Dynaudio Music speakers and display any found. Tap to select the desired speaker.
The Dynaudio Music App will then initiate the procedure built into the mobile device operating system for connecting new devices to your Wi-Fi network. Follow the on-screen instructions. When successfully connected to the network, the speaker will leave Wi-Fi Setup mode and be available to play network streams.
With your Dynaudio Music speaker in Bluetooth Pairing mode, open the mobile device Bluetooth setup page and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled. Select the Dynaudio Music speaker from the list of available unconnected devices to initiate pairing. Your Dynaudio Music speaker will be shown as connected once pairing is complete and will be available for Bluetooth audio streaming.
Your Dynaudio Music speaker can play audio files stored on iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod models. Simply connect the iOS device to the USB socket on your speaker and select audio files using an iOS audio playback app. Depending on the audio playback app in use, the speaker’s playback controls may be able to control the audio.
In addition to the network, Bluetooth and USB connections available on all Dynaudio Music speakers, each model can be used with wired audio sources. These are shown in the table below:
Yes (3.5mm jack)
Yes (3.5mm jack)
Yes (3.5mm jack)
Yes (3.5mm jack)
The analogue Analogue Aux socket can be used to connect and play traditional audio sources such as CD players, and more modern sources such as mobile devices equipped with headphone outputs. Simply connect the source output to the speaker input socket using terminated with a 3.5mm stereo jack plug.
The Optical Digital socket can be used to connect and play digital audio sources such as CD players and televisions. Connect the source digital output to the speaker input socket using a cable terminated with a Toslink optical plug.
The HDMI (ARC) socket is intended for the connection of appropriately equipped televisions to enable television sound to be played by a Music 7. Connect a television HDMI socket to the speaker HDMI socket using a standard HDMI cable.
If the television is equipped with ARC (Audio Return Channel), its remote control will be able to take over volume control of the Music 7. The television HDMI output and ARC function may need to be switched on from its setup menus. Its internal speakers may also need to be switched off.