FAQ

Before answering the most common questions we receive, here are some simple rules that we recommend to build your high fidelity system.

1- Listen before buying.
You have to trust your ears and take the time to listen to the diptyque speakers with different electronics with music you know to validate your choice. Listening to music is a very personal feeling and the system you will install at home must meet your taste, your expectations.

2- Trust Diptyque resellers and distributors.
We have chosen partners who are professionals and enthusiasts. They know perfectly the diptyque speakers they will be able to advise you and support you in your choice.

3- Take the time.
The best HIFI systems that we have had the opportunity to listen to have been improved over time, by step -by -step changes that have optimized a system in a listening room. Being curious, listening, testing makes it possible to progress in the quest for a living and natural sound.

FAQ

Which diptyque model for which listening room?
The rule is simple: the larger the panel, the more it will sound a large room. Here we give indications that can serve as a benchmark for optimal listening. There are of course exceptions: if for example, you have carried out a very good acoustic treatment in a small room, you can use larger models of panels.

DP 77: 10 - 20m²
DP 107: 15 - 30m²
DP140: 20 - 40m²
DP160: 25 - 50m²
Reference : 30 m² and more

What placement in my listening room?
The final result depends on of course the acoustics of your room.
Here are the 5 rules we recommend to start installing your diptyque speakers.

- Even the diptyques of the rear wall of 80 cm minimum. The larger the diptyque, the more it must be removed from the rear wall. For the reference model, 1m50 is necessary.

- Form an equilateral triangle between the diptyque speakers and the listening point.

- Place the tweeters inside.

- Turn the diptyque speakers to the listening point.

- Check verticality using a bubble level and adjust if necessary. This point is very important for a perfect phase and therefore the precision of the sound space.

Now take the time to listen to after having respected these 5 points and then test changes, steps in steps to find the optimal position. Make a modification after another to understand what changes in listening.

- Advance or back up the speakers by 10 cm steps.

- Spread the speakers a little more, they can be close to the side walls. Listen to a voice, it must remain precise in the center

- Then test with the tweeters outside, if the acoustics in your room are amortized it will improve the opening of the sound space, but the result can be disappointing if the acoustics in your room is clear. In this case return to the previous position.

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What acoustic treatment?

Acoustics is a complex science difficult to summarize here in a few lines. Here are simple tips to guarantee quality listening with diptyque panels.
First, have a balanced acoustics: Clap your hands and listen: the sound should not be too clear and last (reverberation) or too dark (amortized). You have to feel good when you talk.

- At the rear of the diptyque speakers you should not amortize or absorb the sound, they need the rear wall to obtain balanced low frequencies.

-If your room is clear, other areas will have to be amortized: a floor carpet, curtains at the windows a library or paintings on a wall or amortize the area behind the listening point.

-For optimize listening, we advise to place diffusers (reliefs) on the wall at the back of the diptyque. This solution will have the effect of improving the depth and precision of the sound scene. There are many simple and aesthetic solutions for this.

 What amplifier with diptyque?
We are not going to indicate brands here or solve the quarrels between the amplifiers with tubes, transistors, class A, D, AB ... etc. There are very good amplifiers for us in all these categories and everyone can find their happiness.
First, the isodynamic speakers are not like other speakers. They are different from high -efficiency models, bookshelf, columns, electrostatics, etc. An amplifier that will work well on these technologies may be disappointing with diptyques ... So you have to try.
If you are lost, we invite you to take this simple path: Listen to the diptyque speaker (all models) with an amplifier with 2x150w/8ohm (or more) Class AB transistor of a quality brand. It will be your reference, you can appreciate all the qualities of our speakers. Then, you can test different technologies, brands and powers and discover the differences, choose according to your taste and your budget the system that will give you the most listening pleasure.

What cables?
Yes, we are convinced that cables have an important influence on the listening result. The principle stated by our friend "R" seems obvious to us: "The cables do not improve a HIFI system, they only degrade it" "The best cable is the one that will the least degrade the audio signal" so we return to our Three first tips: trust your ears, trust your dealer, take the time!

What break -in?
Diptyque speakers need a break -in time that will improve the tonal balance and the natural of the low frequencies. We recommend 200 hours of operation to obtain the optimal sound of your diptyque speakers. Here we offer you a recording of the Ocean made by our friend Fernand Deroussen Ideal to run your speakers: https://open.qobuz.com/track/29897132

What maintenance?
Diptyque speakers do not need special maintenance. Unlike electrostatic technology they do not fear humidity or dust.
If you have a stain on one side you can clean with a sponge and soap without using a lot of water of course!

Good listening.

Gilles Douziech, Eric POIX.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Passionate about quality sound reproduction for more than 30 years, we have listened to, compared and experienced all the speaker technologies existing on the market: electrodynamics, high efficiency, electrostatic, ribbons in different forms, flat diaphragm speakers rigid… etc. Each of these technologies have undeniable qualities, but we are convinced that the one that brings together the most advantages and allows music to be reproduced most naturally are isodynamic loudspeakers, also called Magnetostatic.

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THE ADVANTAGES OF ISODYNAMIC TECHNOLOGY

  • Diffusion over a large area by plane wave, which allows for immersive listening without sound projection effect.
  • Dipole operation, on both sides of the speakers, to recreate the spatialization of the concert in your listening room.
  • The use of extremely thin mylar membranes for high speed and no drag effect.
  • The same type of diaphragm used from bass to treble, everything works at the same speed which provides consistency in dynamic behavior across the spectrum.
  • No box behind the speaker; there is no "box sound" associated with the midrange buzz in the speaker. The timbres of the voices and instruments are perfectly respected.
  • Consistent, balanced and detailed listening even at low levels.
  • A regular impedance which does not represent a complex load on the amplifier.
  • High reliability over time, our speakers are not afraid of dust or humidity, they do not have a high voltage circuit.

 

EXCLUSIVE DIPTYQUE TECHNOLOGIES

The isodynamic technology well known to music lovers was developed in 1970 in the United States. Through our numerous tests and experiments, we have sought solutions to improve this technology and push back its limits, in particular for bass reproduction.

  • PPBM®: Push Pull Bipolar Magnet is an innovative patented architecture. The large section bipolar magnets, manufactured to specification, are located at the front and rear of the diaphragm. They make it possible to maintain the coil (aluminum tapes) in a constant magnetic field when the membrane moves, which is thus perfectly controlled. The bass is more dynamic and transient sounds are reproduced with precision. Listening to a grand piano is impressively realistic.
  • A sandwich mechanical structure. Composed of the assembly of chassis in MDF and 2mm steel sheets maintained tight by many mechanical screws. This set is perfectly rigid and not reasoning, it is a mechanical reference which guarantees the absence of coloring and the respect of the timbres.
  • Proprietary ribbon tweeters. The ribbon is produced as an isodynamic cell (mylar film and aluminum coil). It moves in an intense magnetic field made from neodymium magnets. These tweeters operate over a wide frequency range and mate perfectly with isodynamic cells. A simple crossover (12 db per octave) allows a perfect fusion of the registers. The highs are soft, precise and spin high to give a sublime soundstage.

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CROSSED PUSH PULL

Exclusively for the Reference model

Each bass cell is motorized by two independent coins (set of ribbons), a vertical and a horizontal. This exclusive technology makes it possible to vibrate the 22 µm Mylar membrane by hundreds of small squares of square shape. The "Crossed Push Pull" allows you to control the vibrations of the membrane without deformation. Thus, it guarantees low very linear frequencies, without distortion and with much more efficiency than existing isodynamic systems.

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Diptyque audio - Enceintes planes Haute-Fidélité

Diptyque audio est un concept unique d'enceintes plates, haute fidélité, fabriquées en france, sources d'émotions visuelles et sonores. Fermez les yeux, le concert est devant vous, chaque instrument prend sa place dans une scène sonore incomparable par sa précision et son ampleur. Les voix respirent, on ressent la présence physique des interprètes. Ouvrez les yeux, nos enceintes sont des oeuvres d'art, des pièces uniques qui s'intègreront dans les plus belles architectures.

Gilles DOUZIECH, Eric POIX.

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Diptyque audio - Discover new sound spaces

Diptyque audio is a unique concept of flat speakers, high fidelity, made in France, sources of visual and sound emotions. Close your eyes, the concert is in front of you, each instrument takes its place in a sound stage incomparable by its precision and its amplitude. The voices breathe, we feel the physical presence of the performers. Open your eyes, our speakers are works of art, unique pieces that will fit into the most beautiful architectures.

Gilles DOUZIECH, Eric POIX.

Diptyque [diptik], En, Diptych : work of art in two parts.

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These flat speakers were born from the meeting of two men passionate about acoustics: Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix. From a first prototype made in 2001 as part of an exhibition of contemporary art, they made many experiments, on materials, shapes, components, assembly processes, to develop a high-end speaker in the service of musical emotion. As result of their aesthetic and sound requirements, each Diptyque is an exceptional handcrafted object.

Since his adolescence, Gilles Douziech is passionate about loudspeakers and high fidelity. At 19, during his studies of electronics, he decided to cross France to do an internship with Marcel Rochet, designer of Mulidine speakers. This passionate acoustician gave him fundamental notions about harmonic resonances but also the design of distribution filters. Then he continued his studies with an internship at the acoustic laboratory of the Toulouse university. Without ever ceasing to conceive loudspeakers, he realized for ten years a career in medical electronics in hospital. 

He specializes in ultrasound and trained by the largest companies: Hewlett Packard, Siemens, Philips and General Electric. Then he chose teaching and at the same time created his first ribbon loudspeakers to broadcast his sound creations in the context of contemporary art exhibitions. His meeting with Eric Poix will be crucial to develop the high fidelity Diptyque Audio speakers.

Eric Poix has been a hi-fi enthusiast since his youth, and has never ceased to develop his listening system, in search of great musicality without giving in to fads and gimmicks. His skills and know-how in mechanics and metalwork have led him to create loudspeaker stands and high-fidelity electronics of the highest acoustic and aesthetic quality. He designs and draws all the mechanical elements and tools needed to manufacture diptyque loudspeakers. Thanks to him, these unique loudspeakers have a highly sophisticated mechanical structure that gives them extreme rigidity. As a result, diaphragm tension is perfectly controlled, a decisive factor in the acoustic quality of these flat loudspeakers.

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A golden team

d&p audio continues to expand in response to strong growth and export development. Today, Gilles and Eric are surrounded by a young team who have come to take part in this great adventure. Each of them, through their skills and acquired know-how, has enriched the diptyque audio project to guarantee very high quality manufacturing.

Anthony Henry: He started at d&p audio as a trainee during his Masters. Today he is responsible for a wide range of tasks, including design, technical drawings and communications. He also masters all the stages in the manufacture of diptyque loudspeakers.

Mickael Bernard: Machining technician, he uses the numerically controlled milling machine to produce all the internal parts of the diptyque loudspeakers. The quality of assembly and bonding is the essential starting point for guaranteeing impeccable manufacturing quality.

Aimé Feret: Technician and assembler, he is a master of precision work, making windings, tensioning membranes, fitting leather and all the stages involved in assembling diptyque loudspeakers to exacting quality standards.

 

 

Our social and environmental commitments.

Since the beginning of the diptyque audio project, we are aware of the impact of our production on the environment. We are committed to our speakers, sources of sound pleasure, are part of a virtuous social and environmental approach.

Sustainable and repairable speakers.
Diptyque speakers are made to last and give you a flawless listening pleasure over several decades. We design them so that you can pass them on to your children to take advantage of this unique musicality.
Diptyque speakers will be able to renovate at any time in our workshops.

Local artisan production
Our loudspeakers are manufactured in our workshops in Montauban, France. We control the entire production chain: CNC milling of the chassis, manufacture of the diaphragms and circuits. We work with local companies for powder-coating, sheet steel machining and packaging.

Selected materials
The choice of materials is a key point for limiting our impact on the environment. We selected :
- Recyclable materials: 65% of our speakers are 100% recyclable steel.
- low impact materials such as the MDF Mediland® wood fibers made from maritime pine (south west of France), classification E1: low formaldehyde content.
- A local origin: 98.5% of the materials come from France or Europe.
- Use of natural products: example Rubio® linen oils (Belgium) for treatment and dyeing of wooden parts.

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Strong involvement in teaching young people
Every year, we receive several trainees and students in our company. We participate in pedagogical projects in collaboration with schools and universities. We teach at the ISPRA (Audiovisual Bachelor in Toulouse) to transmit our passion for electroacoustic and the diffusion of high quality sound.

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A constant improvement.
We are committed to improving our effectiveness. We still have some axes of progress that we work to minimize the impact of our environmental manufacturing. Our priorities: packaging and shipping the speakers. We regularly update this page to report on our progress.

DP 85 (June 2024)

4 DP 85 RENDU 3 4 AV DETOURE

Great music from our smallest flat speaker.

The transparency and refinement of our top-of-the-range models in an elegant, unobtrusive loudspeaker.

They feature a 0.132m2 low-midrange cell operating on our exclusive optimized PPBM principle, and a 30 cm high ribbon tweeter. The mechanical sandwitch structure is inherited from our Reference model.

With a quality amplifier, you can build a magnificent high-fidelity system that will bring you unique sonic emotions.

Like the best HiFi planar headphones, the Diptyque DP85 is the ideal companion for all music lovers seeking natural sound and the absence of colorations.

You'll be able to share your favorite music in a moderate-sized room with all the fullness and magic of our large isodynamic panels.

ECO DESIGN - 100% REPAIRABLE

Standard colors: White (RAL9010) and Black (RAL2100) / Black felt edging, LAOUREUX* brand

Choice of customization: 160 RAL colors
 
Spécifications :
Type : 2 ways
Crossover : 1600 Hz
Sensitivity : 85db /1 W /1m
Impedance : 6 Ohms
Bandwidth : 50-22000 Hz
Power Handing : 150W (recommended amplifier > 60W)
Dimensions with stand : 900x475x260  mm
weight : 24 kg
The information is given as an indication, D&P Audio reserves the right to modify the specifications of its products
 
 * LAOUREUX is a French manufacturer specializing in Felt since 1923. Etablissements LAOUREUX supplies the most prestigious piano brands: Steinway & Sons, Bösendorfer, Fazioli, etc.

4 DP 115 RENDU 3 4 AV detoure

Beautiful proportions, beautiful sound.

The diptyque dp115 offer a perfect balance between aesthetic elegance and top-quality sound reproduction.
They feature a 0.198m² bass-midrange driver based on our exclusive optimized PPBM principle, and a ribbon tweeter with neodymium magnets 45cm long.The mechanical sandwitch structure inherited from our Reference model.
Their refined design and extreme slenderness (22mm) will enable the diptyque DP 115 to blend into any interior.
The transparency, speed and the superb sound image they unfold will satisfy the most demanding music lovers.

 ECO DESIGN - 100% REPAIRABLE

Standard colors: White (RAL9010) and Black (RAL2100) / Black felt edging, LAOUREUX* brand

Choice of customization: 160 RAL colors
 
Spécifications :
Type : 2 ways
Crossover : 1600 Hz
Sensitivity : 86db /1 W /1m
Impedance : 6 Ohms
Bandwidth : 40-22000 Hz
Power Handing : 150W (recommended amplifier > 60W)
Dimensions with stand :1205x475x300 mm
weight : 32 kg
The information is given as an indication, D&P Audio reserves the right to modify the specifications of its products
 
 * LAOUREUX is a French manufacturer specializing in Felt since 1923. Etablissements LAOUREUX supplies the most prestigious piano brands: Steinway & Sons, Bösendorfer, Fazioli, etc.

DP 140 MK II

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The new diptyque DP140 MKII inaugurate a new generation of isodynamic speakers designed for music lovers. They are made up of two bass-medium cells operating according to our exclusive PPBM* principle that we have optimized after ten years of research and innovation. Their mechanical structure is inherited from our Reference model. The 55 cm long ribbon tweeter covers a large bandwidth to give the whole an incomparable coherence and natural sound.

Listening to Diptyque Audio DP 140 MK II speakers is an unforgettable experience. As soon as the first presentations of this model, the listeners were won over by the transparency, speed and exceptional magnitude of the sound scene reproduced by these speakers with a unique design.

ECO DESIGN - 100% REPARABLE

Standard colors: white (RAL9010) and black (RAL2100) / leather: black, white, caramel, chocolate.
 
Choice of customization: 160 RAL colors
 
Spécifications :
Type : 2 ways
Crossover : 1600 Hz
Sensitivity : 87db /1 W /1m
Impedance : 6 Ohms
Bandwidth : 35-22000 Hz
Power Handing : 180W (recommended amplifier > 60W)
Dimensions : 1410x483x47 mm
weight : 38kg
 
 The information is given as an indication, D&P Audio reserves the right to modify the specifications of its products

 

 

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DP 160 MK II

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The new diptyque DP160 MKII  concentrates all our know -how for the design of high -end isodynamic speakers designed for the most demanding music lovers. They are composed of two bass-medium cells operating according to our exclusive principle PPBM* optimized. They are calibrated in their tension in order to obtain a more extensive and linear bass. Their mechanical structure is inherited from our Reference model. The 55 cm long ribbon tweeter covers a large bandwidth to give the whole an incomparable consistency and natural sound.
We have imagined the DP160 MKIIs as without compromise speakers to make you live all the intensity of the concert in your living room. Listening to Diptyque Audio DP 160 MKII speakers will transport you to the most beautiful concert halls and make you feel the physical presence of the interpreters.

ECO DESIGN - 100% REPARABLE

Standard colors: white (RAL9010) and black (RAL2100) / leather: black, white, caramel, chocolate.
 
Choice of customization: 160 RAL colors
 
Specifications
Type : 2 ways
Crossover : 1600 Hz
Sensitivity : 87db/1W/1m
Impedance : 6 Ohms
Bandwidth : 30-22000 Hz
Power handling : 200W (amplificateur recommandé>60W )
Dimensions : 1610x530x47 mm
Weight : 50 Kg
 
The information is given as an indication, D&P Audio reserves the right to modify the specifications of its products

 

 

 

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dp77

End of production January 2024
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In its apparent simplicity, the dp77 contains a concentrate of technology and know-how signed Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix. It is composed of a 0.132 m2 bass / medium membrane operating according to the exclusive PPBM* principle and a 30 cm high ribbon tweeter. Its mechanical sandwich structure is extremely rigid and guarantees the absence of coloring. Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix have designed a small panel that can integrate into any interior with its extreme fineness (2 cm) and offer many opportunities for customization and integration. The dp77 is manufactured with the same quality requirement as its very high-end models, choosing the best components to guarantee the most beautiful and realistic sound transcription.
This small speaker sounds like a big one! All the music lovers who discovered it were surprised by the extraordinary homogeneity and sound reproduction of the Diptyque dp77. Its transparency, its speed and the superb sound image it deploys in the listening space are today a reference.Sound professionals and creators today use the dp77 to integrate them into exhibitions, public spaces or amplifying acoustic instruments.
 
Choice of customization:
-160 RAL colors
-Textile printed with your photos : Contact us
 
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SPECIFICATIONS

Type 2 ways
Sensitivity 84db/1W/1m
Impedance 6 Ohms
Bandwidth 50 - 19000Hz
Power handling 150 W (recommended amplifier > 60 W)
Dimensions (height / width / depth) 770x470x20 mm
Weight / with stand 11Kg / 18Kg
 
 

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dp107

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This new Diptyque DP107 model was born after 10 years of research and development. They are based on technology and design of very famous DP77 with a top size of 30cm. They are composed of a bass-medium membrane of 0.198m² operating on our exclusive PPBM * technology and a ribbon tweeter with neodynium magnets of 45cm long. Its mechanical sandwich structure is extremely rigid and guarantees the absence of coloring sound. Their steel and oak stand resumes the design of the old ribbon microphones, it brings great rigidity to the set and the ability to adjust the tilt according to the listening point. This harmonious proportion panel is a very high quality speaker. Its transparency, its speed and the superb sound image it deploys in the listening space will seduce the greatest music lovers.

Choice of customizations:

-160 colors RAL

-Printed textiles with your photos : Contact us

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SPECIFICATIONS

Type 2 ways
Sensitivity 86db/1W/1m
Impedance 6 Ohms
Bandwidth 40 - 19000Hz
Power handling 150 W (recommended amplifier > 60 W)
Dimensions (height / width / depth) 1070x470x20 mm
Weight / with stand 15Kg / 22Kg
 
 
 
 
 
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