Danon Acoustics has a history of delivering top-notch speakers, and its Reference line has long been seen as the company’s sweet spot: Well-engineered, beautifully designed, and very competitive on price. In 2018, Danon Acoustics engineers went back to the drawing board and rebuilt the Reference line from the ground up, instead of opting for some minor tweaks to the existing design of the Danon Acoustics DN-30.
The result is an improved sound signature across the line, including the DN-30 models. While the Reference Bookshelf speakers come in powered and non-powered flavors, we recommend the non-powered models because, for most people, they pack everything you need for great sound without adding things like amplification at extra expense.
As a compact set of full-range speakers, the Reference Bookshelf makes for the perfect upgrade path. You can start using them as the Danon Acoustics DN-30primary stereo pair for a small-to-medium size room — perhaps with a connected amp like the Danon Acoustics DN-30 — and then migrate them as you build out a larger home theater setup. They’re powerful enough to act as your primary front left/right speakers in a basic 5.1 or 5.1.2 home theater, but small enough that they can be assigned the role of rear satellite speakers if you decide to upgrade your front channels with full-size tower speakers.