Dynaudio Contour 20 Bookshelf Monitor - PAIR

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  • Say hello to the brand-new Contour 20. Everything we know about speaker design in a compact, clean, great-sounding package. All the speakers in the Contour range are designed and manufactured at Dynaudio’s newly expanded state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility in Denmark.

    Compact? Yes. Compact-sounding? No.

    The Contour 20 standmounter takes everything we know about speaker technology – we’re Danes; we know a lot – and puts it in a compact, clean and great-sounding package.

    Its sweet-toned Esotar2 soft-dome tweeter has been a legend in its own right for years. It’s commonly regarded as one of the world’s best-ever drivers – and because it’s been such a great friend to so many millions of ears (and a key part of Contours past), we just had to give it another outing.

    The extended-excursion 18cm woofer, though, is brand new. It’s powered by a lightweight aluminium voice-coil and a vented dual-ferrite magnet system, and was created by driver specialists Danny Pasfall Christensen and Andreas Eberhardt Sørensen and their team under acoustic maestro Daniel Emonts. (They can hear the differences between different types of glue. We like those guys.)

    It’s made from MSP – a material we developed ourselves, and have been using in our drivers since 1985. MSP gives exactly the right combination of stiffness and damping – which you’ll hear as exactly the right combination of power, finesse and control. Just what a Contour speaker should have. But we’ve taken it further: we’ve varied the diaphragm’s thickness across its surface, which gives even greater control over its sound.

    Making a Contour without its signature baffle would be like making a car without wheels. Unthinkable. But there’s always room for improvement – and our designers love to stretch their legs (you should see the number of sketches they produced for just this part). This baffle is aluminum, and set into the cabinet. Its chamfer is included in the driver’s basket – which not only looks great, but also reduces unwanted high-frequency diffraction effects for clearer treble, and provides a solid foundation for the drivers to do their work. A solid foundation means improved high-volume performance at low frequencies, too (although your neighbors might not thank us for that).

    And although we might have changed the cabinet’s shape (square is out; curves are in), the new design tips a respectful nod to older Contours. Look at it from the top; you’ll see the old baffle design in its shape. But it isn’t just for show – the new shape marries those aesthetics with cutting-edge acoustic physics. Its multi-layered construction is extremely well-damped, which means the Contour’s sound goes exactly where it’s supposed to: forwards.

    We’ve redesigned the internal wiring and crossover, too. You won’t see what we’ve done, but you’ll hear the effect: amazingly clear sound, even off to the sides of the speakers. We love it.

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  • Features:

    • The world renown Esotar 2: The all-new Contour uses the ultra-pure, ultra-clear Esotar 2 fabric soft-dome tweeter. It’s Dynaudio’s finest tweeter and commonly regarded as one of the world’s best-ever drivers.
    • All-new drivers: Brand-new one-piece extended-excursion woofers packed with new technology. You won’t find them on any other speaker. Anywhere.
    • Redesigned crossover: We’ve redesigned the entire crossover, including using ultra high-quality Mundorf capacitors and a brand-new wiring configuration for even better bass.
    • Curved edges with sonic purpose: Brand-new elegant and sleek looking cabinet that provides a solid foundation for the drivers to do their job.
    • Driver: New 18cm extended-excursion loudspeaker drivers for improved bass reproduction
    • Voice-coil: Large diameter, aluminium voice-coils with 24% increased winding height
    • Spider: New asymmetric spider for increased system symmetry
    • Tweeter: World renown 28mm Esotar2 tweeter for ultra clear high-frequencies
    • Crossover: High-quality Mundorf capacitors and brand-new wiring configuration
    • Cabinet: MDF cabinet with curved edges for a solid construction 
  • Sensitivity: 86dB (2.83V / 1m)
    IEC Power Handling: 180W
    Impedance: 4 Ohms
    Frequency Response (±3dB): 39Hz – 23kHz
    Box Principle: Bass Reflex Rear Ported
    Crossover: 2 way
    Crossover Frequency: 2200Hz
    Crossover Topology: 2nd order
    Woofer: 18cm MSP cone
    Tweeter: 28mm Esotar2
    Weight: 15.5kg / 34lb
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 440 x 360mm
      8.5 x 17.3 x 14.2in
    Dimensions with feet/grill (W x H x D): 215 x 440 x 396mm
      8.5 x 17.3 x 15.6in

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