It’s a three-way design. At the bottom sits two brand-new 24cm MSP woofers (They’re bigger, redesigned siblings of the 18cm drivers we’ve used in the Contour 20 and 30). At the top, in the new Contour range, is the magnificent Esotar2 soft-dome tweeter.
Between them is a completely new 15cm midrange driver. Like the rest of our drivers it uses aluminium voice-coils. It also deploys a neodymium magnet system, and was designed using Finite Element Method optimization methods. We wanted to retain the signature midrange sound in a lager cabinet, without having to repurpose an existing driver for a job it wasn’t designed for.
All the drivers are powered by low-mass, high durability aluminium voice-coils. And the tweeter’s voice-coil sits in a special magnetic ferrofluid. It works like a shock absorber and dissipates heat to reduce stress on the moving parts – which improves power-handling and widens the frequency response to mention as few of its benefits.
The Contour 60 shares the same redesigned crossover and components as the rest of the range. And, of course, the speakers have our furniture-grade construction and finish (our team spends up to three weeks carving, sanding, and polishing both speakers so they’re identical as a pair).
The new multi-layer curved cabinet and sleek-but-solid aluminium baffle provide your music with a robust, defined acoustic foundation. So much so that, if we’ve done our jobs right, you’ll forget they’re even there and just … listen.
We also included the ultra-pure, ultra-clear Esotar2 fabric soft-dome tweeter.
And because we’re irrepressible tinkerers, we’ve given the inside a makeover, too. As with the Contour 20 and the Contour 30, the Contour 60 has new baskets to hold the drivers themselves, as well as a new crossover and new wiring. We listened to our old Contours for months and decided we wanted the crossover to serve up even better bass. So, now you can go louder and lower.
Making a Contour without its signature baffle would be all-near impossible. But, there’s always room for improvement. The new baffle is made from a solid piece of aluminium 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.
And although we might have changed the cabinet’s shape, 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 multilayered 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 speaker.
The four standard priced finishes are: Gloss White, Gloss Black, Walnut (satin) and Ivory Oak (satin) - $10,000 per pair.
Two special order finishes are also available: Grey Oak Lacquer and Rosewood Lacquer - $11,500 per pair