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Dynaudio Redesigns Contour Series of Loudspeakers

Dynaudio has offered audio lovers its Contour Series since 1989. At the recent High End show in Munich the company introduced the line's latest iteration.

The Dynaudio 20 retails for $5,000 per pair; the Dynaudio Contour 30 is $7,500 per pair; the Contour 60 speakers carry an MSRP of $10,000 per pair, and the Contour 25C center-channel speaker retails for $3,500 each.
Robert Archer · May 13, 2016

Within the audiophile community Dynaudio has established a reputation as one of the top loudspeaker manufacturers in consumer audio. The Danish company built this reputation through its use of its own driver and cabinet designs, and it reinforced its popularity through the professional and automative audio markets. 

Updating a product line that has been around since 1989, Dynaudio has announced its latest version Contour speakers. Dynaudio says the new products represent the third-generation of the products, and it says the new generation of speakers provides listeners with "vastly improved performance."

"Speaking of its performance, it's difficult to point out one thing that makes the difference. Is it the driver, is it the cabinet? It is all the elements combined that enable this major step forward," says Michael Böwadt, vice president of product management, Dynaudio. "I believe we have achieved our goal [of] retailing and improving the fantastic high and mid end, but at the same time getting that dynamic bass response we were looking for. Together, it adds up to a substantially improved speaker with a lot more power than the previous Contour range."

The new Contour line features four products: the two-way Contour 20 monitor; the medium-size floorstanding Contour 30 loudspeaker; the large, three-way Contour 60 loudspeaker, and the Contour 25C center-channel speaker.

The products were designed in the company's state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility in Skanderborg, Denmark, and highlighting some of the improvements made to the new Contour line include new drive units with improved MSP diaphragms, and aluminum voice coils that dissipate heat better than previous designs. The speakers also employ new Dynaudio Esotar2 soft-dome tweeters, as well as newly designed crossover networks, and Dynaudio points out the drivers and electronics are housed in heavily braced, curved multilayer enclosures that also utilize aluminum baffles.

Dynaudio adds the speakers are available in a choice walnut satin, white oak satin, piano black and piano white. Special order rosewood and bubinga high-gloss lacquer finishes are also available.

MSRPs for the speakers are:

  • Contour 20: $5,000 per pair
  • Contour 30: $7,500 per pair
  • Contour 60: $10,000 per pair
  • Contour 25C: $3,500 each 

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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