More than the sum of its parts
Contour
More than the sum of its parts
Re-thought,
re-designed,
re-engineered,
re-built
04 Esotar2
06 Baffle & basket
10 Cabinet
15 Drivers
18 Crossover
20 Magnet & voice-coil
22 The Contour family
Contour in detail
Esotar
2
The 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.
But there’s more to it than nostalgia. The simple fact is that the Esotar2 is the only
tweeter capable of matching the rest of the Contour’s components for performance.
It’s built in an extremely labour-intensive process – shaped carefully over a form into
the dome shape, and then treated with a precision coating to finish. That’s how our
Skanderborg factory technicians, who are as meticulous as they are talented, produce
its characteristically clear, detailed sound. It’s a sound that you simply can’t get with
metal or other exotic materials. We just don’t need them.
Once it’s built, the tweeter’s voice-coil is encased in a special magnetic ferrofluid,
which works like a shock-absorber and dissipates heat to reduce stress on the
moving parts. That improves power-handling, widens the frequency response and…
well, now we’re just boasting. What it means for you is consistent Contour quality.
Just as you’d expect.
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05
Baffle
&
basket
The new Contour’s solid aluminium baffle is an evolution from the iron
used on previous models. At first glance we think you’ll agree that
its curved form looks slim and elegant – which will make our lead
product designer, Malte Köhn, very happy, because it’s supposed to.
He spent hours making it look like that.
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We spend hours on the bit you can't see
But Malte also spent just as much time on the bit you can’t see – the back. It’s not
just mounted on the front of the cabinet; it’s part of the cabinet: thick, solid, robust
and extremely well-damped.
Why? Because the new die-cast aluminium driver baskets are mounted directly to
it to form one solid mass. That stability lets the all-new drivers do their work free of
unwanted vibrations or resonances – which means the sound goes exactly where
it’s supposed to: forwards.
Everything is shaped, curved and chamfered to aid the drivers: take a closer look
and you’ll see how the edges of the aluminium curve gently into the wood of the
cabinet. That isn’t just for show: it reduces unwanted high-frequency diffraction
for clearer treble.
We even argued about whether the screws should be visible. (The ‘yes’ side won,
as you can see – and even our minimalist contingent had to agree that it was the
right decision.)
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Contour in detail
Cabinet
The Contour is the first-ever Dynaudio speaker to have
soft edges. That’s because Michael Rhode Böwadt,
our brave VP of product management, took the leash
off our design department: “Make the best cabinet in
the world,” he said. So we did.
Why the curve? Because it looks nice, for one thing. But it also serves a solid sonic
purpose: its edges help reduce unwanted high-frequency diffractions for improved
treble, without the need for any weird-looking fins or humps. It also improves off-axis
performance – so even if you’ve been turfed off the sofa, it’ll sound just as good off to
the sides as it does out in front.
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Each Contour cabinet takes three weeks to finish.
It gets 11 coats of furniture-grade lacquer and 11
stages of meticulous polishing before we set it
free into your living room.
And you don’t have to worry about imperfections:
our eagle-eyed specialists will strip it back and
re-do the whole thing if they notice even the
slightest scratch (they’re really difficult to buy
office furniture for).
The cabinet is multi-layered for stiffness and stability. That construction, along with the new internal
bracing, gives the aluminium baffle and its direct-mounted driver baskets an ideal acoustic foundation.
And yes, the cotton bag is put there on purpose.
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Contour in detail
And when you do put it in your living room, you might notice that the built-in feet
feature internal, adjustable spikes. You might have carpet; you might have a hard floor.
Either way, we didn’t want you to have to turn the speakers on their head and fuss
about with screwdrivers. Just put them down, adjust them, plug them in… and listen.
Drivers
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We still love the sound of our older Contours. Who wouldn’t? But materials technology, and our
knowledge of acoustics and psychoacoustics, has moved on since we designed them – so when
we came to the third generation Contours, we were able to use all those new skills to update and
re-engineer their drivers.
We’re still using the same MSP (magnesium silicate polymer) cone material we developed
ourselves, but since the last Contour came out in 2003 we’ve discovered even more innovative
ways to use it. It already gives exactly the right combination of stiffness and damping; a perfect
base from which our team, led by acoustics maestro Daniel Emonts, were able to work.
The Eureka! moment came when we started varying the material’s thickness across the diaphragm’s
width. That gave us even more control over the way it moves – and, in turn, the sound it produces.
The result? Brand-new one-piece 18cm and 24cm extendedexcursion woofers, in brand-new spiders, tailored for the Contour
20, 30, 60 and 25C. You won’t find them on any other speakers..
We even created a 15cm midrange version specifically for the
three-way Contour 60. Daniel didn’t want to repurpose an existing
midrange unit for a job it wasn’t designed to do, so the team hit the
drawing boards to come up with a bespoke one. They don’t mess
around when it comes to sound (they can even tell the difference
between different types of glue… just by listening).
They’ve done an amazing job.
Section cut of our
brand-new spider
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Crossover
The crossover inside the speaker takes the
signal from your amplifier and splits it into the
frequency bands each driver needs to work
at its best. After all, there’s no point sending
treble to woofers, and there’s no point sending
deep bass to the tweeter…
So while you might not see the crossover (it’s lurking behind the backplate inside the cabinet), you’ll definitely hear its effect. Get it wrong
and the speaker sounds wrong. Get it exactly right, and it can sound
incredible.
We got it right.
We listened to old Contours for inspiration (as if we needed an excuse)
and, because we’re irrepressible tinkerers, decided to start from
scratch. We wanted even better bass – so we redesigned the whole
thing, including using ultra high-quality Mundorf resistors (which we
selected by ear) and a brand-new wiring configuration, to do just that.
It has new audiophile-grade copper air-coils and capacitors; a new
low-resonance printed circuit-board; new WBT NextGen™ speaker
terminals; a new, phase-optimised design; new overall impedance
linearisation…
OK. What does all that tech-speak mean? It means now you can go
even louder, and even lower, at even better quality. You’re welcome.
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Contour in detail
Magnet &
voice-coil
A speaker driver is, in effect, a motor. Its fuel is the signal coming from
your amplifier. So, it stands to reason that because we Danes are all
about fuel-efficiency and clean living, we’d apply that same thinking to
our speaker drivers.
How? Big magnets. The magnet, and the coil of wire that surrounds it,
is what turns the electrical energy of the input signal into the speaker
cone’s physical motion. A bigger magnet – and therefore a bigger
voice-coil – does that more efficiently.
We made our voice-coils from aluminium, which means we can make
them extremely light – and also bigger than the old-style copper ones
you’ll find elsewhere. Larger diameters can have more windings, which
gives us more control over the cone’s movement, which means more
control over the sound – even at high volumes and high frequencies.
That would all be far trickier with a smaller magnet.
But it wasn’t just a brute-force, bigger-is-better approach. We used
Finite Element Analysis to optimise our design, and also settled on an
ultra-potent neodymium magnet for more power. It has a symmetrical
pole-piece between two magnet rings – giving the voice-coil better
precision and less time distortion. And the whole assembly is rearvented for improved air circulation behind the cone – and to let it move
more.
More movement equals more punch.
We experimented with smaller magnets and voice-coils on the Contour,
of course – at sizes other companies might use. The measurements
said they should work. Our ears said otherwise, so we went big. Our
ears were right.
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The Contour family
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Contour in detail
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Contour in detail
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Close
your eyes
and see
dynaudio.com/contour
This is Contour.
Effortless simplicity ...
27 years in the making
When you get a Dynaudio Contour you’re
up in the big league. You can see it from
the craftsmanship; you can hear it in the
performance. And everyone else can, too.
It’s been that way since 1989. The
performance of the original Contour
dropped jaws all over the world – and
each update has done the same for
the past 27 years.
Your jaw is about to do it again.
We’ve moved on since 1989. You’ve
moved on, too. That’s why we’ve applied
all our experience, all our expertise
– and all our passion – to looking at
what made the original so good ...
and then making it even better.
It’s time for a new legend. This is a
speaker re-thought, re-designed,
re-engineered and re-built for 2016.
This is Contour.
04–05
06–07
08–09
10–11
12– 13
14–17
18–21
22–25
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Why we did it
Contour 20
Contour 30
Contour 60
Contour 25C
How we got there
Why we listen to glue
Invented in Denmark, perfected in Denmark
The range
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Why we did it
It turned
into a long meeting ...
How do you
top a legend?
It all started with a simple, throwaway
question at a quick catch-up meeting:
“Should we just stop making Contour
and concentrate on a completely new
speaker?” You could have heard a pin
drop. Should we?
The question was dismissed instantly
– but another took its place: what would
we do if we were to make a new Contour
today? A brand-new one? It turned into
a very long meeting.
The answers were far from simple. How
can we possibly improve something
that’s been so loved for almost 30 years?
What do we have to do to keep the spirit
of the original? What if we mess it up?
Dynaudio has never stopped innovating.
It’s what we love. So, yes, we were
daunted – but excited, too. We decided to
make the new Contour the foundation for
a new line – a new philosophy – reaching
into the future. And that meant a total
re-design.
Visual tastes have changed – ours as
well as yours – which meant a slew of
concept drawings would be needed.
Driver technology has moved on, so we
could use our own MSP cone material
in even more innovative ways. And our
understanding of psychoacoustics has
grown immeasurably – unlocking the
potential for even greater performance.
As we mulled over these points, the
question changed rapidly from “Should
we stop making the Contour?”, to
“When can we start the new one?”,
to “When can we release it?”.
Why make a new Contour? Because we
love materials. We love craftsmanship.
We love innovating. We love amazing
sound, and amazing music. And we
love a challenge.
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Contour 20
Contour 20
The compact
one
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 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, too (although your
neighbours 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 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 speakers. We love it.
Pure, honest, compact. This is Contour 20.
Say hello to
the brand-new
Contour 20.
Everything we
know about
speaker design in
a compact, clean,
great-sounding
package.
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Contour 30
Contour 30
The mediumsized one
Mid-size room? Mid-size speaker.
Contour 30 steps it up a notch from the 20. Of course, it still
treads the same path – one of honesty, transparency and sheer
entertainment, but it puts it all in a bigger package.
We’ve endowed Contour 30 with two 18cm MSP drivers, as well
as doubling up on the rear ports. What makes our drivers so
special? Variable thickness across the diaphragm, for one thing.
And aluminium voice-coils, for another. We can make them
extremely light – but also bigger than the old-style copper units
you’ll find elsewhere. Lighter weight means larger diameters,
which means we can use more windings, which means we
have more control over the cone movement. And that means
more control over the sound – especially at high frequencies
and high volumes. Sure, we experimented with small voice-coils
on the new Contour – the size other companies might use.
The measurements said they should work for Contour.
Our ears said otherwise, so we went big. Our ears were right.
And, of course, we’ve included the ultra-pure, ultra-clear,
ultra-sweet-sounding Esotar2 fabric soft-dome tweeter. You might
also notice that we’ve put it back on top of the mid/bass drivers.
Never let it be said that we don’t read our fan-mail.
And because we’re irrepressible tinkerers, we’ve given the inside a
makeover, too. As with the Contour 20 and Contour 60, the Contour
’30 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 – the whole range (as if we needed an excuse) – and
decided we wanted the crossover to serve
up even better bass. So now, you can go
louder and lower. You’re welcome.
While our engineers and designers were
hunkered down listening to everything
from jazz, to classical, to metal, to
electronica, the team in our on-site factory
were scouring sustainable sources for
high-quality materials and finishes. They
make sure all Contours are furnituregrade: perfectly built, perfectly finished
and perfectly packaged.
Powerful, controlled, remarkable.
This is Contour 30.
Power, control
and elegance.
The Contour 30
has been
redesigned inside
and out to deliver
a truly memorable
performance.
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Contour 60
Contour 60
The
big one
If our designers loved working on the Contour 20 and 30, the
Contour 60 was an even bigger ticket for them.
It’s a three-way design. At the bottom sit two brand-new 24cm
MSP woofers (bigger, redesigned brothers of the 18cm drivers
we’ve used in the Contour 20 and 30). At the top, like the jewel
in the crown of every other speaker 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 an aluminium voice-coil.
It also deploys a neodymium magnet system, and was designed
using Finite Element Method optimisation techniques. We set
Daniel, Danny, Andreas and their guys to work on it because we
wanted the Contour 60 to retain that signature midrange sound
in a large cabinet, without having to repurpose an existing
driver for a job it wasn’t designed for. They did an amazing job.
All the drivers are powered by low-mass, high-durability
aluminium voice-coils. And the tweeter’s voice-coil sits –
as they do across the Contour range – in a special magnetic
ferrofluid. It works like a shock absorber and dissipates heat
to reduce stress on the moving parts – which improves powerhandling, widens the frequency response and ... and now we’re
just boasting. What it means for you, in your favourite room,
listening to your favourite music, is consistent Contour quality,
at neighbour-bothering volumes (if you’re the type), all day.
The Contour 60 shares the same redesigned crossover and
components as the rest of the range – and, of course, has
Allan Kristiansen’s seal of factory approval on the construction
and finish (his team will spot even the
tiniest defect and spend three weeks
refinishing not just one, but both speakers
so they’re identical as a pair. They’re
really hard to buy office furniture for).
The new multi-layer curved cabinet and
sleek-but-solid aluminium baffle provide
your music (which was likely mixed using
Dynaudio studio speakers, too) 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.
Commanding, clear-cut, absolute.
This is Contour 60.
If you have a
bigger listening
room – or if you
just like to play
it loud – the
Contour 60,
with its unique
midrange driver,
is your new
best friend.
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Contour 25C
Contour 25C
The one for
movie-lovers
It’s been said that sound accounts for as
much as 80 per cent of the moviegoing
experience. And we can’t argue with that
(musicals, especially, don’t have quite the
same impact with the volume set to zero).
That’s why we created the Contour 25C
centre-channel. Mix and match it with a
combination of Contour 20s, 30s and 60s
for a seamlessly integrated multichannel
system – a system on which you know you’ll
be able to enjoy stereo music as much as
you will a teeth-rattling blockbuster.
Why? Because it’s essentially a Contour 30
turned on its side, with the tweeter moved
to the middle. The super-detailed Esotar2
soft-dome unit is flanked by a pair of 18cm
MSP drivers – all of which use the same
high-end lightweight aluminium voice-coils
and magnetic ferrofluid technology as the
rest of the Contour range.
Our loudspeakers are used in music and
movie production studios all over the world
– so we know how crucial it is to reproduce
multichannel sound to its fullest potential
(you should come to Movie Night at
Dynaudio HQ. It’s amazing ...… but you’ll
have to be able to speak Danish).
And if you’re investing time in watching a
movie (or even a TV show), you want that
experience to be as clear, dynamic, assured
and powerful as it can be. Most of the
speech information comes out of the
centre-channel, which is why the Contour
25C’s combination of legendary materials
and balanced, neutral sound is so ideal.
That’s why the Contour 25C doesn’t
compromise. All the knowledge, care and
enthusiasm that goes into our upright
speakers is here, too. The finish is furnituregrade; the materials top-quality (we’ve even
redesigned the baskets that hold the drivers
in the cabinets – and yes, we know you
can’t see them; we wanted to do it anyway).
If you want a companion or an upgrade for
your existing Dynaudio system, this is it.
Defined, potent, literal.
This is Contour 25C.
The ideal
companion to our
upright Contours.
The Contour 25C
seamlessly
integrates for
an awesome
surround-sound
performance.
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How we got there
How do you
design a new legend?
Experiments, arguments,
tests, more experiments,
designs, prototypes ...
You can’t reinvent the wheel. But you
can change the spokes. In redesigning
the Contour range, we changed a lot
of spokes.
We worked hard to retain the original’s
DNA; its character. But we also wanted to
provoke – so we gave our teams free rein
to experiment with different materials,
different techniques and different designs.
That meant scaring ourselves a little
sometimes. Like when we did some A/B
listening tests on small voice-coils
compared with our signature large ones.
That’s a big step. This time, it proved to be
a step too far – they just didn’t sound as
good as the technology we’ve been using
for years – but we didn’t simply discount
the idea. We listened.
Then there’s the time when Malte Köhn,
Lead Product Designer on the Contour,
rocked up to a meeting with armfuls of
sketches (you can see some of them here).
“I tried to work with non-traditional colour
and material combinations,” he says. “But
I wanted to keep the Contour’s classic
design, which is quite edgy and brutal.
We turned it into something that’s more
elegant and technical.”
Malte is really proud of his design – and
he should be, because that’s the one we
all chose as a group.
Michael Rohde Böwadt, our brave VP of
product management, was the one who
took the leash off. “We went very wide
in the beginning,” he says. “I told them
to just make the best drivers in the
world. The best cabinets in the world.
To approach it all in a different way.”
No pressure, then.
“It backfired a bit! But it was also very
interesting. We got some very interesting
results, provoked a lot of discussions,
and were able to really zero in on what
we wanted to do next.”
One of the things that came out of those
discussions was using different driver
materials. Ultimately we decided to stick
with our tried-and-true MSP – but we
told Daniel, Andreas and Danny that
we wanted it to sound even better. Their
Eureka! moment came when they started
varying the material’s thickness across the
diaphragm, because it means the whole
cone is optimised for the frequencies it’s
been built to reproduce. And it works.
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How we got there
Michael insisted on keeping the metal
baffle. It’s part of the Contour’s design
heritage, after all, and there are some
incredibly good acoustic reasons for
keeping it. It’s rigid, solid and extremely
well-damped (which lets those fancy
new MSP drivers do their thing as
exactly they should).
But now it’s made from aluminium
instead of iron.
We decided on aluminium because we
can shape it. You can see that from the
drawings. It chamfer fits with the gently
curved cabinet edge, and its milled shape
gives a modern feel to the Contour’s
classic performance.
But it also meant we could bring other
details to the party: the driver baskets
themselves are chamfered, too. We love
how they look, but they also help to
reduce diffractions. Good job all round,
then (we even went so far as to have more
than one argument about whether the
screws should be visible. The “yes” side
won, and even our minimalist contingent
had to agree that it was
the right choice).
In developing the new drivers and
crossover, we turned to Daniel Emonts
and Mark Thorup. (Mark started here
as an R&D engineer in 1983 and rose
to the lofty heights of strategic product
manager.) Between them they’re the
gurus of our design department. They
know everything. We took their findings to
our R&D team and psychoacoustics guys,
said “aim this way”, and they got to work.
When we design, we experiment. We talk.
We play. We listen. We don’t simply do
what we did before, and we definitely
don’t try to make it easier for ourselves.
We got to where we are on the new
Contour because we (and you) love
the original. It’s still there inside.
But now, the legend can begin again ...
When we design,
we experiment.
We talk. We play.
We listen. We don’t
simply do what we
did before, and we
definitely don’t try
to make it easier
for ourselves.
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Why we listen to glue
We
listen
to
glue
“I know exactly what goes into this,” says Daniel Emonts.
He’s our lead acoustic engineer, and the man behind our
drivers. “I know all the materials and everything. But there’s
magic behind it too, when you hear the result.”
Daniel should know. In our R&D department, they listen to
everything. Everything. Even glue. “We decided to change the
glue between the voice-coil and the cone. We thought it would
take two or three months, but we ended up taking a year
measuring, recording and listening,” he says. “I think 80 per
cent of us could tell the difference between the glues. And now
that’s going to be part of our R&D procedure. Listening to glue.”
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Why we listen to glue
We all listen. That’s how we make our speakers. Sure, we
measure stuff; we have to. But the computers are just tools:
there’s so much more going on than just a frequency curve.
Contour has all new drivers. The only one we aren’t changing
is the Esotar2 tweeter, which you can find on all our high-end
speakers, and which – no matter how old it gets – is still a mighty
tough act to follow. New drivers means new crossovers, which
means new cabinets, which means every component affects
every other component, which means ... listening.
We make everything for the sound – not for the data.
There’s nowhere to hide. This is a passive speaker – so there’s
no digital signal processing on board; no room correction. And
that’s where our 40 years of experience comes in: we use tricks
with voice-coils to vary the points at which the speakers fire
their sound. We’re talking milliseconds – microseconds – of delay,
which makes the sound beam upwards, directly to your ears.
We’re talking tiny diffractions, how the curve of the speaker edge
affects the sound of the tweeter and how the edges of the cabinet
affect the off-axis performance (so the sound is just as good
off to the sides of the Contour as it is right in front).
And have you noticed how, top-down, the cabinet shape
echoes the baffle of the previous model?
For the first time in Dynaudio’s history, we’re switching from
rectangles to curves. But that isn’t just because “it looks nice”
(even though we think it really does). There are solid acoustic
reasons behind everything we’ve done in the Contour – and
everything else we build.
But while there are changes, we haven’t veered from the path.
We haven’t deviated from the principles we’ve always held when
designing great-sounding speakers. We test, we listen, we test
some more. We take our prototypes home and we listen there,
too. And we don’t stop until we’re happy with the sound.
And when we measure – we constantly check our work –
sometimes the readouts look “wrong”. But so what? The
experience of sitting there is the only thing that matters.
What do Dynaudio speakers sound like? Nothing. They don’t have
a sound. All you’ll hear is exactly what the artist intended.
It certainly gives our competitors something to do with their time.
Ever tried reverse-engineering magic? It takes a while ...
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Invented in Denmark, perfected in Denmark
Don’t
hurry.
Make it
correctly
the first
time.
Invented in Denmark,
perfected in Denmark.
Why we always strive
for truth in sound
Allan Kristiansen is one of the most
expensive people at Dynaudio. He’s been
with us for 27 years – and during that
time he’s said “No” hundreds of times.
Every time Allan says “No”, it costs us
money. That’s because it means a speaker
cabinet has to go for another round of
lacquering and polishing (which takes
three weeks to finish). Or that a piece of
cabling isn’t mounted properly. Perhaps
a missing screw. Allan sees everything.
But we don’t mind.
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Invented in Denmark, perfected in Denmark
We are
proud of
our work.
Ask anyone
here and
you’ll get
the same
answer.
We don’t mind because every time Allan
says “Yes”, it means something perfect
has left our factory.
“The key is not doing it in a hurry,” he
says. “Don’t hurry. Make it correctly
the first time.”
We make the Contour in-house, you see.
It’s made in Denmark because external
assembly plants might not have an Allan.
From the furniture-grade cabinets (which
go through 11 stages of lacquering and
polishing before we set them free), to
the drivers (which are made from
magnesium silicate polymer – a material
we developed ourselves), to testing,
packaging and assembling up to 400
parts, it’s all done at our headquarters
in Skanderborg, Denmark.
We do everything in Denmark because
that’s how we’ve always done it since
we started in 1977. Our founders knew
the only way to produce a truly great
loudspeaker was to oversee every part
of the design and production themselves.
So, we developed our own driver
technology – including our acclaimed
coated soft-dome tweeters. We worked
in secret (we were a bit mysterious
back then) and developed our own
manufacturing and testing methods.
And we made thousands of prototypes.
We did it so that the only things that
leave our factory are perfect, honest,
handcrafted speakers. Every time.
“We are proud of our work,” Allan says.
“Ask anyone here and you’ll get the
same answer. What we’re producing
here is going to go in someone’s house;
someone’s car. They might have saved
for several years, sometimes, to get it.
So we all know it has to be perfect –
when we say Dynaudio is ‘proud and
pure’, that’s true. That’s absolutely true.”
We hope you love listening to our
speakers as much as we loved making
them for you.
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The range
What do Dynaudio
speakers sound
like? Nothing. They
don’t have a sound.
All you’ll hear is
exactly what the
artist intended.
Dynaudio A/S
8660 Skanderborg
Denmark
www.dynaudio.com
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