Dynaudio Contour 60i – Floor Standing Speaker – Pair


Contour 60i Dedicated to detail Ê Ê Sounds bigger than youÕd think. Yes, we mean thatÉ

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Contour 60iÊ If you have a bigger listening room Ð or if you just like to play it loud Ð the Contour 60i, with its unique midrange driver, is your new best friend. Contour 60i sounds bigger than youÕd think. Yes, we mean thatÉ And it isnÕt just because itÕs a grown-up, full-size, three-way floorstander. Of course itÕs capable of outright, neighbour-infuriating volume. It sounds big in other ways too Ð from the soaring soundstage of a top orchestral recording to the caffeinated surround-sound effects in a movie, Contour 60i simply fills the room Ð without resorting to bass-heavy bombast along the way.Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Starting at the top YouÕll find the jewel in the crown: the Esotar 2i tweeter. We looked at the older Esotar 2 from the 2016 Contour, took it apart and realised we could give it a boost with some tech from our flagship Confidence range (the Hexis) and also our flagship Core professional reference monitor series (the larger rear chamber). Together these clever mods help to reduce unwanted resonances and smooth out the frequency response for even clearer treble performance. Contour 60i is the only model in the family to have a dedicated midrange driver. It uses an aluminium voice-coil, and also has a neodymium magnet system Ð all developed and optimisedÊat the Dynaudio Labs in Denmark. It is, in fact, exactly the same midrange driver we used in the 2016 Contour 60. If it ainÕt brokeÉÊ Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Where the difference lies is in how itÕs mounted WeÕve used more tech from Core here, isolating it in a precision-moulded cup containing resonance-defeating ribs. If thereÕs one thing you can never have too much of, itÕs midrange clarity Ð and Contour 60i now has even more. The two woofers are updated. Each has a bigger magnet system, a different voice-coil design and a glass-fibres voice-coil former, as first used in the Confidence range and Sub 6 subwoofer. That means even tighter bass, at higher volume. WeÕve chosen copper for these ones over aluminium. Why? Because theyÕre dedicated bass drivers. Copper is heavier and provides more moving mass. More moving mass lets us dig deeper without impinging on the midrange, handled by the super-sprightly driver just above. The crossover has been updated, too. You canÕt change all the drivers without taking a look at the speakerÕs ÔbrainÕ, after all. Plus, the effect of that moulded midrange cup and the aramid fibre woofer spiders let our engineers shift the crossover frequency up. It now works better at slightly higher frequencies (up to around 300Hz). The frequency curve in this area is also flatter, meaning better midrange performance from a simpler design. The multi-layer curved cabinetÊand 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 weÕve done our jobs right, youÕll forget theyÕre even there and just … listen.Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Contour FeaturesÊ Ê Ê Ê Ê Esotar 2i tweeterÊ Ê Ê Ê Featuring a larger rear chamber and now the Hexis inner dome, which helps to reduce unwanted resonances and flatten the frequency response. Ê Ê Ê Improved spiderÊ Ê Improved asymmetric spider for increased system symmetry Ð and this one is made from aramid fibres for improved acoustic response. Ê Ê Ê Updated crossover Ê Ê Extensive tweaks from the 2016 Contour model have led to a simpler, cleaner, and even better-performing unit. Ê Ê Ê Voice coil Ê Ê Large diameter, long throw copper voice-coils.Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê SpecificationsÊ Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê StatusCurrent SegmentHome RangeContour i TypeFloorstand Sensitivity (dB @ 2.83V/1m)88 IEC Power Handling (Watt)390 Rated Impedance (Ohm)4 Lower Cutoff (Hz @ +/- 3 dB)28 Upper Cutoff (kHz @ +/- 3 dB)23 Box PrincipleBass reflex rear ported Crossover3-way Crossover Frequency (Hz)220 Hz / 4.500 Hz Crossover Topology2nd order Tweeter28mm Esotar 2i with Hexis Midrange15 cm MSP Woofer2x 23 cm MSP Weight kg50,0 Weight lbs110 15/64 Width mm255 Height mm1330 Depth mm 420 Width inches10 Height inches52 3/8 Depth inches16 4/8 Width mm incl. feet/grill343 Height mm incl. feet/grill1359 Depth mm incl. feet/grill454 Width inches incl. feet/grill13 4/8 Height inches incl. feet/grill53 4/8 Depth inches incl. feet/grill17 7/8 GrilleBlack BaffleBlack Aluminium