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
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 23cm 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 power-handling, 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.
Specification sheet for Contour part 2
Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V / 1m)
IEC Power Handling: 390W
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency response (±3dB): 28Hz – 23kHz
Box Principle: Bass Reflex Rear Ported
Crossover: 3 way
Crossover Frequency: 220 / 4500Hz
Crossover Topology: 2nd Order
Specification sheet for Contour part 1
Woofer: 2x23cm MSP
Midrange: 15cm MSP
Tweeter: 28mm Esotar2
Weight: 54.3kg / 119.7lb
Dimensions (W x H x D): 255 x 1330 x 420mm
10 x 52.4 x 16.5in
Dimensions with feet/grill (W x H x D): 343 x 1359 x 454mm
13.5 x 53.5 x 17.9in