Contour 20

The compact one

The Contour 20 standmounter takes everything we know about speaker technology and puts it in a compact, clean, and great-sounding package. 

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Contour 20

Compact? Yes it is. Compact sounding? No.

The Contour 20 standmounter takes everything we know about speaker technology and puts it in a compact, clean, and great-sounding package. 

It’s 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 of this position, 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.

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 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

Product highlights

  • The world renown Esotar 2

    The all-new Contour uses the ultra-pure, ultra-clear Esotar2 fabric soft-dome tweeter. It’s Dynaudio’s finest tweeter and commonly regarded as one of the world’s best-ever drivers.

  • All-new drivers

    Brand-new one-piece extended-excursion woofers packed with new technology. You won’t find them on any other speaker. Anywhere.

  • Redesigned crossover

    We’ve redesigned the entire crossover, including using ultra high-quality Mundorf capacitors and a brand-new wiring configuration for even better bass.

  • Curved edges with sonic purpose

    Brand-new elegant and sleek looking cabinet that provides a solid foundation for the drivers to do their job.  

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Features

Completely re-thought, re-designed, and re-engineered: the all-new Contour

  • Driver

    New 18cm extended-excursion loudspeaker drivers for improved bass reproduction

  • Voice-coil

    Large diameter, aluminium voice-coils with 24% increased winding height

  • Spider

    New asymmetric spider for increased system symmetry

  • Tweeter

    World renown 28mm Esotar2 tweeter for ultra clear high-frequencies

  • Crossover

    High-quality Mundorf capacitors and brand-new wiring configuration

  • Cabinet

    MDF cabinet with curved edges for a solid construction

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Technical specifications

Dynaudio stands out because of the competencies in technology and craftsmanship

Wilfried Ehrenholz, Founder

Specification sheet for Contour part 2
Sensitivity:: 86dB (2.83V/ 1m)
IEC power handling:: 180 Watts
Nominal impedance:: 4 ohms
Frequency response:: 39Hz – 23kHz (±3dB)
Box principle:: Rear ported bass reflex
Crossover:: 2 way
Crossover frequency:: 2200 Hz
Crossover slope:: 2nd order
Specification sheet for Contour part 1
Woofer:: 18cm MSP cone
Tweeter:: 28mm soft dome
Weight:: 15.5 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D):: 215 x 440 x 360mm

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