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Contour 1

Sven-Eric Nielsen on the costs: "If we need more money, we don't build more loudspeakers, we simply raise the prices".

"Before we design a loudspeaker, we write the computer program to design it with. On average, the manufacture of a cabinet requires two weeks - after all, the final assembly takes 4 hours - and we have more quality assurance checks than other speakers have parts. Every single Contour is thoroughly tested after manufacture - and then personally checked, before it's allowed to leave the shop. As chief tester, I guarantee that with my signature - and my ear. As a logical consequence, we build rather few and rather expensive loudspeakers. The few that we do build, however, are worth their weight in gold."

Big boxes don't necessarily reproduce great music, as Mr. Stradivari made cIear. That's why we believe that it's not the dimensions that make a loudspeaker great, but the composition of all the details. Out of this approach we developed the Contour 1, the classic among small speaker systems. It features a dynamic response so brilliant, you'd think there's a larger speaker hidden inside (but where?!). The astounding low-frequency characteristics are achieved by a woofer driver with a 75 mm voice coil, which was especially designed for this system, and by the Dynaudio Variovent.

It features a linearized impedance response and phase-correction circuitry; and, like its larger relatives, it is equipped with a frequency crossover of utmost quality and a slope of only 6 dB/oct. This avoids distorting pulse errors, which inevitably occur in crossovers with a higher slope.

On the whole, the Contour 1 was designed with the care and precision necessary for the design of a high-end loudspeaker. That is why it shows measurement values in the lab hardly any competitor can achieve with considerably greater volumes. That is why it offers a degree of reliability and a power handling capacity many other expensive products cannot compete with.

And finally, that is why even the pulses coming from the most powerful amplifiers are reproduced completely - without distortions...
...true to the music...
...as we stand true to our company motto:
Danes don't lie!

Technical specifications

Wilfried Ehrenholz, Founder, Dynaudio

Specification sheet for Contour part 2
Sensitivity (2.83 V/1 m): 86 dB
IEC Long Term Power Handling: 100 W
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Specification sheet for Contour part 1
Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 21 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D in mm): 500 x 300 x 280

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