Børge Jensen on sound: "I once heard a horn that sounded just like it. But that was back in '51 in Chicago - and it wasn't something you'd find in this world".
"Music. Music isn't a bunch of little dots flashing on your amp, or how many points something scores on some test. You don't hear with your laboratory; you hear with your ears and with your heart. Music - to me - is when after the first bar I'm not in my living room anymore. I'm back at the "Three Deuces", "Minton's" or one of the other places where they used to play. I remember the times, when musicians were real people, playing every single note themselves. Just as we build every single driver ourselves today. It's too bad that there aren't a whole lot of people who feel that way about things, these days. Maybe that´s because most people can´t even feel the difference anymore."
The unbelievable transparency and breath-taking stereo imaging of the sound of a Contour 2 are not the result of a development of spectacular tricks, or pseudo-scientific solutions.
They are the result of a comprehensive overall design concept involving every detail - no matter how unimportant it may seem. Two completely separated chambers with different resonance frequencies (computer-designed over several months) provide minimal cabinet vibrations.
The Dynaudio Variovents on the rear allow for the bass response of a loudspeaker four times the size. The voice coils of the woofers were designed larger than usual for complete control of the diaphragm. The liquiddamped tweeter and midrange drivers (in contrast to 90% of all speaker systems they are exclusively designed and constructed by the manufacturer himself, i.e., by us) can handle any pulses with the highest precision - absolutely free of distortion.
And owing to a special design feature, the dome of the tweeter is decoupled gradually as the frequency rises, in order to reduce the moved mass. Furthermore, like all models of this series, the Contour 2 features a linearized impedance response and a corrected phase response to exclude diffusivity and sound coloring (after all, music is not a sine signal!). In view of these features, you might take the additional OCOS connection for granted. But we don´t mind. We think it should be (although our competitors might not agree).
And this is naturally reflected in the credo of our development team: Progress - yes! But please, in the right direction!