It's shrouded in secrecy. The nominees never revealed; only the ones who take home an award are. It's the EISA Awards, and the winners have been named and announced. We're proud to take home an award for Best Product 2017/2018 in the Bookshelf Speaker category with the Contour 20.
"An exceptionally accomplished standmount loudspeaker, the Contour 20 sounds much bigger than it looks. The latest in a long line of Contour bookshelf designs – starting way back in the early ‘80s – this is the first to sport Dynaudio’s excellent Esotar2 tweeter. Allied to a single MSP diaphragm mid/bass and bolted to a thick aluminium front baffle plate, the result is a wonderfully lyrical yet accurate sound, with surprisingly deep bass. The radiused edges of the exquisitely finished cabinet complete a very pretty picture" - EISA.
The Contour 20 speakers mark the third time in Dynaudio history that we've received an EISA Award. The Audience 40 bookshelves received the award in 1999/2000 and the wireless Xeo speaker system in 2012/2013.
Every year, the EISA Awards celebrate those new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance. Based on reviews and tests throughout the year, each member magazine nominates a short-list of products that best reflect the star performers in their particular special interest.
The individual recommendations are combined into a master list before the merits of these products are discussed in detail, and in person, by the members. The final voting takes place at the AGM and all nominations are kept strictly confidential.
EISA - or the European Imaging and Sound Association - is an association of 53 special interest magazines from 25 countries. These periodicals, their websites and forums deliver regular and independent technical reviews on new products, and embrace the full sphere of consumer electronics.