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
|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 frequency::||2200 Hz|
|Crossover slope::||2nd order|
|Woofer::||18cm MSP cone|
|Tweeter::||28mm soft dome|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)::||215 x 440 x 360mm|
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