The Dynaudio Contour 60i sounds bigger than you’d think.
And it isn’t just because it’s a grown-up, full-size, three-way floorstander. Of course it’s capable of outright, neighbour-infuriating volume. It sounds big in other ways too – from the soaring soundstage of a top orchestral recording to the caffeinated surround-sound effects in a movie, Contour 60i simply fills the room – without resorting to bass-heavy bombast along the way.
Dynaudio is excited to take the wraps off its new Contour i series – an extensive update to the multi-award-winning 2016 Contour range.
The family has been totally overhauled under the hood with advanced acoustic technology trickled down from the flagship Confidence range. And the results are plain to hear.
Dynaudio Product Manager - Otto Jørgensen Says
We didn’t do it because we had to, we did it because we wanted to, this is what happens when you leave our engineers alone with a speaker – they can’t help but improve it. We gained so much knowledge during the Confidence project that we simply had to share it with Contour. And we’re absolutely thrilled with the results.
Contour i Overview - Blog Post
Taking it from the top, the brand-new Esotar 2i tweeter on all models gains the ingenious Hexis resonance-defeating inner dome, plus a new, larger rear chamber. Together they reduce distortion and gives a flatter frequency response.
The Dynaudio Contour 60i has new woofers with a bigger magnet system, a different voice-coil design and a glass-fibre voice-coil former, as first used in the Confidence range and Sub 6 subwoofer. That means even tighter bass, at higher volume.
And Contour 60i’s midrange driver? No change to the driver itself, but it does sit in a new moulded, resonance-damping enclosure derived from Dynaudio’s flagship professional reference monitor range, Core.
The Contour 60i has a completely new crossover because of the new woofers and new Esotar 2i tweeter. Plus, the effect of that moulded midrange cup and the Nomex woofer spiders enabled the company’s engineers to shift the crossover frequency up. It now works better at slightly higher frequencies (up to around 300Hz). The frequency curve in this area is also flatter, meaning better midrange performance from a simpler crossover.
Even the internal damping is brand-new – using lessons learned from Evoke and Confidence.
And, of course, the whole range was extensively optimised in Dynaudio’s world-leading Jupiter measuring facility before being subjected to countless hours of listening by the experts in Dynaudio Labs.
Finally, the finishes have been improved. The range isavailable in three finish variants, all with enhanced surface quality.
- Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V / 1m)
- IEC power handling: 390W
- Impedance: 4 Ω
- Frequency response (± 3 dB): 28Hz – 23kHz
- Box Principle: Bass reflex rear ported
- Crossover: 3-way
- Crossover frequency: 300 / 4500Hz
- Crossover topology: 2nd Order
- Woofer: 2x 23cm MSP
- Midrange: 15cm MSP
- Tweeter: 28mm Esotar2i
- Weight: 54.3kg/119.7lb
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 255 x 1330 x 420mm
- Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D): 343 x 1359 x 454mm