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, neighbor-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.
Featuring a larger rear chamber and now the Hexis inner dome, which helps to reduce unwanted resonances and flatten the frequency response.
Contour 60i is the only model in the family to have a dedicated midrange driver. It uses an aluminium voice-coil, and also has a neodymium magnet system – all developed and optimised at the Dynaudio Labs in Denmark.
Each has a bigger magnet system, a different voice-coil design and a glass-fibers voice-coil former, as first used in the Confidence range and Sub 6 subwoofer. That means even tighter bass, at higher volume. Dynaudio has chosen copper for these ones over aluminum. Why? Because they’re dedicated bass drivers. Copper is heavier and provides more moving mass. More moving mass lets us dig deeper without impinging on the midrange, handled by the super-sprightly driver just above.
New asymmetric spider for increased system symmetry – and this one is made from aramid fibers for an improved acoustic response.
You can’t change all the drivers without taking a look at the speaker’s ‘brain’, after all. Plus, the effect of that molded midrange cup and the aramid fiber woofer spiders let our engineers 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 design.