Dynaudio Contour S 1.4 Bookshelf speakers

Dynaudio is one of very few brands that are international to become established in the UK. Possessed with a German and based in Denmark, the unique method of loudspeaker design of Dynaudio continues to be considerably more successful at reaching an important presence on the UK marketplace than most brands that are international. That likely owes much to the firm's distinguishing proprietary technology as well as a uniformity in strategy that has helped it become well accepted by both hi-fi ProAudio users and consumers equally.

Contour ranges have inhabited the middle ground of Dynaudio for a long time. With the driver layout that is inverted, this controls the look, creating a an individual and uniquely fascinating aesthetic. Surely it will ensure mechanical ethics that is excellent. Also, the changing width will reduce baffle- the overlap as well as edge diffraction effects allows an enclosure that is less than 190mm broad adapt a 170mm bass/mid driver.

Also, the entire baffle/driver assembly is decoupled in the enclosure suitable via a lossy gasket, while the elective grille is attached.

The very small enclosure is superbly finished in an extensive array of options - wood veneers, plus high-gloss satin silver or white, or black. The back panel features an interface that is big and the whole speaker sits on a little plinth, which houses single terminal pair and the crossover network.


The Contour S 1.4 sounds quite distinct from the others in the group, with an entire nature that one of our panelists found especially appealing, but which was somewhat less to the flavors of the others. This loudspeaker is obviously a little more laid back in the test group than the other loudspeakers, yet great voicing and its fundamental sweetness is not deniable.

Stereo pictures are nicely presented and transients seem suitably coherent, though sibilants could occasionally be the sound as well as a touch obtrusive as a whole looks somewhat constrained and lacking in heat.

Its most contentious sonic characteristic is a function of the somewhat overly healthy mid-bass guitar interface output signal, particularly in combination with the laid back upper mid and top end. With some stuff the mixture could be quite convincing, making the speaker seem significantly bigger than its actual measurements would lead anyone to expect, bringing an impressive sense of scale to, by way of example, content that is choral.

The success of the appealing loudspeaker may finally be determined by how well its large interface output signal socializes with all the features of the listening room even though it's many great points.

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