Contour 30

The medium-sized one: powerful, controlled, remarkable

Power, control and elegance. The Contour 30 has been redesigned inside and out to deliver a truly memorable performance.

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Contour 30

The medium-sized one: powerful, controlled, remarkable. Power, control and elegance. The Contour 30 has been redesigned inside and out to deliver a truly memorable performance.

Mid-size room? Mid-size speaker.

Contour 30 steps it up a notch from the 20. Of course, it still treads the same path – one of honesty, transparency and sheer entertainment, but it puts it all in a bigger package.

More control over the sound

We’ve endowed Contour 30 with two 18cm MSP drivers, as well as doubling up on the rear ports. What makes our drivers so special? Variable thickness across the diaphragm, for one thing.

And aluminium voice-coils, for another. We can make them extremely light – but also bigger than the old-style copper units you’ll find elsewhere. Lighter weight means larger diameters, which means we can use more windings, which means we have more control over the cone movement. And that means more control over the sound – especially at high frequencies and high volumes. Sure, we experimented with small voice-coils on the new Contour – the size other companies might use. The measurements said they should work for Contour. Our ears said otherwise, so we went big. Our ears were right.

And, of course, we’ve included the ultra-pure, ultra-clear, ultra-sweet-sounding Esotar2 fabric soft-dome tweeter. You might also notice that we’ve put it back on top of the mid/bass drivers. Never let it be said that we don’t read our fan-mail.

And because we’re irrepressible tinkerers, we’ve given the inside a makeover, too. As with the Contour 20 and Contour 60, the Contour ’30 has new baskets to hold the drivers themselves, as well as a new crossover and new wiring. We listened to our old Contours for months – the whole range (as if we needed an excuse) – and decided we wanted the crossover to serve up even better bass. So now, you can go louder and lower. You’re welcome.

While our engineers and designers were hunkered down listening to everything from jazz, to classical, to metal, to electronica, the team in our on-site factory were scouring sustainable sources for high-quality materials and finishes. They make sure all Contours are furniture-grade: perfectly built, perfectly finished and perfectly packaged.

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This is Contour 2016

Features

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Esotar2


The all-new Contour uses the ultra-pure, ultra-clear Esotar2 fabric soft-dome tweeter. It’s Dynaudio’s finest tweeter and commonly regarded as one of the world’s best-ever drivers.

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New extended-excursion woofers


Newly developed one-piece extended-excursion woofers packed with new technology. You won’t find them on any other speaker. Anywhere.

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Crossover


We’ve redesigned the entire crossover, including using ultra high-quality Mundorf capacitors and a brand-new wiring configuration for even better bass.

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Curved cabinet


Brand-new elegant and sleek looking cabinet that provides a solid foundation for the drivers to do their job.

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Driver


New 18cm extended-excursion loudspeaker drivers for improved bass reproduction.

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Voice-coils


Large diameter aluminium voice-coils with 24% increased winding height.

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Spider


New asymmetric spider for increased system symmetry.

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Tweeter


World renown 28mm Esotar2 soft dome tweeter for ultra clear high-frequencies.

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Crossover


High-quality Mundorf capacitors and brand-new wiring configuration.

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Cabinet


MDF cabinet with curved edges for a solid foundation.

 

Contour 30

Technical specifications

  • Status Discontinued
  • Segment Home
  • Range Contour
  • Type Floorstand
  • Sensitivity (dB @ 2.83V/1m) 87
  • Lower Cutoff (Hz @ +/- 3 dB) 32
  • Upper Cutoff (kHz @ +/- 3 dB) 23
  • Box Principle Bass reflex rear ported
  • Crossover 2.5-way
  • Crossover Frequency (Hz) (300),2200 Hz
  • Crossover Topology 2nd order
  • Tweeter 28 mm Esotar2

Reviews and prices

Contour 30 loudspeaker review - Absolut Spitzenklasse


One of the most popular German Hi-Fi Magazine, Stereoplay, has reviewed the all-new mid-sized Contour 30 – and it’s safe to say they were impressed: 62/65 points and a ‘Stereoplay Highlight’ title.

German Hi-Fi Magazine, Stereoplay

Contour 30 review - Outstanding sound performance and design


Ed Selley tested the combination of Contour 30 and an amplifier setup by NAD in all its facets. With the beautiful caption “Leading the way”, the review pays tribute to the speakers’ functionality, minimalist design, outstanding sound performance and Dynaudio’s forward-thinking.

Ed Selley

HiFi+ Contour 30: “This is all the loudspeaker you’ll ever need.”


The new review by HiFi+ pinpoints what Dynaudio did right – a lot. It not only praises Dynaudio’s love for precision and consistency throughout products, but also highlights all the details of Contour 30 that make it such a remarkable home speaker. Check out our favourite quotes below:

HiFi+

You’ll forget all about time


Audio Test Magazine from Germany has had its hands on the Contour 30. And, the magazine is pretty happy about them: “We fell in love.” We have chosen our favourite quotes from the review and translated them to English so that you can enjoy them as well.

Audio Test Magazine, Germany

Countour 30 speaker review - These speakers can really boogie


Scott Campbell reviews the Contour 30 in the new issue of Audio Esoterica. The Contour 30 has made customs and entered the ‘land down under.' Here, it has managed to impress reviewer Scott Campbell and fool two surprising, but nonetheless, Hi-Fi accustomed reviewers: his pooches…

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“That’s how a piano sounds like!“


The new Contour series has taken the German reviewer community by storm with praise such as: "Danish Dynamite", "Absolute Spitzenklasse", and "The New Contour Sets Milestone".

But the Contour isn't slowing down. In the new edition of the German Hi-Fi magazine Fidelity it is praised as more revolution than evolution - both technologically and aesthetically.

Hi-Fi magazine Fidelity, Germany

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    This is the Contour 2016 series

    • Status:
    • Segment:
    • Range:
    • Type:
    • Sensitivity (dB @ 2.83V/1m):
    • Lower Cutoff (Hz @ +/- 3 dB):
    • Upper Cutoff (kHz @ +/- 3 dB):
    • Box Principle:
    • Crossover:
    • Crossover Frequency (Hz):
    • Crossover Topology:
    • Tweeter:
    • Contour 60
    • Discontinued
    • Home
    • Contour
    • Floorstand
    • 88
    • 28
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 3-way
    • 220,4500 Hz
    • 28 mm Esotar2
    • Contour 30
    • Discontinued
    • Home
    • Contour
    • Floorstand
    • 87
    • 32
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 2.5-way
    • (300),2200 Hz
    • 2nd order
    • 28 mm Esotar2
    • Contour 20
    • Discontinued
    • Home
    • Contour
    • Bookshelf
    • 86
    • 39
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 2-way
    • 2200 Hz
    • 2nd order
    • 28 mm Esotar2
    • Contour 25C
    • Discontinued
    • Home
    • Contour
    • Center
    • 87
    • 35
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 2.5-way
    • (300),2200 Hz
    • 2nd order
    • 28 mm Esotar2

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