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Contour 20i

Hear the difference: the Contour 20i is ready to blow your sonic socks off.

Contour 20i has been designed to surpass every other standmount Contour model we’ve created. And it succeeds.

The Esotar 2i tweeter is a turbocharged version of the much-loved Esotar2. It now features a larger rear chamber for more effective damping, and the inventive Hexis inner dome seen on Confidence, Core and more. Together they flatten the frequency response and reduce unwanted resonances for even clearer, smoother treble.

The woofer has been tweaked, too. It’s still made of our own Magnesium Silicate Polymer (MSP) material, of course, it’s still powered by a lightweight aluminium voice-coil, and it still uses a vented dual-ferrite magnet system – but behind the distinctive black cone lurks an improved spider suspension. This one is made from aramid fibres, and retains the ingenious structural properties from before (the ribs are of varying width to give even finer control over the cone’s excursion). You’d be surprised at the sonic difference such a small change can make…

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And because those driver changes provide an inherently flat frequency response, we’ve been able to simplify the crossover too. It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it? There’s no longer any need for extra impedance-correction circuitry – which means an even more direct signal path. And cleaner sound.

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Making a Contour without its signature baffle would be like making a car without wheels. Unthinkable. But there’s always room for improvement – and our designers love to stretch their legs. This baffle is 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, too (although your neighbours might not thank us for that).

Even the internal damping has been improved – using lessons learned from Evoke and Confidence.

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Contour 20i

Features

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Esotar 2i tweeter


Featuring a larger rear chamber and now the Hexis inner dome, which helps to reduce unwanted resonances and flatten the frequency response

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Improved spider


Improved asymmetric spider for increased system symmetry – and this one is made from aramid fibres for improved acoustic response



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Updated crossover


Extensive tweaks from the 2016 Contour model have led to a simpler, cleaner, and even better-performing unit

 

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Voice coil


Large diameter, long throw aluminium voice-coils

Contour 20i

Specifications

  • Status Current
  • Segment Home
  • Series Contour i
  • Type Bookshelf
  • Sensitivity (dB @ 2.83V/1m) 86
  • IEC Power Handling (W) 180
  • Rated Impedance (Ohm) 4
  • Lower Cutoff (Hz @ +/- 3 dB) 39
  • Upper Cutoff (kHz @ +/- 3 dB) 23
  • Box Principle Bass reflex rear ported
  • Crossover 2-way
  • Crossover Frequency (Hz) 2200 Hz
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Reviews

Whilst the finish is new, the performance remains the same.


The externally beautifully-curved loudspeaker, true to its name, plays with a beautiful contour, and refrains from placing its own agenda in the foreground.

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    • Current
    • Home
    • Contour i
    • Bookshelf
    • 86
    • 180
    • 4
    • 39
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 2-way
    • 2200 Hz
    • Contour 25Ci
    • Current
    • Home
    • Contour i
    • Center
    • 87
    • 300
    • 4
    • 35
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 2.5-way
    • (300)/2200 Hz
    • Contour 30i
    • Current
    • Home
    • Contour i
    • Floorstand
    • 87
    • 300
    • 4
    • 32
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 2.5-way
    • (300)/2200 Hz
    • Contour 60i
    • Current
    • Home
    • Contour i
    • Floorstand
    • 88
    • 390
    • 4
    • 28
    • 23
    • Bass reflex rear ported
    • 3-way
    • 220 Hz / 4.500 Hz

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