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.
Like the rest of the new Contour i family, the 30i has the all-new Esotar 2i tweeter – complete with the Hexis inner dome found throughout Dynaudio's flagship Confidence range and also in the Core series of professional studio reference monitors. Esotar 2i also gets a new, larger rear chamber. This, together with Hexis, helps to reduce unwanted resonances and smooth out the frequency response for clearer, sweeter high-frequencies.
The Contour 30 come with two 18cm MSP drivers, as well as doubling up on the rear ports. Behind the scenes Dynaudio have tweaked the spider suspension. This 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).
Contour 30i continues to use aluminium voice-coils, made to be extremely light – but also bigger than the old-style copper units you’ll find elsewhere. Lighter weight allows larger diameters with more windings which means more control over the cone movement. And that means more control over the sound – especially at high frequencies and high volumes – exactly what you need in a mid/bass driver.
And, as with Contour 20i, the flatter frequency response from the improved tweeter and mid/bass drivers means Dynaudio have been able to simplify the crossover. The improved crossover no longer needs impedance correction circuitry to optimise its performance – that’s all now done in the driver itself, simply down to the physical properties of the materials used. Fewer components, cleaner signal path, better performance.
Sensitivity: 87dB (2.83V/ 1m)
IEC power handling: 300 Watts
Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
Frequency response: 32Hz – 23kHz (±3dB)
Box principle: Rear ported bass reflex
Crossover: 2 1/2 way
Crossover frequency: (300)/2200Hz
Crossover slope: 2nd order
Woofer: 2 x 18cm MSP cone
Tweeter :28mm Esotar 2i
Weight: 31.4 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D): 300 x 1169 x 403mm
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