Description

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.

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.

Specifications

 
Sensitivity: 87dB (2,83V / 1m)
IEC Power Handling: 300W
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response (±3dB): 32Hz – 23kHz
Box Principle: Bass Reflex Rear Ported
Crossover: 2½ way
Crossover Frequency: (300) / 2200Hz
Crossover Topology: 2nd order
 
Woofer: 2 x 18cm MSP
Tweeter: 28mm Esotar2
Weight: 34.4kg / 76lb
Dimensions (W x H x D): 215 x 1140 x 360mm
8.5 x 44.9 x 14.2in
Dimensions with feet/grill (W x H x D): 300 x 1169 x 403mm
11.8 x 46.0 x 15.9in

Reviews

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

REVIEW CONTOUR 30

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:

“The joy of the Contour 30 is it is perfectly designed to work precisely where it should work: in mid-sized rooms.”

“In fact, what this does is ‘right size’ music to your room. In the process, it makes both the room and the speaker disappear.”

“I like the fact the company didn’t just sign off the design, but updated it.”

“Dynaudio is clearly on something of a roll at the moment. The remarkable Special Forty is one of the best standmounts you can buy, and the Contour 30 extends that ‘wow factor’ to floorstanders.”