Contour 20 - Anyone Heard Them?

It makes a significant change compared to the  C1 and others. The woofer on the Contour 20 have a smaller 55mm voice coil and a 2nd order crossover instead of 1st order. I don't know why they changed a winning combination that have served them well for more than 2 decades. Lowering manufacturing cost or technical advancement?

We dealer auditioned the Dynaudio Contour 20 speakers but decided they weren't for us. We simply can't give them the space that they need to breath and using the limited gap to the wall that we can accommodate, the bass overwhelmed the midrange - at least for our preferences. Given the rear ported design, this wasn't a total surprise but we had to try. This is nothing against the Contour 20 but they just weren't right for us.

It was however, a reminder as to how good and what great value, the ATC SCM19 speakers are for our situation.

The Contour 20 doesn't look too good to me. Ditto the Confidence range. The older Dynaudio Focus range looks better.

Good to know that the ATC SCM19 sounds better than the Contour 20 in the context of your system and ears. The SCM19 looks much better and classier than the Contour 20. Of course, all IMO.

Timo posted:

Have you tried PMC's Twenty5 range? I am rather happy with our Twenty5.23. We also have issues with rear ported speakers in our lounge, so PMC's front-ported ATL works really well for us. 

As part of the original evaluation last year I tried the PMC Twenty.23 but preferred the ATC SCM19 which I'm very happy with. However, I wanted to check out the Contour 20 after hearing some positive comments. 

ryder. posted:

The Contour 20 doesn't look too good to me. Ditto the Confidence range. The older Dynaudio Focus range looks better.

Good to know that the ATC SCM19 sounds better than the Contour 20 in the context of your system and ears. The SCM19 looks much better and classier than the Contour 20. Of course, all IMO.

With the ATC SCM19 it sounds as much more as though singers are in the room. Our granddaughter thinks the SCM19 looks much more modern than her father's speakers which is a bonus!

NewNaim16 posted:
Timo posted:

Have you tried PMC's Twenty5 range? I am rather happy with our Twenty5.23. We also have issues with rear ported speakers in our lounge, so PMC's front-ported ATL works really well for us. 

As part of the original evaluation last year I tried the PMC Twenty.23 but preferred the ATC SCM19 which I'm very happy with. However, I wanted to check out the Contour 20 after hearing some positive comments. 

I think the Twenty5 range is quite a different animal to the old Twenty. We listened to both, and went for the Twenty5 even though there were quite a few really good Twenty bargains available... 

NewNaim16 posted:

Hi - Out of curiosity has anyone heard the Dynaudio Contour 20 speakers and have any impressions?

I saw them at the Bristol show but they were not on demo. My experience of Dynaudio is almost zero. 

yes they were on a demo day I went to yesterday, not heard any Dynaudio speakers before - they were match with the new NAIM NOVA - out in June - i did feel they needed a bigger source than the NOVA could offer tobe honest,  something like the 250DR would be a good match - not cheap at nearlly 5K - musically very good presentation, dynamic and netural base - if you are looking for a good small speaker I would put them in the mix to be honest - NOVA Dynaudio Contour 20, SL speaker cables - loved the NOVA though

I have a pair C20 in route to me. Will be here early next week. Major change for me the past couple of weeks. The addition of 272/250, a second Powerline, XPS DR arriving tomorrow and now new speakers. Looking forward to getting it all settled and enjoying the music again and not worrying about upgrading anything for a while. 

×
×
×
×