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hmm difficult choise . .
Gives a 140 a different sonic character or is it just a smaller version of the 220?
Unfortunately I have not heard the 140 only the 160 so It's hard for me to comment on it, Not sure if someone else can chime in to describe the 140 sound. Basically I am just saying that it might be a good alternative since it has more air displacement than the X-14 and DM 2/6 from it's larger woofer.

EDIT:Only from lab measurements, we could see there is a high frequency roll-off passed 15k so it should should pretty nice and warm.

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Let's see: since I've been participating in this thread...we've had SEVERAL "best" matches, with Dyn speakers; usually...whatever electronics that user has, at that moment in time...lol

When I first came aboard...it was C-J, in large part to PumaCat and RaceTripper; and Simaudio was touted as a great pairing for a while. Now it's NAIM...and Hegel is a darling; and Aaron always kept Belles in the conversation (and David, does actual voice...with Dyns).
Yep. Exactly this. I'm just waiting for it to be Shindo's turn to be the favored pairing around here, as I'd love to drive my 160s with some exotic green tube gear, but I could use a little moral support before I really take the plunge.

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Previous Dynaudio owner here, thinking about coming back to the fold after a decade or so. I loved my previous Contour stereo setup. Also, the Danish style has a nice WAF I can't get elsewhere.

I have a mid-sized basement home theater and I've been considering an upgrade. The new Contour series caught my eye for a 5.1 setup. Am I correct in thinking they will be available in October?

I was considering Dolby Atmos for my upgrade as well but it doesn't look like Dynaudio is doing anything there, right?

Thanks for any advice.
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Previous Dynaudio owner here, thinking about coming back to the fold after a decade or so. I loved my previous Contour stereo setup. Also, the Danish style has a nice WAF I can't get elsewhere.

I have a mid-sized basement home theater and I've been considering an upgrade. The new Contour series caught my eye for a 5.1 setup. Am I correct in thinking they will be available in October?

I was considering Dolby Atmos for my upgrade as well but it doesn't look like Dynaudio is doing anything there, right?

Thanks for any advice.
Technically speaking they should, I changed my 3.4LE order in a C30 pair hoping they will be available in October cause i cannot wait

For Atmos Are you considering in ceiling speakers or up firing? Not a big Atmos guy myself but Totem has in ceiling speakers to complete atmos systems and they would blend really well with Dynaudio speaker.

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Technically speaking they should, I changed my 3.4LE order in a C30 pair hoping they will be available in October cause i cannot wait

For Atmos Are you considering in ceiling speakers or up firing? Not a big Atmos guy myself but Totem has in ceiling speakers to complete atmos systems and they would blend really well with Dynaudio speaker.
Thanks. Good question. I'm a bit skeptical on up-firing, especially in a basement with a low ceiling, so I was hoping to go with in-ceiling. I will check out Totem.
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Thanks. Good question. I'm a bit skeptical on up-firing, especially in a basement with a low ceiling, so I was hoping to go with in-ceiling. I will check out Totem.
It would be the Tribes in ceiling speakers. They don't come cheap for in ceiling but considering the amount of money you are putting in the Speaker system I think they will work in your budget and you'll feel they are completely up to the task.

I have use the Tribe III on wall with Dynaudio speakers as my center and honestly they blended seamlessly.

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Previous Dynaudio owner here, thinking about coming back to the fold after a decade or so. I loved my previous Contour stereo setup. Also, the Danish style has a nice WAF I can't get elsewhere.

I have a mid-sized basement home theater and I've been considering an upgrade. The new Contour series caught my eye for a 5.1 setup. Am I correct in thinking they will be available in October?

I was considering Dolby Atmos for my upgrade as well but it doesn't look like Dynaudio is doing anything there, right?

Thanks for any advice.
Everything but the center should be released around October, they haven't set a date on the center yet...
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Technically speaking they should, I changed my 3.4LE order in a C30 pair hoping they will be available in October cause i cannot wait

For Atmos Are you considering in ceiling speakers or up firing? Not a big Atmos guy myself but Totem has in ceiling speakers to complete atmos systems and they would blend really well with Dynaudio speaker.
Dynaudio has the IC 17 in ceiling speakers.
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Everything but the center should be released around October, they haven't set a date on the center yet...
Maybe you should sell him your Evidence center

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It would be the Tribes in ceiling speakers. They don't come cheap for in ceiling but considering the amount of money you are putting in the Speaker system I think they will work in your budget and you'll feel they are completely up to the task.

I have use the Tribe III on wall with Dynaudio speakers as my center and honestly they blended seamlessly.

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Hey look I know that guy in the video, he was at the Vancouver audio show, telling everyone that their speakers are the best because they don't use crossovers, and they don't even test them before shipping them because they are that confident. Funny too same guy that says he makes more money on their speakers from people in the UK than anyone else..


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Maybe you should sell him your Evidence center
Hehe, as much as a PITA it was to get uncrated and setup I hope I don't have to move it for a LONG time to come...

However that will probably be sooner than I hope since once I get a dedicated amp for it I'll have to get a new entertainment center to support it...
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Hey look I know that guy in the video, he was at the Vancouver audio show, telling everyone that their speakers are the best because they don't use crossovers, and they don't even test them before shipping them because they are that confident. Funny too same guy that says he makes more money on their speakers from people in the UK than anyone else..


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That guy is Vince Bruzzese Chief designer for Totem Acoustic and may I say he holds Dynaudio in high Regards, He himself used Dynaudio drivers in his speakers in the past so he must know they were well designed drivers.

He's not that far off when he speaks about the x-overless design of drivers and I will tell you the basket is not die cast it is CNC Machined in several pieces ans hand assembled and extremely precise, He has other entry level speaker using cheap driver units from Poland in the Tonsil but when he talks about his Torrent drivers he has good reasons to be proud, feels like he's bragging I know but I guess he lets his passion talk a lot. The Magnet Sysytem is super impressive on that driver and i is one of the few drivers that have 1 inch in and out excursion that is always in perfect control.

May I mention I own a pair of those Element speakers? I also own X-18 and soon C30 .

Oh and by the way, his speakers do sell like hot cakes in the UK, The asking price of a pair of Dreamcacher in the UK is 700£ so 825euros and here in Canada they sell for 700cnd. Not sure he sell more than any other manufacturer but I do believe it is his best market.
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I could not agree more with you not everything is black or white, it just makes it more difficult and this is why I just encourage people to do background check on equipment and make sure the warranty is not void once you have it in hand. I am sure next time you will ask for a picture of the actual original invoice

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He's not that far off when he speaks about the x-overless design of drivers

I have to agree that x-overless design is quite good,the Taksim's i have on home demo follow this approach,and although it has only been a few days...i think they have found a new home.

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He's not that far off when he speaks about the x-overless design of drivers

I have to agree that x-overless design is quite good,the Taksim's i have on home demo follow this approach,and although it has only been a few days...i think they have found a new home.
So are you say your keeping these? How are the cabinets? hard to tell from the pics, and how about what drivers do they use?

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So are you say your keeping these? How are the cabinets? hard to tell from the pics, and how about what drivers do they use?
I have them until at least September 10th,so just before that,I will put the excite's back in,just to see if I miss the Taksim's...then I will make a decision.The cabinets are very solid and are covered with Anthracite Gray Suede,which actually match the paint in my room.There is one 8 inch driver made of carbon fiber and a beryllium soft dome tweeter.The drivers are kind of the same layout/sizes as the special 25,but the Taksims have a much bigger cabinet,they are a floor stander...with a single port in the back.At first I thought they were a bit ugly,but they are growing on me,I also like the fact that they are so heavy and the drivers are pretty high up off the floor,unlike the xd600's,because I have a dog,and you never know when he could do something stupid,and eat a woofer for lunch.I have not heard the special 25,but from what I have read,these are the same...good recordings sound spectacular,but bad ones are almost unlistenable,luckily,must of my recordings are high quality,so it looks like I will not be listening to Adele any time soon.

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Love the New X-18, It basically has a reworked version woofer of the Focus 160 to adapt to the slightly smaller cabinet, The tweeter ans x-over parts are slightly better on the focus 160. All I can say is the X-18 sound like excites, the Focus will sound slightly more open with a bass just as tight and with slightly more low end extension. The Focus would blend just as well with the X-cite center x-24 in a home theater setup (Why not go for X-28).

The x-18 is juste a bigger better x-14, it has all of the x-14 qualities, the tonal balance of the speaker is exceptional but it is on the 160. I'd would have gone for 160s if I would have been able to find a pair in the color I wanted.
Thx. I'll see what pops up, cause I am also looking for some in a wife acceptable color as the rest of the setup now is white. The Focus sounds like the one to get, thou the X18 will not be a poor choice either.

I found the x24 at 50% discount, so it was a fairly easy choice over the x28.
The living room is not that big and at the same time I don't want to spend a ton of money on this, just get it upgraded to a decent level, as it has been some time since last.

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Love the New X-18, It basically has a reworked version woofer of the Focus 160 to adapt to the slightly smaller cabinet, The tweeter ans x-over parts are slightly better on the focus 160. All I can say is the X-18 sound like excites, the Focus will sound slightly more open with a bass just as tight and with slightly more low end extension. The Focus would blend just as well with the X-cite center x-24 in a home theater setup (Why not go for X-28).

The x-18 is juste a bigger better x-14, it has all of the x-14 qualities, the tonal balance of the speaker is exceptional but it is on the 160. I'd would have gone for 160s if I would have been able to find a pair in the color I wanted.
Thx. I'll see what pops up, cause I am also looking for some in a wife acceptable color as the rest of the setup now is white. The Focus sounds like the one to get, thou the X18 will not be a poor choice either.

I found the x24 at 50% discount, so it was a fairly easy choice over the x28.
The living room is not that big and at the same time I don't want to spend a ton of money on this, just get it upgraded to a decent level, as it has been some time since last.
X24 on agon now.
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I have also decided to place a deposit down towards the new Contour line; specifically, I have preordered a pair of Contour 60 speakers in piano black. Numerous conversations with multiple Dynaudio dealers as well as a quick question to Otto J helped cement the Contour 60 as the optimal choice for my 2ch stereo system. The new driver changes, the addition of the Esotar2 tweeter and the timeless aesthetic are all items that positively affected my decision to preorder.

The wait could be a long one, as I understand the Contour 60's are the last model to be rolled out, but I'm sure it will be worth it.
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Unfortunately I have not heard the 140 only the 160 so It's hard for me to comment on it, Not sure if someone else can chime in to describe the 140 sound. Basically I am just saying that it might be a good alternative since it has more air displacement than the X-14 and DM 2/6 from it's larger woofer.

EDIT:Only from lab measurements, we could see there is a high frequency roll-off passed 15k so it should should pretty nice and warm.
Today I borrowed a Dali Ikon 6 set to test how a floorstander will perform in my room and there isn't a bass problem with these. I know it's not a Dynaudio focus, sonically totally different, but in principle a floorstander is possible.

I think I will go for the 220 especially since I can have a nice deal including a Center speaker (1100 euro for all the three).
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Today I borrowed a Dali Ikon 6 set to test how a floorstander will perform in my room and there isn't a bass problem with these. I know it's not a Dynaudio focus, sonically totally different, but in principle a floorstander is possible.

I think I will go for the 220 especially since I can have a nice deal including a Center speaker (1100 euro for all the three).
It's not like the Dali Ikon is a bad speaker either Agreed the 220 will certainly work, That was a good idea to test the Ikon 6 in your room. Danish made speakers are good

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Today I borrowed a Dali Ikon 6 set to test how a floorstander will perform in my room and there isn't a bass problem with these. I know it's not a Dynaudio focus, sonically totally different, but in principle a floorstander is possible.

I think I will go for the 220 especially since I can have a nice deal including a Center speaker (1100 euro for all the three).
bertheeren: The Dali are not a slouch speaker by any means! A very nice speaker as I have owned them in the past and think the Ikon line is very nice over all with the dual tweeters, in fact when I did a demo of them next to the Rubicon's I liked the Ikon better... Currently have a pair of Walnut Zensor 7 in my living room, just need a tad more juice going too them..
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I have also decided to place a deposit down towards the new Contour line; specifically, I have preordered a pair of Contour 60 speakers in piano black. Numerous conversations with multiple Dynaudio dealers as well as a quick question to Otto J helped cement the Contour 60 as the optimal choice for my 2ch stereo system. The new driver changes, the addition of the Esotar2 tweeter and the timeless aesthetic are all items that positively affected my decision to preorder.

The wait could be a long one, as I understand the Contour 60's are the last model to be rolled out, but I'm sure it will be worth it.
What color did you get the Baffle in? Did you take the mat black we see on the Contour 30 in my avatar?

The reasons that have affected your decisions to preorder are the same that motivated me to change my 3.4LE order to the 30s

Preordered the 30 a while back already and I just can't wait

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He's not that far off when he speaks about the x-overless design of drivers

I have to agree that x-overless design is quite good,the Taksim's i have on home demo follow this approach,and although it has only been a few days...i think they have found a new home.
How resolving are the x-overless drivers without any filter between the wire and the driver? You must get a tremendous amount of micro details you might not have heard before, I'll let you explore x-overless design further before you comment but honestly my Fires reveal stuff I have never heard before are at least not as clearly. Some may argue it's too analytical but funny part is the speakers remain very musical.

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How resolving are the x-overless drivers without any filter between the wire and the driver? You must get a tremendous amount of micro details you might not have heard before, I'll let you explore x-overless design further before you comment but honestly my Fires reveal stuff I have never heard before are at least not as clearly. Some may argue it's too analytical but funny part is the speakers remain very musical.
They are very resolving, like you say the micro details are insane, these speakers are usually demo'd with tube amps, which is why I wanted to take them home to see if my Naim gear would work alright...and they do work, a few times I did a double take, it almost shocked me how the sound jumps out at you, this one song has a real pronounced trombone in it, even my dog spun his head around and tilted it, while walking up to the speaker. Another instrument that really sounds good through them is the cello, and violin.The thing is,i can get these for about half the price of the new contour c 20,so I may just keep them, and wait for all you guys to enlighten me on the virtues of the new line...and then buy a pair.

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They are very resolving, like you say the micro details are insane, these speakers are usually demo'd with tube amps, which is why I wanted to take them home to see if my Naim gear would work alright...and they do work, a few times I did a double take, it almost shocked me how the sound jumps out at you, this one song has a real pronounced trombone in it, even my dog spun his head around and tilted it, while walking up to the speaker. Another instrument that really sounds good through them is the cello, and violin.The thing is,i can get these for about half the price of the new contour c 20,so I may just keep them, and wait for all you guys to enlighten me on the virtues of the new line...and then buy a pair.
Once I get the The C-30 do the trip to Mtl so you'hear the new Contours.

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What color did you get the Baffle in? Did you take the mat black we see on the Contour 30 in my avatar?

The reasons that have affected your decisions to preorder are the same that motivated me to change my 3.4LE order to the 30s

Preordered the 30 a while back already and I just can't wait
Correct, I got the black baffle as seen in your avatar. I'm a big fan of all-black components so for me this one was an easy choice. Congrats on the Contour 30 preorder! I'm hoping we got in early enough to avoid waiting too long, but only time will tell.

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Correct, I got the black baffle as seen in your avatar. I'm a big fan of all-black components so for me this one was an easy choice. Congrats on the Contour 30 preorder! I'm hoping we got in early enough to avoid waiting too long, but only time will tell.
Yeah i hope so, My order was placed less than week after they got revealed in Munich Been a while already

BTW I got the same as my avatar And Gratz to you too

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