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Yesterday I was at an institute where they tested the sounds of various parts in cars, homes, offices etc. I mean, tested the sound a e.g. opening the drawer in a kitchen or the cabinet in a car, to determine why/or if it would have a pleasing sound to humans.

This room they tested the sound in was amazing. It was so damped that my mind almost exploded with a sense of relaxation. Damn, I need such a room at home, both for listening to music and just to get away from the noise hell that is todays developed world. (Was more of a very large test box actually, like apartment size testbox.)

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Hi borderdog,

Thanks for the reply,
What i meant by the wall the speakers at is - The speaker is firing into the longer wall (7,8m), It is a living room and behind my listening position (sofa) is a dinner table.

As such, the most i can do is probably re arrange to move back my listening position (sofa) to 4m.. i am from indonesia and here there arent that many options for higher end speakers.. thus the dilemma about c30 or c60.

in my room the ideal distance (aesthetic) is 50cm from rear port to the front wall, 1m may be a little stretching. I have treated the first reflection point on the side wall, and a bunch of absorber behind the speaker with "air" behind it. no measurement has been done though.

With your experience, with speakers like C4 and other floorstander, which is more important in regard to the distance to the rear vs side wall?
As in, in general can one compensate the lack of distance from rear port to the wall (rear port to wall 50cm) by giving it more speaker distance to the side wall 1,5m?

In my country, no demo is available.. dealer is also unknowledgeable about audio.. even told me c4 work great in a 3x3m room which i dont believe.. and they charge like 350USD converted in dollar for a home demo which i dont really wanna pay. (this should be marketing no?)

the dealer store dimension is like 3x5m? with speakers lined up on their side wall, not a good demo condition IMO..

They have however some c30 reportedly have broken packaging and willing to cut me a somewhat better deal, c60 on the other hand will have to wait longer and wont come untiil early april, and this dealer isnt planning to ship any c60 unless someone orders it..

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I agree with Borderdog. I have not heard the C60s, but based on what I heard from the C30s at a dealer and my experience with the C2s at home, I would opt for the C30s. If you can pull them out further away from the front wall it will improve the soundstage too.

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I agree with Borderdog. I have not heard the C60s, but based on what I heard from the C30s at a dealer and my experience with the C2s at home, I would opt for the C30s. If you can pull them out further away from the front wall it will improve the soundstage too.

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Ditto to your comments above and Borderdog, as I had the C4 in my house and they where too overpowering for the room I was moving them into, worked great up in my upstairs living room with 18 foot ceilings but once I moved them downstairs to my HT room they became way bloated on base etc.. So I sold them and went for the C2 and all has been good so far. Heck the new Contour 20 would be perfect for this room!

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Spec Comparisons

Hey guys,

I got curious about the size differences between the Confidence and the Contour.

For those are interested here is a small table I quickly made up.
The box volume is based on outside dimensions...I was too lazy to try to calculate true box volumes.

As you can see, there are similarities between the C4/60 and the C2/30.

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Hey guys,

I got curious about the size differences between the Confidence and the Contour.

For those are interested here is a small table I quickly made up.
The box volume is based on outside dimensions...I was too lazy to try to calculate true box volumes.

As you can see, there are similarities between the C4/60 and the C2/30.

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Aaron,have you compared the contour c20 to your special 25's or c1's...you know,for volume and weight? I think a good shootout would be the c30 and c2,similar spec's and both using the esotar 2.

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Aaron,have you compared the contour c20 to your special 25's or c1's...you know,for volume and weight? I think a good shootout would be the c30 and c2,similar spec's and both using the esotar 2.
Tony,
I updated the table to include the c20, the C1 and the Special 25.

A few years ago I posted a pretty in-depth comparison between the C1 and the 25.

It would be fun to do the same with the c20. I'm thinking the c20 would hold it's own.

Here's the updated table:
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Tony,
I updated the table to include the c20, the C1 and the Special 25.

A few years ago I posted a pretty in-depth comparison between the C1 and the 25.

It would be fun to do the same with the c20. I'm thinking the c20 would hold it's own.

Here's the updated table:
I remember that comparison well,I think you wrote down c 30 where it should be c20...that's ok,it's Friday.What surprises me is that the special 25 an c1 are both more volume than the c 20,I thought the c20 was supposed to be huge?

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I remember that comparison well,I think you wrote down c 30 where it should be c20...that's ok,it's Friday.What surprises me is that the special 25 an c1 are both more volume than the c 20,I thought the c20 was supposed to be huge?
Fixed it. It's updated above and I'll post it again here.

The one that surprised me is the C1. It's so narrow from the front, but it's really deep. The other surprise was the weight of the c20; I'm guessing it's partly due to the aluminum plinth. Even though aluminum is light it's still considerably denser than wood.

Maybe once the supply chain becomes less restricted, I can score one to evaluate.
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I just had a demo of the M10 / M20 driven by naim electronics. VERY impressive. Clarity and HUGE bass as well. In fact, the M20 produced some bass boom when playing at higher volumes. The M10 was a bit better in that respect but still.. .worried it might boom in my living room.

Now... the X14 might be another story :-). I have heard / read (stereophile and other sites) that it has a more 'contained' low end. More tidy / restrained.

Has anyone compared the M10 / M20 with the X14?

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I have the DM 2/6 (older version of the M10), the X14, the M20, & the Focus 260.

It all depends on what is most important to you in terms of what the strengths are for each speaker set.

To me, the DM 2/6 has amazing holography - a wide & deep soundstage with excellent detail production. They have great bass response given their size but they don't get the low notes across with any authority.

The X14 digs just a little deeper on the low end and the top end presentation is excellent, but not as holographic as the 2/6.

The M20 is a great blend between the DM 2/6 & the X14. You get the details delivered by the X14 with even more authority on the low end. I was quite happy with these as my mains until a deal on the Focus 260 came up that I could not ignore.

The Focus 260 has the holography of the 2/6 and then some and the bottom end is astonishing given it's small stature. Honestly it is an amazing pair of speakers; easily one of the best I've ever owned.

Now, please keep in mind that this is my subjective opinion which is based on the gear I'm using and the way the speakers are interacting in the room in which they are placed.

When I switched the DM 2/6 to the bedroom setup, the holography wasn't the same and the X14 excelled in the bedroom setup surpassing the DM 2/6 easily.

The M20 are too big for the bedroom setup and they will be available for sale. I'll be moving the X14 & matching X24 center on as well since I don't utilize the bedroom setup much and the cost difference between the 2/6 & X14 isn't justified.

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I remember that comparison well,I think you wrote down c 30 where it should be c20...that's ok,it's Friday.What surprises me is that the special 25 an c1 are both more volume than the c 20,I thought the c20 was supposed to be huge?

Tony you noticed how C-20 has the smallest interna volume but it is also the heaviest so tells us maybe it just has thicker panels or like borderdog said the Aluminum plitn may add to the weight I am sure we can find the external dimensions of the C-20, C-1 and Special25 on the Dynaudio website

Edit: Found them

C-20 WxHxD 215 x 440 x 360mm

C-1 WxHxD 200 x 445 x 430mm

S25 WxHxD 222 x 423 x 349mmmm

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I have the DM 2/6 (older version of the M10), the X14, the M20, & the Focus 260.

It all depends on what is most important to you in terms of what the strengths are for each speaker set.

To me, the DM 2/6 has amazing holography - a wide & deep soundstage with excellent detail production. They have great bass response given their size but they don't get the low notes across with any authority.

The X14 digs just a little deeper on the low end and the top end presentation is excellent, but not as holographic as the 2/6.

The M20 is a great blend between the DM 2/6 & the X14. You get the details delivered by the X14 with even more authority on the low end. I was quite happy with these as my mains until a deal on the Focus 260 came up that I could not ignore.

The Focus 260 has the holography of the 2/6 and then some and the bottom end is astonishing given it's small stature. Honestly it is an amazing pair of speakers; easily one of the best I've ever owned.

Now, please keep in mind that this is my subjective opinion which is based on the gear I'm using and the way the speakers are interacting in the room in which they are placed.

When I switched the DM 2/6 to the bedroom setup, the holography wasn't the same and the X14 excelled in the bedroom setup surpassing the DM 2/6 easily.

The M20 are too big for the bedroom setup and they will be available for sale. I'll be moving the X14 & matching X24 center on as well since I don't utilize the bedroom setup much and the cost difference between the 2/6 & X14 isn't justified.

Hope this helps.
I hear you on the M20, I have decided to move them from my office into my main HT/Audio Listening room where they can breath better, the M10 would have been a better choice for my office but I am using a pair of Polk TSi100 there not nearly as good of course but it's mostly just for back ground music when working at my Desk and I also have a Desk top system as well. My M20 will serve me well in my HT room for now as eventually I will use them as rear speakers and use my Contour SR as side speakers down the road when I go to a 7.1 system if I go that route. I would really love to get a pair of Contour 20 down the road as I really love a good monitor.

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Tony you noticed how C-20 has the smallest interna volume but it is also the heaviest so tells us maybe it just has thicker panels or like borderdog said the Aluminum plitn may add to the weight I am sure we can find the external dimensions of the C-20, C-1 and Special25 on the Dynaudio website

Edit: Found them

C-20 WxHxD 215 x 440 x 360mm

C-1 WxHxD 200 x 445 x 430mm

S25 WxHxD 222 x 423 x 349mmmm
Those are the overall dimensions. They don't take into account the taper (front to back on the c20. Those dimensions also include the width of the plinth on the C1 which is wider than the actual cabinet.
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Those are the overall dimensions. They don't take into account the taper (front to back on the c20. Those dimensions also include the width of the plinth on the C1 which is wider than the actual cabinet.
Thanks border for the clarifications just brought this up to give a figure of the footprint of each speakers. It gives an idea on the size of the C-20 altogether with weight internal volume and all but indeed this does not take irregularities of each of the cabinets into consideration.

Just shows the C-20 is not am small bookshelf speaker

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These new LYD 48 speakers look exciting.

Tri-amplified 3-way. I'll definitely be buying as soon as they're available.

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Tony,
I updated the table to include the c20, the C1 and the Special 25.

A few years ago I posted a pretty in-depth comparison between the C1 and the 25.

It would be fun to do the same with the c20. I'm thinking the c20 would hold it's own.

Here's the updated table:
Nice, maybe that's why there's not a lot of literature on the C1 vs the C20. If they are so close in performance, Dyn wouldn't want to highlight this, not at least til production and stock of the C1 is cleared ..
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Is that box volume exterior or an estimate of interior?

I think the C60s are going to be able to unleash the kraken in the bass department.
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A question for those who know Dynaudio Contour history a bit: In the US, what would be a range of value for a used pair of black Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MkII? They appear to be in very good condition, though photos aren't terribly sharp. Asking price is $1200 but I don't know if that's a bargain or far too much.

Also, where would these stand in terms of sound quality among the generations of Contour stand mount speakers? Desirable or one to pass on?

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A question for those who know Dynaudio Contour history a bit: In the US, what would be a range of value for a used pair of black Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MkII? They appear to be in very good condition, though photos aren't terribly sharp. Asking price is $1200 but I don't know if that's a bargain or far too much.

Also, where would these stand in terms of sound quality among the generations of Contour stand mount speakers? Desirable or one to pass on?
Too expensive, they should be around $800-$900 bucks.... I bought a mint pair that I installed many years ago, that were in a wall from a guy that got them from an Estate Sale.. And they where perfect... I would offer him $900 and no more, and ask for better pictures. Now if he had a pair of Dynaudio Contour SE MKII then they would be priced correctly for a used pair.

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Thanks Garman! I thought they seemed disproportionately high. And all other things being equal, I would value black oak finish lower than just about any other.

My dealer has a pair of used/demo gloss black KEF LS50 in the box for $900. I'd probably buy those before I spent that much on the Contour 1.3 MkIi.

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Thanks Garman! I thought they seemed disproportionately high. And all other things being equal, I would value black oak finish lower than just about any other.

My dealer has a pair of used/demo gloss black KEF LS50 in the box for $900. I'd probably buy those before I spent that much on the Contour 1.3 MkIi.
Ironically I had both pair at the same time and had a chance to compare them... The LS50 have a liquid cool sounding mid-range and decent bass for it's size. Where the 1.3 MKII shines is this highs and the tweeter section as the amount of detail was a tad better, all depends on what finish you want as the Black Oak was subpar the Brazilian Rosewood was one of the better finishes that Dyn made at the time. In another year you will see the LS50 most likely selling used in the $600-$700 dollar range.....

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Good info, Garman and about what I expected to hear. I do love that Brazilian wood finish, really dislike flat black. A LOT.

I agree, prices on the used LS50 should continue to drop as the LS50 Wireless improves connectivity and sells more.

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I find it interesting near the end of the video,he says that "if your only source is digital streaming,the xd is the way to go"...I know that when I had my 600's running directly off my N-272's digital out,it was outstanding,I may bring them back upstairs for another listen,now that I have lived with the Naim 250dr and the Taksim's for several months.The nice thing is,IF I prefer the 600's upstairs,I can insert the 250dr and Taksim's into the home theatre quite easily

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I guess nothing says new C1s are coming (soon) quite like this...

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/mo...54351-marbache
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I guess nothing says new C1s are coming (soon) quite like this...

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/mo...54351-marbache
Well, haven't heard anything from CES, so I doubt it will be in 2017.... Maybe next year... I found when it comes to high end speakers, find a pair you can live with for 10+ years and buy them now, and enjoy the hell out of them! Now when it comes to affordable HiFi I tend to change things out more often and always looking for the Best Bang for your Buck, easy to do when it's easier on your wallet.


On a sad note, lost one of mans best friends today, wasn't expecting this so soon as he was just turning eight! RIP Louie! My audio friend who loved music listening as well and would join me on my listening sessions!
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Well, haven't heard anything from CES, so I doubt it will be in 2017.... Maybe next year... I found when it comes to high end speakers, find a pair you can live with for 10+ years and buy them now, and enjoy the hell out of them! Now when it comes to affordable HiFi I tend to change things out more often and always looking for the Best Bang for your Buck, easy to do when it's easier on your wallet.


On a sad note, lost one of mans best friends today, wasn't expecting this so soon as he was just turning eight! RIP Louie! My audio friend who loved music listening as well and would join me on my listening sessions!
Sorry to hear the news Garman,my condolences.

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Well, haven't heard anything from CES, so I doubt it will be in 2017.... Maybe next year... I found when it comes to high end speakers, find a pair you can live with for 10+ years and buy them now, and enjoy the hell out of them! Now when it comes to affordable HiFi I tend to change things out more often and always looking for the Best Bang for your Buck, easy to do when it's easier on your wallet.


On a sad note, lost one of mans best friends today, wasn't expecting this so soon as he was just turning eight! RIP Louie! My audio friend who loved music listening as well and would join me on my listening sessions!
My deepest condolences. When an animal loves you unconditionally for so long (8 short years...), he is a genuine member of the family. The loss must be tremendous.


If I may turn back to talking about audio... I couldn't agree more. I'm also about enjoying what's at hand. The constant chase for greener pastures can really rob you of the simple joys of music.


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lesc: I hear you, I had a pair of C2 Originals for 10+ year then traded up to the Platinums at a great deal from Tyler... I almost went for a pair of Raidho's and did get a pair of Scansonics but when you like what you like, stick with it!!! I most likely will keep these, although I was thinking about getting the Contour 20's but because I always have liked good monitors... Maybe down the road I might get a pair but for now I am content on owning C2 Platinums and some Maggies.

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Fixed it. It's updated above and I'll post it again here.

The one that surprised me is the C1. It's so narrow from the front, but it's really deep. The other surprise was the weight of the c20; I'm guessing it's partly due to the aluminum plinth. Even though aluminum is light it's still considerably denser than wood.

Maybe once the supply chain becomes less restricted, I can score one to evaluate.
probably damping material bitumen used in c20 is heavy
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Dynaudio Focus 600 XD Review

Hello, I hope folks don't mind me posting a review I wrote on the Dynaudio Focus 600 XD.

Hopefully a fair review and would love to hear your feedback.

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