It's kind of irrelevant to me. Referring to Otto's post, it's more relative to me how Dynaudio tunes/voices/adjusts the xover of a particular product or series to achieve their goal of supplying a speaker or speakers to fulfill a niche in their lineup. My ears much preferred Focus 160 over Contour S1.4. My ears found some aspects of Focus 160 to best Confidence C1 IIS, while some aspects of the Confidence I preferred over Focus. In the end, the Focus offered the balance of sound I was looking for in a stand-mount at the time.
What exterior differences were there between the Excite and Focus lines in 2013? A lot were obvious to me: tweeter, woofer, cabinet. All a massive upgrade for the (little) $1300 difference between X16 and Focus 160. What about that comparison in 2015? Besides tweeter and cabinet, the X14/X18 certainly closed the gap with a speaker being discontinued. In 2016, the comparison is no longer possible. How much difference is there between X34 (2016) and Focus 260 (2015)? Probably not much in terms of components but the sum of these do enough to tell my ears which is better
As for Focus (2013) vs. Contour LE (2016)? I'd be curious to compare Focus 160 vs. S1.4LE and 260 vs. S3.4LE. The exterior cabinet improvements of the Contour LE are obvious. I'm sure the Contour also benefits from a massively better xover.
As for tweeter and drivers, I have the feeling the Contour LE and Focus 260 may not be too dissimilar
. Confidence, on the other hands, builds off of the Contour in every way, just starting with the Esotar2 tweeter, better drivers all around, better cabinet, and better xover. Though I bet the Confidence Platinum xover is not too different (supplier, design, quality only) from Contour LE.
In summary, I disagree completely with the OP in the other forum but just how Dynaudio mixes legacy/new/off-the-shelf ingredients to make a new recipe is magic only known to them
. I can only hope that to price of these ingredients, along with the associated labor and development costs, are appropriately conveyed to the customer via MSRP.