The last time I played with the S1.4 at my local dealer I ended up ~2 ft off the wall about 7 ft apart and sat 8 ft back, no toe in, everything seemed in line and the blend of tweeter/woofer was spot on. Now as many of us have stated the sound is a little dark due to the extra emphasis on the mid-bass. I'm not sure if I remember this right but you have a 15 watt tube amp? Idk, but IMO that's not quite enough power for those speakers.Hey guys,
I bought the Contour S1.4 and have been listening for some hours. Well I must say the 1.4s are quite different from other Dyn bookshelf speakers, in that they don't easily dissappear (sonically) in a small room, and require really good amplification. I think this stems from the robust bass & mid-bass output. So now I'm still messing around with speaker placement and still getting mixed results (4ft. from the front wall now).
Apart from that the rest of the FR is very satisfying. Mid is quite warm and full, expressive, treble is so smooth and silky that I can even just toe-in these speakers right towards listening position without getting too many "glares" (but I won't toe-in that much to preserve a bigger soundstage).
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