Dynaudio Contour 30 vs. Focal Kanta No. 2 speaker


Has anyone compared these two speakers?
Impressions?
Which one do you think is better?
Thanks.
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If this helps somewhat for you to guide me about which speaker to get from these two:
1) I like to listen a bit loud and my music preferences range from Progressive Rock to Pop-Rock to Vocal Jazz to Jazz-Rock Fusion;
2) My amplification is provided by a Hegel H360 integrated amplifier and my current speakers are Dynaudio Contour S 3.4;
3) I like mostly analog audio (vinyl) and my listening room is medium size.
I don't have how to listen to any of the two speakers before buying, because there is no any dealer even near where I live.
Thanks in advance,
Demetrio.
Hi, thank you for all your replies.
I got curious about this Mofojo's statement:
" I heard the Kantas a few weeks back and IMO they are not that big of a step up from the Arias. Not to say they were bad because even the Arias are pretty good ".
Considering that the Focal Aria 936 (the biggest of this serie) costs about 4k only, and that the Focal Kanta No. 2 costs about 10k, what conclusion can we take from that statement?
Do others agree that the Arias are that good?
I never heard a Focal speaker, but I'm assuming the highs of the Focals sound a bit like the Dali Epicon 6 speakers, which feature nice extension in the highs without sounding harsh.
Am I correct in such evaluation?
In other words, I love the highs in the Dali Epicon 6's, but I don't like it's bass, so that's the reason I would like to try the Focals.
Forgot to mention that I am just replacing my Hegel H360 integrated amplifier with an Accuphase E-460.
"I also own a pair of Kanta 2s and drive them with a tube pre and class d power amp. My room is lively and they are not harsh but lean towards bright clear highs and direct midrange. The bass is taught and snappy. Extension is pretty good, they are almost full range but don't output much below 30hz in my room".

It seems pretty good to me.