jrbirdman333, I have a set of the Contour 60i on order. I see the date on this thread that you just got yours yesterday. I live in Southern California and hope that my pair are on their way to my dealer. I understand they were due in to Dynaudio USA about now and then there is shipping time to the dealers location. Where do you live?
I am running Balanced Audio Technology tube preamp and solid state power amp and I use a tube phono stage. I anticipate these speakers to sound wonderful, maybe slightly different from other Dynaudio speakers of years past but certainly with the basic sonic signature of Dynaudio that I have enjoyed for many years.
Can you please tell me a little more about how you find their sound character.
I am in Arizona fyi. The sound is more 3D and it feels a bit deeper. I’m sorry if im not able to articulate my thoughts in audiophile terms. These are still breaking in of course. The balance is excellent and clarity is remarkable. The bass is very powerful but clean. I’m listening to recordings I know very well and am picking up little details I never noticed before. If these were a bottle of wine, they would be a big bold Stag’s Leap Napa cabernet.
Thank you for your prompt reply. The wine analogy makes perfect sense, and I can surely relate. My units on order are in black-gloss but I will assume that for the first US delivery all finishes will have arrived at the same time. If so then mine should be here, in Southern California, after the weekend. Can't wait!
Thanks again, I appreciate your reply. Enjoy your new speakers, and have a glass of wine (or 3) tonight while listening.
@macnet427 The Contour 60i has an amazing soundstage and imaging. Personally, I initially found them to be just a bit bright on the upper midrange and lower high frequency range. After about 35 hours of run in time they became smoother. What I have now done is place a room treatment panel between the speakers (on the wall, of course) and is 60 inches wide. As well, I moved the speakers a little further out from the wall. The front of the speaker is at 36" inches from the wall. These "adjustments" made a good difference. So, give them some run in time, be sure to treat the room properly, including first reflection points, and you will find them to be a wonderful set of speakers. They really come alive if your amplifier has plenty of current to offer. They sound good a lower levels, but give them some juice, and WOW! Enjoy your new speakers.
@jrbirdman333 Nice to see that you stepped up to a truly great integrated amp to run your speakers. They should be a wonderful mate to one another.
Now 5 months in to my Contour 60i speakers they just keep sounding better and better. They are good at low volume but really show their best when given some real current and driving force. Your new Luxman should do just that. Enjoy!
My first post here on Audiogon. I am asking those who received the Contour 60i’s for their impressions after living with them. I am using a Michi X5 integrated with an Aurender ACS-10 for ripped discs as well as Quboz and Tidal streaming. Currently I have Polk Reference R700’s. and while a very good speaker for the price (at least IMO), I would like to get a really solid upgrade. Other considerations are the Revel Perfoma be F328 and Sonus Faber Olympica Nova V. I have heard the Sonus and I think they are glorious, but they are also the most expensive of the three. Speaker cables are Synergistic Research Atmosphere X, Alive X. Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the reply. How would you characterize their sound? As an example, the Polk's I have (reviewed here) are pretty much neutral, and I have to say I like the sound, on the other side, the Sonus may eschew some detail, but bring out the music, and as a musician I like that. I guess what I am saying, is I just like a quality speaker, and can see the benefit of both styles of presentation. I think the Michi is giving the music a slight richness, and that it will come through on a good speaker (I demo'd the Sonus with the X5 driving them).
Re sounds. Full-bodied, rich but detailed as well. Big sound stage. Bass is not overbearing even though it has big bass drivers. I drive them with a Lux 509x. Your Michi unit has more power. I'm sure the big Dyns would kick butt with your gear. I was able to compare them to Focal Sopra 2s, and I preferred the Dyn sound. Others may differ. I like the soft dome tweeter. Non fatiguing! I'm sure the SF will be stellar too as would Revels. I haven't heard them so I cannot comment. I might also mention that I got to hear a set of Confidence 30s. Those were terrific as well, but I thought the 60i more than held their own.
I had the C60s for 2 years and went through absolute hell.