Dynaudio CONTOUR S 1.4 Floorstanding Speakers

4.86/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $4800.00


Product Description

  • Sensitivity (2.83 V/ 1 m) 85 dB
  • IEC Long Term Power Handling 160 W
  • Impedance (nominal) 4 Ohm
  • Weight 12,6 kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x L in mm) 188 x 404 x 360


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by saymir a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Strenghs:one of the best bookshelf speakers,especialy for used price.Organic ,dynamic ,relaxing ,free listening fatigue sounding speakers with slight touch of dark sounding character.Fantastic bass for such small speaker ,very well controled deep bass(easy to follow) accompanied with soft ,detailed ,rhythmical highs and astonoshing vocals reproduction.Works good with powerfull amps,like Krell.The stands is must .The best would be to use dynaudio stand4,because it will enhance soundstage and bass.
Weaknesses:fussy abaut positioning,needs a lot of time to playing even if it was used sometime ago,so you have to be patient otherwise you end up selling it on ebay:) Sometimes they mess intruments ,I mean separation of instruments could be better,when playing difficult songs from orchestra or something like that,but don't forget these are small speakers:)

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mountainb a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2009

Bottom Line:   
One of the best monitor you can buy.

The other monitor speaker I own is a pair of the B&W 805 Signature Bird Eye is also beautiful. But in terms of soundstage, bass, dynamics, more neutral, focus and musicality the Dynaudio is clearly a winner.

You don't need a hefty amp for the S1.4. I 've tried several poweramps. This speaker sings(of course) with the Levinson No. 27, but also with the unbeatable price/ sound quality more than 20 years old Rotel RB 850 poweramp with only 50 wpc.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terry Uy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic speakers, incredible bass and dynamics, great midrange and highs. It does everything well and sounds huge. They pretty much sound like floorstanders. I'm too lazy to write a full review so that's the capsule version.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $2500.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mvogel13 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2006

Bottom Line:   
What can be said about these Danish speakers, energetic,vivid,direct. The 1.4's give a big deep soundstage, the bass is powerful and deep and congeal well with the highs. The esotech tweeter gives brilliant highs that never sounds laid back or soft.
The 1.4 also love good amplification, 100w or more will suffice in a medium to large room.
The stands are an integral part of these speakers, without them they would loose there sexy appeal.

Defiantly worth your hard earned dollars

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $3000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lidoma a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I can only say that dynaudio did it again! This product is again a best seller. I have owned the contour 1.1 the 1.3 and the 1.8. I always loved monitors because I am not a real bas freak. On the other hand it is always a miracle how low these monitors go.
If you want a monitor speaker which can take everything and sounds like heaven try these! Combine them with the Stand 4 from Dynaudio.
Oh almost forgot: they need good amplification. I have a Accuphase E-407 and that works!!
Only problem I have is that the grain is not matching. Dynaudio always deliver a pair that has the same structure but this pair is not quite matching. Hope they are willing to solve this problem!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $2100.00




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