Dynaudio CONTOUR S 1.4 Floorstanding Speakers

Dynaudio CONTOUR S 1.4 Floorstanding Speakers 

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 02, 2010]
saymir
Audio Enthusiast

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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5
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5
[Sep 05, 2009]
Mountainb
Audio Enthusiast

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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5
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5
[Jul 13, 2008]
Terry Uy
AudioPhile

Strength:

They do everything well except deep deep bass.

Weakness:

You need a hefty amp. Think at least 100 watts. preferably 200watts and high current. But they're like Frankenstein's monster, give em current and they come alive alive alive.

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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5
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5
[Dec 12, 2006]
mvogel13
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sound quality, build,

Weakness:

None, wonderful speaker for the cost

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

Similar Products Used:

Thiel 1.6, sonus faber, B&W 805

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4
VALUE
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5
[Oct 22, 2006]
lidoma
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

open sound stage , imaging , bass extension for a stand-mounter , sweet treble and much much more!!!!

Weakness:

Nothing I did not mention already

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!

Similar Products Used:

Dynaudio 1.1, 1.3 , 1.8

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5
VALUE
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5
[Jun 16, 2006]
Maxim
AudioPhile

Strength:

Pin point imagry, neutrality,finish.

Weakness:

Slightly bright whem compared to the Dynaudio Confidence C4. Not the most exciting speakers.

These carry the Dynaudio pedigree through and through. They sound VERY neutral, with excellent top to bottom integration, and image brilliantly. They are ideal for medium sized rooms-say up 80 cubic meters in volume and must be placed away from room boundaries in order to get a neutral frequency response with a natural bass extention. They crave power and must be mated with at least 100 of solid watts. Voice reproduction and piano are handled exquisitely.
Although they go down to 40 hz. , a good subwoofer, such as the REL strata compliments them brilliantly, as do first class ancillary equipment and cabling.

Similar Products Used:

Confidence C4, Spendor LS35a, Contour 3.3, Quad ESL 63, Yamaha NS1000.

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5
VALUE
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5
[Sep 24, 2005]
miduong
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Voice of angels

Weakness:

Other brands do 3D maging much more easily. I will update my review when I get better Cables. A little boxy sound. They are quite small and don't expect they sound awesome with cinema like Saving private, Band of Brothers... Contours center is quite expensive (1300$ at new ) so I will buy the audience 122.

Equipments: Denon Dv 2900 & Rotel AV amp The most important thing you'd be fully aware before buying Dyna speakers is that you need very high and very expensive AV electronics.... ...don't hesitate to spend more at least nearly 1000 USD on IC and speaker cables. Otherwise you will make it suck and you quickly blame the Dyna speakers. Dyna is very difficult in set-up to sound good and even more difficult to get " the best " from them. ..but good luck and enjoy the life with Dyna.

Similar Products Used:

Listened to: Audience 42, Audience 52, Contour 1.3 Mk 2

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5
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5
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