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This week just ordered a pair of mobile (car) Esotar+ tweeters for my Contour S3.4s. This is the same exact upgrade that Josquin Des Prez (aka Dean) did a few years ago. My factory contact inside Dynaudio says these will work perfectly in the S3.4 w/ virtually no cross-over issues. Should be here in a few weeks, and then I begin the process of running them in for 300 hours. As the tweeters cover all the bandwidth from 2000 Hz on up, this should be a major upgrade as the Esotar+ is one the finest-performing and sounding tweeters on the market.

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Nice! I've always thought the Esotars were one of the best tweeters ever made. That was my first choice for my audio system in my car, but the dealer said they're so large, they wouldn't fit most cars without some serious customization, not to mention the German cars like my MB, so I had to go with the Focal Utopias. I'm sure those will sound awesome in the Contours.

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Nice! I've always thought the Esotars were one of the best tweeters ever made. That was my first choice for my audio system in my car, but the dealer said they're so large, they wouldn't fit most cars without some serious customization, not to mention the German cars like my MB, so I had to go with the Focal Utopias. I'm sure those will sound awesome in the Contours.

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Thanks, Buck. Yes, they should sound really good; I agree the Esotars are one of the best tweeters ever made.
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This week just ordered a pair of mobile (car) Esotar+ tweeters for my Contour S3.4s. This is the same exact upgrade that Josquin Des Prez (aka Dean) did a few years ago. My factory contact inside Dynaudio says these will work perfectly in the S3.4 w/ virtually no cross-over issues. Should be here in a few weeks, and then I begin the process of running them in for 300 hours. As the tweeters cover all the bandwidth from 2000 Hz on up, this should be a major upgrade as the Esotar+ is one the finest-performing and sounding tweeters on the market.


Congrats I run a set in my mains and one in my center speaker. Have used many and these are among the best with the proper crossover.

A notch up is also not only the point that they cross over but the components in the cross over, all that said I think as is they are a big step up in your system and again congrats and looking forward to your impressions. Even out of the box they should be so much cleaner
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One of the attributes of the Esotar tweeters is an exceptionally smooth response without requiring additional crossover compensation to achieve their very natural high frequency extension. They are often used with simple first order crossovers which further reveals their amazingly transparent reproduction. A musically excellent and standout design!
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Congrats I run a set in my mains and one in my center speaker. Have used many and these are among the best with the proper crossover.

A notch up is also not only the point that they cross over but the components in the cross over, all that said I think as is they are a big step up in your system and again congrats and looking forward to your impressions. Even out of the box they should be so much cleaner
Just installed today. Initial impressions: very fast and transparent. As you predicted they are cleaner than the Esotec+ tweeters, more open, airy, etc. Only a little over two hours in and they've already changed a little in that time. Sounding more fleshed out and natural, but I know there's a phase at about 100-150 hours where they start to sound really bad! But I know to hang in there with them and they'll come good at 300 hours.

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One of the attributes of the Esotar tweeters is an exceptionally smooth response without requiring additional crossover compensation to achieve their very natural high frequency extension. They are often used with simple first order crossovers which further reveals their amazingly transparent reproduction. A musically excellent and standout design!
Yes, they are exceptionally smooth. Dynaudio also uses first-order crossovers exclusively for their designs. They sound really good right now, but I know that's going to change and then they will finally come into their own.
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