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Old 09-07-2018, 07:01 PM
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That listening chair looks comfy! Nice setup.
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Love that setup. To me bookshelves image better than floorstanders, in general. Dyns are a lovely speaker brand. My entry level Audience 52SE played well above their price point.
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That listening chair looks comfy! Nice setup.
Thanks, and yes, it is extremely comfortable.
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Love that setup. To me bookshelves image better than floorstanders, in general. Dyns are a lovely speaker brand. My entry level Audience 52SE played well above their price point.
Thanks, yeah I'm sure they do. The Special 40's I auditioned were incredible for the money also.
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Agreed. These are really nice speakers (Contour 20's and Special 40's). We chose the Special 40's for the summer place.
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Agreed. These are really nice speakers (Contour 20's and Special 40's). We chose the Special 40's for the summer place.


Special 40s were great. Was a really tough decision between them.
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Special 40s were great. Was a really tough decision between them.
Sorry, resurrecting an old thread here. I'd be curious to know your thoughts on both. Strengths and weaknesses of either and what won you out in the end.
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No problem, it's a little while ago so it's not as fresh in my memory. Both are very smooth. Enjoyable to listen to, no fatigue that I could perceive with either. I was committed to running full range, the Contour 20s just sounded a little fuller because of their size advantage. If anything the highs and mids were too close to call, possibly a slight not to the Special 40 tweeter. They are both well balanced but if you want to spend a bit more, the Contours can compete with smaller floors standers I believe. Not sure about special 40 but the Contours need a decent amp they're decently hard to drive at 4 ohms and the sensitivity isn't great. I'm currently running with a Parasound Hint 6 they sound very good.
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No problem, it's a little while ago so it's not as fresh in my memory. Both are very smooth. Enjoyable to listen to, no fatigue that I could perceive with either. I was committed to running full range, the Contour 20s just sounded a little fuller because of their size advantage. If anything the highs and mids were too close to call, possibly a slight not to the Special 40 tweeter. They are both well balanced but if you want to spend a bit more, the Contours can compete with smaller floors standers I believe. Not sure about special 40 but the Contours need a decent amp they're decently hard to drive at 4 ohms and the sensitivity isn't great. I'm currently running with a Parasound Hint 6 they sound very good.
From what I read they are more alike than different. Seems the Countour is more neutral overall. Food for thought I suppose.
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Yes I think that would be accurate. In my system nothing about them seems exaggerated. Neutral in a good way.
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