I just hooked these back up again to my Krell 402E and Ayre KRX Twenty and jeez are these speakers awesome, they are a musicians reference speaker in perfection! You hear what all is there, nothing more nothing less and drums are so perfect it's stunning.
This is for a pair of DYNAUDIO Contour 3.0 speakers. If you are looking at these then you probably know the 3.0 was the best sounding of all the contour speakers of this range. Everyone knows about Dynaudio tweeters but the midrange is magic, extremely transparent, musical and natural sounding, the woofer sounds like a 12" woofer. The bass and midrange are both far superior to my B&W 801's. I'm selling these to upgrade to the Dynaudio 60.
Dynaudio's Contour 3.0 does so many things so well—when driven by an amplifier with the Bryston 7B-ST's power and control—that it is the dynamic loudspeaker to beat in the $5000/pair price range. Its rhythmic drive, dynamic range, low distortion, and bass definition inject the listener with the energy of a live rock concert. Its ability to involve the listener in the music is simply awesome. The cabinet work, fit'n'finish, and sturdiness are second to none. The realism of spoken voice and vocal music over the Contour has to be heard to be appreciated—I know of no better loudspeaker for such material.
My wife was on to something special when she noticed the clarinet playing over the Dynaudio Contour 3.0, and I have to thank her for it. This loudspeaker does so many things sonically right that it has become my reference for a floorstanding, full-range, three-way dynamic system. I strongly recommend it for any high-end audio system, for both the audiophile and his or her spouse. Not only is it one of the most beautifully made loudspeakers you can buy, it just might do for you what it did for me: reinvolve you with the music in your CD or vinyl record collection. That's what I've been doing for the last few weeks, and it's been a wonderful experience.
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