Home theater systems require a center channel capable of the same sound quality level as the front channel speakers to truly come to life. Despite the relatively compact dimensions of the Contour SC, the sound quality belies its size. This advanced level of performance is achieved via two dynamic mid/bass drivers and the refined Esotec soft dome tweeter mounted onto a rigid and specially damped metal baffle. A technically ideal 6 dB per octave crossover integrates the outputs of the drivers for seamless coherence.
The asymmetrical cabinet is solidly constructed with compact walls, avoiding resonance and therefore eliminating distortion. This is extremely important, as in any home theater or multi-channel system the center channel typically reproduces most of the voices and dialogue.
The optional Center Base offers greater flexibility: With a choice of four selectable angle wedges the sound dispersion can be directed upwards or downwards – with the S C either below or above the screen – precisely towards the listening area.
The Contour S C is the perfect center channel for use with Dynaudio Contour S 1.4 or S 3.4 mains speakers. Using the same Esotec tweeter and large-voice coil woofers the tonality is perfectly matched. Those with Dynaudio Contour S 5.4 mains speakers may want to consider the larger Contour S CX with its Esotar2 tweeter.
$2310 in High Gloss White or High Gloss Black.