Crafted with the ethos that modern construction often forgoes, the Contour 4 by Danish designer Hugo Nielssen espouses a philosophy reminiscent of historical craftsmanship. Nielssen likens his Danish loudspeakers to smaller, streamlined Gothic cathedrals, emphasizing a fundamental return to materials like real wood and the meticulous, hands-on approach of experienced artisans.

The disdain for contemporary, mass-produced products—be it cars made predominantly from plastic or homes not designed for genuine living—fosters a backdrop against which the Contour 4 stands out. Each speaker requires 24 hours of dedicated assembly by skilled craftsmen, followed by a personal sound test by Nielssen himself, underscoring a commitment to quality over quantity.

This dedication to craftsmanship ensures that each Contour 4 speaker offers unmatched sound fidelity. Described not just in terms of specifications but through the experiential testimony to its precision, natural resolution, and authenticity, the Contour 4 transcends traditional audio equipment, delivering an auditory experience that embodies pure music, untouched and unfiltered by the technological over-processing found in typical assembly line products.

For those deeply invested in the authenticity and soul of music, as well as the artistry involved in the creation of the instruments of its delivery, the Contour 4 represents more than a sound system—it is a bastion of old-world artisanship in an age of impersonal production.

Features

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Segment: Home
  • Series: Contour
  • Type: Floorstand
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB @ 2.83V/1m
  • IEC Power Handling: 250 W
  • Rated Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Frequency Response:
    • Lower Cutoff: 29 Hz @ +/- 3 dB
    • Upper Cutoff: 20 kHz @ +/- 3 dB
  • Box Principle: Passive Radiator
  • Crossover: 3-way
  • Tweeter: 28 mm Esotar T330
  • Midrange: M-560 Soft Dome
  • Woofer: 20 cm MSP/20 cm MSP BLR
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 290 mm (11 3/8 in)
    • Height: 1315 mm (51 6/8 in)
    • Depth: 380 mm (15 in)
  • Weight:
    • kg: 47
    • lbs: 104
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