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On 20-1-2024 at 09:34, thei said:

Hallo audio liefhebbers.

Ik zou graag eens jullie mening horen over de verschillen tussen 2 dynaudio se modellen 

Ik bezit momenteel 4 audience 52se modellen die ik  in mijn luister/ht kamer gebruik als surround en hoogte speakers. In mijn woonkamer gebruik ik een rotel voor eind combinatie, namelijk de

rc-990bx/rb-980bx samen met de zeldzame audience 52stp . (Is echter ook een 52se)

Ik vind de contour 1.3se prachtig om te zien en vraag me af of die (nog) beter presteert dan de uitstekende audience 52stp.

Welke van deze beiden  heeft de beste tweeter? In mijn stp zit de 260 heb ik gezien. Welke zit er in de contour 1.3se en is die tweeter nog beter?

 

 

Ps ik gebruik in mijn muziekkamer een Hegel voor stereo en Ik heb ook daarmee eens geluisterd naar de audience 52se. Het is ongelofelijk wat deze speakertjes kunnen brengen. Mijn mond viel ervan open.

Hi everyone. Apologies that my reply is in English. I don't usually post on forums but having compared these two speakers this week I feel it was important to share my thoughts while they are fresh. 

 

I am the owner of the Audience 52SE and bought a pair of Contour 1.3SE a couple of weeks ago. To cut a long story short, the 52SE's are staying and I've sold on the Contours. 

 

Reasons - The Contours have deeper bass and reach higher and cleaner in the top end and they are absolutely gorgeous to look at and made exceptionally well. I had them in my system for 2 weeks but I found I wasn't enjoying music as much. I thought this was 'analysis paralysis' but I decided to put the 52SE's back into my system to check what I had before. The enjoyment was back! The 52SE's have a cohesive, enjoyable sound and all the richness in the midrange that makes music come to life. They also image better in my room. They may be lacking a little detail but they covey the emotion of the music which for me is the most important thing.

 

About me (not that it's important) I am a professional musician, music producer and all around music fan. Also founder of IsoSlice isolation (no plug intended😂)

 

System: IsoSlice Turntable (prototype), Trichord Dino phono pre amp, Primare i30 amplifier.

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19 hours ago, PAUL M said:

Hi everyone. Apologies that my reply is in English. I don't usually post on forums but having compared these two speakers this week I feel it was important to share my thoughts while they are fresh. 

 

I am the owner of the Audience 52SE and bought a pair of Contour 1.3SE a couple of weeks ago. To cut a long story short, the 52SE's are staying and I've sold on the Contours. 

 

Reasons - The Contours have deeper bass and reach higher and cleaner in the top end and they are absolutely gorgeous to look at and made exceptionally well. I had them in my system for 2 weeks but I found I wasn't enjoying music as much. I thought this was 'analysis paralysis' but I decided to put the 52SE's back into my system to check what I had before. The enjoyment was back! The 52SE's have a cohesive, enjoyable sound and all the richness in the midrange that makes music come to life. They also image better in my room. They may be lacking a little detail but they covey the emotion of the music which for me is the most important thing.

 

About me (not that it's important) I am a professional musician, music producer and all around music fan. Also founder of IsoSlice isolation (no plug intended😂)

 

System: IsoSlice Turntable (prototype), Trichord Dino phono pre amp, Primare i30 amplifier.

The (lttle bit) deeper bass, is possible while the 1.3se box is a little bit bigger.

But reaching higher and cleaner in the top end is not what we could hear. I once did compare the 52stp with the 1.3se from my brother. The top end from the 52se was smoorher and did sound cleaner without any sharpness to our ears. The reason therefore is the upgraded better tweeter.

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