“The best speaker up to date” Many speakers claimed this title, but all fell short for many reasons. Laws of physics cannot be bend, but only be used in favor of creating a speaker perfect enough to deserve a place among the best.
Only by extended use of engineering tools, years of measurements and ear tuning and use of nothing but the best drivers for the job, a true highest performance speaker can be born.
Horn loading is the most controversial approach in audio reproduction. Horn loading has numerous advantages over every other technology available today. Having ultra high efficiency, means total lack in power compression distortion and distortion due to high displacements of the driver’s cone. However, a not perfectly implemented horn will sound far away from what is called high fidelity.
Building a perfect horn is not an easy business. It takes time, large space and special drivers. Not your typical floor stander. Special expensive drivers are mandatory, and not many are out there with the proper tone.
A pair of external crossovers is used for the top 3 ways, using copper foil inductors and top quality polysterine and Teflon capacitors. The crossover is tuned using state of the art equipment and software, as is the offset of the drivers. The speaker is tuned to measure ruler flat from 20 to well over 50khz.
Perfect measurements are nothing if the speaker doesn’t get you the feeling that you are there. Massive dynamics, real life timpre and breathtaking presence is something that will take a whole other meaning, when you hear the Contento horn speaker system.