Added to the Archives This Week

John Atkinson finds that the Dynaudio Contour 1.3 Mk.II loudspeaker—a completely overhauled iteration of the original Contour 1.3 Mk.I, released several years back—reveals details in recordings that most speakers smooth right over. JA reveals other details about the Contour in his review, complete with comments on the Contour 1.3 Special Edition from Sam Tellig.

The toughest test for any speaker may be the comparison of its portrayal of a thunderous symphony orchestra to the real thing. Larry Greenhill, fresh from a live performance of the New York Philharmonic, was prepared to do just that with the Snell XA90ps loudspeaker. Were the big Snells good enough to pinch hit for a trip to your local orchestra? Greenhill files his report.