Question Which is better or suitable, b&w 702 s2 and Contour 30i?

useryy

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The former is 8ohm, 30-300w, the latter is 4ohm 300w

The amp is Chord's Etude(4ohm, 150w).

Which is better or suitable, or neither?

I have audited Contour 30i with Cambridge Edge A. It satisfies.
 

12th Monkey

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I wouldn't get hung up on the numbers, but you should be listening and making up your own mind. Spending that sort of money without doing so would be lunacy, and a dealer worth their salt ought to allow you to demo at home or at least take your own amp in.
 

gasolin

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There is some sensitivity difference other than that it's much more important that the amp can handle the impedans: Dynaudio Contour 30i 4 ohm minimum is ? B&W 702 s2 is 8 ohm minimum is 3.1 ohm.
 

useryy

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I have auditioned the 702 s2 with Chord's Etude. Every feelings, dynamic, rytheme, transparency etc, I get from the HD800s, the headset, I can get from the speaker too. But as a speaker, I think I only get a touch of these feelings.

The Contour 30i provide simliar but a bit better result. Yet the price nearly doubles.

One thing is the bass from 702 s2 isn't that pleased when listening to classic music when tuning louder. I am not sure if it is for the speaker or the amp or the music source (Does number matters in this case, 4ohm, 150w vs 8ohm 300w).

As a bonus, when it comes to 805 D3, the difference is obvious in its very pleased warm feelings. However, this flagship, even as a bookself one, definitly needs larger and larger room to stream it's wave and to let audience to imagine.
 

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