L-Acoustics Contour XO: Ten Armature Drivers with JH Audio SoundrIVe Technology
L-Acoustics Creations, a division of L-Acoustics, teamed up with JH Audio to create the Contour XO in-ducts. This model was developed by leading experts from two companies: Dr. Christian Heil of L-Acoustics and Jerry Harvey of JH Audio. It is argued that the experience of creating in-ear monitors and reinforcing headphones was used in the design of the headphones – in particular, for use by performers on stage.
In each of these headphones, 10 reinforcement drivers were installed: four of them reproduce low frequencies, three – medium and four more – high. A 3-way crossover is responsible for frequency distribution. JH Audio SoundrIVe technology is responsible for accurate reproduction, which is designed to provide extreme dynamic performance. Source coherence is implemented using L-Acoustics Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST).
The declared sensitivity of Contour XO is 116 dB. The headphones are complemented by an on-cable bass control that adds up to 15 dB above flat response. Contour XOs are hand-assembled in the USA by JH Audio. Custom fit can be ordered on the L-Acoustics website.
In Europe, Contour XOs cost 1,620 euro.