HK Audio’s CONTOUR series has been a well-established point source speaker on professional stages around the world for more than a decade. The acoustic performance, sophisticated handling and legendary, long-lasting German-made quality all combine to make CONTOUR the first choice for discerning professionals to this day.

With state-of-the-art components, the latest measurement and simulation methods and relentless field tests based on the wishes and ideas of experienced users, the new CONTOUR X series continues this standard into the next generation.

Acoustic performance

The HK Audio acoustic designers had the important mission of getting the maximum acoustic performance out of the compact cabinets in this flagship series. One way they achieved this was by using state-of-the-art, high-performance woofers from renowned manufacturers to ensure impressive bass reproduction. The 24 dB crossovers and the newly developed horns with especially large apertures allow for strikingly detailed mids with ultra-precise coverage. There is a further major advantage in practice: thanks to the significantly minimised distortion, the maximum usable sound pressure is increased by several dB.

Mechanics

The solid birch plywood design of the new CONTOUR X series’ housings is built to withstand years of hard touring use. This is also ensured by the extremely resistant PU coating and the anti-corrosive finish on the steel front grilles. The CONTOUR X speakers’ compliance with IP 44 ratings proves that they offer outstanding protection against dirt and moisture ingress.

Flexibility

The extremely wide array of practical features makes for a particularly diverse range of applications. These include the rotatable horns, the four NL4 Speakon sockets with pin assignment switch, the two usable monitor angles and the numerous rigging and mounting options, to name but a few. The ‘ready-to-go’ acoustic tuning is yet another aspect that makes it easy to ensure a professional sound result, even without a controller.

Efficiency

CONTOUR X was planned from the outset to be an integrative part of the new HK AUDIO rental portfolio. In practice, this means that the power amp racks, software and C SUB series subwoofers fit seamlessly with both CONTOUR X and the COSMO line arrays. This saves money, training time and storage space.

Speech amplification, on-stage monitoring, club PA, front fills – CONTOUR X is the perfect match for almost any application at the highest level.

CX 8

The CX 8 is a particularly compact but extremely powerful and flexible point source. Remarkable features of the CX 8 include its above-average efficiency and deep frequency spectrum. Top-quality components and the sophisticated crossover guarantee precise signal resolution and high maximum sound pressure levels.

A high-frequency horn newly developed using BEM simulation ensures even directivity up to the very highest frequencies.

Whether as an unobtrusive high-performance stage monitor, an elegant front-fill on the edge of the stage or a compact club PA system together with a CS 118 or CS 218 subwoofer, the CX 8 always ensures first-class results.

CX 12

The CX 12 is a compact, multifunctional high-power point sound source that guarantees the highest quality results in a wide range of applications.

Outstanding features include the exceptionally high usable sound pressure level and excellent fidelity. The homogeneous phase response, the remarkably wide dynamic range and the BEM (Boundary Element Method)-optimized high-frequency horn form the basis for a strikingly detailed resolution, a very precise dispersion pattern and simple clustering.

For symmetrical monitor arrangements, the CX 12 is available in both left and right cabinet versions. It is suitable for a range of areas of application, from full-range to close-range sound applications with high SPL requirements to applications as an FoH mid-high unit, frontfill, sidefill or drumfill, as well as monitoring on large stages.

CX 15

The CX 15 is a compact, multifunctional point source with extended bass response. The CX 15 has a very high load capacity, outstandingly low distortion and high efficiency. This results in an extraordinarily high usable sound pressure level, which is achieved by the large 1.4″ high-frequency horn as well as the woofer with an exceptionally resilient 3.5″ voice coil.

Added to this is the extended low-frequency range, making the CX 15 ideal for bass-intensive applications (e.g. as a drumfill) or as an unobtrusive FoH system with a strong bass. Like every CONTOUR X model, it has a very analytical resolution and exemplary fidelity.

The CX 15 easily covers full-range sound applications, close-range sound applications with high SPL requirements, e.g. as an FoH top, frontfill, sidefill or drumfill, and monitoring on large stages. To create symmetrical monitor pairs, the CX 15 is available in both left and right versions.

Accessories

TB-XNQ

The TB-XNQ is a tilt bracket for mounting speaker cabinets on truss rods, ceilings, wall brackets, beams and on tripods. It is compatible with the CONTOUR CX 12 and CX 15 speakers. Quick mounting on the box is guaranteed thanks to the ball lock pins. Flexible vertical and horizontal alignment is possible.

The TB-XNQ can be loaded with up to 70 kg WLL, with a safety factor of 5. Under DGUV-V 17 (German Statutory Accident Insurance Association Regulation 17), the permissible load capacity is thus up to 35 kg.

TB-X8

The TB-X8 (formerly MS 1) serves as a rigging and mounting bracket for the CX 8 speaker cabinet. The bracket is attached to the side panel and allows infinite tilt adjustment.
Also for use with IL 8.1 and IL 82.

CONTOUR X Series Cover

Padded, lockable transport protection cover for road-proof transportation.

CONTOUR X Flightcases

Optional flight cases in black for 4 x CX 8, 4 x CX 12, 2 x CX 12 and 2 x CX 15.

AP-8

With a load capacity of up to 360 kg (WLL), the AP-8 attachment point allows for the safe installation of speaker cabinets with M8 rigging points on steel cables or chains. Suitable for CX 8.

AP-10/B

With a load capacity of up to 360 kg (WLL), the AP-10/B attachment point allows for the safe installation of speaker cabinets with M10 rigging points on steel cables or chains. Suitable for CX 12 and CX 15.

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