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Contriva G2

Tidal Audio - Contriva
Tidal Audio - Contriva
Tidal Audio - Contriva

The all new successor of the highly praised TIDAL Contriva Diacera SE. Introducing the Contriva G2, Tidal have totally overhauled this exquisite speaker however as with most iconic classics, improving does not always mean changing. In this case Tidal have kept similar dimensions and proportions while strictly continuing and following the Contrivas unique design principles.

Contriva G2 now comes equipped with all new TIDAL-BCC drivers, a completely new cross-over design and an all new terminals with TIDAL’s completely new pure silver binding posts. The cabinet is made out of TIRADUR, TIDAL’s proprietary cabinet material for this 102 Kg masterpeace.

To quote TIDAL themselves.. “The result is the very best midsize speaker we have ever built.”

Tidal Audio - Contriva
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Contriva G2

The all new successor of the highly praised TIDAL Contriva Diacera SE. Introducing the Contriva G2, Tidal have totally overhauled this exquisite speaker however as with most iconic classics, improving does not always mean changing. In this case Tidal have kept similar dimensions and proportions while strictly continuing and following the Contrivas unique design principles.

Contriva G2 now comes equipped with all new TIDAL-BCC drivers, a completely new cross-over design and an all new terminals with TIDAL’s completely new pure silver binding posts. The cabinet is made out of TIRADUR, TIDAL’s proprietary cabinet material for this 102 Kg masterpeace.

To quote TIDAL themselves.. “The result is the very best midsize speaker we have ever built.”


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FEATURES

TIRADUR CABINET

The Contriva G2 is made from TIDAL’s proprietary cabinet material “TIRADUR”. This unique design combines supreme rigidity, whilst still applying excellent resonant absorbing properties.

It is the only advanced cabinet material available that allows TIDAL to finish their famous polished veneers, as well as their true polyester piano lacquers so eloquently. When you first see the Contriva in the most beautiful pyramided mahogany, ebony macassar or shiny piano black finish – don’t make the mistake of thinking the cabinet is made out of wood or MDF. With the TIRADUR construction, this mid sized speaker weighs in at a colossal 102 Kg!

DIAMOND TWEETER

The Contriva G2 uses the very same Accuton 30mm pure diamond diaphragm tweeter that features in some of the more expensive models. Not only is it the biggest diamond tweeter in the world, TIDAL was also the very first company using a diamond tweeter of this scale. While the driver itself already offers terrific qualities, being installed in a massive housing made out of polished stainless steel optimizes its performance, resonance and control, Only in combination with their unique TIDAL crossovers can this driver perform in the way TIDAL have become famous for.

Maybe interesting to know on a side note: this very same diamond tweeter technology is being used in the world’s most exclusive car, the Bugatti Chiron.

BCC MIDRANGE WOOFER

TIDAL’s BCC driver technology is the result of an Accuton and TIDAL partnership that has been formed for more than a decade, these are exclusive to TIDAL speakers. The diaphragm itself is a specially coated black ceramic and uses a “short coil / long gap” neodymium motor perfectly designed for the hermetically sealed and asymmetrical designed midrange chamber of the Contriva.

Embedded in a unique shaped ring made out of hand polished stainless steel to avoid reflections from the protection grill. Needless to say that this driver absolutely guarantees zero compromise and is a class leader in both performance and reliability.

BCC WOOFER

The woofers in the Contriva G2 are the new TIDAL developed BCC drivers which are specific to this TIDAL speaker. The drivers were designed to play extremely deep, fast and without compression within the vented bass chamber, even at the highest reproduction levels.

The custom motor allows for a very long and linear excursion of the side coated black ceramic diaphragm, the hardest and yet lightest diaphragm technology available to date.

TIDAL AEROTUNE

The TIDAL Contriva is designed to handle the deepest bass notes with the unique AEROTUNE system at the rear of the speaker. The custom port is made out of hand polished stainless steel and offers 2 different positions, allowing for room size and speaker placement. The attention to detail on the AEROTUNE reflects the passion that goes into every TIDAL product.

PASSIVE CROSSOVER

Mounted in a hermetically shielded chamber and featuring pure copper foil capacitors, coils of the same caliber and silver-carbon resistors – only the finest components with proven long term stability are used for the crossovers. Unfortunately, these components are also the most expensive and are custom-built for TIDAL. Whether any part can be too expensive is a meaningless question for TIDAL, only the final result is what counts and considerations of cost do not enter into the equation.

Their guiding principle is to present customers with the highest possible degree of reality whilst listening to any musical rendition. Anything less is already vastly available, however these products do not meet TIDAL’s impeccable standards. This is why literally every component is scrutinously evaluated and selected on the understanding that it has to be the best and without equal for its specific purpose.

VARIO TERMINAL

Like all TIDAL loudspeakers the Contriva G2 has unique pure silver binding posts. The complex construction is made out of a fibre-reinforced polymeric material which stops any inductive electromagnetic fields. The main reason TIDAL uses pure silver as a conductor is to guarantee the lowest form of resistance and no loss or change to the incoming music signal.

The high quality feel you get from the terminal itself is first class owing to its hand polished and structured design. The Contrivas terminals allow for single-amping, passive bi-amping and active bi-amping. Furthermore one can adjust the filter curve of the tweeter as well to allow for soft or hard room reflections.

VARIO FEET

The TIDAL Contriva G2 comes with 4 large stainless steel isolation feet per speaker. Each is milled out of a solid block of stainless steel and is hand polished to perfection. Various adjustments are available to position the speakers in either a parallel or sloped stance. Needless to say, all these parts are also 100% handmade in Germany.

SPECIFICATION

  • Multi chamber cabinet made out of TIDAL’s proprietary cabinet material TIRADUR
  • 1 x 30 mm (1,2″) diamond tweeter TAD-30
  • 1 x 173 mm (7″) BCC midrange woofer with SCLG underhung neodymium motor TACM-170
  • 2 x 222 mm (9″) long excursion BCC woofer TACW-220
  • Unique AEROTUNE-System, with 2 settings for flexible room placement.
  • Passive crossover network with ultra low tolerance components, exclusive use of custom tailored Duelund-copper-capacitors, metal film-resistors, silver-carbon resistors, air-core-inductors, ultra low resistance bass-inductors
  • Passive crossover is microphonic and hermetically isolated in a separated chamber
  • Total weight of the passive crossover construction: 16 Kg / 35 lbs.
  • Adjustable diamond-tweeter curve (hard room-reflections / soft room-reflections)
  • Pure silver binding posts for perfect contact, isolated large aluminum connectors on a fiberglass isolated core, adjustable bi-wiring / passive bi-amping / active bi-amping double-terminal
  • Special 5-part TIDAL stainless steel isolators
  • Optional: 8 x trigger bars made from high grade aluminum, black structured or high gloss polished, the variofeet can be mounted in parallel or a sloped back position
  • Standard cabinet finish: original TIDAL piano lacquer in midnight black
  • Optional cabinet finishes: finest hand selected veneers in TIDAL’s original transparent piano lacquer.
  • Other finishes: on request
  • The TIDAL Contrivas are delivered in 2 x ATA-flight cases for safe transportation
  • Nominal power handling: 200 / 400 VA
  • Nominal impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Recommended amplifier power: > 30 watt. Very easy impedance load, no impedance drop below 4 ohm.
  • Speaker dimensions: 126 cm x 27 cm x 48 cm / 49″ high x 11″ wide x 19″ deep
  • Dimensions with vario feet (from ground to top): 136 cm high / 53″ high
  • Speaker weight without packaging: 2 x 112 Kg / 2 x 246 lbs.
  • Shipping weight with packaging: 2 x 146 Kg / 2 x 322 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 2 flight cases, each flight case is 148 cm length x 39 cm width x 61 cm height / 58″ length x 15″ width x 24″ height

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