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Aretai Contra 200F Loudspeakers Will Make Their North American Debut At Florida International Audio Expo 2024

High-end audio from Latvia. Aretai’s smallest floorstanding loudspeaker arrives in the U.S. for $26,500/pair.

Aretai Contra 200F Loudspeakers Front Lifestyle

Florida International Audio Expo 2024 begins next Friday in Tampa, and we are already starting to see why this regional show is becoming so important for smaller manufacturers; especially ones from the Balkans and Baltic regions of Europe.

Latvian manufacturer, Aretai, has announced that they will be demonstrating their Contra 200F floorstanding loudspeakers at the show (February 16th to the 18th); which is the North American debut of the product.

You can find them in room 906, where they will be exhibiting with VIABLUE cables and Convergent Audio Technology.

The Contra 200F are uniquely designed loudspeakers. It’s a 3.5-way ported speaker which features a custom-designed waveguide on the front baffle along with both front and rear 8-inch woofers.

Aretai Contra 200F Loudspeakers Front and Back in Black
Aretai Contra 200F

After awarding Contra 200F 97/100 points, Philipp Schneckenburger from Litemagazin writes: With the Contra 200F, Aretai cleverly uses the elegant design for tonal advantages. The elegance and the tonal performance of the floorstanding loudspeakers are inextricably linked here, so that the targeted overall concept of the Northern sound works wonderfully here. The Contra 200F offers excellent bass
performance even in smaller rooms, while the three-dimensional representation and the harmonic flow of the 3.5-way system lead to great musicality.”

200F Key Features:

  • Coherent near- and far-field soundstage experience
  • Controlled indirect spectral balance for lifelike reproduction
  • Ultra-low distortion drivers and precision components
  • Bass response optimized for small and medium-sized rooms
  • Structurally dampened humidity-proof enclosure
  • Efficient built-in vibration decoupling base plates
  • 8” dual-woofer topology for lower bass extension capability
  • Wider HF dispersion from the proprietary waveguide design
  • Low-tuned bass extending to 25Hz
  • Valve-friendly sensitivity and impedance
Aretai Contra Collection Loudspeakers 350F, 200F and 100S
Left to right: Aretai Contra 350F, 200F and 100S Loudspeakers

Contra Collection

The Red Dot Design Award-winning Aretai Contra collection has three speakers in the lineup, with Contra 200F being the middle-sized option. It’s the smallest floorstanding model designed small to medium sized rooms.

The Contra 100S is also designed for smaller and medium sized rooms and features a sealed cabinet and can be used as a desktop loudspeaker.

Meanwhile, the larger floorstander Contra 350F is designed to deliver deep and tactile bass combined with higher levels of clarity and detail for larger listening spaces.

Aretai Contra 100S Stand-mount Loudspeakers Lifestyle
Aretai Contra 100S
Aretai Contra 350F Loudspeakers Front Angle Lifestyle
Aretai Contra 350F

Comparison

Contra 100SContra 200FContra 350F
MSRP9,800/pair$26,500$54,200
SizeBookshelfFloorstanderFloorstander
TypeClosed passive 2.5-way passive stand / desktop speakerPorted passive 3.5-way floorstander speaker 3.5-way passive floorstander speaker
Frequency range32 – 30,000 Hz25 – 23,000 Hz22 – 23,000 Hz
Nominal power100 Watts200 Watts 350 Watts 
Sensitivity, dB/1m/2.83V859596
Nominal impedance4 Ohms8 Ohms 8 Ohms 
Dimensions (HxWxD)40 x 21 25 cm117 x 27 x 37 cm 127 x 37 x 47 cm 
Net weight single speaker15 kg40 kg 65 kg 
Speaker terminals  24 carat gold plated24 carat gold plated24 carat gold plated
BottomVibration decoupling padVibration decoupling pad Vibration decoupling pad 
RearBi-wiring /Bi-amping connectors (2 terminal pairs)Tri-wiring /Tri-amping connectors (3 terminal pairs)Tri-wiring /Tri-amping connectors (3 terminal pairs)
Warranty3 years (parts & labor)3 years (parts & labor)3 years (parts & labor)
Optional2 Years warranty extension 2 Years warranty extension2 Year warranty extension

For more information: aretai.com/collections

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