Nola Contender Mk III (Boxer Collection)

The NOLA Contender Mk III is a slim floor-standing tower loudspeaker that is a step up from the very popular NOLA Boxer Mk II bookshelf. Compared to the NOLA Boxer II, the NOLA Contender Mk III offers sonic improvements in the areas of depth reproduction, dynamic range, low level resolution and bass extension. The NOLA Contender 3 provides bass extension to 30 Hz.

The nimble bass quality of the original is maintained. The driver complement consists of two new low mass 6½ inch woofers and one high resolution silk dome tweeter, in a vertical array. The silk dome tweeter is new for the NOLA Contender Mk III, resulting in even smoother response.

New 6½ inch bass drivers have been developed and these provide gains with an even cleaner and more transparent response across the range. Each bass driver is in a separate chamber, each with its own double flared port. This technique, while more expensive, eliminates woofer interaction and provides clearer sound.

The upper driver is ported to the rear while the lower driver is ported to the floor. The chambers are tuned to different frequencies to provide smoother room bass response.

The NOLA Contender 3 is a true three-way system with the benefit of increased mid-range clarity, yet it maintains the coherency of a good two way, like the NOLA Boxer 2. We feel this approach, while more costly than conventional designs, provides superior musicality.


NOLA Contender Mk III (Boxer Collection)
NOLA Contender Mk III (Boxer Collection)

Technical Specifications

  • Impedance: 8 nom. / 4 min.
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Dimensions: 44″H x 8″W x 12″D, 50 lbs. net/side.
  • Finish: Gloss American Cherry or Gloss Black