SPEAKERS


VOXATIV

 

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Voxativ from Berlin, Germany is manufacturer of high end full range drivers and also crafts loudspeakers using the same finishing technique as is used by acclaimed piano manufacturers worldwide. The synergy of high-tech and 125 years of expierience in crafting pianos culminates in a fantastic loudspeaker series. Voxativ also manufactures tube electronics of the highest quality.

Voxativ’s Ampeggio loudspeakers are a breakthrough you simply have to hear to appreciate. VOXATIV Ampeggio means there is at last a backloaded horn that sounds.

Holger Adler, owner designer and mastermind behind Voxativ, began experimenting with widebanders in the 1980s. After finishing his engineering studies with a master’s degree, he worked for Daimler’s Mercedes Benz diesel section where he developed engine electronics, ECUs and software. He holds 14 patents on diesel combustion, injection and exhaust treatments.

Loudspeakers (pairs) 

Hagen Monitors, AF 1n drivers  – from $4,900.

Description

The Hagen sound reproduction is homogeneous over the entire frequency range and free from signal altering affects caused by crossovers or other passive components. The signal remains as pure as physically possible.

The housing design corresponds to a horn principle and had been modified with the Voxativ Acoustic Stealth Technology® (AST®). It prevents the assembly from unwanted resonances or standing waves within the housing. The result: colorations cannot occur.

The driver’s light and sensitive cone is made from Japanese calligraphy paper. This cone is driven by our magnet motors: AF Hagen (ferrite) or AF-2.6 (neodymium).

The Hagen is made with highest quality workmanship. The surface is coated with real piano lacquer and gives this premium speaker its wonderful look.

On request the Hagen can be delivered with matching stands.

To cover the sub-bass range we recommend the combination with an active Voxativ dipole woofer system.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 60 – 20.000 Hz
Driver AF-Hagen or AF-2.6
Efficiency AF-1.5 = 92,5 / 96,0 dB / 2,83V / 1 m
AF-2.6 = 94,0 / 99,0 dB / 2,83V / 1 m
Capacity 50 W sinus
Dimensions (W x H x D) 20,5 x 36 x 25 cm / 8″ x 14″ x 10″
Color Piano lacquer black or white
Weight 6 kg / 14 lbs

 

Hagen Monitors, AF-2.6 drivers – $7,900.
Stands for Hagen   $1,990.

Zethfrom $9,900

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Description

Inside the Zeth housing a special horn guidance is implemented. This is based on the Voxativ Acoustic Stealth Technology®. The horn mouth is facing down where the bottom plate reflects the lower frequencies into the room. So the bass reproduction adds perfectly to the mid and high frequencies of the widebander that we use.

The fast transient response of this loudspeaker is based on the special developed driver, the Voxativ AC-Zeth .You will be surprised how much details you will find inside your favorite music.

The Zeth is available in several veneer surfaces. According to the Voxativ tradition these speakers are also available in black and white piano lacquer.
Also all colors of your personal choice can be delivered on request.

Please step over to Zeth B for driver upgrade options.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 40 – 20.000 Hz
Driver AC-Zeth
Efficiency 96 dB / 1W / 1 m
Capacity 50 W sinus
Dimensions (W x H x D) 33 x 108 x 25 cm / 13 x 42,5 x 10 “
Color Several wood veneers, Piano Finish white or black
Weight 32 kg / 62 lbs each

Zeth-B with 2x Z Bass Sub$19,900

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Description

Inside the Zeth housing a special horn guidance is implemented. This is based on the Voxativ Acoustic Stealth Technology®. The horn mouth is facing down where the bottom plate reflects the lower frequencies into the room. So the bass reproduction adds perfectly to the mid and high frequencies of the widebander that we use.

The fast transient response of this loudspeaker is based on the special developed driver, the Voxativ AC-Zeth .You will be surprised how much details you will find inside your favorite music.

The Zeth is available in several veneer surfaces. According to the Voxativ tradition these speakers are also available in black and white piano lacquer.
Also all colors of your personal choice can be delivered on request.

For even more power on bottom end, an active superfast woofer system can be added to the Zeth, The Voxativ Z Bass. You cannot imagine the purity of music and powerful bass response the Zeth will deliver using this option.

The extra bass power can be also used for home cinema, our Hagen speakers are a perfect companion for center and back.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 20 – 20.000 Hz with Voxativ Z Bass
Driver AC-Zeth
Efficiency 96 dB / 1W / 1 m
Capacity 50 W sinus
Dimensions (W x H x D) 33 x 108 x 25 cm / 13 x 42,5 x 10 “
Color Several wood veneers, Piano Finish white or black
Weight 32 kg / 62 lbs each, woofer: 80 lbs

Zeth, AC-4 driver upgrade, woofers recommended$11,500

The summit Neodymium driver, equipped with a cone made from real wood.
And a superflux Neodymium magnet.

Zeth-B / AC-4D driver/ 2x Z-Bass $29,880

This speaker system comes with personal delivery and set-up by Mike

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The summit Neodymium driver, equipped with a cone made from real wood.
And a superflux Neodymium magnet is now an upgrade for the Zeth-B.

Really close to 9.87 Experience.

Description

By developing the Z-Bass system, we have combined the Ripol® idea with our Acoustic Stealth Technology® – AST®. The result is a completely open system that has to move nearly zero air volume. Voxativ Z-Bass is equipped with a 96 dB driver.

This woofer does have a very low moving mass, a strong Neodymium motor and is extremely fast – as fast as Voxativ widebanders. The result is a powerful bass down to 20 Hz.
The Z-Bass woofer system is active and driven by a 240W class D plate amp. It has it’s own adjustable crossover. We recommend a line connection to this system. High level entry is also possible.
So the only thing you need to drive the woofer system is a speaker connector or preamp out.

All features like: Level, crossover frequency and phase adjustments are implemented for the perfect adaption to every existing stereo system.
We recommend a pair of these if used as bass extension.

Of course this woofer system fits all the smaller Voxativ loudspeaker systems.
Combined with Voxativ Zeth in front and Hagen speakers in the  back you do have the perfect Voxativ home cinema system with an earthquake body.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 20 – 200 Hz
Driver AC – Z with 96dB
Line in 22 KOhms, 170 mV
Capacity 240 Watts
Dimensions (W x H x D) 33 x 30 x 32,5 cm / 12 x 12 x 13 “
Color black
Weight 19 kg / 35 lbs

 

Single Z Bass unit –$3,900

Pair of Z Bass Units$7,800 

Z Bass 1100

Description

By developing the Z-Bass system, we have combined the Ripol® idea with our Acoustic Stealth Technology® – AST®. The result is a completely open system that has to move nearly zero air volume. Voxativ Z-Bass is equipped with a 96 dB driver.

This woofer does have a very low moving mass, a strong Neodymium motor and is extremely fast – as fast as Voxativ widebanders. The result is a powerful bass down to 20 Hz.
The Z-Bass woofer system is active and driven by a 240W class D plate amp. It has it’s own adjustable crossover. We recommend a line connection to this system. High level entry is also possible.
So the only thing you need to drive the woofer system is a speaker connector or preamp out.

All features like: Level, crossover frequency and phase adjustments are implemented for the perfect adaption to every existing stereo system.
We recommend a pair of these if used as bass extension.

Of course this woofer system fits all the smaller Voxativ loudspeaker systems.
Combined with Voxativ Zeth in front and Hagen speakers in the  back you do have the perfect Voxativ home cinema system with an earthquake body.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 20 – 200 Hz
Driver AC – Z with 96dB
Line in 22 KOhms, 170 mV
Capacity 240 Watts
Dimensions (W x H x D) 33 x 30 x 32,5 cm / 12 x 12 x 13 “
Color black
Weight 19 kg / 35 lbs

 

Single Pi Bass unit from $10,750

Pair of PI Bass units$19,900

Voxativ PI Bass. A woofer system that combines the Ripol® idea with our Acoustic Stealth Technology®. The result is a complete open system that nearly has to move zero volume. It is equipped with 2 x 96 dB Neodymium woofers each (=99dB). These woofers are extremely fast and are driven by a 250W class AB plate amp. The first dipole woofer system that really has a strong bass.

 

9.87 systemfrom $34,900

 This speaker system comes with personal delivery and set-up by Mike

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Description

The 9.87 system is composed of 2 different parts. On top you find the Voxativ PI. Equipped with the driver of your choice.

In the bottom section we do have the Voxativ PI Bass. A woofer system that combines the Ripol® idea with our Acoustic Stealth Technology®. The result is a complete open system that nearly has to move zero volume. It is equipped with 2 x 96 dB Neodymium woofers each (=99dB). These woofers are extremely fast and are driven by a 250W class AB plate amp. The first dipole woofer system that really has a strong bass.

The system runs semi active. This means the upper Pi is driven by your tube amp without any filtering. Just plug in.
The woofer section has it’s own amplifier and is driven up to 120 Hz (recommended).
We suggest a line connection to the woofer section. High level entry is possible on request, but not recommended. So you need a preamp out on your amplifier. Please ask us for solutions if your amp does not have it.

The result is the most powerful full range system you have ever heard. This means all Voxativ features are kept but now linear down to 20 Hz !

Jason Victor Serinus of Stereophile wrote about the Voxativ 9.87 system:

„This truly superior system excelled in communicating the life and beating heart behind the notes. Listening to Agnes Obel via Tidal, I heard beautiful sonorities distinguished by open highs, a superb midrange, and deep bass. Nor did the voice of Cassandra Wilson on “Strange Fruit” possess anything other than a special and wondrous beauty. Switching to analog, a fabulous recording of the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio’s Live at the Misty excelled in its percussive impact. I wouldn’t call this system totally neutral—it had a special shine to it, as would a jewel that had been buffed and polished to perfection—but it was supremely musical and drop-dead seductive.”

Saran Ebean of 6moons honors the Voxativ 9.87 system with a Blue Moon award and writes:

“On my list of speaker hotties I’d most like to keep around, Voxativ’s 9.87 system enters a tight secret group which includes the KEF Blade 2 and the Vivid Audio Giya 4. Yes, that’s illustrious company. And yes, that’s where this one belongs; different but equally accomplished and one to settle down with to call it game over.”

Please read the complete review about the 9.87 system on 6moons.

Finally we have to say that the woofer system can also work as a stand alone subwoofer. All features like: Level, crossover frequency and phase adjustments are implemented. This makes it usable with all Voxativ speakers and other loudspeaker systems on the market.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 20 – 20.000 Hz
Driver VOXATIV AC-1.6 / AC-4d / AC-4A
Efficiency 99 / 105 dB 1W / 1 m
Capacity 50 W sinus
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16 x 45 x 15,5″ (41 x 115 x 40 cm)
Color Piano Finish, white or black
Weight 110 lbs (60 kg)

9.87 System with AC-4d driver$44,900

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Ampeggio Signature ( Piano Paint, AC-4d driver ) from $29,900

This speaker system comes with personal delivery and set-up by Mike

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A breakthrough you simply have to hear and appreciate. VOXATIV Ampeggio Signature means: A backloaded horn that sounds as wonderful as it looks.

The Ampeggio Signature is powered by our strongest Neodymium driver equipped with a wooden cone: The AC-4X.

Description

This loudspeaker is produced by a famous German piano factory and mostly piano materials are used. Internal cross-bracings are made from unpainted tone-wood.
The cabinet surface is covered with real piano lacquer, i.e. 1mm deep polyurethane paint polished about 10 times. The Voxativ logo is laser cutted from brass and inlayed into the paint.

Inside of the Ampeggio Signature we use a solid-core copper cable and pure copper binding posts on the outside.
No crossover components or electronics of any kind are used. The sound of this wonderful loudspeaker is optimized purely by the mechanical excellence of driver and cabinet.
The efficiency reaches 105 db. So you will never have any problems in using small luxury and excellent sounding amps. The sound performance with 2 watts is breathtaking!

The Voxativ Ampeggio is the Stereophile Product of the Year 2011 and a member of their list of recommended products. Art Dudley writes:

“The Voxativ Ampeggio went beyond sounding good: More than once, with too many records to mention, I found myself stopping to marvel at its brilliantly good pitch certainty. In terms of being able to simply nail a note, whether in isolation or tucked within a whole string of the little bastards, I’ve heard few other speakers this accomplished. And while it’s one thing to focus on such a characteristic for a moment at a time, it’s quite another to bask in it subconsciously—and the Voxativ’s allowed me to do just that. I was able to enjoy everything I played through them—not just as sound but as music—without fatigue, frustration, or, worst of all, lack of interest.”
Read more at: www.stereophile.com

The Voxativ Ampeggio is also well reviewed on 6moons magazine. Srajan Ebean writes:

“What Voxativ contributes to the genre with their Ampeggio model now is a perfectionist turnkey driver/enclosure solution that was conceived and realized as an inseparable whole, then built to musical instrument standards. In this exact combination of attributes and performance, it strikes me as unique. I also find it promising for the single-driver sub genre of exotic loudspeakers which I’d personally nearly written off as not being completely viable. I was wrong. The Voxativ Ampeggio proves otherwise. The future for such speakers looks bright again!”
Read more at: www.6moons.com

Technical Data

Frequency Response 38 – 20.000 Hz
Driver VOXATIV AC-4X
Efficiency 105 dB 1W / 1 m
Capacity 50 W sinus
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16 x 43 x 14″ (40 x 110 x 35 cm)
Color Piano Finish, white or black
Weight 121 lbs (55 kg)

 

Ampeggio Due ( AC-XHB driver ) from $100,000

Ampeggio Due (Acrylic Glass)$168,000

Ampeggio Due (Art Edition)$162,000

Ampeggio Dodici $175,000

The Ampeggio speaker systems come with personal delivery and set-up by Mike

The Voxativ Ampeggio Dodici is a special horn design that was created to fit the Voxativ AC-XHB Fieldcoil driver.

Upon 5 Voxativ Z Bass units with 1.2 active kW per side do boost the lowest regions.

You are invited to listen to Germany’s No.1 speaker.

Description

The Ampeggio Dodici is equipped with the Voxativ AC-XHB fieldcoil driver. No crossover components or electronics of any kind are used.

It is powered by 5 Z-Bass units per side to boost the frequencies below 30Hz. Thesed are active and do have 1,2KW amplifier power

The width of 47” (120cm) is unique. This not a design feature. The dimension is responsible for the gigantic soundstage of this loudspeaker system. Despite it’s phenomenal musical response mids, highs and voices reproduced with this exceptional speaker always remain silky-smooth, very transparent, open and full of unheard details. The overall sound impresses with explosive dynamics and a phenomenal stage impression.

The max. efficiency reaches 108 db. One watt of amplifier power is suitable for full musical delight.

Technical Data

Frequency Response 18 – 20.000 Hz
Driver VOXATIV AC-XHB
Efficiency 108 dB / 1W / 1 m
Capacity 50 W sinus / 1,2 KW
Dimensions (W x H x D) 47 x 71 x 7,5″ (120x140x19cm)
Color Piano Finish, white or black
Weight 155 lbs (70kg)

Fullrange-Drivers (5″ Type, pairs)
AF-1.5 $2,394

43_0

AF-1n$2,634

20_0
AF-2.6 $3,900

41_0

AF-X$8,900
Fullrange-Drivers (8″ Type, pairs)
AC-1.6 $2,290

48_0

AC – 1n$2,290

51_0
AC-PI-Fe (wooden cone) $4,290

21_0
AC-2.6 $4,490

7_0
AC-PINd (wooden cone) $6,490

6_0
AC-3X $5,900

8_0
AC-4 (wooden cone)  $11,880

10_0
AC-4a (wooden cone)  $11,880

18_0
AC-X – field coil $8,900

22_0
AC-X2 (wooden cone) $15,960

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AC-XHB (Hybrid, wooden cone, Leather surround) $59,900

40_0
Wooden cones for all drivers add
Phase Plugs, set, made of wood  $595 / pr

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Voxativ Power supplies (pairs) :

N1 – Toroid Transformer power supply, 12V to 13V – $1,595.00

This is a complete analog circuit with a big toroidal transformer, stabilization and filtering. It delivers 12V-DC, 3,0 A and can be used for fieldcoil drivers and all other kinds of music server devices. The power supply is short-circuit proof temperature-controlled.

N3 – Toroid Transformer power supply, – 12V to 19V var. – $4,680.00 

This power supply is a bit like our N1, but it has a bigger transformer and is adjustable in the voltage from 12V to 19 V DC in 0.5V steps. Perfect for all fieldcoil driver experiments.

N2 – Battery power supply with auto load system, 12V – $9,900.00

In this unit the voltage is delivered by a 40 AH battery. This voltage is stabilized to 12V DC and is buffered by a capacitor of one! Farad.
The battery serves Voxativ fieldcoil drivers for 9 hours. Then it is loaded automatically. In the meantime, your drivers are served by an implemented N1. When the battery is fully charged the N3 switches back automatically and divides completely from the net.

N4 – Tube Power supply, 10-20V adjustable – $12,900.00

In this unit the voltage is delivered by a 10 rectifier tubes. The voltage is flexible and stabilized between 10 and 20V on 0.5V steps.
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Focal

UTOPIA LINE

GRANDE UTOPIA EM $194,999

 

ENTER THE EMOTION

4-WAY LOUDSPEAKER

The Grande Utopias are not only loudspeakers that have had a great impact on their generation. It’s also the most accomplished concept of Focal, the ultimate technological and musical reference. After the “W” cones and the pure Beryllium tweeter of the previous models that had marked a technological advance, the Grande Utopia EM adopts an Electro-Magnet woofer (EM) with a force that cannot be compared to classical technologies. Superlative performance, unique style: the Grande Utopia EM is not only a technological monument, it’s above all an acoustic sculpture.

The Grande Utopia EM is considered as one of the best loudspeakers in the world. After the ‘W’ cones and the pure Beryllium tweeter of the previous models that had marked a technological advance, the Grande Utopia EM adopts an Electro-Magnet woofer (EM) with a force that cannot be compared to classical technologies. Superlative performance, unique style: the Grande Utopia EM is not only a technological monument, it’s above all an acoustic sculpture and one of the best high fidelity speakers in the world.

SUB UTOPIA EM $14,999 each

 

Kanta No2 3-way bass reflex floor standing NEW $9,999/pr

Bass Driver 2 x 6 1/2″ Flax Woofer

Midrange Driver 6 1/2″ Flax Midrange

High-Freq. Driver

Freq. Response

Sensitivity

Net Weight

1″Beryllium inverted dome tweeter

35Hz – 40kHz

91dB

77.2 lbs

AVAILABLE NOW

Features: New Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) suspension
New Magnets with Neutral Inductance circuit (NIC)
Focus Time High Density Polymer front baffle for improved definition Molded Multi-layer wood cabinet for low resonance and great neutrality Powerflow multi-port bass reflex technology. No dynamic
compression

 

 

SW1000 Be DSP controlled active subwoofer

High Gloss Black, Carrara White or Imperial Red Lacquer – $4,799/ea

Low Luster Finishes: Black Ash or Dogato Walnut – $4,299/ea

Bass Driver 3rd generation 13″ W cone bass driver Amplifier

Freq. Response 18Hz – 150Hz

Special Features

BASH® 600 Wrms (750 W max)

48 db Subsonic Filter – Boost mode – Nightmode – 3 user memories – Phase adjust. – 2” MDF panels – 11 Coats Lacquer

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1038 Be 3-way bass reflex floor standing

High Gloss Black, Carrara White or Imperial Red Lacquer Low Luster Finishes: Black Ash or Dogato Walnut

$10,999/pr $9,999/pr

Bass 3 x 3rd generation 7″ W cone bass drivers

Midrange High-Freq. Driver
Freq. Response Sensitivity

3rd generation 6-1/2″ W cone midrange driver 1 1⁄4″ Pure Beryllium – IAL Tweeter

33Hz – 40kHz

93dB

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CC1008 Be 3-way bass-reflex shielded center channel

High Gloss Black, Carrara White or Imperial Red Lacquer Low Luster Finishes: Black Ash or Dogato Walnut

$3,499/ea $2,999/ea

Bass 2 x 3rd generation 6-1/2″ W cone bass drivers

Midrange High-Freq. Driver
Freq. Response Sensitivity

3rd generation 3″ W cone midrange driver 1 1⁄4″ Pure Beryllium – IAL Tweeter

55Hz – 40kHz

91dB

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Surround Be 2– way sealed bi-polar effects $5,499/pr

Bass/Mid Driver 2 x 6-1/2″ W cone woofers

High-Freq. Driver

Freq. Response 72Hz – 30.5kHz Sensitivity 91dB

2 x 1″ Beryllium inverted dome tweeters

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Chorus 700 line

Chorus 705$549.00

2-way bass reflex bookshelf wall mounted

  • Bass/Mid Driver – 5-1/2″ Polyglass mid-bass
  • High-Freq. Driver – 1″ TNV inverted dome tweeter
  • Freq. Response – 65Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity – 89dB

Chorus 706$749.00

2-way bass reflex bookshelf

The Chorus 706 compact speaker is the bookshelf speaker par excellence : a real Focal tradition. With its fine workmanship and meticulous finishing, the Chorus 706 compact speaker impresses both by its power and the attractiveness of its design. Let yourself be transported by a musical ambience that is fresh, upbeat and very pleasant all at the same time.

Superbly balanced and neutral, its precision and definition are ideal for rooms of up to 215ft2 (20m2) with no level restrictions.

  • Bass/Mid Driver – 6-1/2″ Polyglass mid-bass
  • High-Freq.Driver – 1″ TNV inverted dome tweeter
  • Freq. Response – 55Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity – 90dB

 

 

 

 

Chorus 700S$199.00 / pr

Speaker stand for Chorus 706 and Chorus 705

  • Height 24″

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Chorus 714$1,299.00

2-1/2 way bass reflex floor standing

  • Bass/Mid Driver – 5-1/2″ Polyglass mid-bass / 5-1/2″ Polyglass woofer
  • High-Freq. Driver – 1″ TNV inverted dome tweeter
  • Freq. Response – 52Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity – 91dB

Chorus 716$1,599.00

2-1/2 way bass reflex floor standing

  • Bass/Mid Driver – 6-1/2″ Polyglass mid-bass / 6-1/2″ Polyglass woofer
  • High-Freq. Driver – 1″ TNV inverted dome tweeter
  • Freq. Response – 50Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity – 91.5dB

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus 726$1,899.00

3-way bass reflex floor standing

  • Bass/Mid Driver – 6-1/2″ Polyglass mid /2 x 6-1/2″ Polyglass woofer
  • High-Freq. Driver – 1″ TNV inverted dome tweeter
  • Freq. Response – 49Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity – 91.5dB

 

 

 

 

 Chorus CC 700$649.00 /ea

2-way shielded sealed center channel

TWO-WAY CENTER SPEAKER
The Chorus CC 700 centre speaker offers excellent audio consistency thanks to its dynamic qualities of linearity and timbre. What is more, the Chorus CC 700 has been designed to achieve perfect directivity curves. Its objective: to overcome the limitations of the traditional two-way centre speaker and achieve very good 3D image stability. This makes it possible to avoid the dialogue “megaphone” effect, finally achieving a voice quality and harmony that are truly exceptional, in relation to background sounds.
  • Bass/Mid Driver – 2 x 6-1/2″ Polyglass mid-bass
  • High-Freq. Driver – 1″ TNC inverted dome tweeter
  • Freq. Response – 61Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity – 91dB

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOCAL PRO AUDIO

SM6

Trio 6 BE – $2,799.00 each

TWO MONITORS IN ONE

3 way Monitor

Essentially, the Trio6 Be is a three-way speaker with a 1” tweeter, a 5” woofer, and an 8” subwoofer. Yet, switching to FOCUS mode reconfigures Trio6 Be in two-way monitor.

The Trio6 Be was designed to meet the standards of the most demanding engineers. This dual monitor is the new reference in its price range owing to its extreme neutrality, its precise stereophonic imaging, and its ability to resolve the most minute sonic details, while its Class G amplifiers deliver SPL levels to suit all musical styles.

 

 

 

 

 SUB 6

11″ SUBWOOFER $1,899.00 each

The Sub6 is a large volume cabinet design, equipped with an 11″ woofer and a rear laminar port. This configuration guarantees bass linearity whatever the intended SPL.
The control board is extremely versatile, with connectivity which allows a 2.1, 2.2 and multichannel use via the L/R inputs and outputs and the LFE.

The numerous settings such as the high-pass crossover dedicated to monitors, the adjustable phase and level control provide optimum coupling with the Solo6 Be and the Twin6 Be monitors. And finally, a small, but important point: the footswitch input. It enables one to connect a pedal to deactivate the subwoofer and the high-pass crossovers on the outputs that supply the monitors. This simplifies and greatly improves control during the different stages in monitoring.



Rethm


Bhaava$3,900

 

Rethm Bhaava

Sanskrit: emotion; feeling.

And that is exactly what Rethms entry level speaker is all about — connecting listening to music at the emotional level.

It is designed around a 7 Philips Hi-Q widebander of old ( now being manufactured by Boston Acoustics ). A much-loved driver in the old days, its high-end potential has never been exploited. It surprised us when we actually started working with it….by giving us beautiful, natural music that transcends equipment. This driver is augmented by built in powered bass modules that take the speakers all the way down to 28 hz with powerful and musical bass.

The Bhaava’s are more forgiving of front end equipment than the premium Rethm models.

Trishna – $5,750

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Sanskrit: the desire to search ( for musical enlightenment )

The smallest model in Rethms premium line, the differences between the Trishna and the Bhaava are found in the widebander, the enclosure design and the bass module electronics.

The Trishna uses the smallest of our custom designed and manufactured widebanders that takes midrange and treble reproduction to a higher level of realism. The bass module uses a much more powerful Hypex N-core digital amp module.

The Trishnas reproduction is more detailed, transparent, dynamic than the Bhaava and in a small to mid-sized room would provide the listener with a natural, reality filled performance that belies its size.

Maarga – $9,750

 

Rethm Maargaa

Sanskrit: the path, the method ( to attaining musical bliss )

The bigger sibling to the Trishna, it uses a bigger wide-band driver from our stable of custom drivers, and so too a more powerful Hypex amplifier module. Being bigger in every way, the Maarga produces a larger sense of scale and sounds that bit more “real” — both dynamically and tonally.

The Maarga is the model at the sweet-spot if one is looking for a balance between performance, size, and price. Despite its high level of detail, transparency and dynamics, the Maarga is a great example of the Rethm Hallmark — of baing totally relaxed to listen to.

Reviewers' ChoiceRethm’s polymath founder, CEO, and designer, Jacob George, is based in Cochin, in southwest India. He brings to loudspeaker design a nontraditional vision informed by his love of wide-frequency-band, high-efficiency, single-driver speakers, vacuum tubes, his trainings as an architect and engineer, and a musician’s ear. His passions for audio and speaker design were driven by his pursuit of a type of sound reproduction that existed in his imagination: fast, coherent, highly detailed, yet nonfatiguing. The products of that pursuit have been steadily refined, and have culminated in the latest Rethm loudspeaker, the Maarga ($9750 USD per pair).

Maarga in detail

In the competition for the attention of audiophiles in a seemingly endless sea of rectilinear box speakers, the modernist lines and shapely curves of the Rethm Maarga catch the eye. My wife and my mother, neither of whom is known for her fondness for high-end audio components, murmured appreciatively during the Maargas’ pre-Christmas unboxing ceremony — the first of several unusual listening experiences I had in the two months the speakers stayed with us.

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Jacob George’s prototypes of his very first speaker were birthed in the early 2000s in Southern California, and were inspired by his being a music-loving artist and a relentless tinkerer. As he told me:

I was looking for a good, inexpensive speaker that could be powered by a low-power amp — not valves (tubes), at that stage. My first amp was a headphone amp-preamp built by Steve McCormack, and he agreed to build me a custom power supply that took the power up to something like 5 watts per channel. I started researching and read about “high efficiency” speakers. Somebody suggested Lowther drivers as a good DIY option and that is where it all began. Got my first pair of Lowthers, put [them] into an enclosure I made with tubes in my friend’s garage, and despite a lot of frequency issues, its immediacy, “realness” and ability to “connect” blew my mind. I was hooked into wide-banders. Being an architect gave me the ability and the confidence to “problem solve” and resolve the design issues. I have always done product design as well, but of course here the added functional element of dealing with acoustics became a fundamental design criterion. Design is a “process” . . . and can be applied to anything. It is about resolving the functional and the aesthetic into one harmonious and seamless whole.

Over the past decade, George dropped the Lowther 5” wide-bander in favor of a custom-designed, 6” driver made in-house. According to him, it’s much smoother in frequency response, and lacks the Lowthers’ infamous peaks while retaining their high efficiency, dynamics, transparency, and immediacy. In addition to the full-range driver, the Maarga has a powered bass section — two woofers housed internally in a sealed chamber, mounted in an isobaric configuration. George began with a custom-built, 75Wpc, class-AB amp and a passive filter, then moved to an active filter, then to a Chinese digital amp, and finally to a Hypex class-D amp rated at 400W. Late last year, he increased the size of the woofers “to get more punch and headroom in the bass. We went from a pair of 6”-diameter bass drivers to a 6” x 9” pair. This meant major changes as we had to redesign the enclosure, which ended up being 2” bigger in depth.”

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I ended up being one of the first US listeners of the revised Maarga. It’s slim and deep, measuring 42”H x 7.5”W x 22”D. The bass unit forms a pedestal on which sits the enclosure housing the 6’ 8” labyrinthine horn. The pedestal is steadied by four easily adjustable outriggers. The metallic candy-flake enclosure has several finish options. Mine came in an attractive silver coat with beautiful side panels of sycamore.

The main, wide-band driver fires from the top of the enclosure. The downfiring woofers are hidden from sight in the base, with their volume and crossover controls (variable from 75Hz to 150Hz) on the rear of the base, along with the terminals. George believes that the shape of the cabinet is a critical design issue, and that a rounded cabinet sounds better than an angular one. Sensitivity is rated at 97dB/W/m at 1kHz, or “mean averaged from 200Hz to 2kHz.”

I am strictly a “form follows function” guy — even with my architecture. So the whole premise of the design of Rethms, from the very beginning, has been driven by how the sound waves emanating from the driver [are] best delivered to the listener. And this has two parts to it. One is the external propagation of the waves and how it interacts with the exterior of the enclosure, and the other is the internal behavior of the sound waves. Starting with the former, waves reflect off the first surface it encounters. And when these reflections “beam” at the listener from a uniform flat surface, it will compromise the pristineness of the original signals being produced by the driver because the listener is going to be hearing multiple waves milliseconds apart. So what I did was minimize any flat surfaces on the front of the speaker and that is how the “signature” curved shells of the Rethms [were] born. You will also note that the bezel around the driver is the only flat surface, and even that has holes to break up the waves that hit it. Now the second part is what it does for the back wave of the driver — which travels through the inside of the enclosure. Curved surfaces and volumes do not support standing waves. So the sound the listener gets at his seating position is extremely “clean.” The net effect is a complete lack of any “fuzz” and therefore great transparency and phenomenal soundstaging.

Given that I had several choices of amplifier to use with the Maargas, I asked George what he preferred. He responded, “I started with solid-state but, just like my first experience with wide-banders, I fell in love with valves (tubes) the very first time I heard one. I bought a very inexpensive EL34-based push-pull amp from Jolida, and the sound was an eye opener. SET’s were the culmination of that progression.”

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I understand his preference for tube amplification. I, too, am a devotee, having fallen hard for a Shindo Laboratory Haut-Brion amplifier nine years ago, and three years later for a Shindo SET, the Cortese.

Test system

My listening was conducted with a Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC with the Analog 2 upgrade, an Innuos Zenith Mk.II Std. music server streaming Tidal and using Roon and an Apple iPad interface; a Garrard 301 turntable with Hana SL low-output moving-coil cartridge, Bob’s Devices Sky 30 phono step-up transformer, and Bob’s vintage-style phono cables; Shindo Laboratory’s Haut-Brion and Cortese power amplifiers and Monbrison preamplifier; Auditorium 23 and Skogrand Ravel interconnects and speaker cables; and power conditioning by a Shindo Mr. T. The only tweak I used was an Acoustic Revive RR-888 ultra-low-frequency pulse generator.

Behind the Rethm philosophy

I’m a practicing psychiatrist with more-than-passing interests in music and neuroscience, and my conversations with Jacob George revealed that his intuitions about listening to music align with my own, and are consistent with an explanation of brain activity found in Daniel Kahneman’s wonderful book Thinking, Fast and Slow. According to Kahneman, the brain processes information with two systems that operate simultaneously. System 1 works automatically, with little conscious effort or voluntary control. System 2 involves effort, concentration, and conscious choice. From this I extrapolate that if you find yourself thinking that a stereo sounds too “analytical,” chances are that it requires too much System 2 brain activity and not enough System 1: Cognitive strain mobilizes System 2. Stereos that put your mind at ease are likely stimulating more System 1 activity. System 2 involves your frontal lobe, the area of the brain devoted to attention and focus, while System 1 likely involves deeper limbic-system activity. Stereos that put your mind at ease are more likely to produce positive emotions, which is why most of us listen to music in the first place.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), a German mathematician who was one of the inventors of calculus, said that “Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.” Contained in this observation is the idea that the pleasure of listening to a coherent, ordered series of sounds and harmonies is the pleasure the brain takes in engaging in an unconscious mathematical exercise. The precise reproduction of timing cues by highly resolving stereo systems reproducing performances of great music presents the brain with an exercise in parsing the mathematical relationships among rhythm, melody, and harmony, and that act of parsing gives the brain great pleasure because of this natural function of the mind. When the brain performs these pleasurable calculations effortlessly, they are by definition nonfatiguing and so tend to maximize pleasure, relaxation, and reward. Therefore, the best kind of speaker to come home to, to soothe our inner savage beasts, would be one that strikes a balance between resolution and the effort required to process that resolution. A single wideband driver per channel is an elegant way to achieve this psychoacoustic balance. A speaker with a single wide-band driver placed at the height of the listener’s ears is bound to be easier to listen to than a speaker with multiple drivers, each at a different height and each made of different materials, and requiring crossovers active in the midband, where most musical information occurs. George’s position is that the multiple wavefronts emitted by multi-driver speakers produce distorted harmonics and out-of-phase spatial information, as well as the potential for the smearing of low-level musical information. Phase accuracy theoretically leads to a more realistic, more informative, less fatiguing sound.

How did it sound?

Listening impressions

Juilliard-trained alto saxophonist Braxton Cook blurs the lines between musical styles while retaining elements of the traditional jazz he was educated in. His latest release, the fittingly titled Somewhere in Between (16-bit/44.1kHz, Fresh Selects/Tidal), is a startlingly fresh mashup of rock, jazz, R&B, funk, and electronica. With “You’re the One,” the Rethm Maarga strutted all its core strengths. A surging staccato synth line dropped me into a swirling vortex of sound. As Cook’s voice introduced the storyline — he’s found his perfect love — the Maarga masterfully choreographed and fleshed out the partners in the relationship: a fiery energetic electric lead guitar tamed by smooth, sultry sax counterpoint, until both dissolved into a soft percussion outro.

The Maarga’s uncanny ability to clarify the various musical lines and provide incredible detail for the sound of each instrument was also evident with “Hayati (My Life),” from Elwan, the latest from the Tuareg desert-warrior band Tinariwen (16/44.1 FLAC, Wedge SARL/Tidal). A single djembe pulled me in, then the fat bass groove, followed by an electric guitar as the singers begin a captivating call and response. It was remarkable to be provided with so much musical detail, and to be able to listen to it with no feeling of fatigue from information overload. Each instrument and voice was painted separately on the aural canvas, locked in to a specific area of the Rethms’ immense soundstage.

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It was pure serendipity to stumble onto the music of virtuoso Shahnawaz Ahmed Khan. Acoustic guitar is an uncommon instrument for Hindustani classical music, but when I heard Khan’s bent notes, I thought it a match made in heaven. In “Placid Dreams,” from his Classical Guitar (16/44.1 FLAC, Worldwide/Tidal), Khan’s solo guitar lays out the outer borders of the melody in methodical fashion, marking the territory of the exotic scale, a swirl of ancillary fretboard squeaks providing just the right amounts of presence and detail. Halfway through, the tabla enters to provide rhythmic support to Khan’s soothing, soul-stirring guitar lines. The combination of the Maargas and my Shindo Cortese was especially luscious here, the amp’s single-ended-triode topology combining with the Rethms’ strengths to provide an ambrosia of natural harmonics. Acoustic instruments made of wood are a great test of any speaker’s realism because they create harmonics that are primarily even-ordered, and which tend to sound pleasing and soothing; odd-ordered harmonics tend to be more fatiguing.

The midband was in the Maargas’ wheelhouse, and women’s voices sounded special through them — seductive, mellifluous, never bland or cloying. In “Imagining My Man,” from Aldous Harding’s Party(16/44.1 FLAC, 4AD/Tidal), the voice of this goth-folk New Zealander is unique and mesmerizing. The Rethms and SET amp beautifully combined to communicate the longing and disappointment in Harding’s tone and phrasing, but what was really stunning was the depth of the soundstage: Her sultry voice seemed to hover in midair, and when the smoky exhalations of Enrico Gabrielli’s tenor sax takes the melody, it was as if he’d stepped into the spot just vacated by the singer as they performed in some intimate venue. Similarly captivating was “If the Storms Never Came,” from Joan Shelley’s eponymous 2017 release (16/44.1 FLAC, No Quarter/Tidal), her voice gently suspended over the gentle throb of bass guitar and delicately fingerpicked acoustic and electric guitars.

Male voices, too, were compelling, whether Sampha’s lilting falsetto in “Plastic 100°C,” from his Process (16/44.1 FLAC, Young Turks/Tidal), or Matt Berlinger’s smoky baritone telling the story of “Humiliation,” from the National’s Trouble Will Find Me (LP, 4AD CAD3315). And the Rethms were masterful with “God Shall Wipe All Tears Away,” from Ladilikan (16/44.1 FLAC, World Circuit/Tidal), a brilliant collaboration by the Kronos Quartet and Trio da Kali, the latter a remarkable Malian ensemble comprising singer Hawa Kassé-Mady Diabaté, balaphonist Fodé Lassana Diabaté, and bass ngoni player Mamdou Kouyaté. Heaps of harmonic information are contained in the fascinating interplay of the West African instruments, the European strings, and the majestic and spine-chilling singing, and the Maargas’ attention to these overtones will leave those of you with any religious leanings feeling as if you’ve just had an extraordinary spiritual experience. And if that last sentence leaves you feeling left out, don’t worry — you’ll feel the dopamine too; you’ll just interpret it differently.

Before hearing them, I was concerned that the Maargas would be hard-pressed to do justice to rock. I was wrong. The Rethms could indeed rock — not with the usual in-your-face, concussive, frontal assault, but in a more subterranean, earthquake kinda way when I turned them up loud. The flabbergasting thing was when I used them to listen to rock at low volumes. It’s hard to imagine that a speaker could deliver utterly compelling rock at a level of only 60dB, but that’s exactly what the Maargas did, and like no other speaker I’d heard.

With “Endless Ways,” from Anathema’s The Optimist (16/44.1 FLAC, Kscope/Tidal), the Maargas did a remarkable job of preserving the weight and scale at low volume. The wideband drivers conveyed all the dramatic tension of the gradual buildup, and boatloads of microdetail and ambient cues, particularly in the bottom end, let me enjoy “Endless Ways” in the living room with my family as they read. That’s no small achievement.

I asked Jacob George to comment on this feature: “Yes, low-level listening is one of the Rethm’s side benefits, thanks to its high efficiency. The added advantage the Rethms have is that the bass can be adjusted. I am sure you have heard of the Fletcher-Munson curves that plot the sensitivity of the ear between the variables of frequency and loudness. At lower listening levels, you will have to compensate by turning the bass up.”

Indeed, I’d turned the woofers’ volume pots almost all the way up, and set the bass crossover to 120Hz. The woofers added enough drive to provide surprisingly compelling low-volume sound. This was also true with “Hula,” from the Icelandic band Sólstafir’s Berdreyminn (16/44.1 FLAC, Season of Mist/Tidal). There’s a brooding intensity as the music crescendos into a full-on Icelandic avalanche, and layered piano, brass, strings, and operatic background voices transport me into a frigid and beautiful Arctic winter. Think icebergs crashing under the Northern Lights, and Sigur Rós on steroids. The Rethm Maargas seamlessly articulated the rich, deep bass guitar and drums; the thick, realistic guitar and piano tones in the midrange; and all the nice, tinkly high-frequency bits. Loads of drama will leave you playing air baton with this one.

Cueing up “When the Levee Breaks,” from Led Zeppelin’s IV (LP, LDL65778), I looked forward to hearing how the Maargas would handle John Bonham’s devastating bass-drum groove, a great test of bass reproduction. They didn’t shirk the task. Although with rock I preferred the Shindo Haut-Brion’s swagger and crunch through the Rethms, Shindo’s Cortese 10W SET was no slouch, due to the Maargas’ remarkable efficiency. What was even more magical was the reproduction of the special effects in this track. The sound of the Maargas plus Shindo Cortese or Haut-Brion was unusually engaging, revealing nuances in a long-familiar recording I hadn’t expected to hear anything new from.

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Vanessa Fernandez’s cover of “When the Levee Breaks” is the best track on her album of that title, a collection of covers of Led Zeppelin songs (16/ 44.1 FLAC, Groove Note/Tidal). Yes, naysayers and purists, it’s not Led Zep, but it’s a pretty rendition, and the Maargas did a remarkable job of re-creating the depth and space surrounding and between her voice, Luis Conte’s lively percussion, and Tim Pierce’s slide and acoustic guitars. Listening to Stanley Clarke’s revolutionary electric-bass technique in the title track of his classic School Days (16/44.1 FLAC, Epic/Tidal) was particularly illuminating — not only were Clarke’s bass tones an incredible panorama of sound, but the Maargas were so revealing of his playing that I could visualize his virtuosity — slaps, strokes, tickles, pulls, hammers — as he coaxed unusual new sounds from his Alembic bass. The Rethms’ remarkable separation, lack of smearing, and imaging made each note easier to follow and “see.” And in Ray Gomez’s Strat-guitar lines I heard levels of sear, crunch, and bite that also served to correct my faulty presumptions about Rethms and rock.

I don’t often listen to large-scale orchestral music, but decided to play an LP given me by a client who’d found it at a Salvation Army store — an unopened copy of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.13, “Babi Yar,” recorded in 1970 and performed by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra (LP, RCA Living Stereo LSC-3162). This ancient recording of Russian symphonic music proved a fascinating test of the Maarga’s virtues. Tom Krause’s rich baritone commanded my attention despite the language barrier, convincing me of the tragedy and injustice of the slaughter, by German soldiers and Ukrainian collaborators, of 33,771 Ukrainian Jews in January 1941, near Kiev. When I closed my eyes, I heard a wealth of spatial cues that produced an enormous soundstage: a convincing simulacrum of the concert hall.

I then cued up soprano Kathleen Battle and guitarist Christopher Parkening’s delightful collection of duets, Pleasures of Their Company (LP, EMI Angel DS-37351), which has a more intimate sound. With the Brazilian composition “Boi-Bumba,” the Maargas revealed a wonderful liquidity and purity of timbre in Battle’s voice that sounded just right, and continuously interesting. Moreover, the Rethm’s coherence, lack of phase artifacts, and production of true harmonics combined to give me the illusion that I’d just flipped a switch on a digital surround-sound processor and had been transported from a large concert hall to a small salon. This was also evident when I listened to something evidently recorded in a venue of more medium size: a performance by the chamber ensemble Lautten Compagney of Philip Glass’s The Windcatcher, Pt.1, and Melody for Saxophone No.12, from his Recent Recordings (16/44.1 FLAC, Sony Classical/Tidal). What I heard was haunting, deeply evocative, and true to life: the Maargas reproduced each instrument’s tonal richness, as well as its distinct positioning on the soundstage.

Conclusions

The Rethm Maarga is a unique speaker with little competition. Yes, there are other speakers based on wideband drivers, but none that I know of that offer its combination of high efficiency, low-frequency performance, and value. The Maarga is an extraordinary combination of sound and vision. I found it well suited to music lovers such as I — those whose stereos are in the living room, not tucked away in a dedicated listening space. When they weren’t turned on, they were lovely pieces of furniture with high Wife Acceptance Factor. When they were turned on, they provided lively, enthralling sound that was immersive, real, and completely nonfatiguing. Given the Maarga’s fantastic sound quality at low volumes, it should also be well suited to the music lover who wants to listen late at night as the family sleeps. The Maarga might also be the ideal speaker for the music lover already smitten with low-powered amplification and/or tubes and who seeks a high-efficiency speaker at a moderate price (for the high end). The Maarga positively bloomed on that first watt, and needed no more than that to fill my living room with sublime sound.

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That’s not to say that owners of high-powered solid-state amps couldn’t also fall in love with the Rethm Maarga, but such overkill would miss the point. If a big, beefy power amp is your thing, the Maarga’s allure will likely escape you. Think of a pair of mature, well-broken-in Maargas driven by a high-quality, cleverly designed, small-batch, low-watt amp as a long, complex, and magical marriage — a wonderful, many-layered mystery tour to your favorite musical places. I found that the Maarga’s strengths — microdetail, speed, soundstaging, coherence, layering, nuance, presence, depth — came alive with just the tiniest bit of power. With a pair of Maargas wisely driven by such an amp, prepare to exit the audio-upgrade merry-go-round.

Maarga is Sanskrit for path; the word is often used in the context of seeking the path to enlightenment. Is the Rethm Maarga your path to audio nirvana? I’ve found it to be mine. A must-listen for the music lover with worthy amplification.

. . . Tom Mathew
tom@soundstagenetwork.com

Rethm Maarga Loudspeakers
Price: $9750 USD per pair.
Warranty: Three years parts and labor.

Saadhana – $15,750

 

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Sanskrit: the devotion to practice ( to reach the pinnacle of musical attainment )

Currently our biggest model, it is “bigger” only because it has to be bigger to sound better. There is no getting around the laws of physics. It uses our biggest custom-made wideband driver.Again, bigger drivers just sound better and more natural — to a point. And beyond this point, treble response begins to suffer. However, this 7″ driver gets us better treble response than the smaller Maarga and trishna drivers.

The bass uses a unique 3-driver isobaric configuration that is our invention and provides outstanding bass that is deep, precise, and powerful.

The Saadhana is a no-compromise loudspeaker and provides the demanding listener with the best that Rethm is capable of providing its music lovers with. Tonality, transparency, macro and micro dynamics, detail, imaging…..all within a relaxed naturalness that is seldom heard in audio.



Alta Audio


Solo -Single 6″ driver, Alta XTL bass tuning, for stand mounting

Textured black finish  – $ 999/pair
Rosewood finish  –$1,499/pair

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Two way ribbon tweeter bookshelf speaker – $2,995/pair

ribbon tweeter bookshelf speaker,
Alta XTL.

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Rhea – Two way floor standing – $4,495/pair
system, Alta XTL,
Damp-Hard construction, Rosewood, Walnut, Mahogany finish standard, 7″ woofer, ribbon tweeter.

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Lelantos – Three way floor standing system, Alta XTL – $8,995/pair
Rosewood, Walnut, Mahogany finish standard. Custom finishes available*

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STATEMENT Series
Celesta (FRM-2)$12,995/pair

Two-way system, 6″ long throw woofer, proprietary
ribbon tweeter, DampHard construction with ultra hard ultra high gloss finish, Alta XTL bass tuning.
Low Profile stands for Celesta
Black wood and steel stands
Premium High Gloss stands for FRM-
2-shaped and finished to match

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Hestia Titanium$31,995/pair

Open baffle Dipole system, Quasi D’Appolito configuration, 6” Hex Carbon cone midrange, proprietary ribbon tweeter, 2-7″ midranges, 10” long throw woofer. All drivers Titanium. Damp-Hard construction with ultra Hard, ultra gloss finish. Alta XTL bass tuning,

Statement – 11 drivers, multi-way system, XTL and Damp-Hard construction, Custom internal wiring by Waveform Fidelity, Still points feet. Internal Crossover.

Standard Finish: Gloss Silver
Custom colors and finishes available, price includes delivery and setup in lower 48 states.

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Statement Tower

Every element of this speaker was designed with only one thought in mind, the best possible recreation of music. The shape of the speaker, a tall slender column narrowing at the center with rounded sides and top, has a sculptural beauty which is enhanced by our high gloss finish built to order in virtually any color. The shape of the speaker works to defeat diffraction distortion and minimize their sonic footprint. The Towers use 11 drivers, not merely to impress the eye, but to delight the ear. The design incorporates Dual Plane Mirror Imaging with the drivers mirror imaged in both the vertical and horizontal planes. The drivers have cascading crossovers that sum at the center point mimicking the theoretical perfection of an unlimited full frequency point source. All sides use our DampHard construction which offers a hard smooth surface to the drivers while damping out all unwanted cabinet resonances.

The lower midranges and woofers are tuned into our Alta XTL tuning for fast extended bass response.

The tweeters use amorphous core transformers with an extremely powerful magnet structure to produce a nearly perfect impulse response making them both smooth and dynamic.

The crossovers use 12 gauge Litz coils and silver foil capacitors.

The internal wiring is 10 gauge and designed by Paul Kaplan of Waveform Fidelity.

The feet are a state of the art design from Stillpoints.

The electronic crossover is from DEQX (included) and includes a top of the line Digital to Analog converter.

Delivery and setup are included in the continental United States.

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Stillpoints

DEQX

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Height: 86 inches

Width: 16 inches at top and bottom, 12 inches at center, 21 inches at base

Depth: 22 1/2 inches at top and bottom, 21inches at center, 28 inches at base

Weight: 485lbs

Driver complement:
4 Titanium former 10 inch woofers in Alta XTL bass tuning
2 Titanium former 6 inch lower midranges in Alta XTL bass tuning
2 Hex cone titanium former 6 inch upper midranges in open back
3 Amorphous core high output ribbon tweeters

Sensitivity: 93 dB / 2.83 Volts @ 1Meter

Frequency response: 14Hz to 47kHz

Impedance: 2 Ohms

Requirements:
Bi-amplification (or Tri-amplification) 100W / channel
Electronic crossover (included)


 



ELAC


Debut 5.0 Home Theater Package – $499.98

Putting together the correct combination of speakers for a great home theater isn’t always easy. The Debut 5.0 Home Theater Package eliminates the guesswork by combining  sonically matched front, center, and surround speakers. This combination of speakers can be paired with virtually any multi-channel AV Receiver to deliver a stunning home theater experience.

The package includes 2 pairs of Debut B4 bookshelf speakers and a  C5 Center Speaker. All designed by ELAC VP of Engineering Andrew Jones.

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B4 Specifications

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Woofer: 1 x 4.0-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 2,500 Hz
Frequency response: 48 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 84.5 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 20 to 80 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 40 / 80 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 5.4 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 11.5 in / 292 mm
Width: 7.0 in / 178 mm
Depth: 8.5 in / 216 mm
Net weight (each): 9.3 lb / 4.2 kg

C5 Specifications

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Woofer: 2 x 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Frequency response: 48 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 30 to 120 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 50 / 120 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 4.7 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 7.9 in / 200 mm
Width: 18.7 in / 476 mm
Depth: 8.7 in / 222 mm
Net weight (each): 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg


ELAC B6 6.5″ Debut Series Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones (Pair) – $279.98

The Debut B6 takes the incredible B5 sound profile and adds an extra dollop of bass and dynamic range, making this 2-way, bass-reflex design a stand-out choice for multi-channel systems and critical music listeners seeking a superb bookshelf speaker that packs real performance and punch.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Woofer: 1 x 6.5-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Frequency response: 44 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 30 to 120 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 50 / 120 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 6 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 14.0 in / 356 mm
Width: 8.5 in / 216 mm
Depth: 10.0 in / 254 mm
Net weight (each): 14.3 lb / 6.5 kg


ELAC B5 5.25″ Debut Series Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones (Pair) – $179.98

Does the Debut B5 change the game for bookshelf speakers? Absolutely. It’s not just its size-to-performance ratio that sets a new standard. The B5 may be the best value in the world of affordable speakers, with sound that surpasses speakers costing many times more.

B5 SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Frequency response: 46 to 20,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
Sensitivity: 85 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Maximum power input: 120 Watts
Tweeter: 1-inch cloth dome with custom deep-spheroid waveguide
Woofer: 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone with oversized magnet and vented pole piece
Cabinet: CARB2 rated MDF
Cabinet finish: Black brushed vinyl
Port: Dual flared
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Width (each): 7.87 in / 200 mm
Height: 12.75 in / 324 mm
Depth: 8.75 in / 222 mm
Net weight (each): 11.5 lb / 5.2 kg
Gross weight (packaged pair): 26.2 lb / 11.9 kg

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ELAC B4 4″ Debut Series Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones (Pair) – $129.98

The Debut B4 harnesses the performance of Debut’s larger 2-way, bass-reflex bookshelf speakers and delivers it up in a compact enclosure that will have you guessing how Andrew Jones gets so much accurate, lifelike sound from such a tiny box. Use them as the perfect two-channel solution for smaller rooms, or as the building blocks for a compact surround-sound home entertainment system.

SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Woofer: 1 x 4.0-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 2,500 Hz
Frequency response: 48 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 84.5 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 20 to 80 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 40 / 80 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 5.4 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 11.5 in / 292 mm
Width: 7.0 in / 178 mm
Depth: 8.5 in / 216 mm
Net weight (each): 9.3 lb / 4.2 kg

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ELAC C5 5.25″ Debut Series Center Channel Speaker (Each) – $179.98

To make a life-sized impression, a full-blown surround system needs a center channel just as formidable as the main speakers. The Debut C5 paints a majestic sonic picture to make movie soundtracks and music come alive with a realism ordinarily reserved for systems costing significantly more.

 

C 5  S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Frequency response: 48 to 20,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
Sensitivity: 87 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Crossover frequency: 3,000 Hz
Maximum power input: 120 Watts
Tweeter: 1-inch cloth dome with custom deep-spheroid waveguide
Woofer: 2 x 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone with oversized magnet and vented pole piece
Cabinet: CARB2 rated MDF, braced
Cabinet finish: Black brushed vinyl
Ports: 2 x dual flared
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Width: 18.75 in / 476 mm
Height: 7.87 in / 200 mm
Depth: 8.75 in / 222 mm
Net weight: 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg
Gross weight (packaged): 18.7 lb / 8.5 kg

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ELAC A4 Debut Series 4″ Concentric Aramid-Fiber Dolby Atmos® Modules by Andrew Jones (Pair) – $229.98

Dolby Atmos® technology expands the sonic landscape, creating a true 3-D space that you’ve got to hear to believe. With Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receivers and processors, simply add the Debut A4 to the top of your bookshelf or floorstanding speakers to achieve dimensionality that puts you in the middle of the music and the action.

SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: Coaxial, sealed
Tweeter: 1 x 0.5-inch polymer dome
Woofer: 1 x 4-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 5,000 Hz
Frequency response: 180 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 85 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 20 to 80 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 50 / 80 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 5.1 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Height: 4.8 in / 123 mm
Width: 7.9 in / 200 mm
Depth: 8.7 in / 222 mm
Net weight (each): 14.3 lb / 6.5 kg

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ELAC F6 6.5″ Floor Standing Speaker (Each) – $299.98

The Debut F6 loudspeaker combines the advanced drivers of the B6 bookshelf in a floorstanding 3-way, bass-reflex design that takes Debut performance to the limit. With sound that rivals speakers costing many times more, the F6 shows that quality components and superior engineering are a winning combination every time. Combine a pair of F6 with a Debut powered subwoofer for a truly stunning two-channel audio system.

SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 3-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Midrange: 1 x 6.5-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Woofer: 2 x 6.5-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 100 / 3,000 Hz
Frequency response: 39 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 87 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 30 to 150 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 80 / 150 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 5.4 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 43.0 in / 1,092 mm
Width: 8.5 in / 216 mm
Depth: 10.0 in / 254 mm
Net weight (each): 46.7 lb / 21.2 kg

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ELAC F5 5.25″ Debut Series Floor Standing Speaker (Each) – $279.98

The Debut F5 floorstanding loudspeaker is a great choice for a serious two-channel rig or as the nucleus of a multi-channel setup, thanks to its custom drivers and 3-way, bass-reflex design. Add a Debut powered subwoofer and you have a serious, full-range system that delivers sound that’s in the big league.

SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 3-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x 1-inch cloth dome
Midrange: 1 x 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Woofer: 2 x 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cone
Crossover frequency: 100 / 3,000 Hz
Frequency response: 42 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 85.5 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 40 to 140 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 70 / 140 wpc
Nominal impedance: 6 Ω; minimum 5.8 Ω
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: Removable fabric grille
Height: 38.0 in / 965 mm
Width: 7.9 in / 200 mm
Depth: 8.7 in / 222 mm
Net weight (each): 32.9 lb / 14.9 kg

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4 ½” 2.5-Way On-Wall Speaker with Jet Tweeter –  WS 1665 

Delivering a truly astonishing performance, the WS 1665 is essentially a 2½-way, bass-reflex floorstanding speaker designed for the wall, and provides an audiophile solution without the usual positioning problems. Equipped with two woofers and the acclaimed JET 5 tweeter, this is the loudspeaker of choice for large listening rooms or if higher playback levels are required. Offering a very similar sound to the WS 1645, but with even greater bass impact, the WS 1665 can also serve as a traditional center loudspeaker in combination with other models.

SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 2½-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x JET 5
Midrange: (115 mm)
Woofer: 2 x 115 mm AS -XR cone
Crossover frequency: 600 / 3,600 Hz
Frequency response: 48 to 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 89.5 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 20 to 200 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 100 / 130 wpc
Nominal impedance: 5 Ω; minimum 4.2 Ω @ 58 Hz
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Satin black and white
Accessories: Magnetic fixed fabric grille
Height: 25.6 in / 650 mm
Width: 8.7 in / 220 mm
Depth: 3.9 in / 98 mm
Net weight (each): 17.2 lb / 7.8 kg

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4 ½” 2-Way On-Wall Speaker with Jet Tweeter – WS 1645

With drive units that have already attracted worldwide acclaim in the BS 312, the 2-way, bass-reflex WS 1645 offers astonishing bass extension combined with the superb JET 5 tweeter, in a cabinet that guarantees flexibility.

SPECIFICATIONS

Speaker type: 2-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x JET 5
Woofer: 1 x 115 mm AS -XR cone
Crossover frequency: 3,400 Hz
Frequency response: 50 to 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 88.5 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 20 to 150 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 70 / 100 wpc
Nominal impedance: 4 Ω; minimum 3.9 Ω @ 400 Hz
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: Satin black and white
Accessories: Magnetic fixed fabric grille
Height: 15.7in / 400 mm
Width: 8.7 in / 220 mm
Depth: 3.9 in / 98 mm
Net weight (each): 10.4 lb / 4.7 kg

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CONTACT

 

Mike Phalan | Audio Expert 

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(808) 640-8947