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"Highly revealing of the purity of tone of instruments, these floorstanding speakers are just as capable of snarl or stomach-rearranging punch."-Hi-Fi News
“This is the first time we’ve realised this level of power and refinement at the same time.”-CEPro
The flagship of the 800 Series Diamond range is a no-compromise design: behind that strong visual statement is half a century of design and engineering, all in the cause of greater musical insight and impact.
Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminium housing delivers space, ambience and precise soundstage imaging.
The Turbine Head's massive midrange housing is carefully shaped and inert, ensuring voices and instruments are delivered with extreme purity.
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone midrange driver.
Solid, dramatic bass is delivered through the rigidity and lightness of the uniquely-shaped variable thickness Aerofoil™ cone.
Perfect sound is about moving air, not the speakers: a stable plinth makes for easy positioning, then keeps it rock-solid for listening.
Unwanted resonances can blunt the punch of the sound: advanced Matrix bracing keeps the cabinet ultra-rigid and damps out superfluous vibrations.
Technical features Diamond tweeter Continuum™ Cone FST™ Anti-Resonance plug Turbine head Aerofoil™ cone bass units Flowport™ Optimised Matrix Solid body tweeter Tweeter-on-Top
Description 3-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency 1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange 2x ø250mm (10 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units
Frequency range 14Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis) 17Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms) 90dB
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis) <1% 80Hz - 20kHz <0.3% 100Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min) 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power 50W - 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Dimensions Height: 1212mm (not including feet) Width: 390mm Depth: 583mm
Net weight 94.5kg (208lb)
Cabinet finishes Gloss black Satin white Rosenut Grille finishes Black Gray
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