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Breaking Compromise

 

After many years of development, we bring a

very close "No Compromise" solution.

 

 

"There is always compromise in audio.  The question is which one can you live with?"

                                                                                                                                                   Robert Tupper 

      I'm sure that is not his coined phrase, but was one he often shared.  There are many loudspeaker designs created over the years that addressed different environmental challenges.  Whether in a home, a studio, a church, or the largest concert halls and night clubs, every design was based on the needs of the customer.  The goal was simple, do the best job possible.

 

 

  The "Acoustic Compromise"

 Problem:

      There are many reasons to both love and hate a horn loaded design.  They offer exceptional controlled  directivity.  The "compromise" is the forward sound and the dreaded "BITE".  On the other hand, you have to love their energy and dynamics.

      Our speaker line-up addresses the most common issues found in most environments.  To avoid boundary (room) effect, we want controlled directivity, but we don't want the sharp, shrill sound of a horn.

Solution:    

   Tapered Array Technology is a solution to control frequency response of each driver based on their location from the center of the highest frequency.  Since the 1980's, we have designed custom tapered array systems for commercial use.  We bring this same technology to you.

 

       Controlled directivity reduces common reflection problems.  Tapered Array Technology prevents lobing cancellations that can occur between the drivers.  The bonus of the design is that the drivers share the power load which greatly reduces distortion.  

The next option is point source.  This is where one driver operates throughout the frequency range.  This is a perfect solution for having the best possible imaging.  The problem is the lack of moving mass.  If the cone is not heavy enough, or suspension loose enough to for adequate movement, it will not be able to meet the demands of low frequency.  A small driver reproducing low frequency will suffer with extremely low output.  Physics cannot be overcome, nor does it change for anyone.  Our solution; provide a low frequency driver to extend low frequency response in the lowest registers.

Bass is a real work-out for a loudspeaker.  A speaker placed in different volumes of space changes low frequency effects.  While this may always be a problem, I do not support altering output or effect through electronic compensation. (I don't think a Stratovarius would appreciate electronic corrections).   Low frequency is the foundation of music, and carries musics' rhythm and energy.  Every loudspeaker we make has a rear firing low frequency driver.  It is not a subwoofer, rather is a compliment to the speaker drivers on the front of the cabinet.  With bass to spare, Böerne Akustik loudspeakers are designed to carry the load.

The "Visual Compromise"

Problem:

   How would a large pair of speakers in black grill cloth look in your professionally "Interior Designed" room?  How about one that looks like a spaceship?  Many greatly acclaimed speakers have the most polarizing appearances. 

Many loudspeakers do not fit the esthetics of a room.  In the industry, we've discovered that an interior designer has little to no influence in the audio design.  Quite often, this subject is rarely discussed.  Most loudspeakers are placed in the room after the designer has finished their thoughtful work.  For the Interior Designer, the loudspeaker can be an asset in the design esthetic for which they can be part of.

   

Solution:

     Our loudspeakers are esthetically pleasing, and very customizable.  While powerful, they are relatively diminutive in size.  A soft wool textured fabric grill cloth with a subtle color may be what you are looking for; or you may want a color with punch.  You may have your own design in mind, such as a favorite pet on the grill cloth.  You may want all three, and switch them out periodically.  We create grill clothes of any high definition image you supply. 

Cabinetry is designed to be minimalist.  They have real oak wood veneers.  They are constructed using "locking miter" joints, a technique historically used by professional loudspeaker companys such as JBL.  Front and rear baffles, and interal supports are locked into a 1/4 inch groove with 2 types of adhesive.  This construction technique means that the corners will perfectly align during assembly, with an inert, solid cabinet as the result.  Cabinet baffles and supports are also made of different material which reduces cabinet resonance and vibration.  Professional connectors are used on the mD and LG, improving connection and ease of installation.

 

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