New system audio, try mantra 60 (2400 euro, pair price) with the offer Danes a box super slim 14.5 centimetres wide on the feet, which also plays deep bass without support even.
- Floorstanding speaker system audio mantra 60
- Data sheet
How well are Danes
That Denmark is still one of the most innovative, but also mostly lateral thinking centers of loudspeaker development, not only the pre show manufacturer Dynaudio proves. System audio, founded 25 years ago by Ole Witthoft, bracing in the 1980s as against common doctrines such as the better-known colleagues in Skanderborg, Denmark. At that time, big bass chassis in fashion and in particular, many drivers on broad sound walls were wild spread. Witthoft did at that time in the midrange a few chassis and placed in the bass on an armada of as small as possible drivers, to exploit their speed and to stimulate the space as evenly as possible in the bass. Because even the narrow forms of standing speakers have become a trademark of his company, at times but this sleek package called ever after Subwoofer support (see AUDIO 2/08).
The Danes with the new mantra of 60 now trying to deny not only the old mantras of the 1980s. Want to make 14.5 centimetres wide on the feet also a box with super sleek on top playing low bass without support even. The bass drivers are a secret. Four play in the parallel up to 600 Hz up mantra, each measuring only 4.5 inches (11 centimeters) in diameter of the basket. To move air properly, they sit together on the one hand tightly, so the air can not dodge to the side and the sound waves are added together more effectively. On the other hand, the system’s audio own drivers to maximum stroke were bred. A fifth cone sits in, but he is a bass only on the glance also: here is a pure midrange driver, which is hidden under 600 Hz steep (3rd order filter) and despite its ultra-compact dimensions must hardly hub make it. You may refer to the combination with a 1-inch fabric dome above from 2500 Hz as a classic. Not only as a reminiscence of the play instinct by audiophile should be the optional be fill bare sand Chamber at the base of the box – it ensures a clear improvement in the resistance in the full State. The Danes, however, little chat by other audiophile shenanigans. A classic single-wiring Terminal supplies all six drivers.
Drive me home
The appearance of system audio was then a substantial surprise in a positive sense: In terms of enthusiasm and subtlety, let the entire competition behind and played with smoothly quickly played rhythms in Dirtmusics “lives we did emergency live” (“BKO”, Indigo) – in the hearts of the listeners. Acoustic sounds (“Norwegian mood”, Kari Bremnes, Indigo), also no great sadness came up after a subwoofer or the naturally clearly ineffective low bass foundation of the Quadral. Only in electronic music (Yello), it became clear that just a few Hertz missing down the mantra and their skills to land bass beats, in the stomach of the handset are limited. Their lively and in particular in großfomatigen classical works also very detail-faithful style of play did little demolition: Verdi’s powerful occupied “Requiem” (Pappano, EMI) made them with a detailed, but somewhat diffuse the choir team as to the experience such as solo and chamber music played ‘St. Matthew passion’ by Bach (Kuijken, challenge). In this recording showed the system audio a very nuanced representation and well worked out especially for the rhythmic elements; the volume of the voice and the warm radiance of Quadral she could however not quite keep up with mantra 60.
System audio mantra 60
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||14.5 x 113,0 x 27.5 cm|
|Color||Gloss black, white, cherry, ebony, Maple|
|Bass principle||Two-way bass reflex|
|Number of ways||2 1 / 2|
|Working principle of full Active|
|Maximum volume upper value||101 dB|
|lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||54 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||50 Hz|
|Nominal impedance (audio)||4 ohm|
|Very playful, good resolution box, which grows much beyond their size.|
|Deep bass without authority, location could be better.|
|Bass depth (bass Foundation)||55|
|Attention to detail (precision)||100|
|Maximum level (vitality)||65|
|Sound judgment||very good 84|
|tested in issue:||6 / 10|