To audio essence (5700 EUR the pair) as a broadband system largely dispenses with loss-prone crossover components and swallows so little power. The high-impedance impedance in addition accommodates tube amps.
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Horns, strong drives and large membranes are the most popular ingredients of Watts lightweight transducer. But there are other challenges for developers about performance losses in crossovers. You be the bigger, a box has more electrical branches, and the more complex they are wired. Component kingdoms filter can reduce the noise by up to 3 decibels. What do you mean for the amplifier: Please double the performance.
Worried this kind can leave owners of the essence to audio with relish, because the sharp, high pitched sound furniture combines its two chassis as directly as possible with the precious signal from the amplifier and copes mostly without crossover.
There is a small high-pass only in the signal path of the turn above 10 kilohertz a Ribbon system. Its high-sensitivity vibration system would burn without filtering within a very short time.
Complete filter, however, works of 25 centimeters wide wide strips, which obtained a range with a classic paper cone plus preceding spreading cone requires two separate branches. The essence goes through as flawless point sound source, arise at all Location-relevant frequencies in the same place.
A Superhochtoner at this point is not a contradiction, because affected frequencies our ear responds little to phase-rotations.
Despite extra tweeter produces a jagged omnidirectional. The essence are concentrated in the middle like a searchlight; so, positioning and seating position want to be chosen wisely.
Moreover, without Zu__Audio on power and level increasing looking low impedance values, what is the load behavior of tube amplifiers contrary to. So the impedance curve in the bass and midrange consistently above the 8-ohm line remains, only in the energetically hardly relevant heights it approaching the 4-ohm mark.
Despite this high-impedance interpretation that surpassed to audio with over 88 decibels from 2__Volt amplifier voltage in terms of sensitivity even the Horn-tipped Klipsch. sensitivity in the most positive sense seemed ever the slogan of the towering American, which had also experienced connoisseurs with their joy of playing in Verzücken. Even the smallest volume changes were easily implemented in listening pleasure.
The liveliness of the superior was considered for all areas, especially for medium frequencies, where the Fullrange lupenhaft clearly and vividly played up. The soulful “walk around me” the Swedish jazz singer Kristin Asbjornsen (Universal Music) came to the lesson in terms of dynamic.
The tonal capabilities of the essence were less outstanding, because depending on the music track and position the sound seemed even pleasantly bright and present, even pointy and hisses ver. Violins had rather too much than too little luminosity. A slight tightness in the game came at grainier levels which unmoved put off Klipsch and Cabasse. A virtuous neutral Studio Monitor is certainly not the essence.
The sound varied far more than usual with the mode of the amplifier. With the reference Mono blocks Ayre MX-R (19_800 euros, stereoplay 3/2010) the essence sounded rather cool. Much smoother tone the column with amps like the S 9 by unison (7_500 euros, issue 4/2010), on whose show leash her charm came to full fruition. She scored pretty crisp volumes, but no brute level on its maximum 30 watts to audio if necessary.
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Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing or wall close listening distance 2.5 m, normal damped rooms from 30 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||2.4 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||4.5 ohms|
|Maximum volume upper value||100 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||100 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||48 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||37 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Large form-level box with 10-inch full range chassis and Ribbon spotlight as Superhochtoner. Very fine and high-definition sound, just tonally Uddin.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||57|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||good – very good 77|
|Price / performance||good – very good|
|tested in output||6 / 10|