The manufacturer known for its exquisite audio furniture finite element supplements be program with the passive stand box module XP (8700 EUR the pair). Sound and quality are absolutely solid.
- Speaker finite element module XP
- Data sheet
Sound purists are in architectural circles as comparatively painless in terms of design and design. However, annoyed many, high-quality plants look as if she the colleague would have cobbled together random.
No wonder that especially the boxes manufacturers increasingly invest in design and quality of their products. Finally, the transducers are the most striking building blocks. A harmonious overall impression is this but by no means sure that the matching furniture is often lacking.
This gap of the sauerland rack and accessories manufacturer finite elements with a structurally sophisticated speaker system that fits perfectly to the in-house furniture series of the type of module and consequently has the same name. For quite some time already, finite supplies a part-active version of said box under the name of module LS, which could test stereoplay in issue 3/2009 of already. New the purely passive module XP, from which originates a large monetary incentive, because the haptically and visually less attractive sister is not one whit more than half less expensive.
The chassis for medium – and high-frequency branch are the same in both models. The large 18 cm Cone as well as the metal dome comes from the Scandinavian specialists scan speak.
The duo rests in a flat and angular Cabinet, which extends over the entire height of the box front. Coupling elements accomplish the transition to the bass Department from aluminum and ceramics, hitting two birds with one stone: firmly connect both parts and prevent the transmission of resonances.
The mechanics is finite at its very best
The differences in the bass range are much higher: the passive version is missing not only the amplifier module with all its settings, but also the second woofer. A bass reflex tunnel part active as a closed system can not present compensated for a portion of this outgoing membrane surface.
In addition, the passive version has larger bass enclosures, which are as high as the front part of the box. The semi-active speakers model, the rear part is about one-third lower and according to external.
The initially surprising case differences are due to the way of working. The active branch can electronically simulate large parts of the actually necessary volume. The passive box must achieve the desired transmission behavior in the conventional way through a suitable chassis parameters and reflex tunnel enclosure volume.
As far as the theory, but what says the practice? The passive in the laboratory could not build on the legendary lower limiting frequency of 22 Hertz, which concluded at the time took the active of part of, but with 34 Hertz she must not hide measured on price and style.
On the issue of maximum level the XP unit also at a disadvantage, but certainly no big deal are 2 decibels of less. In practice the recoverable volume depends generally used amplifier, which will be charged considerably more of the passive version and potent fails in any case.
The enormous serenity fascinated highly
The part-active version had the precious box play testers as a very controlled and cultivated in memory. True to one on one on the passive version settled the motto “The Apple doesn’t fall far from the root” the former sound impressions nearly transferred. She also proved race converter that cold will initially give vitality fanatics distinctly laid-back, almost leisurely players.
But you should not prematurely turn away, because after a certain acclimatization enthusiasts the finite with a fabulously dissolved and bass-blazing speech without any unpleasantness and showmanship. It was indeed, as the usual interference carpet from housing blubber and the branches would completely go off the box.
In the finite element tinted 9200 Euro II, emerged from large comparison in issue 4/2010 as a triumphant BE not so jumping and tangy as, for example, the focal Electra 1038. The engine proved other merits. Despite their calm the Sourlander shone through even the most complex sound body effortlessly, without a mark on the music. Multi-layered, bred either musically or sonically on Crackiness albums such as “Good life” of the pianist Monty Alexander (Chesky records) received a superior race and roundness. For her wonderfully unpretentious nature, the XP earned the attention of connoisseurs.
Finite element module XP
Technical data and test results
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||5.5 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||2.9 ohms|
|Maximum volume upper value||106 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||106 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||34 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||29 Hz|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||60|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good 82|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in output||5 / 10|