Meet George. Speaker systems with professional drivers are rather an exception on the home audio scene today. We want to help change that.
We wanted to try a two-way speaker from professional drivers and experience how a hi-fi professional compression driver sounds. 10-inch mid-bass, 1-inch compression tweeter in die-cast aluminum horn. Great sensitivity, around 93db/1W/1m, can play very well quietly and really very very loud with minimal distortion.
Crossover with top components – Jantzen Audio – Superes resistors, air-core inductors, but mainly Jantzen Audio Superior capacitors on the tweeter and partly also on the mid-bass. Large sound, very nice and clean soundstage, pleasant mids thanks to the big mid-bass. A detailed but enjoyable presentation. Excellent for long-term listening.
Front baffle made of solid oak, the rest from MDF, all 25mm, internal bracing, matte silver metallic finish. Dimensions (widthxdepthxheight): 37x32x62cm without stand, cast iron robust stands 55cm tall, black. For sale without stands for CZK 59,900, with stands + CZK 10,000, both including VAT.
For a long time we have been playing with the idea of two-way loudspeakers from professional drivers, with a mid-bass driver with great sensitivity and a larger diameter in combination with a compression tweeter. We really like speakers from OMA and similar companies, and there is a bit of nostalgia in it, because in the past these types of speakers were much more common. The big mid-bass driver simply sounds different due to, among other things, its large diameter. With a light diaphragm and a strong magnet, it is very fast and the sound from such speakers is also simply bigger. We also wanted to try what the compression tweeter can do. Its concept dates back to the first half of the last century, when there were only low-power tube amplifiers and there was a need for high volume sound in large cinemas, which required a solution with the highest possible sensitivity. And that's how the compression tweeter with a horn was born. It allows much interaction with air through a much larger area than is the case of standard dome tweeters. This results in several times higher sensitivity and therefore a huge power reserve when used in a speaker system. With the right horn and a properly designed crossover, it can offer a very refined, detailed and at the same time tremendously dynamic sound. Thanks to the power reserve and the larger diameter of the mid-bass, the drivers do not have to move as much and play with very little distortion even at high volumes.
One of the reasons why such speakers are rarely found in home hi-fi is that they need a larger box and are usually in a higher price category. But it's a great shame. And one more note, the bass from such large diameters is completely different from what you are used to from regular speakers.
Listen to George
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