Every audio enthusiast knows that a system should recreate his favourite musical events in his listening room; the same goes for those who work to make this possible. But they know this is a difficult task. And they know that making this possible in any listening environment is almost impossible.
To achieve this goal our attention is focused on speakers. We think speakers are – in the audio chain – the part that most affects the result. This happens because of their job: they have to transduce electric signal into sound waves. In other words, speakers have to turn electricity into music and diffuse it into our physical reality.
For these reasons our efforts are focused on the best ways of recreating a musical event in your listening room.
Designers should bear the outcome in mind. Starting point are materials, thus speakers components must be adequate to their outcome; we not only mean transducers, crossover parts and cables; we also mean box parts, bases, accessories. All must fit together according to the final purpose.
This being said, at the base of correct stereophony there is a perfect symmetry of stereo sources (speakers), so filters components and loudspeakers must be coupled to reach equal electro-acoustical values, along with boxes assembling operations; this is the main feature that marks our production.
Wooden junction needs special attention: boxes are coupled and glued together using a hi-pressure hydraulic press; this is the way we obtain extremely compact and mechanically identical boxes. This result is clearly not possible by using classical methods i.e. hand vice: in fact their pressure can vary up to dozens kilos each.
The same attention is given to every screwed part: every screw, bolt and thread are tightened by using digital torque screwdriver. The result is excellent quality and sound accuracy.
Research and development
Continuous research and development are necessary in order to achieve the best sound reproduction and room positioning. The first step is to study a proper construction model.
Our speakers are featured by a particular geometry. Front sides are characterized by a bended surface resembling a circular arc which has its focus centred in the listening position. This method reduces to a minimum the issues deriving from different distances between each loudspeaker and the listener. It results in a perfect focusing of the virtual image. Moreover, tweeter placement is elegantly pushed backwards allowing passive filters to be free from any woofer output delay compensation. Thus we obtain perfect drivers integration and pleasant sound even at high sound pressure.
Each speaker height above the floor is studied to avoid any issue concerning first floor-bounce, making floor acoustic absorption not necessary.
Our speakers can be driven by the majority of the amplifiers, even though sensitivity has not been exasperated accordingly to our technical considerations.
For instance, when listening to music there is an increase of 3dB, then an ideal amplifier will drive the speakers doubling its output (+3dB). There will be a doubled sound pressure both in a high sensitivity and low or medium sensitivity speaker. The initial sound pressure level will be chosen by the listener.
That said, dynamics variations are mostly related to upstream equipment rather than speakers. Speakers must be capable to transduce the electrical input into the right sound pressure, over a frequency range as wide as possible. We think that any attempt to exasperate sensitivity is not the right way to reach sound quality: high sensitivity loudspeakers are usually characterized by low cone excursion so they need huge boxes to work properly. This is the reason why high sensitivity loudspeakers usually show poor dynamics characteristics in the low range. Increasing power will result in dynamics compression made by low cone excursion. Having low-wattage amplifiers is necessary to use high sensitivity speakers. Nevertheless it's unthinkable to find superior dynamics with a full-range horn speaker driven by a 2 watts amplifier, rather than a well-balanced speaker driven by an adequate power amplifier.