Shown finished in Santo Rosewood these things are amazing! A 35 litre front ported High Quality loudspeaker using the excellent 8" IPL/ 8/K shielded magnet Kevlar unit with its high power handling, low distortion, linear response and sturdy cast chassis, and the superb fast and transparent IPL/Fountek CD3.0 Ribbon tweeter used in Monitor Audio's flagship speaker PL300 £6500. The sound quality of this speaker is outstanding combining smoothness, with amazing detail resolution, and transparency over the entire audible range. Because of its low distortion and accuracy this speaker is suitable for monitoring purposes as well as High quality Hi-Fi applications. The sound is fast, detailed, but delicate, combining a dynamic sound with a musical presentation covering a large bandwidth between 37hz and 30khz.. The IPL/Fountek Cd3.0 is similar to the Fountek Cd3.0 but pairs have been matched for response and sensitivity to the IPL/8/K bass units, This matching process is time consuming and involves specialist skills and test equipment and so incurs a small on-cost on the standard unit. The CD3.0 is now starting to appear in some very expensive commercial speaker designs. A flared port improves smoothness of air-flow and bass quality.
The crossover uses an 12db/oct Low pass and a 12db/oct High pass bi-wired crossover. Components used are high quality IPL Polypropylene capacitors, Super power and Steel laminate inductors and resistors. Now with magnetic grill covers for a cleaner look.
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IPL ACOUSTICS SM2 MKII £1199.00 Complete finished pair of speakers inc IPL kit
M2M RIBBON £1199.00
Dimensions mm .......548h x 304w x 308d
Drivers IPL 8/K matched pair, Fountek CD3.0 ribbon tweeters
Min Room size
Recommended Amplifier power 40 -1000 watts
Price inc all Standard Veneers.
High Gloss add £70.00
HiVi Research IPL8/K, with its Kevlar cone and cast chassis are superb quality and represent the latest advances in driver technology. IPL driver's has been genuinely researched to give smooth response and excellent sound quality at very competitive cost. These drivers are not a compromise, they are beautifully made and packaged and will compete with the best.
Fountek CD 3.0 Ribbon tweeter with metal face plate, aluminium ribbons, neodymium magnets results in superb sound reproduction. The advantage of the ribbon is that it has 10 times the force to mass ratio that a dome tweeter would have, and so is faster and more detailed. The Fountek are some of the best and most consistent Ribbon tweeters available, having a transparent but not harsh sound quality
The new improved Bi-wired crossover located on the back of speaker connector panel and uses superb quality IPL and MKP PP capacitors, super power steel laminate inductors inductors and large stable audiophile resistors. Soldered using high silver content solder and a single core cable using 19 strands of 0.29mm SILVER PLATED HIGH PURITY COPPER with a conductor area of 1.4mm and a PTFE dielectric is used to conect the drivers to the crossover. It is also used for the Hi Low link on the external conectors.