Kyron Gaia. 3 Way, DSP Controlled Active Dipole Loudspeaker.
Frequency Response Range20Hz to 30KHz
Polar Response Pattern : Figure 8 response
Tweeter4x 1 inch ring radiator with patented symmetrical drive motor
Midrange4x 7 inch neodymium dipole midwoofer
Woofer12x 12 inch dipole long throw woofer
Inputs S/PDIF, AES/EBU, Balanced XLR, Unbalanced Eichmann RCA6x Digitally controlled analog volume control
Digital Signal Processing by DEQX™
High Definition Speaker Correction
Linear Phase Crossovers
Advanced Room Measurement and Correction
AmplificationHigh - 2x 200 Watt amplifiers Mids - 2x 500 Watt amplifiers Subs - 4x 250 Watt amplifiers
Total amplifier capability including headroom - 5000 Watts RMS
They look the business
Any idea on the cost? 50-100k at a guess.......
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You mean 2? Not sure that's quite the definition of plenty.
When 3 = many, maybe it is.
Im not sure you're cut out to be a moderator John ...
Please keep it about speakers/hifi.
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
Free 2 way active transmission line. [Designed by PMC]
The Free loudspeakers has an internal void within the cabinet, and a number of connections for a Wi-Fi unit (such as a SONOS™ ZP80s or Apple™ Airport Express). Internal connections allows a Wi-Fi unit to be installed within the speaker and connected to the internal amplifier providing a single channel of audio per speaker. Wi-Fi can be added to both speakers for a complete wire free setup.
Very interesting. Is that a current model? Link? What sort of price? Power?
Whoaaaaa! Monster of a speaker! Is there a website? Looks like scanspeak mids?
Referring to the Teufel networked actives......
Now this looks to me like the next logical step for domestic active speakers. I have my Squeezebox touch and brand new ADM 9s. Add Spoofify and it is about perfect for our household of very different musical tastes.
I was just thinking a network connection would be great with the ability to get AirPlay or Squeezeserver or some other client or build in a Raspberry Pi running openelec and you have it all Air play XBMC for films etc with not much more additional hardware cost.
Yep, price is 3K. Amp wise, Class D with 50 watts for tweeter and 100 watts for driver.
I think it's 3.
Not sure on the drivers AlmaataKZ and website linked below, lots of info on there.
MattSPL they're $160'000 Australian Dollars
Linn - domestic only
Linn does some models in active, but as far as I know some are only possible with external crossovers and power amps. All are very expensive.
I've heard these in a full Klimax system......I much prefered the Active to the Passive version, though it's not how I'd spend that sort of money.
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They look amazing, but £100k. They'd want to sound pretty special I'd love to hear them.
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Nice one Out of interest what components does your system currently consist of?
Btw, here (page 9) http://www.atcloudspeakers.co.uk/downloads/CompanyProfile.pdf is ATC's view on active versus passive speaker designs.
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
My system was left to me by my step-father, it consists in the main part of cyrus amp, meridian cdp and b&w speakers. I've not used it a great deal due to space limitations but heard it in the past. Unfortunately I will not have a lot to compare to.
The document you linked only refers to the benefits of active over passive...I assume there must exist benefits in passives over actives as well. If not I struggle to understand their popularity.
I must say, some of those picture do look very attractive. I expect as the speakers become more aesthetically pleasing they will be reviewed and recommended more often.
Another device that can feed music to active speakers (or to other devices) wirelessly and control volume (but no remote):
usb or optical input -> wirelessly (at 95.2kHz sampling rate) -> to analog (with vol contorl) or optical out (without vol control)on the other side.
recent reveiw here: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/461-audioengine-d2-24-bit-wireless-computer-interface-review/
Thanks for your reply.
I feel the points have been nicely highlighted and yes i agree that the pictures look very attractive
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
there is one. you don't need to care much about DC offset in the amp. speakers don't like DC. and too much DC can ultimately destroy the driver.
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