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  Coming from France, and rarely seen here in America, are the PHY-HP loudspeaker drivers. Seen here is their model KM 30 which is a coax design. Each driver is critically tested many times during the construction process while each stereo pair of loudspeakers are supplied as matched pairs. The 30 cm crossover less woofer is mated with minimal crossover piezo electric paper cone tweeter whose frequency response goes to 30 kHz! The entire unit has a claimed frequency response of 35 Hz to 30 kHz with a 97 db/w/m sensitivity. All magnet structures are Alnico.

Frangouille - Route de Saint Xist
34260 La Tour Sur Orb



  Seen above is the new, special ribbon edition of the VMPS FF-1. This speaker uses special 12" woven carbon fiber drivers with huge 80 ounce magnets for reproducing the lowest octaves. The midrange panel consists of the large 52" ribbon panel which reproduces the frequencies from 124 Hz to 6 kHz. Three spiral ribbon tweeters are used for frequencies from 6 kHz to upwards of 30 kHz. This fairly high sensitive 90 db/w/m/ 68" high loudspeaker includes an electronic crossover. The total maximum output can achieve a mind melting 117 db! VMPS' loudspeakers continually receive high acclaim. 

VMPS Audio
3429 Morningside Dr.
El Sobrante, Ca 94803. 

Website: www.vmpsaudio.com 


nOrh 6.5 Loudspeaker

  For those DIY-type looking for a cool looking speaker and to save righteous bucks in doing so, the nOrh 6.5 can be ordered with only the cabinet and crossovers Everything is completely wired and ready to go. All that is needed are the VIFA PL27TG 35 06 tweeter and M18WO 09 08 woofer. Then the only thing needed to complete this DIY speaker is to attach the wires and mount the woofer and tweeter. No soldering is required! Sounds too good to be true? Maybe. But for only $300 USD + shipping you get cabinets which are completely finished. We need more guys like this!

604/3 Room 4109, Pantip Plaza Building
Petchburi Road, Rajthevi
Bangkok 10400

Website: www.norh.com 


Utopia Comfort-21

  Here is yet another enclosure design from the brilliant Japanese at Utopish Instruments Company. Here we have their Comfort-21 which uses dual Lowther PM6A 20cm full-range drivers to achieve a claimed frequency response of 30 Hz to 20 kHz. If you look carefully you can see the small bottom triangle-like side loaded horn design helps to enhance the quality of the lowermost frequencies.

Utopia Instrument Company, Ltd.
7001 S.W. 66 Street
Miami, FL33143

Voice/Fax (305) 661-0942


Avantgarde Acoustic Duo  Avantgarde Acoustic Trio

Avantgarde Acoustic Trio

  Seen above is one of my personal new fave reference speakers. The Avantgarde horn speakers have continually been highly rated by many music lovers and review magazine all around the world. These exotic works of art come in many different colors to match virtually any decor. The Uno looks much like the Duo pictures above left. All models also employ a self-powered subwoofer to cover frequencies. Specifically, below 300 Hz for the Uno, 200 Hz for the Duo and 120 Hz for the Trio. All models are of the high-sensitivity variety with the Uno being >100 db/w/m and the Trio being an amazing >107 db/w/m! All speaker are an easy to drive 8 ohm load.

Avantgarde Acoustic
Website: www.avantgarde-acoustic.de 


Elac CL 330 JET speaker

  From Germany, home of super high-precision, comes the Elac CL 330 JET speaker. Employing their custom-made "JET" folded ribbon tweeter, Elac claims a frequency response upwards of 30,000 Hz! The 180 mm bass unit is an aluminum sandwiched cone mated to a very high power handling 37 mm voice-coil. The impressively extra-wide (30 mm) rubber surround allows for very large cone excursions to reproduce impressive lower frequency support down to 40 Hz. Elac has earned many awards over the years due to their unique and high-precision work in the field of loudspeakers.

Elac Electroacustic GmbH
Rendsburger Landstraße 215
D-24113 Kiev

Website: www.elac.com


TAG McLaren Avantgarde

TAG McLaren F1

  Are you into Formula 1 action? If so, surely you know TAG McLaren.. Well, TAG decided a few years ago to join the high performance audio fray with audio products of their own. The smaller minimonitors are their Avantgarde speaker while the larger floor standers are called, what else, F1. The following describers their F1 speaker according to the literature i have here:

"The complex enclosure walls incorporate integrally molded flexible damping material cores 10mm thick with two 4mm thick composite epoxy skins. Damping material cored ribs 15mm thick and of 35mm depth are laminated with reinforced epoxy resin to add extra stiffness across internal areas. The geometry of the rib positions is chosen to randomize the panel shapes with the objective of constraining any resonant modes. Specially selected epoxy resin is used for low shrinkage and controllable molding characteristics. This resin is loaded with powdered slate mineral to 25% by weight and combinations of short filament fibre and woven glass rovings, which increase the mass, and contributes to the structurally inert qualities
required. The resulting combination of curved panel surfaces and strong cross bracing reduces unwanted acoustic output from the enclosure to the desired level, essential for a very low coloration sound which yields a truly natural transient attack."

The drivers consist of 250mm and a 180mm bass units (both utilizing carbon fibre loaded pulp cones), 150mm midrange driver (pulp cone radically slit and damped) and the 20mm coated silk dome tweeter is mounted on a alloy front plate to prevent microscopic flexure.


Viva Quintetto

  Seen here is the scrum-diddly-umptious Quintetto speaker made by Viva in Italy. This speaker uses no enclosure at all! The front baffle is all that keeps the front wave of the speaker from reaching the rear wave. Therefore to help in the bass region, two 10" woofers are deployed while one 8" is used for midbass. For the upper frequencies, the Quintetto has a single 4" midrange and two tweeter (one firing forward, the other rearward). Shown here in lovely blue, this speaker actually comes in not one, not two, but 3,000 colors! Hmmm, i wonder if it will match my drapes  :-{)  . Sensitivity is claimed as 90 db/w/m.

Viva Adige
2-36040 Grisignano

Website: www.artigiani.vi.it/vivaaudio 

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