Art&Sound ASN1 high-end speaker system shows how perfection
in the reproduction of music can be achieved, provided the
designer is not forced to worry about technical complexity
synchronized 17 cm bass-midrange speakers act as a double
bass driver system.
The Bextrene cones with their particular shape (illus. 1)
suppress partial oscillations and reduce self resonances
to below audible level. The special Plastiflex coating on
the cones increases quality considerably in the midrange.
Longer voice coils accomodate high amplitudes (illus. 2)
which are of crucial importance for a controlled reproduction
of the sub-bass range as well as for very high volumes.
two-speaker design of the bass-midrange channel reduces
the amplitudes of each speaker to half the usual levels.
This allows for higher sound pressures and a better dynamic
response. The musically important harmonic range is taken
care by a 50 mm super-tweeter, equipped with an exponential
cone made of extremely thin aluminium. This light-weight
cone with its quick response works up to 40.000 Hz and therefore
provides an excellent definition. The axial arrangement
of the various speakers in one plane and in close proximity
to each other prevents interference and phase distortion.
It also means that this speaker system has well balanced
tweeter is located in a position so that it is at the same
height as the listener in an arm chair (illus. 3). The height
of the bass mid-range speakers has also been chosen to give
optimum performance. The crossover network divides the electrical
signals at 6.000 Hz and feeds them into the different speakers
filters have an edge steepness of 12 dB/octave. This ensures
that undesirable amplitude or phase errors are kept to a
minimum. This means a stable load for the output stage of
the amplifier. The crossover network is made of exacting
tolerance, high-grade components (low-loss bipolar electrolytic
capacitors, coils without iron cores).
But it is the exceptional marble cabinet which enables this
technology to be used to the fullest advantage. The high
density and volumetric weight of this natural product prevents
resonances in the cabinet and the resultant uncontrolled,
inflated "bass" all too familiar when listening
to other speaker system (illus. 5). Conventional
speaker cabinets vibrate, superimposing and distorting the
sound coming from the speaker itself and dissipate energy
from the amplifier, but Art&Sound ASN1 cabinets are
designed to be acoustically stable. All the power of the
amplifier is channelled into moving the cones of the loudspeakers.
absence of unwanted resonance endows the acoustic pattern
with heightened transparency and lightness of sound. The
asymmetrical coupling of the speakers to the internal air
column operates with differing propagating times (illus.
6). This keeps distortion to a minimum and results in an
optimum transient response.
Following the principle that every hifi system is only as
good as its weakest link, it is essential that Art&Sound
ASN1 loudspeakers should only be used in conjunction with
other equipment of the highest quality. This is the only
way to guarantee your listening pleasure in the long term.
HiFi experts and musicians have described Art&Sound
ASN1 speakers as impeccable, being able to convey fully
the feel of a live performance. The listener really senses
the presence of an orchestra or ensemble. In addition, he
can also detect with astounding ease the position of individual
instruments. Connoisseurs have often said that the Art&Sound
ASN1 loudspeakers possess an extraordinary transparency
and exactness in reproduction as well as an outstanding
dynamic range and pulse fidelity.
Art&Sound ASN1 is a free standing loudspeaker but a compact
model is also available for those who favour bookshelf speakers:
the Art&Sound ASN2. This is also a perfect combination
of a marble cabinet and high-grade components. Pure listening
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