HiFi/Stereo - Ikonoklast3 Speakers
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3 speakers.
Now available, micro transmission line speaker systems.









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IKONOKLAST3



"Everyone knows that a fine speaker's crossover network should be copiously configured with abundant capacitors, inductors and resistors." But we have eliminated the entire crossover network - not even a single component remains to degrade, distort and compress. Our piezoelectric tweeter motor is engineered with an "automatic" low frequency roll-off. The mid/LF driver is likewise designed with a complementary high end roll-off.

"Famous speaker designers agree that a massive woofer with a low resonance frequency is required to reproduce the lowest bass notes." But also, we have eliminated the woofer - instead, we coax powerful and palpable deep bass from our ultra low-mass midrange driver, by back-loading it into a "triple length" (3/4-wave) acoustic transmission line enclosure.

"Common knowledge dictates: small, wide band, linear systems require behemoth amplifiers." 5 Watts, anyone? With 5 to 70 Watts suggested, the IKONOKLAST
3 even delights with lower power. Its incisiveness at extremely low listening volumes is facilitated by the "crossover-less" direct connection to the amplifier. Now apartment dwellers can hear all the music without being evicted!





DUAL COHERENT LINE ARRAY TWEETER


A cornerstone of this revolutionary system design is our exclusive, Walsh-type coherent line, 360-degree dispersion, bending wave tweeter. Our all new implementation of this superlative concept has reduced its moving mass to only about 1/25th that of the finest moving coil dome tweeters. We believe that nothing like our dual "stacked ice-cream cone" design with ultra low-mass piezoelectric motor has ever before been offered, commercially. This fast, open and remarkably "un-tizzy" sounding reproducer extends system response beyond the ordinary to almost 40kHz, indicating unexcelled transient ability.



MICRO-MASS MID/LF DRIVER


Our mid/LF driver (Please don't call it a woofer!) has been manufactured to the highest standards in one of Europe's premier facilities. An edge-wound flat copper voice coil on kapton former and non-resonant die cast chassis exemplify its state-of-the-art construction. The membrane, crafted of a critically aligned mix of carbon and kevlar fibers, embedded in an acrylic polymer gel, may offer the ultimate in near-perfect piston behavior. Total moving mass is less than 6 grams! With its main resonance neutralized in steadfast equilibrium and negligible back-pressure by the acoustic delay line, unveiled is "a mid range to die for." Moreover, our extra long (3/4-wave) transmission line enables its nimble quickness to foray confidently into the depths of the two lowest octaves, with uncompromising authority.



3/4-WAVE TRANSMISSION LINE ENCLOSURE


Seasoned transmission line designers concur on an acoustical length of about 1/4-wavelength, at the free air resonance frequency of the driver (F
s). This traditional alignment provides response to slightly below the resonance frequency, with effective selective damping of Fs, and broad reinforcement of the output above the main resonance, at Fs x 2 (the line's 1/2-wave resonance). But our new 3/4-wave alignment provides equivalent selective damping of Fs, while instead, reinforcing a broad band of frequencies below Fs. Since this broad 1/2-wave resonance of IKONOKLAST3's transmission line centers on 45Hz, response of the low mass, high resonance driver is extended usefully to below 30Hz.



WIDE DYNAMICS AND TRANSIENT-TRUE BASS


Even though its mid/LF driver is only 5-1/4 inches diameter, IKONOKLAST
3 does not present like a "mini-monitor," - It has dramatically wider dynamic range and deep low-end "extension." Better yet, the bass does not suffer from time domain overshot, as in typical good sealed or ported systems. This can cause unaccustomed listeners, at first, to think the bass may be lacking.- But when genuine, strong, detailed low bass is played, the "dancing, prancing," extra long transmission line bass system robustly reveals separate bass notes- slurred on other speakers, plus "deliciously nuanced" micro-textures - all with ardor and dash.



TIME/PHASE ALIGNMENT


The two drivers' acoustic centers are aligned in the forward/rearward plane to provide simultaneous arrival times. Although this technique has been used in numerous good speaker systems, the net effect is greatly enhanced here, now that time/phase distortions introduced by crossover network components have been completely eliminated. The result is coherent sonic imaging not previously associated with systems in this size, price and sensitivity class. Because of the 360-degree horizontal dispersion of the tweeter, the enhanced stereo image can be enjoyed over a wide area, about three times greater than other systems. Further, we believe that monaural reproduction on only one IKONOKLAST
3 sounds broader, deeper, and more satisfying than stereo on many conventional systems. And the "crossover-less," time/phase alignment of the drivers delivers more than just a stunning stereo image: the nearly perfect coherence of the wide band sound front imparts to instruments and voices much of that elusive, "full, rounded" character of original live events.



HOME THEATRE USE


Movie sound tracks with well recorded real life sounds are more involving on the IKONOKLAST
3 system. A separate center channel speaker should not be required due to the unusually wide (360-degree tweeter!) radiation pattern. The small footprint and narrow profile are well suited to home theatre. The mid/LF driver's magnet is not shielded, but this should not be a problem as the speaker also needs "breathing room" for acoustic reasons. Addition of a subwoofer is not desirable, as it would tend to degrade the intricate "un-loudspeaker-like" character of the system's time domain-accurate low bass.



SYSTEM LIMITATIONS


There are, however, finite limits to IKONOKLAST
3's ultimate output capability. This indicates use in rooms not substantially larger than 350 square feet. The system has been designed primarily for compelling reproduction of "acoustic" music- all genres and/or high quality film and video sound tracks, at volume levels very low to moderately loud. Tastefully produced "studio mix-down" recordings also sound glorious! "Bass slam?" Yes, "pleasantly startling" for its size, but the IKONOKLAST3 low end is distinguished more by its enthralling liveliness and profound resolution of minute detail than by sheer brute force.



SPECIFICATIONS


Frequency Response ....................................................... 30Hz to 30kHz

Sensitivity ........................................................................ 95dB/2.83V/m
Nominal Impedance ................................................................... 8 Ohms
Power Handling (Long/Short term) ............................................... 50/70W
Cabinet Dimensions ............................................. 24"H x 8-1/4"W x 12"D
............................... (Note: Tweeter extends 10 inches above cabinet top.)
Cabinet Finish .................................................... Fine Hardwood Veneer- ............................... Cherry, Mahogany, Oak or Walnut. Other species ................................and finishes may be available on special order.



60-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE*
5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY


*Except 2-way shipping and handling, plus a 15% service charge.

*Extra charges for customer-caused damage may apply.






PRICE: $2,495. pr., IKONOKLAST3


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