is based on a two-way design featuring two treble horns
(a main horn and a super tweeter connected in parallel)
and offers very uniform wide-band response and very high
efficiency within a modestly sized cabinet. Carefully
mated to the horns on the low end is a 12″ bass
transducer with light paper cone loaded by a
quarter-wavelength tube, which provides powerful
low-distortion bass reproduction. The speaker exhibits
the effortless and ‘live’ sound which only
horn based constructions can attain, and yet manages
the seamless coherency of the best single cone
point-source transducers. We believe that our
2CD12 MKII speaker offers a stunningly realistic
sound that will easily measure up
to the expectations of even
the most experienced and
critical music enthusiast.
The upper five octaves of the audio band are covered
by the main horn. This horn has a so-called constant
directivity (CD) geometry, made famous by the
ELECTRO VOICE MANTARAY HORN FAMILY from the early
seventies of the last century. CD-horns are unique
in providing an even frequency response over a very
wide dispersion area. Whereas alternative horn
geometries tend to “beam” sound towards the listener,
especially at high frequencies, CD horns enlarge
the “sweet spot” to such a degree that realistic timbres
and a convincing sound stage will be enjoyed from
practically any location in your listening room.
Amazingly, our speaker provides near-perfect sound
even when turned sidewards to the listener.
The main horn is driven by a 2″ compression driver
featuring an ultra-light titanium diaphragm and
a very powerful neodymium magnet, ensuring
extremely fast transient response.
117 X 39 X 35 cm.
At precisely the point where the dispersion of the main
horn begins to narrow (at around 10,000 Hz),
the second treble horn mounted on the top of the
cabinet beginns to spread clean, airy highs
into the listening room, and, as such, compensates
for the increasing directivity of the main horn, while
leaving the coherency of this unit completely intact
as it radiates “off-axis”. Moreover, there is
no crossover point between
the two horns.