This price includes:
Walnut shown here on left and Cherry on right
Passive crossovers are not used as they are seriously flawed and degrade the performance of any speaker. Expensive electronic crossovers and biamplification are used to achieve spectacular levels of performance.
This speaker practically disappears into the room, both sonically and visually. This helps with the age old problem of the speakers taking over the room. This integrated speaker system will be a worthy anchor of a reference-level high-end audio system of the highest performance possible.
Features of Model 10c Electrostatic Speakers
The amplifier cannot damage the Ultrastat panel.
No protective circuitry required.
Panel is arc-proof.
Extremely rugged and durable.
Immune to dust, dirt, humidity, insects, pet fur, and foreign objects.
Higher sensitivity (94 dB)
Highest precision - made with computerized diamond routing equipment.
Greater percentage of open area and visual transparency.
More attractive appearance than perforated metal designs.
Voltage is user selectable for use world-wide.
Highly efficient operation permits the electronics to be left on continually without concern for electricity usage.
The 10c performs like a full-range, crossoverless ESL -- but with the deep powerful bass and high output that is simply not available from non-hybrid, full-range ESLs. In short, you can have it all. You no longer have to compromise high output and deep bass for the purity of a full-range ESL.
The digital crossover is just that -- a crossover. There is no amplifier built into it. So a Magtech amplifier is included as part of the speaker system to use on the woofers. The Magtech comes with either a black or silver face plate and matches the ESL amp so that you can have a matched pair if you wish.
The digital crossover is incredibly flexible and allows you to totally control all aspects of speaker performance. You can alter the crossover point (any frequency you wish), the crossover slopes (6 dB/octave to 48 dB/octave), the filter types (Butterworth, Bessel, or Linkwitz-Riley), the equalization of both the woofer and the ESL, the gains of all channels and of the equalization, the phasing, time delay, and even the time-alignment of the drivers. You can match the acoustics of your room and your personal taste better than with any other crossover. In short, you can get the speakers to sound any way you wish.
The digital crossover is really a small computer. It has a graphic screen on its faceplate that you can use to make adjustments and you can even plug it into a personal computer and make all adjustments from your computer.
Of course, the digital crossover comes from the factory completely programmed so that you can simply plug it in and the system will be operational. You do not have to make any adjustments. But it is nice to know that you can if you wish.
The digital crossover can be operated both balanced and unbalanced. It has both analog and digital inputs and outputs. So you can feed it a digital signal directly (such as from the digital output of a CD player) if you prefer doing so rather than feeding it an analog signal.
The digital crossover has superb specifications, with distortion less than 0.004%, S/N greater than 96 dB, and utterly flat frequency response. It operates at 24/96 (24 bit, 96 KHz sampling). So do not think that it degrades the sound because it is digital. Both it and the analog crossover sound perfectly transparent.
The Absolute Sound has Awarded our Model 10c Electrostatic Speakers
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Additional Features of Model 10c
1. Includes Magtech Amplifier which matches the style of our ESL Amplifier and our new Pre Amplifier.
- Both balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs are standard.
2. Includes Digital Electronic Crossover which allows you to completely control all aspects of crossover / speaker parameters.
- Crossover Frequency
- Crossover Slope (up to 48dB per octave)
- Filter Types (Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley)
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL 10
|Speaker Dimensions||15" W x 18"D x 69" H (38cm x 45cm x 175 cm)|
|Speaker Net Weight (assembled)
||80 pounds (36kg)|
|Shipping Weight 5 boxes
||Total shipping weight 250 lbs (113 kg)|
|ESL Panel Size||15" x 42" (38cm x 106.7cm)|
|ESL Power Handling
||Unlimited for any amplifier intended for domestic use|
|Bass Design||Transmission Line|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz. to 27 KHz. +/- 2 dB|
Factory settings 172 Hz, 48 dB/octave slopes, Linkwitz-Riley filter
|Magtech Amplifier Power||500 watts RMS per channel into an 8 ohm load
900 watts RMS per channel into a 4ohm load
|Amplifier Dimensions||17" wide x 5.5" tall x 16" deep (43cm x 14cm x 40.6cm)|
|Weight||52 pounds (23.6kg)|
|Both Balanced and Unbalanced Input / Output Connections|
OPTIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM
1. Amplifier Options for either model:
The first amplifier specifically designed to drive these unusual speakers. You can use this amp on either the bass or the panels.
Although this amp was designed to drive magnetic speakers, it has all the power to drive ESL's flawlessly, You can also use this on either the bass or the panels.
2. Speaker Cable Options :
Bass and ESL speaker cables ($600 per pair) designed specifically for this electrostatic speaker. (These are hand made to your specific length and termination requirements).
Shown on left is a Model 10 in Natural Cherry & on right is a Model 11 in Natural Walnut
Speakers and Electronics are manufactured in Conifer, Colorado.