Completely accurate music reproduction requires more than a thoroughly optimized speaker. It requires a speaker that works together with the acoustics of the listening room.
The 8c is more than just a loudspeaker. It is a unique acoustic concept, because its revolutionary design provides constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards. As a result, the 8c is above and beyond any other system in terms of neutrality, precision, and in-room tonal balance.
The 8c represents our commitment to accuracy and clarity. With its constant directivity from 100Hz upwards and +/-0.5dB frequency response from 35Hz upwards, music can now be experienced exactly as it was intended. Nothing is added, nothing left out.
Experience the sensation of truly accurate music reproduction, hear truth in audio like never before.
Tune the system to the room, not the room to the system. 8c’s adapt to the room they are in and can be placed (very) close to room boundaries without losing performance.
To achieve this, 8c’s combine a proprietary waveguide tweeter with an acoustic cardioid midrange, boundary-coupled bass drivers and active room matching. The result: superb acoustical reproduction in any room.
Besides drivers, the 8c’s small footprint presence holds high-end DACs, amps, subwoofers and a DSP. The system also comes with room matching and streaming capabilities out-of-the-box.
All components match each other perfectly and together deliver a “big sound” at 106 dB continuously from 35 Hz upwards, while keeping the signal-to-noise ratio very high.
From the smooth baffle to the solid oak cabinet, the 8c’s construction is designed to look as clean as it sounds.
After the 8c’s are automatically discovered on your LAN, you’ll have full control of settings like gain, distance to front and side walls, updates and many parametric filters. Internet connectivity is not required.
Besides balanced analogue or AES3 input, you will able in the near future to stream digital music directly to your 8c’s. Setup left and right position using your mobile device and the rest is done automatically.
Within your LAN, 8c’s can be grouped into multiple zones. Perfectly synchronized music can then be played effortlessly in those zones.
Automatic updates can keep your 8c’s up-to-date with industry standards and trends. After extensive testing periods, new firmware versions are made available from our cloud based software platform. If so desired and set up, 8c’s will download and install these updates automatically, adding new features overnight.
8c specific loudspeaker stand.
The 8c stand is designed in house to safely support your 8c speakers in a domestic environment.
Special care has been taken to ensure the right acoustical properties and sand filling the stand is possible for minimum resonances.
The 8c loudspeaker is bolted to the stand so that a sturdy and stable platform is created.
The 8c stand is available in matt black finish only.
The 8c studio shares the same dimensions, components and specs as the 8c but is built into a MDF wood based cabinet as opposed to our solid oak 8c cabinets. To clearly distinguish between the two products the 8c studio will besides the different cabinet material have to do without streaming audio over ethernet capabilities.
The 8c studio will be able to handle 192 kHz on the AES/EBU input similar to the 8c.
We have incorporated M10 threads in the sides of the 8c studio to cope with the demand of being able to fly or pole mount the cabinets for surround, Dolby Atmos and similar install applications.
U bracket and accessories to deal with the above will become available shortly. For the time being the 8c studio will be made in black only.
- AS A HIGH END HOME HIFI SPEAKER
- AS A MAIN MONITOR IN RECORDING AND MASTERING STUDIOS
- LF: 8” ALUMINIUM CONE (2X)
- MF: 8” ALUMINIUM CONE
- HF: 1” ALUMINIUM / MAGNESIUM ALLOY DOME
- 100 HZ & 1250 HZ, 4TH ORDER LINKWITZ-RILEY,LINEAR PHASE
- LF: SEALED
- MF: ACOUSTIC CARDIOID
MAX LINEAR SPL @ 1M:
- 106 DB CONTINUOUS FROM 35 HZ UPWARDS*
- LF: 500 W
- MF: 250 W
- HF: 250 W
- CLASS D, POWER FACTOR CORRECTION, HYBRID COOLING
MAINS INPUT VOLTAGE:
- 110V – 230V AC, 50 – 60 HZ
DIMENSIONS (H X W X D):
- 485 X 270 X 380 MM (19 X 10.5 X 15 IN)
- 26 KG (57 LBS)
- SIDE AND TOP PANELS: 19 MM SOLID OAK WOOD
- INTERNAL CONSTRUCTION: 18MM BIRCH PLYWOOD
- OUTER BAFFLE: INJECTION MOULDED ABS, DAMPED
- BALANCED AUDIO OVER XLR
- SENSITIVITY SWITCH: +4 DBU / -10 DBV
- PEAK INPUT LEVEL: +24 DBU (+4 DBU SETTING)
- DSP CONTROLLED OUTPUT FOR ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
- AES3 OVER XLR
- LEFT / RIGHT / MONO CHANNEL SWITCH
- AES3 LOOP THROUGH OVER XLR
- ETHERNET OVER RJ45
- DC / CLIPPING
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