A loudspeaker is an Instrument
Our loudspeakers are highly sensitive, not merely in the sense of sound pressure level: They capture absolutely every tiny nuance of the music with unheard-of tangibility. Perhaps this is why dc10audio loudspeakers are continually paired with the finest, most expensive tube amplification in the world.
Our horns are not compression drivers. They are entirely different.
Our horns are both tweeter and bass-reflex port. The tweeter is loaded in the horn with non-resonant pillars that create an air gap around the tweeter. The horn-loaded tweeter is protected from any port turbulence, both in and out, via simple aerodynamics. The result is smooth, coherent sound without the common compression horn “honk.” This technology has a powerful effect on bass, imaging, and soundstage. The sound is open, natural, dynamic and detailed.
The internal resonator we call "the instrument" has a unique role in our loudspeakers.
We wanted to increase the depth and texture of the sound and better utilize the drivers' backwave energy rather than just snuffing it out. Loaded into every loudspeaker we make, the resonator responds perhaps similarly to a passive radiator, tracking the driver with speed and accuracy. Unlike a passive radiator, the tonewood resonator does not slow the loudspeaker down or produce the sometimes mushy bass associated with passive radiators. The mid-band sound (midrange), tone and texture are just short of magic, reproducing strings and vocals like never before, with a new detail, tangibility, speed and coherence.
Whether you’re listening to the three B’s, jazz, or rock ’n’ roll, you’ll be left with transient fidelity that is lightning-fast and has an open, breathtaking soundstage with the texture, tone, and tooth of live music.
The loudspeaker is now truly an instrument.