Item: Ambience Reference 1600 Speakers
Location: Surrey Hills, Victoria
Item Condition: Very Good
Reason for selling: Not getting enough use in second system
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
This Reference ribbon hybrid loudspeaker boasts an extremely high efficiency specification of 96dB, which uses extremely powerful neodymium “rare earth” magnets.
The magnets form the main integral part of the engine that creates the sound.
They produce five times the acoustical output energy as our standard series with the same rated amplifier input power.
To match the high efficiency levels of the ribbon driver, we’ve had to employ double woofer arrangement in the bass section to create the low frequency output.
Marrying these two varying technologies together, a complex 18dB/Octave crossover has been specially designed utilizing “Hovland” capacitors from the U.S. These capacitors are renowned for being the finest available in the world.
The crossover point is performed at a frequency less sensitive to the human ear; thus cannot be distinguished.
Internal cabling is also sourced from the U.S company “Analysis Plus”; this company is rapidly gaining reputation for being one of the finest cable manufacturers within the industry.
The resulting combination is a speaker system that has incredible DYNAMICS, REALISM and coupled with CLARITY that only Ribbon or Electrostatic loudspeakers can produce.
The soundstage is huge, and being of di-polar type design, create a three dimensional sound field.
Because of their gradual ramp downward tendency at the upper most frequencies, listening is very smooth and relaxing, even when operated at high volume levels!
Their high efficiency makes them suitable for amplifiers with very low output Tube Amp power ratings of 10 watts, to a maximum continuous power output rating of 150 watt RMS /channel. With large amplifiers, extreme sound pressure levels are achievable.
The Reference 1600 model has upward firing bass drivers, which gives them excellent ability to perform under any situation, irrespective of room influences and positioning. A loudspeaker that is very versatile.
Stunning performer with low output tube amps.
Warmth, Encompassing, Surrounding. Hence the name - AMBIENCE!
Sensitivity : 96dB @ 1metre, 2.83volts input
Power handling : 150 watts RMS (long term)
Crimped metal ribbon type
Twin 180mm SEAS woofers, custom made
specifically for Ambience loudspeakers
Rear ported bass reflex design
Nominal impedance : 4 ohms
Crossover 3rd order @ 420Hz
Minimum amplifier power 10 watts RMS/channel
Ideal Amplifier power 25-70 watts RMS/channel.
1605mm tall x 228mm wide x 432 deep
Weight : 32.5 kg / each