Three-way, floor standing, full range bass-reflex design. The cabinet is a 35 mm HD sandwich construction with viscoelastic layer.
1" Scan Speak, Ringradiator
5" Scan Speak, Mid
7" Scan Speak, Bass
Sensitivity: 2,83V 86dB/ m
Nominal impedance: 4 ohm
35 Hz - 40 kHz
- High frequency response: Full level above 40 kHz
- Echo free: 200 Hz - 20 kHz ± 1 db
- Low frequency response: -3 db 35 Hz
Hand-built point-to-point wired crossover specified at 1% tolerance
Crossover slopes: 24 db/octave. acoustical
Crossover frequencies: 350hz, 3500hz
Custom Air cored inductors
Temperature stable resistors
Internal wiring: Custom made. Oxygen free copper wires
Connection: Binding post from Cardas
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 39 cm
Weight: 35.5 kg each
Shipping dimensions: 54x47x113cm,
Shipping Weight: 2 x 40 kg
The Grand Artist D can also be ordered in most wood/veneer finishes.
It is impossible to set a price on sound quality. But not many, if any loudspeaker, in this price range, will make recordings come physically to life as the Grand Artist D.
The Grand Artist D out performs the old Grand Artist in every aspect. You will immediately recognize the more relaxed, detailed overall performance that feels like the loudspeaker has no trouble in the world delivering the complex music you are listening to and that the tonal balance and sound stage will stay unchanged when the volume gets really high.
The new Dimension crossover technology literally removes the physical presence of the loudspeakers and you will experience it as the music is more physically 3-dimensionall then ever before. The tweeter transmits the highest frequencies effortlessly as the Grand D without harshness or colorations.
Musicians and vocalists are presented at their natural height and if you hear the loudspeakers from a different room you will experience it as if someone was playing live in the room where the loudspeakers are; just as a live performance would do.
Not many loudspeakers handles dynamics with the same natural effortless as the Grand Artist D regardless of what type of music you put in to your signal source.
The Grand Artist D has the same absorbing felt and complex pyramid shape as the rest of the Grand models to effectively reduce baffle reflections. The cabinet is made of a 35mm HD sandwich construction with a viscoelastic layer as all our models which makes the cabinet exceptionally quiet. The cabinet is precision cut on a CNC machine for best precision. All wood veneer is handcrafted for optimal finish.
A 34 mm MDF protection front is submitted as standard.
The speaker units
The Grand Artist D's driver units are sourced from Scanspeak. We use the highly acclaimed Scanspeak ring radiator tweeter which allows a frequency response above 40 kHz at full level. Even if the human ear can't assimilate information above 20 kHz, the noise level is lower and you will find that the ring radiator is a more natural sounding tweeter in comparison with other tweeters. The straight frequency response above 20 kHz is just a result of its excellent design.
The midrange is the same 5" Revelator You find on The Grand D and is considered one of the best midranges in production today. The bass is controlled by the same version of Scanspeak 7" Revelator we use as a mid/woofer on the Baby Grand.
The heart of any loudspeaker is the crossover and the The Grand Artist D's crossover is based on our new Dimension technology. The network is hand-built and wired point-to-point. We use a 24dB-per-octave acoustic slope design with custom air cored inductors and propylene capacitors.
We only use extremely tight tolerances and temperature stable resistors. The Grand Artist D's crossover is specified at 1% tolerance throughout the whole signal path. This doesn't tell you much if you don't know that it's not unusual for other high-end manufactures to have tolerances of between +/- 10-20 %. In order to keep the tolerance at 1% we do not only match every component, we also adjust the crossover for each pair of speaker units we receive because the speaker units do not always have the same measurements when they arrive from the factory.
The Grand Artist D is internally wired with a custom designed oxygen free copper cable for best transference and connected with Cardas gold plated oxygen free copper binding posts . It will be possible to upgrade the Grand Artist D in the future.