The fundamental design philosophy for ALL of our
1. Achieve the lowest IM (InterModulation)
Distortion, even at the expense of other generally accepted
measures of quality and aesthetic styling features.
2. Achieve the lowest
3. Provide all of the
necessary controls required to easily and accurately achieve a
pleasing spectral balance with any recording / music source,
volume level, or listening environment.
Our equipment represents a viable alternative to
the mediocrity of conventional audio.
Our technology is not based on any current "fad"
and we do not manufacture "goofy sound effect devices" --
our design philosophy is based on solid engineering /
electro-acoustic theory. The equipment presented in
this brochure is not intended for the average consumer,
but rather for those who expect and can
appreciate the highest level of quality and performance in audio
None of our components or systems have been
"tweaked" to achieve a particular sound character while playing
a certain "kind of music"; it is a popular myth that a particular
type of equipment or system is needed to obtain a pleasing sound
character with a particular type of music. We do not
subscribe to the idea of deliberately introducing "soft
distortion" artifacts to mask "harsh distortion" present in the
source material. If the music source material is not
flawed, all of our systems will yield exceptional sound character,
regardless of the "kind of music".
Note *1. Distortion Audibility
Equalizer Distortion Myth
From the beginning we realized that passive
crossovers for speakers inherently can't work*Note*
and introduced the industry's first
4-way-stereo Electronic Crossover. It
soon became apparent that a whole category of speaker response
anomalies could easily and accurately be corrected by
incorporating appropriate compensation into the crossover sections
without introducing additional active gain stages.
It should be noted, however, that
ELECTRONIC EQ (whether active or passive) ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT COMPENSATE FOR MECHANICAL
MIS-ALIGNMENT OF SPEAKER DRIVERS; thus all of our speaker
systems feature user-adjustable Time-Alignment*2
for the drivers.
More technical details of our design philosophy are described under :
Crossover Design Philosophy
Power Amp / Crossover System Philosophy
Speaker Design Philosophy
Footnotes / Extended Technical Data
While other manufacturers are perpetuating obsolete technology, we
offer systems with a level of quality that has previously been
unattainable -- at any cost.