Custom version of the Legacy Focus SE with a rear switch that provides for a shallow contour from 4 to 8kHz. According to the speaker designer, Bill Dudleston, "It works well to take the stridency out of recordings, particularly if you have a live room." Black Pearl finish.
Note that You need to pick these up in Arlington VA and help pack them. The finish is simply too nice to risk shipping, and the price is already discounted accordingly.
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System Type: 6 driver, 4 way
Tweeter: (1) 1" dual pole neo ribbon, folded Kapton diaphram
MIdrange: (1) 3" dual pole neo ribbon, vapor deposited kapton diaphram
Midwoofer: (2) 7" Rohacell reinforced-Silver Graphite, cast frame
Subwoofer: (2) 12" spun aluminum diaphragm, rubber surround, total enclosed neo motor, long throw suspension, with cast frame
Low Frequency Alignment: Assisted 6th order Butterworth, vented
Freq. Response (Hz, +/-2dB): 18-30K
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Sensitivity: (Room, dB@ 2.83V) 95.4 dB
Recommended Amplification: 10 - 500 Watts
Crossover: 120, 2.8K, 8K
Binding Posts: 2 Pair
Dimensions HxWxD (inches): 55 x 14 x 15.375
Weight: 195 lbs. each
Shipping Dimensions HxWxD (inches): 22 x 22 x 62
Shipping Weight: 198 lbs. each
I started by re-sculpting the cabinet, making it a bit narrower, yet deeper. I stiffened and angled the sidewalls, front baffle, and cabinet top to avoid parallel surfaces and potential standing waves. Facets were machined into the cabinet corners to progressively narrow the baffle with rising frequency. Even the grille of the FOCUS SE has been sculpted to prevent diffraction.
While the driver tolerances on the FOCUS are a stringent +/- 1dB of the target function,, the FOCUS SE drivers are then performance matched to +/-0.25 dB. The measurement data is then recorded in our database and archived by serial number.
I chose to use Solen metallized polypropylene capacitors imported from France as bypasses in the high frequency network and braided silver cable by Ray Kimber to the upper ribbon. As final assurance, I hand-tune the final crossover network personally, before signing the Silver Edition owner’s certificate.
The FOCUS SE makes a statement of quality and performance that I feel is unmatched by any other company at twice the price.”
Since some smaller rooms can load up in the 60 to 80 Hz region when driven by full range speakers, a sculpting network can be activated to tame such conditions. It is completely out of circuit until engaged, yet eliminates overhang or ‘droning’ when needed.
Black chromed cone feet, turned from solid brass, properly anchor the speaker to the floor boundary. A knurled adjustable leveling washer and a stabilizing centering disc are incorporated. An elastomeric isolation pad is installed between the cabinet and cone to prevent re-radiation of mechanically induced vibration reaching the listener.
The 14 step Black Pearl finish is cured for three weeks prior to hours of hand polishing and buffing. The completed system is protected by a custom made velvet bag and encased by three inch thick polyethylene foam for transport.