Our Nightshade 1 speakers are available for pre-sale for our November manufacturing run. Cabinets are being produced in October and we have a limited number of crossovers and drivers. Once sold, it will be several months before another production run will occur.
Secure yours now with a refundable deposit. Pre-order still has 30 day in-home trial from date of receipt at your home!
Price is $4999 in Jet Black, $5999 in mainstream wood veneers like Red Oak, Maple or Ash and $6499 with Carbon Fiber or Kevlar veneer. Other veneers and paint colors are available and will be quoted on a case by case bases.
Stands not included in price.
AXPONA Coverage is in:
"The speakers had a glossy and emotionally moving sound that did well to underline the dark and silent background created by the use of high-tech enclosure materials. I know it sounds weird to say, but the enclosure sounded good." - Eric Franklin Shook, part-time audiophile - Verdant Audio - Art Audio AXPONA 2019
"Sincere Thanks!...To Verdant Audio for press support, and trying to play my own music on their nicely balanced stand mounts, powered by the beautiful Art Audio Carissa amps. I enjoyed it, men." - Gary L Beard, Positive Feedback - My AXPONA Adventures
The Nightshade cabinets are made from panels of Phenolic Resin and Fiber Glass with a DuPont Nomex honeycomb core. Phenolic Resin and Fiber Glass are extremely rigid and the honeycomb core offers superior sound damping. The cabinets outperform MDF as well and although they are less rigid than the Blackthorns, they are still something special. Like with CF panels, this approach is limiting in that panels can’t be curved explaining the bold, and distinct styling. Alternatively, Nomex is far superior to alternatives like balsa meaning what we give up in flexibility in styling we make up for in performance. It is finished with an automotive grade paintjob for superior quality and durability.
The midrange is Eton’s Orchestra. Paper cone drivers with ribbed cones ensure a high level of rigidity. The special mixture of paper was selected for homogeneity for a smooth and consistent sound. Supremely musical, the Orchestra midrange delivers detail and nuance via traditional materials. Eton’s silk dome tweeter leverages a special internal coating that is manually applied. The tweeter delivers extraordinary detail and marries perfectly with the midrange, again via traditional materials.
Eton speakers are well designed and don’t require extraordinarily complex crossovers. Using a hybrid second and third order design allows for a seamless transition between tweeter and woofer for a homogenous sound. ClarityCap PX Capacitors were chosen for their raw musicality and ability to deliver a fun and engaging sound. Goertz Copper Foil inductors were selected due to their tight tolerances and exceptional quality ensuring a clean and consistent sound from speaker to speaker.
Kimber Kable and WBT Binding Posts:
To ensure the signal arrives at our superb crossover and drivers in the purest possible form, we opted to use only the best wire and binding posts. Flexibility is not a concern inside a speaker cabinet so although a bit more expensive we, opted for solid copper wire for its precise and focused sound. WBT Binding Posts were selected for their obvious quality and precision.
· Mid Woofer: 5.9 inches (150mm) – Ribbed Paper Cone
· Tweeter: 1 inch (25mm) Dome – Silk Dome
· Mid Woofer: Rear Vented
· Tweeter: Sealed
· Sensitivity: 85 dB (2.83V @ 1M)
· Maximum SPL: 104.1dB Continuous (1M) and 116.4dB Peak
· Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms / minimum 7.4 ohms @ 173 Hz
· Recommended Amplifier Power Range: 25 to 100w
· Frequency Response:
64 Hz – 18.8 kHz +/- 3 dB
54 Hz – 19.3 kHz +/- 6dB
45 Hz – 20.0 kHz +/- 10dB
· Height: 15 inches
· Width: 8.5 inches
· Depth: 11 inches
· Weight Per Channel: 10 lbs