Arion AudioIrisnewArion Audio Iris is designed and built in the USA - The Iris is one of the smallest full range open baffle speaker system available - We are available online or by phone to discuss our products. Dealer inquiry is welcome!With our Apollo System series well under way, Arion Audio wanted to offer smaller speaker systems for music lovers who don’t want the “big system” but still demand the same high quality of music re...2995.00

Arion Audio Iris is designed and built in the USA - The Iris is one of the smallest full range open baffle speaker system available - We are available online or by phone to discuss our products. Dealer inquiry is welcome!

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Ships fromCharlotte, NC, 28278
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions18.0" × 28.0" × 18.0" (50.0 lbs.)
24.0" × 28.0" × 10.0" (35.0 lbs.)
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With our Apollo System series well under way,
Arion Audio wanted to offer smaller speaker systems for music lovers who don’t
want the “big system” but still demand the same high quality of music
reproduction. The IRIS speakers started life as a design exercise in scaling
down our HVT (High Velocity Transducer) and BFW (Balanced Force Woofer)
technology. The culmination of many months of research and development have
resulted in the IRIS. The IRIS is the smallest model of the Arion Audio
loudspeaker lineup.

 

During the conceptual phase of the IRIS
development many ideas were considered. The ideas that survived scrutiny became
the product’s design outline and performance goals. The main design
considerations were:

 

Sound quality

Compact size

Easy room integration

Using the proven technology from our larger
loudspeakers

A clean contemporary design

High sensitivity

Manufacturability

 

We chose the 3D printing process to start our
physical development. There was much to learn about the 3D printing process and
how to apply it to loudspeaker design and development. Fortunately, our 3D
printing partner has many years of experience in the field of 3D printing and has
experience with printing many different plastics, reinforced plastics and
metals. With our HVT and BFW technology in hand we had a clear direction. Once
our basic design was hashed out, we started building 3D printed prototypes to
test and evaluate. We quickly became very fond of the 3D printing process. The
discussion then turned to the possibility of using 3D printed cabinets in the
production speakers. We decided to seriously evaluate the benefits and
drawbacks of using this process in production. We concluded that there are more
benefits and few drawbacks and decided to move forward.

 

Deciding to use 3D printed speaker cabinets
has allowed us the opportunity to design additional features into the cabinets
and better control their properties. We were challenged by new and different
design obstacles. We welcome a good design challenge and pride ourselves for
thinking outside the box. Challenges have been met.

 

Arion Audio IRIS speakers are a two-way open
baffle DSP controlled active system. They are ideal for a wide range of
listening environments providing a unique combination of extraordinary detail,
clarity, low dynamic compression, accurate timbre reproduction and natural
dynamic contrasts. They are configurable and can be set up to be used with
subwoofers if needed.

Specifications:

Two-way dipole monitors.

Requires four (4) channels of amplification)

Arion (built in house) AMT driver (one AMT per
speaker)

AMT impedance- 4 ohms

Long-throw 6-inch woofers (four woofers per
speaker)

Woofer array impedance- 4 ohms

Frequency response- 45Hz to 24KHz

Frequency response (Optimized)- 55Hz to 19KHz
+/- 1dB (in-room response)

DSP-controlled with advanced room correction

Crossover - 380 Hz (adjustable from 380Hz to
440Hz with DSP)

AMT sensitivity is over 100dB (minimum
1.5 watts per channel)

Woofer sensitivity is over 90dB (minimum 20
watts per channel)

Retail price is $8995 USD. Included are two (2)
speakers and the Advanced DSP system. Stands are optional at $500 USD. The
speakers without electronics retail for $2995.

IRIS speakers measure 20"H by 10"W
by 8"D each. Each 3D speaker is built around our "designed and built
in house" AMT driver and 4 six-inch woofers. Speaker stands are available
as an option. Please contact us for configuration options and price
quote.
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