Bold and Retro-Cool
These are our Shinjitsu Audio HON ITARIA PAIR for sale. Available in Monkey Pod, Blood Wood or Black Simba
This dual driver back loaded
horn speaker is fitted with the new FaitalPro HF111 compression driver. A precision coated Swans 4-inch driver is employed. The horn provides a focused and detailed
sound stage. In addition to amazing sound, this speaker is beautiful and bold,
with a style that almost reminds us of a retro Gramophone. This
combination provides a crisp, full-bodied, room-filling sound. It has a sweet
and extended response with a strong and clear midrange with crisp highs and
robust, well-measured bass. The polymer compression driver produces a well-defined,
wide sound stage, with increased realism and dynamics. Delivers live dynamics
in a compact speaker.
Designed to produce
the dynamics and realism of a live audio event. Merging two tried and proven
technologies: The back loaded horn and a horn loaded compression driver which
provide lifelike high frequency impact and low frequency accuracy.
The back loaded horn
is the only type of bass enclosure that doubles the bass depth impact by
reinforcing the front bass frequencies with back wave bass from the horn exit.
A four-inch driver thus plays bass equal to an 8-inch driver - in an enclosure
half the size.
The custom CNC
machined cabinet is constructed from authentic Baltic Birch Laminate with solid
1/4-inch-thick solid wood front panel. No Veneers are used. Finished
in satin neutral Danish Oil to enhance the beautiful wood grains.
The low frequency
driver is a bronze aluminum extended range Swans designed drive unit with
neodymium magnet and an ultralight cone precision coated with a proprietary
damping compound to diminish ringing. With a wide operating range 32 Hz to 2000
Hz and a broad directivity pattern. Advanced low-distortion motor design.
Long-stroke suspension with a progressive-rate spider. Crossed over with a
phase coherent second order design utilizing a foil coil inductor at 2 kHz to
avoid beaming of the low frequency driver.
The high frequency
driver is a well-reviewed FaitalPro HF111 compression driver with a the critically
acclaimed Faital Pro Cast Aluminum Horn. The low mass and extremely stiff
titanium compression diaphragm is suspended in a massive magnet structure
concentrating an intense magnetic field around the diaphragm. Harshness is
eliminated by operating the driver at least 1.5 octaves above its Fs and
further smoothed with a Mundorf Aluminum and Oil high pass capacitor. Smooth frequency response in the
entire audible range is assured. No honkiness here.
The laser cut solid
maple back plate is terminated with solid copper heavy duty speaker terminals
and a unique attenuation network. The attenuation resistors provided allow for
infinite adjustment of midrange crossover point and high frequency SPL and help
to compensate for room response and age-related high frequency hearing loss.
Tailor the highs to your desires.
placement allows for tilt back floor standing, stand mounted or shelf mounted
placement. Designed for deep bass in any venue these speakers are tested to
energize rooms up to 1000 square feet with punchy deep bass and are perfect for
small apartments as well. Ideal for low level listening late at night and can
reach crescendos of live music at 100dB with just 15 watts of input.
These speakers are
designed to be high sensitivity and can operate with as little as 8 watts and
are rated to produce up to 100 dB of sound pressure level in an average sized
room. Comfortable with chamber music to all out rock and roll these speakers
provide a wide gamut of musical tastes.
Dimensions: 22 inches
height / 17 inches depth / 9.5 inches wide
Weight: 43 Lbs each /
85 Lbs total package weight per pair.
Sensitivity: 87dB to
90 dB depending on high frequency attenuation selected
Maximum Power 50 watts
continuous with 100-watt. Amplifier rated 8 watts to > 250 watts
THE BACK LOADED HORN
The most elegant way
to enhance bass response is the backloaded horn speaker.
Designed to collect
the back wave (which in normal speakers is wasted or absorbed) the speaker
driver amplifies the bass via a professionally designed labyrinth enclosure
which exits the horn located on the back of the speaker enclosure. This clever
design enhances bass more efficiently and accurately than bass-reflex and
sealed enclosure types.
Back loaded horn type
enclosures make the most efficient use of such back sound waves. Back-loaded
horn system enclosures work in such a manner that, as bass comes out of a horn
mounted on the back of a driver, the rest of sound spectrum, e.g. mid- and
high-frequency ranges, is radiated directly from the driver.
back loaded horns are highly efficient by actively utilizing sound output from
the bass driver and respond well to the subtlest components of music signals.
Improved transient response, speed and effortless sound quality are some of the
hallmarks of this type of driver arrangement.