Sunday, September 21st: Clayton Shaw from Spatial Audio demonstrates his new Hologram M1 and original M2 open baffle, passive crossover speaker systems
This month's meeting was hosted by Clayton Shaw from Spatial Audio. He answered questions and demonstrated both available models of his new open baffle loudspeakers. They achieve bass response using all passive components in the crossover without any DSP or EQ that has been typical of previous open baffle designs. With 100 dB efficiency they can be driven by nearly any type of amplifier. The Model M2 was demonstrated at AXPONA 2014 here in Chicago and received a lot of positive attention. The Model M2 uses two 12" drivers with a coaxial tweeter with bass response extending to 43 Hz. The larger Model M1 was just recently introduced at the California Audio Show. We were among the first to hear it. It is a larger version using two 15" drivers and the same coaxial tweeter with bass response extending to 32 Hz.
The Spatial Audio Hologram M1 & M2 Speaker Systems
The latest research into open-baffle loudspeaker technology has yielded a beautifully natural and transparent sounding loudspeaker in a compact, plug and play design. All Analog - no DSP required.
The Hologram's precision response and musical character establishes a new paradigm in listener involvement in its price class. Even at very low listening levels the M1 & M2 maintain their dynamic awakeness and engagement. Hologram's Controlled Directivity System greatly reduces room interaction, allowing consistent results in most any room environment. Hologram's 95dB Sensitivity and easy load allow the use of low powered amplifiers without compromise. A stunning 3D sound field is generated by the point source, wide range compression driver.
The associated equipment for the demonstration system was the following:
- Apogee Duet II DAC/PRE
AV Showrooms Spatial Audio Report from AXPONA 2014 audio show.
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