Vendor Electra-Fidelity Hilton Room 920 niner-too-zeero
(vendor's other room has different speaker brand). $4500/pr MSRP AudioKinesis "Zephrin 46"
approximately 93 dB, high 30 Hz bass cutoff, natural/mechanical bass mode cancelling feature, user switchable 8 Ohm or 32 Ohm flat above the bass range (minimum 6/24 Ohm), high power handling/low thermal compression, wave guide compression tweeter, four 6.5"/five tweeters per channel, and lots more...
LCS Late Ceiling Splash Patent Pending radiation pattern...In 2008 The Absolute Sound
magazine, reviewer Robert E. Greene awarded AudioKinesis "Dream Maker" (original) the Golden Ear Award.
Zephrin 46 incorporates refinement and evolution of DM design including cutting-edge state-of-the-art ambiance recreation parameters by Dr. Floyd Toole, Dr. Earl Geddes, high end pioneer Richard Shahinian, and others. With all due respect to bipole, dipole, and omni-pole, LCS brings more audiophile goodness including the largest sweet spot and maximum placement options, even against the front wall! And no fuzzy image outline nor bloated image dimensions, the bane of omni-pole.
Ask a vendor representative to flip the transparent toggle switch located at the component rack to directly compare LCS vs. plain old-fashion mono pole. Warning: this test is an existential risk to tolerance for non-LCS radiation patterns.
Please introduce yourself to LCS co-inventor (me) who shall summarize the theory behind it.
Need more? How about a unique natural bass-mode-cancelling feature built right in? This feature is not EQ, is purely mechanical, operates in three-dimensional space to eliminate the mode source before it propagates, works throughout the room, lacks dreaded "hot spots," and is available no where else (EQ and "bass traps" are band-aids). Remember the adage: it's easier to fix a problem before it occurs.
Still not convinced? Who's got a music source like this? Want state of the art tubes, both OTL and transformer-coupled? We got 'em! Keep reading!
Reel to Reel analog tape, what Cpt. James T. Kirk prefers over vinyl in the next Star Trek prequel: Otari MX5050 MkIII modified, 15ips, 1/4" half-track, playback head feeds custom outboard Atma-Sphere tube preamp/EQ...Master Tapes: Paul Stubblebine Tape Project, Swedish Opus Three (ex-LP manufacturer), and (hopefully) TRL Tube Research Labs Paul Weitzel
Digital: Resolution Audio Cantata CDP and Streamer
Preamp: All-new, affordable Atma-Sphere unbalanced tube line stage. (Replaced an ARC Reference 3 in one audiophile's big rig!)
Power Amps: Electra-Fidelity 300B mono 10-12W....Atma-Sphere M60 mono OTL, 100W @ 32 Ohm (Zephrin 46 speaker is user-switchable 8 Ohm or 32 Ohm...nothing magnifies speaker cable performance like a 32 Ohm speaker load!)
Acoustic Treatments: Room Tunes original plus custom OC703 4'x8' (ask us about our ultra-high-tech diffusion surface)
Speaker Finishes: standard cost real wood veneer walnut, maple, or oak...extra cost custom veneers.
Did I say room niner-too-zeero