IN DEVELOPMENT, NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR LATE 2023 DELIVERY EXTENDED BANDWIDTH, HIGH OUTPUT, HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE, HIGH RESOLUTION SEPT-AMPLIFIED SEVEN-DRIVER FIVE-WAY ….. MERLIN’S PURPOSE IS TO TAKE A BOLD STEP FORWARD BY APPLYING PLENTY OF POWER TO PLENTY OF TOP LEVEL DRIVERS CONSIDER MERLIN IF YOU’RE DONE WITH SCREWING AROUND
STRAIGHTFORWARD ENGINEERING WHERE IT COUNTS. SEVEN DRIVERS, SEVEN AMPS. OVERKILL? NO. Satori Beryllium neodymium drive tweeter - ultra dynamic and flawlessly natural. Satori’s new, amazing, 5” dedicated midrange illuminates the rarely perfected upper midrange. Its low moving mass is driven by a forceful linear motor to bring forth details that have been hidden from you. That “hard to scratch” part of the band between 1500 and 2200Hz has always been elusive, obscured by either heavy moving systems or by the distortions of passive bandpass filters or both. This mid is directly coupled to a dedicated amp. Among Merlin’s strengths, its vocal range beauty stands out. Satori’s strong 7.5” lower midrange fleshes out the body on vocals, does the lower midrange “heavy lifting” that the delicate 5” mid simply cannot deliver at the pressures at which Merlin is designed to operate. A DELIBERATELY AGGRESSIVE DUAL BAND BASS ™ SYSTEM Twin 9.5” Satori upper bass drivers deliver incomparable attack and timbrel detail. Bass violin as you’ve yet to hear it. And if you appreciate slam and violence, would like realistic drum kit, these transducers will not leave you wanting. Below 70Hz Merlin sports two 13.5” subs from SB Acoustics in an ideal force canceling configuration. Mounted coaxially, acoustically in phase, but mechanically 180 degrees out of phase, the net mechanical moment nullifies. So the cabinet is still, while the acoustic output rocks. Very long throw. Very high motor force. Heroic heat dissipation. Unusually supple suspensions. Here is one spec that you will not see presented to you by other speaker companies: bass system displacement. Sure, they talk about woofer diameter, cone material, F3, the usual stuff that tells you very little. Fact is: the single spec that tells you how much work a bass system can do is displacement. An easy concept: displacement is figured exactly as it is for an internal combustion engine; simply a volume measurement equal to piston area x stroke. In a world of mega-buck, but pint-sized bass systems, Merlin’s four bass drivers per side total 3.6 liters; 7.2 liters for the pair. No kidding. Compare that to what’s under the hood of your favorite car. And total bass amp power = 4KW = 5.4 horsepower. So, yes, Merlin can move air. Total amp complement: 100x250x250X500x500x500x500W. If you have finally arrived at the point where you’ve ‘had it’ with compromise, this is your speaker. And you’ll enjoy destroying your buddies’ six-figure rigs at a comparatively modest price. Merlin is intended to satisfy in larger rooms. Since the main array is somewhat large, the distance to the listener wants to be eleven feet, or greater. For very large rooms, it is possible to double the low bass system. As always, each pair will be custom built for you, to meet your requirements.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?
IN DEVELOPMENT, NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR LATE 2023 DELIVERY EXTENDED BANDWIDTH, HIGH OUTPUT, HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE, HIGH RESOLUTION SEPT-AMPLIFIED SEVEN-DRIVER FIVE-WAY ….. MERLIN’S PURPOSE IS TO TAKE A BOLD STEP FORWARD BY APPLYING PLENTY OF POWER TO PLENTY OF TOP LEVEL DRIVERS CONSIDER MERLIN IF YOU’RE DONE WITH SCREWING AROUND
STRAIGHTFORWARD ENGINEERING WHERE IT COUNTS. SEVEN DRIVERS, SEVEN AMPS. OVERKILL? NO. Satori Beryllium neodymium drive tweeter - ultra dynamic and flawlessly natural. Satori’s new, amazing, 5” dedicated midrange illuminates the rarely perfected upper midrange. Its low moving mass is driven by a forceful linear motor to bring forth details that have been hidden from you. That “hard to scratch” part of the band between 1500 and 2200Hz has always been elusive, obscured by either heavy moving systems or by the distortions of passive bandpass filters or both. This mid is directly coupled to a dedicated amp. Among Merlin’s strengths, its vocal range beauty stands out. Satori’s strong 7.5” lower midrange fleshes out the body on vocals, does the lower midrange “heavy lifting” that the delicate 5” mid simply cannot deliver at the pressures at which Merlin is designed to operate. A DELIBERATELY AGGRESSIVE DUAL BAND BASS ™ SYSTEM Twin 9.5” Satori upper bass drivers deliver incomparable attack and timbrel detail. Bass violin as you’ve yet to hear it. And if you appreciate slam and violence, would like realistic drum kit, these transducers will not leave you wanting. Below 70Hz Merlin sports two 13.5” subs from SB Acoustics in an ideal force canceling configuration. Mounted coaxially, acoustically in phase, but mechanically 180 degrees out of phase, the net mechanical moment nullifies. So the cabinet is still, while the acoustic output rocks. Very long throw. Very high motor force. Heroic heat dissipation. Unusually supple suspensions. Here is one spec that you will not see presented to you by other speaker companies: bass system displacement. Sure, they talk about woofer diameter, cone material, F3, the usual stuff that tells you very little. Fact is: the single spec that tells you how much work a bass system can do is displacement. An easy concept: displacement is figured exactly as it is for an internal combustion engine; simply a volume measurement equal to piston area x stroke. In a world of mega- buck, but pint-sized bass systems, Merlin’s four bass drivers per side total 3.6 liters; 7.2 liters for the pair. No kidding. Compare that to what’s under the hood of your favorite car. And total bass amp power = 4KW = 5.4 horsepower. So, yes, Merlin can move air. Total amp complement: 100x250x250X500x500x500x500W. If you have finally arrived at the point where you’ve ‘had it’ with compromise, this is your speaker. And you’ll enjoy destroying your buddies’ six-figure rigs at a comparatively modest price. Merlin is intended to satisfy in larger rooms. Since the main array is somewhat large, the distance to the listener wants to be eleven feet, or greater. For very large rooms, it is possible to double the low bass system.