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Contriva Diacera

From the beginning, the "Diacera" designation has been used for our spectacularly elaborate prime range of speakers, all of which feature the outrageously expensive 30mm diamond tweeter as well as the crossover technology deployed in the Sunray.Trying to describe this speaker's sound is a futile exercise, and it is certainly incorrect to identify the diamond tweeter as the sole reason for its masterful performance. The first few notes of music you will hear will tell more than a thousand words can do.

 

RMD-cabinet, crafted in tounge and groove, made from 2"-3"HP-MDF2 x 220 mm (9") Thiel & Partner (Accuton) woofer with white ceramic-diaphragm1 x 173 mm (7") Thiel & Partner (Accuton) midrange-woofer with white ceramic-diaphragm1 x 30 mm (1,2") Thiel & Partner (Accuton) tweeter with black diamond-diaphragmunique AEROTUNE-System, 3-times adjustable, makes it very flexible and uncritical in room placement:passive crossover network with ultra low tolerance components, exclusive use of silver/gold/oil-Supremecap-MKP-capacitors, metalfilm-resistors, ceramic M-Resist-resistors, massive air-core-inductors, ultra low resistance bass-inductor, microphonically and hermetically isolated x-over boards in seperated chambers, ultra low resistance bass-inductorspecially adopted to the 30 mm diamond tweeter with different cutting-points in the frequency curveadjustable diamond-tweeter curve (hard room-refections / soft room-reflections)serial equipped as SE-version (since June 2010): silver-carbon resistors, ultra grade PIO-Cast copper capacitors, partly silver-wire inside, super low resistance pure air copper inductorsextremly linear frequency response, excellent step response, optimised phase and group delaymassive silver/goldplated soft-copper binding posts with removeable heads for fullsize-eylets, spades and banana's, wired internally with finest coaxial cable, partly silver cable insideserial accessories: 2 professional ATA-flightcases, microfibre-cleaning cloth, owners manual,massive brass stand-bars, high gloss polished chromium plated, incl. screws and tools for it, 2 complete sets special 5-part TIDAL stainless steel isolatorsserial cabinet finish, high gloss polished piano lacquer: midnight blackoptional veneer-group 1, high gloss polished woods in piano lacquer: tiger-eucalyptus, curled-bubinga, rose-bubingaoptional veneer-group 2, high gloss polished woods in piano lacquer: african pyramided mahogany, ebony-macassaralternative choice for veneer-group 1 and 2: natural silky-dull finishes (non-glossy finish with a noble silky-dull shining)other wishes or veneers: possible, on request.drivers: 2 x 222 mm woofers, 1 x 173 mm woofer, 1 x 30 mm tweeternominal power input: 150 / 300 VAnominal impedance: 4-6 Ohmrecommended amp input: We recommend quality instead quantity. Real 20 Watt at 8 Ohm are ok for normal listening levels (in rooms up to 30-60m²). It is most easy to drive and plays even at lowest levels "full and rich". To use the whole enormous dynamic range of it and listening complex music also from time to time very loud we recommend 200 watts at 8 ohm.efficiency: since several unrealistic numbers of competitors we don't want to confuse clients by comparing non-saying numbers on paper. Therefore it is: "Very good efficiency, easy to drive even with tube amps / SET's".dimensions: 130 cm x 28 cm x 48 cmweight: approx. 506 lbs. / 230 kg (with packaging)