OneAudio is a new Australian company and this is their first speaker, known as the u2. Offering a special birch-ply construction, the selection of the finest ScanSpeak drivers, the critical crossover design process for driver integration, baffle diffraction, phase coherence and several patented component designs, this is a very special speaker.
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This is a compact design measuring just 38cm high, 21cm wide and 30cm deep BUT don't be fooled by it's humble dimensions. It will surprise you beyond all expectations. A quick glance at some of the technical specifications tells a story all it's own. For example, you can see it offers a quite remarkable bass response down to 30kHz and that's just the beginning. Right across the frequency range, it's ability to detail and define individual notes your choose piece of music is uncanny. To be specific, notes do not run into one another but hold their own, standing separate for the listener, yet all working together to combine in perfect rhymic timing.
If you are looking to reproduce a truly emotive performance from your favourite music at home that can make the hairs on the back of your nexk stand up sand give you goosebumps, this is the speaker you need to consider. It really is that good.
+ ScanSpeak Revelator Bass/Mid driver
+ ScanSpeak Ring Radiatior Tweeter
+ Cardas Rhodium ‘high purity’ copper binding posts
+ Crossover components utilising Solen high quality air cored inductors
+ Premium Solen/Auricap polypropylene capacitors and non inductive resistors
+ Birch Plywood enclosure
Be astonished at how such a compact propostition can produce music from the darkness and with no hint of background noise. What this remarkable little performer will show is any imperfections you may have elsewhere in your system. With that in mind we have partnered these speakers with a number of different amplifiers in the Len Wallis Audio stable including the Prima Luna Dialogue HP integrated, the Yamaha A-S3000 integrated, the Devialet 400Pro and the Marantz PM-14. The u2 produces excellent results with all these different components - testement to it's incredible capabilities.
This is a speaker that needs to be auditioned. We highly recommend putting aside an hour so to visit us with your favourite music and sitting down in comfort one of our acoustically treated sound lounges to put the u2 through it's paces. You will be very glad you did.
Where did this speaker come from?
You might be familiar with the name of an Australian Audio Designer, Brad Serhan. Brad was the founder of Orpheus Loudspeakers who later sold the company and pursued a career as a free-lance designer for other speaker manufacturers. It was Brad Serhan along with John Riley who designed another favourite speaker of ours, the Axis Voice Box ‘S’. For this venture, Brad has formed an alliance with a number of like-minded individuals, under the name Brigadiers Audio - you can read more about them here.
Speaker Type: 2 way stand mounted, reflex loaded
ScanSpeak 1' Ring Radiator Tweeter
Patented Symmetrical Drive(SD-2) motor
Non Resonant Alu Rear Chamber
Patented Phase Plug Design
Large Ring Neo Magnet Offering extremely low distortion
ScanSpeak 5”/15cm Revelator Bass/Mid
Patented Symmetrical Drive motor design
Low-Loss linear suspension
Die cast Alu Chassis vented below the spider
Sliced Cone (controls Cone Breakup)
Low Damping SBR Rubber Surround
Low noise floor cabinet
Constrained layer damping construction technique
Birch Plywood (25mm)
Technical testings results
Frequency Response (typical in room response): 45Hz - 30kHz
Sensitivity: 84dB/1m/2.83 volts
Power Handling (typical music programme): 100 watts
Nominal Impedance: ~6 ohms
Dimensions / Height: 38cm, Width 21cm, Depth 30cm
Weight: 10 kg each
Finish: High Gloss Black