Statement Bass-Horn Loudspeaker
8.0" full range driver with hybrid motor mounted in unique bass-horn loading
Dual 12" bass drivers with hybrid ceramic AlNiCo motors non-removable frameless grill covers. Both woofers port through the bass-horn along with the full ranger it's a point-source magic act!
Optional hidden horn AlNiCo super tweeter extends HF to over 50,000hz add $1,000
mounted behind the lower part of the horn utilizes the back of the horn flair for dispersion.
20.5"-21.0" Hand turned tone-wood horn
NorseLock© Semi-active Self-damping Cabinet Architecture (SASDA) solid heirloom tone-wood baffle, tone-wood semi-active back panel
Drivers time-aligned mechanically and electrically.
18Hz - 21,000 (18Hz - 50kHz with super tweeter)
4 way low-mass tellurium copper with speaker frame Earthing terminals
Internal Wire: 20awg solid core high tensile strength 6N copper wire in cotton silver solder (wiring optimized for detail and efficiency)
Impedance: 6 or 12 ohms
5 - 50 tube watts
50-100 transistor watts
48" H 14.5" W 15.5" D (total height with horn 52.5" x 21" wide at horn)
How to Order:
Choose your wood horn:
Figured Maple walnut tunnel $450 (shown)
All Claro Walnut + $2000
Solid Port Orford white cedar (book matched) +$6000
Choose your wood baffles front and back:
(Rubbed oil finish or sprayed gloss, satin or matte)
Claro Walnut + 800
African ribbon Sapele +1,000
Persian Cedar +1,000
Hawaiian KOA (PUR)
African Zebra-wood (PUR)
African Ebony (PUR)
Driver+ cap/coil Upgrade:
Hand-Made AlNiCo wide-band driver with ecru colored dual cone with turned spruce phase plugs (clear wood or black) upgraded dual woofers, upgraded cap, coil and internal wire +5000.00 (shown)
Delivery Early 2020
Viking Acoustics Hybrid Horn Loading Technology:
Non-compression hybrid loading. Horn is used for high-frequency driver in non-compression format and set with an air-gap and doubles as the bass-port or bass-horn for the woofer. On Berlin the back side of the horn overlaps 30% of the woofer to further increase bass and bass efficiency as well as limit on and off axis distortion. Gottenburg uses the front and back of the logarithmic horn.
NorseLock© Semi-active Self-damping Cabinet Architecture: (SASDA) Machined heirloom wood front and rear baffles connected (locked) together with machined tone-wood pillars.
Jetted bass driver loading + frameless non-removable grills. larger woofer can be used with smaller opening reducing some low frequency distortion mechanically while augmenting low bass.
From the testimonial page:
Saud from Abu Dhabi
Now after a year of owning my L' Instrument 8PS speakers, I must say they are amazing speakers. I really can't explain how much I enjoy listening to them -- I am out of words to be honest to explain the detail these speakers have. Thanks for providing such a wonderful product. These speakers sound very good on complete tube set-up with a good TT with tube pre-amplifier to enhance the signal. Moreover they blast the bass-out when connected to solid-state and make them more dynamic for young generation... these speakers are simply superb on tube as well as solid state. I am so happy to own them and thanks very much for giving me such a masterpiece.
L'Instrument is a Perfect choice for the World's finest tube based systems. Recommended power 5-50 wpc
L'instrument's extra large horn is machined of fine tone-wood and turned by hand...and make a lifetime audio statement.
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