L' Instrument

Statement Bass-Horn Loudspeaker

SPECIFICATIONS:

Driver Compliment:

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.

 

Logarithmic Horn:

20.5"-21.0" Hand turned tone-wood horn 

Cabinet:

NorseLock© Semi-active Self-damping Cabinet Architecture (SASDA) solid heirloom tone-wood baffle, tone-wood semi-active back panel

Sensitivity:  

98 db

Time Alignment:

Drivers time-aligned mechanically and electrically.

Bandwidth: 

18Hz - 21,000   (18Hz - 50kHz  with super tweeter)

 

Binding Post:

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

 

Recommended Power:

5 - 50 tube watts

50-100 transistor watts

 

Cabinet Dimensions:

48" H  14.5" W 15.5" D  (total height with horn 52.5" x 21" wide at horn)

Acoustic Innovations:

 

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.

(patents pending)

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.

IL'Instrument mk-I in Claro walnut with 6A American cherry horns. 

From the testimonial page:

 

Saud from Abu Dhabi

L'Instrument 

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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