Friday, February 25, 2011

Kharma Elegance DB7



The Elegance collection is succeeding the very successful Ceramique line of high-end loudspeakers from Kharma. The Ceramique loudspeaker line was introduced in 1998 and the use of Ceramique-based drivers was the reason for naming this series like we did.
During the past years Kharma has been researching new technologies as how to improve and set a new standard again to the high-end audio world. We are very proud now to offer the very latest high-tech technologies again in the new Elegance series.
The shape of the cabinets has been unchanged because the shape is fully functional to the way the sound develops from the loudspeakers. But the beauty of the design has been improved upon, by redesigning the stand and bottom, the redesign of the front cover and many other small design details. Besides all drivers of the Elegance dB7 are significantly improved. The tweeter is now made of pure beryllium, which is the next best material to diamond. Furthermore the speaker is equipped with double 7-inch Kharma Composite Driver (KCD), which is based on a new cone technology especially developed by Kharma. The double 7 inch equipment of this new Elegance speaker explains the appropriate name Elegance dB7.


The shape of perfection

The shape of the cabinets of the new Elegance series has been unchanged with respect to its predecessor, the ceramique series, because the shape is fully functional to the way the sound develops from the loudspeakers. This is a result of the unique polygonal shaped cabinet for optimum phase behaviour and minimum group timedelay. Besides, the cabinet is made of 35 mm high density MDF to increase the neutrality of the cabinet and is equipped with advanced acoustic damping materials to absorb the energy in a wide frequency range.
The actual size of this new Elegance dB7 is optimized for better performance with respect to its predecessors of the Ceramique series. Moreover the beauty of the design has been improved upon, by redesigning the stand and bottom, the redesign of the front grill and many other small design details.

Living music

One of the many redesigned parts of the Elegance is the grill of the dB7. This new improved grill is made detachable by embedded magnets to really have the freedom to adapt the Elegance dB7 to your own style. With grill, the Elegance gives an elegant and luxury feeling, where the dB7 without grill shows the beauty of the new composite drivers without actual showing that a grill could be attached. Therefore the Elegance dB7 can easily blend in both contemporary as well as modern interiors.

Trimmable rings

The Elegance dB7 has the new special feature of trimmable luxury rings around the drivers, which hide the mechanical screws of the driver. The unique feature is that the rings are made magnetic and so can easily be interchanged with other versions of the trimmable rings.


New connectors have especially been designed for the Elegance series, which is done for user convenience and for high pressure quality contact. As a result the Kharma Binding Post system for the Elegance (KBPS-EL) can easily give great precision contact pressure applied by just the twist of a hand.

Internal cabling

The internal wire for the Elegance series is a combination of unique ultra pure copper and silver conductors yielding to a highly musical full balanced sound.


A new Spike Disk Suspension System stand (SDSS-stand) has especially been designed for the Elegance series, which will absorb resonances and works as a mechanical grounding system. This beautiful new stand is made of composite material with a shiny black finish, which is accentuated by a chrome disk and top cover.


· High-frequency: 1 x 1-inch True Beryllium tweeter
· Mid / Low-frequency: 2 x 7-inch Kharma Composite Driver (KCD)

The heart of the speaker is formed by the double 7-inch Kharma Composite driver which is equipped with a new cone technology developed by Kharma and has a patented linear magnet motor drive system. It consists of ultra high-tech rocket science/formula 1 based fibres created into a setting with optimised behaviour for the
purpose. Finite element analysis with advanced computer systems have leaded to optimised cone-shapes with a near perfect behaviour for a 7-inch driver. This double 7-inch Kharma Composite driver therefore leads to an incredible detailed base.

Technical specifications

System: 2-way
RMS power: 150 Watt
Program power: 300 Watt
Frequency range: 29 Hz – 30 kHz
Nominal impedance: 4 Ohm
Efficiency 2.83V/1m: 88 dB
Maximum SPL: 110 dB