Monday, June 27, 2011

Mark Neumann Coliseum XLS loudspeaker


Here at Axpona NYC

Fed by a Stahl-Tek CD player and driven by Tact and BAT electronics, the Coliseum XLS sounded impressive in a number of ways, although its considerable bass response tended to overwhelm the smallish room.

The stunning open-baffle Coliseum XLS was inspired by a concert grand piano. This loudspeaker system represents a new level in artistry visually and sonically. The Coliseum XLS delivers the feeling and dynamics of live music with exclusive vertical and horizontal 360° degree sound dispersion. It features two 7" E7 reference drivers with two high-frequency tweeters per channel that provides a 20% improvement in clarity, speed and refinement over the ColiseumXL. The bass is also improved with the Z8 bass system; it provides more control and 40% improvement in bass impact than the Coliseum XL

Driver Option: Add an additional 35% improvement in clarity, speed and refinement over the standard drivers with the 7" HD-V1 world-class drivers which includes two 7" and two high-frequency tweeters per channel. This option adds $12,000

Z8 Acoustic Bass System: The Z8 bass system features two world-class 8" woofers per channel that performs at a new standard in effortless dynamics and headroom. The bass and drums are accurately performed even with demanding and difficult music to reproduce like up tempo jazz, blues, rock and dynamic classical music arrangements. The Coliseum XLS can be ordered in a 3 way system with Q8 dual mid-bass in the front towers and a rear Z12 bass system featuring dual world-class 12" woofers per channel to accommodate large listening rooms for an additional $20,000

Sensitivity: Average of 95 dB
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dimensions: 43.75" Height x 18" With x 22" Deep
Shipping Weight: 580 pounds - Two Custom Crates
Production: Only twelve Coliseum XLS will be made per year