Sunday, March 16, 2014

dc10audio Kabuki Ohaku

The Kabuki loudspeaker’s form and aesthetic are inspired by Japanese motifs such as the stylized, unrestrained format of Japanese kabuki  theater – truly the Japanese avant-garde.

The Kabuki’s form perfectly fits its function.  Nothing is superfluous or wasted.

Kabuki Ohaku (Ohaku is the upgraded version) features an exclusive 12” full-range driver with an extra-large AlNiCo motor capable of reproducing the most difficult frequency spectrum: mid-bass, mid-range, upper mid range, and beyond with the right scale, weight, and detail that is just not possible with smaller drivers. This one single-source driver is able to operate at a very wide bandwidth nearly distortion-free, with perfect coherence and detail.

Frequencies above 8,000 Hz to over 80,000 Hz are augmented by a modified RAAL ribbon tweeter, while frequencies below 300 Hz are provided by a massive 12” high-efficiency woofer utilizing our jetted woofer loading system, which sets the woofer slightly back, within an opening smaller than the driver itself. This virtually eliminates off-axis distortion, allowing a minimally interfering crossover, and preserving its speed and efficiency.

With dc10audio’s proprietary horn loading, all drivers utilize the Kabuki’s slotted bass horn, which is extended in height and width by the wooden blades. The rear-mounted dual resonators also benefit from the blades, resulting in increased dynamics, efficiency, and tangibility of sound.

Kabuki-Ohaku is truly a wide-bandwidth high-efficiency loudspeaker with unique innovations -- a perfect synthesis of its parts, playing massive coherent sound with  gripping detail and live performance dynamics.


dc10audio's unique horn loading (all drivers port through the horn)

12-inch full-range driver with AlNiCo motor with +/-30dB adjustable output

RAAL ribbon tweeter loaded in the horn

Massive 12-inch bass driver with zero interfering grills

Exclusive back-mounted tonewood external & internal resonators

Solid core 6N cryo-copper in cotton wiring with second run in pure silver

Minimal crossover, no circuit boards

Beeswax paper stacked cryo-copper foil capacitors

Exclusive horn blades in heirloom woods

Frequency response: 18 Hz-80,000 Hz (+/-2dB)

Sensitivity: estimated 97 dB

Impedance: 6 ohms

Overall size: 53" high x 16-19" wide x 22.5" deep each

Weight: 170 lbs each

Price for pair: $24500