Friday, May 16, 2014

Amati speakers

Speaker cabinet

For decades little has changed in speaker cabinet design and the materials to construct them. Virtually all speaker cabinets to date are made of wood, a composite of many cell types and molecular structures: These resonate mainly between 50 and 400hz exactly in the working area of all low frequency drivers where the pressure is highest. This unavoidably causes cabinet resonance and distortion. That, plus the obvious difficulty of shaping a complex form from wood, inspired us to seek a novel solution for optimum performance.

After extensive research and noting the imperfect characteristics of wood we designed Amati R&D custom made composite material. This combined with our moulding technique provides the perfect resonance free and acoustically correct result.

Inspired by creatures of nature we designed the “snail-shape” housing, a perfect structure that deals with the involvement of sound waves at different frequencies. In the snail design, no one side is exactly parallel to another, changing shape all the time. This makes the structure extremely strong, resonance free and avoids standing waves unlike any other man-made shape or construction. A huge internal volume of 100-litres is essential to reproduce frequencies down to 28Hz whilst keeping the design elegant.

The cabinet’s base and front rings are CNC machined out of “first grade” solid aluminum blocks, resulting in a very rigid, elegant and modern look with no externally visible screws.

Each system is custom-made and therefore can be adjusted to clients specifications.