R 8 Arreté
NEW & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES · ULTIMATE SOUND QUALITY · SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
We strive for the ultimate sound reproduction & build quality in our new high-end loudspeaker. We expect the Audiovector R8 arreté to set a new standard in its segment.
The new Audiovector Cross Woven Sandwich Carbon Driver is made to improve our already class leading drivers: Much lighter, stiffer and more sound dead membranes to produce a faster and more uncolored sound. Our new membranes are made from precision woven aramid fibers, sandwiched with artificial wood resin.
A delicate balance combining our award-winning internal isobaric compound bass system with a hand built 4-inch rear firing bass/midrange driver. Seamlessly integrated with the new Audiovector quasi rear firing 3rd generation Air Motion Transformer tweeter.
Cryogenically treated 7-nines pure cobber asymmetrical wiring and Audiovector Nanopore damping material gives a smooth and natural musical reproduction.
The Freedom® earth grounding system, engineered by Audiovector, is a complex distortion eliminating construction. The effect of Freedom® brings about improved overtones, lower noise floor, increased image depth with tighter focus and wider soundstage. You will also find that pace, dynamics and musical expression have surpassed existing standards.
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TWEETER TYPE: Audiovector 3.rd gen. high efficiency AMT with Acoustic Lens
NON PARALLEL SURFACES: Yes
2ND. GEN. DFF CROSS-OVER: Yes
NCS FREEZE TECHNOLOGY: Yes
FREQUENCY RANGE -6DB: 22-52 kHz
SENSITIVITY (8 OHM): 92,5 dB
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 Ω
X-OVER FREQUENCIES: 100/250/3000
POWER HANDLING: Enough
HEIGHT / WIDTH / DEPTH ( CM ): 145x21,8x47
I’m tempted to call the R 8’s presentation relaxed. Instead, I’ll choose a different word: free, which I admit I picked up from the Audiovector literature, where freedom is a prominent concept. It’s not empty marketing: It’s easy to see how the concept informs the R 8’s design, and you can hear it in the R 8’s sound. There’s never a sensation of pent-up energy with these speakers. The R 8 Arretés release their music into the air in a way that seems effortless—and free.
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This is the point of inflexion in the Audiovector range; yes the R11 is bigger sounding and in a very large room is generally a better performer, but the quality of the R8 makes it one hell of an upstart. I’d choose the R8 over the R11, and – perhaps more telling still – over the models in the SR range. It’s all pointing in the right direction!
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