Faktum: large reference loudspeaker with Scan Speak drivers as in Hobby HiFi 4/07

Faktum aus HH 4/2007
Technical data
- rated SPL: 85 dB (2.83V, 1m)
- frequency range (-3dB): 30 - >40 kHz
- impedance: 6 Ohm
- crossover frequencies: 150, 2200 Hz
- size (HxWxD): 105 x 26 x 42 cm
- speaker type: bass reflex

Faktum is a loudspeaker with high quality drivers and crossover components by Mundorf with an incorporated Helmholtz absorber. This absorber is a small case that suppresses unwanted resonance.

The crossover is located in a separate compartment in the upper part of the cabinet to ensure protection against vibration originating from the bass driver.

Excerpt of the review by Hobby HiFi 4/2007

... "The Faktum showed a scintillating naturalness in our listening room letting us forget about the physical speakers. The music not only detached itself from the speakers, there didn't seem to be a connection at all between sound and cabinets. The Scan Speak - Mundorf combination displayed a three-dimensionality with immense depth and width. All musicians were place optimally and in-between them lots of airy space. Vivaldi's Four Seasons played by "Senatori De La Gioiosa Marca" was a real treat. The unique characteristics of these original instruments was reproduced magnificently. The "Jazz Variants" by the O-Zone percussion Group revealed a spirit that we only experienced with our super loudspeakers Audimax and Optimum*). The Faktum didn't have the dynamics displayed by those super speaker, but were still exceptional, especially considering the cabinet size."

Verdict by Hobby HiFi:
"These speakers are outstanding. The characteristics of all components are emphasised. And never before was it possible to differentiate that clearly between the qualities of crossover components. The Faktum is right at the top together with Optimum*) and Audimax."

*) Optimum is a colossal speaker measuring 176 x 45 x 57 cm

Our kit consists of:

- Scan Speak ring radiator R2904/7000 00
- Scan Speak midrange driver 15M 4531 K00
- Scan Speak Woofer 22W 8851 T-00
- high quality bass reflex tube JetSet 70
- a terminal with gold plated brass binding posts
- building instruction
- four mats Bondum 800
- 1/2 mat Damping 10
- 1 1/2 bag polyester fleece
- self-adhesive sealing tape
- 8 screws 5 x 30 mm
- 18 screws 4 x 16 mm
- 5 metres highly flexible loudspeaker cable 2x 2.5 mm2

Two different crossover kits are available

Price / performance recommendation High-end recommendation
Coils:
- 12 mH T96 transformer core coil (R=0.44 Ohm)
- 27 mH iron powder coil (1.56 Ohm)
- 1.8 mH backed varnish air core coil/1.4 mm
- 0.1 mH backed varnish air core coil/0.7 mm
- 4.7 mH air core coil/0.7 mm
- 6.8 mH air core coil/0.7 mm
- 0.82 mH backed varnish air core coil/1.0 mm
- 0.22 mH backed varnish air core coil/0.7 mm
Capacitors:
- 100 + 47 uF ELCO non-etched
- 470 uF ELCO etched
- 82 + 47 uF ELCO non-etched
- 22 uF MKP foil
- 10 uF + 2.2 uF MKP foil
- 680 uF ELCO etched
- 3.3 uF Mundorf MKP Supreme
- 0.68 uF MKP foil
- 33 uF MKP foil
Resistors:
- R1: 6.8 Ohm MOX10 (blue-grey-gold) *)
- 1.8 Ohm MOX10 (brown-grey-gold)
- 1.5 Ohm MOX10 (brown-green-gold)
- 8.2 Ohm MOX10 (grey-red-gold)
- 6.8 Ohm, ceramic resistor 20W
Coils:
- 12 mH T106 transformer core coil (R=0.22 Ohm)
- 27 mH backed varnish air core coil/0.7 mm (6.44 Ohm)
- 1.8 mH cfc14-copper foil coil
- 0.1 mH cfc14-copper foil coil
- 4.7 mH backed varnish air core coil/0.7 mm
- 6.8 mH backed varnish air core coil/0.7 mm
- 0.82 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 0.22 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
Capacitors:
- 100 + 47 uF ELCO non-etched
- 4x 100 uF+68 uF ELCO non-etched
- 82 + 47 uF MKP capacitor
- 22 uF Mundorf EVO
- 10 uF + 2.2 uF EVO
- 680 uF ELCO etched
- 3.3 uF Mundorf MKP Supreme silver/gold
- 0.68 uF EVO
- 33 uF MKP foil
Resistors:
- R1: 2.2 Ohm MOX10 (red-red-gold) *)
- 1.8 Ohm MOX10 (brown-grey-gold)
- 1.5 Ohm MOX10 (brown-green-gold)
- 8.2 Ohm MOX10 (grey-red-gold)
- 3x 22 Ohm MOX10 (red-red-black) in parallel
*) value adapted to coil in series

Our Faktum price / performance version (components on the left)
Price per speaker (without cabinet)   EUR 1098,00

Our Faktum high-end version (components on the right)
Price per speaker (without cabinet)   EUR 1455,00

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood, we recommend 2 PCB's per standard Faktum and 3 PCB's per high-end Faktum:
PCB 220x155 mm, Order No. I-8805002,     Price   EUR 8,80

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