Arecibo is a two way compact speaker.
Arecibo is a bass-reflex cabinet loudspeaker with drivers of Visaton and Visaton.
The kit is delivered with the following drivers:
- a Visaton BF 32 full range driver
- a Visaton TI 100 midrange / bass driver
The loudspeaker has been developed by Holger Barske and Thomas Schmidt.
The crossover consists of:
- a 3rd order high-pass filter (18 dB per octave slope) for the full range driver.
- a 3rd order low-pass filter (18 dB per octave slope) for the mids-woofer.
The frequency response of this speaker is nearly linear.
The decay spectrum (waterfall spectrum) shows a decelerated swing-out behaviour in the mid-range.
At low volume, i.e. 85 dB at 1 m, the nonlinear distortions are below 0,3% above 400 Hz and doesn't exceed 1,1% at 95 dB at 1 m between 300 and 15000 Hz.
the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.
Kit without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 270,00 excl. VAT: € 226.89 / $ 235.97
The high-end kit is delivered with baked varnish air core coils on important parts of the crossover for minimizing microphonic effects. - The current flow through the coil creates a magnetic field which sets the reel of wire in motion. This motion induces a voltage in the coil which adds itself to the signal. The stiffer the reel of wire is, the less the signal will be altered. The capacitors for the Visaton BF 32 are of type polypropylen (MKP) Audaphon MKP Superior.
Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 302,00 excl. VAT: € 253.78 / $ 263.93
If you want to use a valve amplifier with this speaker an impedance correction should be employed. In this case the component quality is less important; therefore, we offer only one kit (upon request higher quality components are available).
Price per impedance correction for one speaker, to be mounted on a small wooden board. EUR 9,85 excl. VAT: € 8.28 / $ 8.61
If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a 159 x 127 mm universal PCB instead on wood:
Universal PCB RA160, order no.. str-RA160, price per unit: EUR 5,90 excl. VAT: € 4.96 / $ 5.16
We recommend one board per kit (two boards for a speaker pair)