Cuando   Shelf speaker as in K+T 4/2015

Technical data
  • impedance: 8 Ohm
  • sensivity (2,83V/1m): 81 dB
  • size (HxWxD): 310 x 180 x 230 mm
  • frequency range (-8dB): 50 - 31000 Hz
  • crossover frequency(s): 1400 Hz
  • speaker type: bass reflex

Cunado is an high-end bassreflex bookshelf speaker with a very deep crossover frequency of 1400 Hz and 6 dB filters. The kit is delivered with the excellent woofer Wavecor WF120CU12 and the outstanding Wavecor TW030WA12 Tweeter.

The crossover consists of a 1rd order high-pass filter (6 dB per octave slope) for the tweeter and for the woofer a 1nd order low-pass filter. In parallel to the woofer a RCL curcuit smoothes a resonance at ca. 850 Hz.

Between 70 Hz and 20000 Hz, the frequency response of this loudspeaker is very linear on axis. A small sag at 3500 Hz is non critical and comes from the enclosure edges. The decay spectrum is nearly perfect. At low volume, i.e. 85 dB at 1 m, the nonlinear distortions are lower than 0.3% above 600 Hz and rises not over 1% at 95 dB at 1 m .

On technical information in Klang+Ton magazine is an error. The sensitivity of the Cuando speakers is 81 dB it is not 11 dB.

Our kit consists of

  • Wavecor silk dome tweeter TW030WA12, 8 Ohm
  • WF120CU07, Wavecor Mid/Woofer, 8 Ohm, paper cone , BD, alu phase plug
  • 2x Bass reflex tube HP50, 50x145 mm, black
  • 1,5x Damping fleece MT Bondum 800 (30 x 50 x 2 cm)
  • 0,25x Damping Sonofil 100 x 35 cm for 20 litres
  • Binding Post PK31, gold plated (one pair, red and black)
  • 2m Speaker cable 2x1.5 mm2, transparent
  • 0,5x Allen wood screws IS 4x16mm, black (MZF-8614), 8 pcs
  • 0,5x Pan screws 4x20 black, 8 pieces
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.

  • ClarityCap ESA capacitor 5.6 μF / 250 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 4.7 μF / 400 Vdc
  • 1.3 mm air core coil, 2.2 mH/0.48 Ohm
  • Mundorf ferrite core coil F50 8.2mH/3.14Ohm
  • 2x Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 8.2 Ohm (grey-red-gold)
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 12 Ohm (brown-red-black)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 386,00 excl. VAT: € 324.37 / $ 350.32

Kit with high-end crossover

The high-end kit is delivered with an CFC coil instead of an air core coil for the woofer. The capacitor for the tweeter is a Clarity Cap MR.

Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 545,00 excl. VAT: € 457.98 / $ 494.62

Impedance correction

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 13,10 excl. VAT: € 11.01 / $ 11.89

universal PCBs

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a 240 x 165 mm universal PCB instead on wood:
Universal PCB RA240, order no.. str-RA240, price per unit:   EUR 8,60 excl. VAT: € 7.23 / $ 7.81
We recommend one plate for one pair of kits (for one speaker you need 1/2 plate)

Parts for the cabinet

MDF Front for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   on request

MDF cabinet kit for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   on request

Assembled MDF cabinet (without paint) for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   on request

Assembled cabinet with white paint for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   on request

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