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 317,00 excl. VAT: € 266.39 / $ 303.68

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 466,00 excl. VAT: € 391.60 / $ 446.42

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 12,90 excl. VAT: € 10.84 / $ 12.36

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 / $ 8.24
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   EUR 49,00 excl. VAT: € 41.18 / $ 46.94

MDF cabinet kit for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   EUR 91,40 excl. VAT: € 76.81 / $ 87.56

Assembled MDF cabinet (without paint) for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   EUR 129,00 excl. VAT: € 108.40 / $ 123.58

Assembled cabinet with white paint for Kit Cuando,
price per unit   EUR 245,00 excl. VAT: € 205.88 / $ 234.71

Measurements Cuando


Pictures Cuando


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