Javari   Shelf speaker as in K+T 3/2014

Technical data
  • impedance: 4 Ohm
  • sensivity (2,83V/1m): 93 dB
  • size (HxWxD): 360 x 300 x 300 mm
  • frequency range (-8dB): 52 - 20000 Hz
  • crossover frequency(s): 2200 Hz
  • speaker type: bass reflex

Javari is a high performance loudspeaker system that can be configured for different situations:

The heart of the Javari is a compact speaker which transforms into the high-midrange component of XL and XXL floor-standing configurations. A high efficiency Alcone AC 15 textile dome tweeter is paried with a Celestion FTR08-2011D, giving an astoundingly high overall efficiency of 93 dB.

Due to its high efficiency the Javari is a lot of fun to use, whether it is controlled by a tube amplifier or the broad dynamic range required for the home cinema.

When the compact top unit is used alone, we recommend positioning it close to the rear wall in order to amplify the frequencies below 200Hz

The Javari Top uses a 2nd order crossover (12 dB per octave slope).

The frequency response of the speaker is quite linear with a slight peak at 12 kHz at an average sound pressure level of 85 dB (1m). The non-linear distortions above 400 Hz are extremely low and well controlled with just95 dB SPL (1m). The decay spectrum shows almost no irregularities except for a small resonance around 500 Hz.

An excerpt from the Klang+Ton review

"In a small listening room the Javari Top plays fully satisfactory, even with a small-power SE tube amplifier we had a joyful listening experience - especially when we added the active subwoofer box and the tube amp only had to drive the satellite speaker above 150Hz. This combination seems ideal for people with single-ended amps willing to forget about tube amp purism and wanting to enjoy the superior sound of their electronics without their listening room crammed with huge horns. The Javari delivers a well-balanced and relaxed sound impression, only to surprise the listener with their explosive dynamics. The most saturated sound comes from the passive XXL floor-standing Javari of course driven by a powerful amplifier with sufficient damping factor. For accurately adjusting the active subwoofer you need a sensitive hand - but for critical rooms regarding room modes you can achieve a much more subtle adjustment with the help of an activated bass. Whether you play your music loud or gentle: The Javari floor-standing speaker always delivers a competent impression of a rich sound, great dynamics and precision. Whether your prefer analytic listening or musical pleasure: Javari gives you the choice."

Conclusion of the magazine Klang+Ton:

"Full upgradeability, full flexibility: You can enter the Javari system by a fair-priced compact class entry and live it up to the fully active high-end floor-standing tower. In their own price segment, all variants show an outstanding quality and the best value for your money - regarding efficiency and sound."

Our kit consists of

  • Alcone fabric tweeter AC15, 95 dB
  • Celestion mids woofer FTR08-2011D
  • Bass reflex tube HP100, 100x200 mm, black
  • PE sealing tape, 5x2 mm
  • 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
  • Allen wood screws, black, 5x30 mm, 8 pieces
  • Pan screws 4x20 black, cross recess, 4 pieces
  • Plan for DIY kit

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

  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 6.8 μF / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 22 μF / 160 Vdc
  • electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 47uF / 50 Vdc
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.47 mH/0.50 Ohm
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 1.2 mH/1.08 Ohm
  • 1.4 mm air core coil, 1.0 mH/0.30 Ohm
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 2.2 Ohm (red-red-gold)
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 8.2 Ohm (grey-red-gold)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 314,00 excl. VAT: € 263.87 / $ 282.34

Kit with high-end crossover

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 332,00 excl. VAT: € 278.99 / $ 298.52

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 19,50 excl. VAT: € 16.39 / $ 17.53

universal PCB

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood
PCB 220x155 mm, order no. I-8805002, price per unit:   EUR 11,80 excl. VAT: € 9.92 / $ 10.61
We recommend one board per kit (two boards for a speaker pair)

If you want to update your Javari Monitor to a floorstander, we offer update kits.

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