Laniakea   Shelf speaker as in K+T 2/2019

Technical data
  • impedance: 6 Ohm
  • sensivity (2,83V/1m): 84 dB
  • size (HxWxD): 438 x 268 x 365 mm
  • frequency range (-8dB): 42 - 25000 Hz
  • crossover frequency(s): Hz
  • speaker type: closed box

Laniakea is a two way compact speaker.

Laniakea is a closed-cabinet loudspeaker with drivers of Scan-Speak .

The kit is delivered with the following drivers:
- a Scan-Speak D3404/552000 tweeter
- a Scan-Speak 18WU/8741T00 midrange / bass driver

The loudspeaker has been developed by Thomas Schmidt and Holger Barske.

The crossover consists of:
- a 2nd order high-pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) for the tweeter.
- a 2nd order low-pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) for the mids-woofer.

The frequency response of this speaker is nearly linear.

The decay spectrum is perfect.

At low volume, i.e. 85 dB at 1 m, the nonlinear distortions are below 0,3% above 300 Hz and doesn't exceed 0,8% at 95 dB at 1 m between 300 and 15000 Hz.

Our kit consists of

  • ScanSpeak Ellipticor D3404/552000, one unit
  • ScanSpeak Midrange 18WU8741T00, 8Ohm
  • 0,5x Damping Sonofil 100 x 35 cm for 20 litres
  • 0,5x Foam N25, 100x50x4 cm, black
  • Binding Post PK28 I, gold plated (one pair, red and black)
  • 2m Speaker cable 2x1.5 mm2, transparent
  • 1,5x Pan screws 4x20 black, torx, 8 pieces
  • Plan for DIY kit

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

  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 0.47 μF; / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 4.7 μF; / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 15 μF; / 160 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 33 μF; / 160 Vdc
  • Mundorf air core coil L140, 1.0 mH/0.30 Ohm
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 2.7 mH/0.93 Ohm
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 0.27 mH/0.23 Ohm
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 2.2 Ohm (red-red-gold)
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 3.3 Ohm (orange-orange-gold)
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 8.2 Ohm (grey-red-gold)
  • 2x Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 10 Ohm (brown-black-black)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 969,00 excl. VAT: € 814.29 / $ 903.86

Kit with high-end crossover

The high-end kit is delivered with baked varnish air core coils and copper foil coils 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 Scan-Speak D3404/552000 are of type polypropylen (MKP) Clarity-Cap CMR 630 V.

Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 1099,00 excl. VAT: € 923.53 / $ 1025.12

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 8,64 excl. VAT: € 7.26 / $ 8.06

universal PCB

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood
PCB 150x115 mm, tin plated, price per unit:   EUR 4,70 excl. VAT: € 3.95 / $ 4.38
We recommend one board per kit (2 boards per speaker pair)


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