Little King is a three way compact speaker.
Little King is a closed-cabinet loudspeaker with drivers of Audaphon, SEAS and Wavecor.
The kit is delivered with the following drivers:
- a Audaphon AMT 1i air motion transformer (ribbon-tweeter)
- a SEAS Excel W18EX001 mids driver
- two Wavecor SW280WA01 woofers
Little King exists in two variants: Little King active with Hypex active electronics or as a passive variant with conventional crossover Little King.
The loudspeaker has been developed by Daniel Gattig and Dennis Frank.
The crossover consists of:
- a 2nd order high-pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) for the tweeter.
- a band pass consisting of a 2nd order high pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) and a 2nd order low-pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) for the mids-woofer.
- a 2nd order low-pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) for the woofer.
The frequency response of this speaker is perfectly linear.
The decay spectrum nearly perfect.
At low volume, i.e. 85 dB at 1 m, the nonlinear distortions are below 0,4% above 300 Hz and doesn't exceed 0,6% at 95 dB at 1 m between 300 and 15000 Hz.
"And the Little King sounds as good as we have measured - in all three variants, of which you can program a lot more yourself, but the Hypex module is limited to three presets that you can use in the quick access via button. When it comes to hi-fi tuning, the compact box ensures ultra-deep and pitch-black bass that we normally know from much larger constructions. The two Wavecors are a force of their own in their small housing and make any subwoofer absolutely superfluous, unless you want to tear down the building. The Seas Excel and the AMT do a fantastic job in the mid-high range and play as precisely and neutrally as one could wish. If this almost analytical behavior is too much for you, you can quickly switch to the "British tuning" and bathe in a warm melodious sound that is actually reminiscent of some of the loudspeaker classics by Kef et al. And with the "party tuning", there is really cracking and popping out of the speakers - a fantastic choice for loud, and I mean: LOUD rock music."
"The best of many worlds: The Little King, especially in its active version, is a loudspeaker that knows no musical limits and reproduces every kind of music in the best possible way.<6quot;
the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.
Kit without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 2003,00 excl. VAT: € 1683.19 / $ 1733.69
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 Audaphon AMT 1i are of type polypropylen (MKP) Clarity-Cap CSA 630 V.
Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 2121,00 excl. VAT: € 1782.35 / $ 1835.82
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.
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 / $ 10.21
We recommend one board per kit (2 boards per speaker pair)
Measurements on this speaker