Mimir a shelf speaker with Seas drivers published in Klang+Ton 3/2008

Mimir aus Klang+Ton 3/2008
Technical data
- size (HxWxD): 39 x 23 x 25.5 cm
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- sensitivity: 85 dB (2,83V/1m)
- frequency range (-8dB): 40 - >20k Hz
- crossover frequency: ? Hz
- speaker type: bass reflex
The Mimir is a new design by Seas comprising
- The Seas WA 180 bass driver with coated paper cone
- And the Seas KT27/550 dome tweeter with fabric diaphragm

It's an excellent small 2-way bass reflex shelf speaker. The bass reflex tube is located on the rear side.

The bass driver is cut-off with an 18 dB crossover; there are, therefore, two coils in the signal path to the bass driver requiring a low resistance.

Review in Klang+Ton 3/2008:
... "Connected to our incomparably dynamic SymAsym mono blocks, the Mimir got cracking with such liveliness and punch that we were immediately reminded of kindred Cheap Trick 230. The Seas speaker is always wide-awake, driving on the vocals and pushing the drums. Also the bass reproduction is marvellous. The gently dropping curve matches the character of this Norwegian contender. Nothing get dolled up or covered up, the sound is always sonorous and lean, but always truthful and probably adequately intense, even close to the walls. Designers with seemingly insoluble bass problems in the listening room should have a closer look at the Mimir. Especially drums, usually not the forte of speakers of this kind and size, are very impressive. No matter what the drummer does, the Mimir doesn't sound compressed, serves brisk bass drums, cracking snare drums and swinging cymbals. Here, the speaker shows an interesting characteristic. While the mid / bass driver performs mercilessly the tweeter strikes a softer note. One should think that this won't work, but it does and it works well. This combination provides on the one hand a mixture of softness and precision and on the other spurt of speed and dynamics - almost a Rambo in black tie. And let's not forget the beautiful three-dimensionality of the Mimir. The stage realistic in size, width as well as depth. In any case this speaker conveys in spite of the dynamics a pleasant sincerity. Vocals of any pitch are reproduced realistically and without colouration. The gentle drop in tonality at the tops and the bottom results in an absence of bang-hiss effect, avoiding listening fatigue."

Our kit contains per speaker

- Seas KT 27/550 tweeter
- Seas WA 180 bass driver
- bass reflex tube BR50 V/SW
- terminal T105 (T105/305 no longer available)
- self-adhesive sealing tape
- 1 bag polyester fleece
- 2x NS10 damping mats
- 16 x screws Pan 3,5x17 mm
- 2 metres cable 2 x 1.5 mm2
- building instruction

- 2 universal PCB's 150 x 115 mm
  for mounting the following crossover components
- 2.7 mH ferro coil, 0.18 Ohm
- 1.0 mH ferro coil, 0.10 Ohm
- 0.33 mH air core coil / 1 mm
- 4.7 μF MKP capacitor / 400V
- 8.2 μF Audaphon MKP CAP Superior / 400 V
- 8.2 Ohm MOX10 resistor (grey-red-gold)
- 3.3 Ohm MOX10 resistor (red-red-gold)
- 4.7 Ohm MOX10 resistor (yellow-purple-gold)

Note: The new port BR50 has only 48 mm cut-out diameter!

Price for the Mimir kit without cabinet per speaker: EUR 261,00 excl. VAT: € 219.33 / $ 236.87

Please note: The kit is supplied with two NS10 damping mats suggested by Intertechnik. If they are not needed we recommend our price/performance version:

Price / performance version without damping boards for the cabinet
Price for Mimir kit without cabinet per speaker: EUR 251,00 excl. VAT: € 210.92 / $ 227.80

Upon request the Mimir is also available with high-end crossover

The standard Audyn CAP QS in the path to the tweeter is replaced by a Clarity CAP ESA; a baked varnish coil is used in the high frequency circuit. All other components remain the same.

Price for kit with high-end crossover without cabinet per speaker EUR 288,00 excl. VAT: € 242.02 / $ 261.38

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