Nexus       as in Klang+Ton 2/2007

Nexus aus Klang+Ton 3/2007
Technical data
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- rated SPL: 84 dB (at 2.83V, 1m)
- frequency range (-8dB): 39-25 000 Hz
- crossover frequency: 2400 Hz
- size (HxWxD): 36 x 27 x 37 cm
- cabinet type: bass reflex
Christian Gather and Holger Barske designed the Nexus, a loudspeaker equipped with high grad components. For bass a Nextel coated Seas Excel driver is employed. Nextel is a high tech synthetic material, especially for coating. Otherwise, the Excel W18 NX001 is similar to the W18 EX series with magnesium coating.

For high frequencies a Seas Excel T29 CF001 with textile dome is used. Both drivers are connected to a 12 dB crossover.

Excerpt of the review in Klang+Ton 2/2007:
"Considering the calibre of this speaker we expected quite a bit when we went into our listening room. And these expectations were certainly met. Initially, however, the sound was relatively unspectacular. The performance was unquestionably very balanced, rich in detail and tonality was absolutely OK, but we weren't bowled over. Just the bass was convincing and surprised us straight away. This was not to be expected by looking at the lab results. To put it simply – the bass is absolutely amazing! With eyes closed we had the illusion to sit in front of much larger speakers. At higher volumes the cones shows some extraordinary excursion, but the bass remains tight and clean, while the midrange is as soft as velvet. Great! The Nexus' great moment came a bit later, with different music material and fully unexpectedly. Out of the blue there were small details in the background of a live recording, finger picking on a guitar. Now, wait a minute, that wasn't there before? Sure, it was there but just not audible. The Nexus reproduces these minute details, not with heave ho but fully integrated into the overall picture. This speaker surely knows how to reproduce different shades of grey in dynamics, space and time as if it was a piece of cake." ...

Comment by Christian Gather:
"Just take your favourite recording, sit down and listen. The Nexus will behave normally until you hear the kindling detail that you never noticed before. Then you will appreciate this speaker as much as I do. It's an extremely talented, non-capricious compact speaker of the highest standard."

Our kit consists of:

  • Seas Excel T29 CF001 dome tweeter
  • Seas Excel W18 NX001 bass driver
  • two gold plated brass binding posts
  • one bag wool
  • sealing tape
  • 12 x PAN screws
  • 2 m cable Inakustik Premium LS Silver 2 x 2.5 mm2, silver plated
  • description and building instruction
  • the crossover kit, consisting of:
  • a large 220 x 155mm universal PCB
  • 2.2 mH Tritec/Hepta core coil with 7 x 0.6 mm wire
  • 0.82 mH Tritec/Hepta core coil with 7 x 0.6 mm wire
  • 8.2 μF MKP capacitor
  • 4.7 μF Clarity CAP ESA capacitor
  • 2 x 5.6 Ohm MOX10 resistors (green-blue-gold)

Order No. str-nexus, price per speaker (without cabinet)   on request

Nexus with Mundorf Ultimo crossover

Upon request we supply the Nexus with Mundorf crossover, consisting of:

Order No. str-nexus-ul, price per speaker (without cabinet)   on request

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