The 2 way bass reflex Studio 12 XL is equipped with the excellent ScanSpeak
15 W 4531 G Revelator bass driver and the top ScanSpeak R2904/7000-12x9 tweeter.
In order to achieve an optimum peak response, the baffle is tilted backwards
by 10 degrees. In conjunction with a relatively flat crossover this results
in a more three-dimensional and precise sound reproduction.
Order No. scan12sl, price per pair (without cabinet) EUR 1450,00 excl. VAT: € 1218.49 / $ 1364.71
Matching plugs NL 4 FC for the Speakon terminal EUR 8,70 excl. VAT: € 7.31 / $ 8.19 per unit
upon request standard terminal (no surcharge)
Multiplex cabinet upon request.
Vocals just showed how well balanced the Studio is, projecting each voice
with the correct timbre and actual size. The almost holographic imaging also
helped to generate an unimagined realism. The flat crossover points and the
phase correction due to the tilted baffle really paid off. Cymbals, triangles
and similar instruments were depicted with attention to detail and in balance,
as it can only be done by top tweeters. On the other hand, the Studio didn't
overemphasise details, spoiling the long term listening pleasure. The Studio
accomplished with ease the tightrope walk between attention to detail and
long term listening ability, something that can only be achieved by a few
speakers. When the music got heavier and louder the speaker surprised us again
- the sound became just louder. It might sound trivial, but exactly this is
a task that can hardly be mastered by most compact loudspeakers. Sooner or
later they reach their limitation, the bass gets soft, the vocals get scratchy
and the cymbals get harsh. The Studio, however, remained in total control,
even at higher volumes. The quality of drivers used and their lack of distortion
are certainly the main reason for this. Sure, this speaker also has limitations,
they are, however, much higher than compared to similar speakers. The Studio
12 XL is one of the very few speakers that show excellence in all aspects.
It's a speaker perfectly suited for demanding connoisseurs who like to listen
to music in longer sessions but still prefer smaller speakers, without having
to put up with their disadvantages. Like almost no other compact speaker the
Studio combines three-dimensionality with a well balanced sound, excellent
power handling and long term listening ability."