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Xavian Calliope speakers: Floorstander designs on a firm foundation

First seen at Prague Audio Video Show and, later the Munich High End Show 2017, these new floor standers are dripping with Maple and Walnut

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In fact, the speaker cabinet is hand-made using 23mm ‘massive’ walnut or maple wood with walnut inserts combining a sort of bitumen composite to aid damping.

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In an effort to establish a sense of speaker stability and floor coupling, the Calliope speakers are fitted with stone bases made of Italian Travertino or Czech dark grey granite.

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Drivers include a 175 mm AudioBarletta bass driver featuring an impregnated paper membrane, die cast basket with a 50mm voice coil.

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The 175mm Mid Bass Driver is another AudioBarletta model, also with an impregnated paper membrane, polymeric integrated phase plug and high sensitivity, copper clad flat aluminium wire.

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Lastly, the AudioBarletta 29mm soft dome treble unit has a ceramic magnet.

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The ‘Fase Zero’ designed crossover utilises parallel and series topology, Mundorf components, army-grade resistors and oil capacitors.

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The rear offers two pairs of gold-plated Xavian binding posts.

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Spanning 1050 x 236 x 282mm, the speakers weigh 49kg each. Price to follow.

To learn more, call 00420 734 528 189 or click www.xavian.cz

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    dave hattey
    17th June 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Nice change away from the black box. Bi wired/amped sound difference?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      17th June 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Wish I could tell you, Dave. Haven’t been able to grab a pair as yet.

  • Reply
    Geoffrey
    18th June 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Indeed a really nice design

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