Both woofer and midwoofer of the Classic 8 feature cones made from woven glass fibre, combining low weight with high internal damping. Sound-disrupting partial oscillations of the cone are thereby effectively prevented. The fixed phase plug of the midwoofer reduces compression effects in the crucial mid-range and plays an important part in cooling the substantial magnetic motor during operation.
Like the Classic 5, the Classic 8 also has a silk dome tweeter that resides in a small horn-shaped indentation to subtly adjust the sound radiation behaviour around the crossover frequency between mid and high frequencies. This way, the spatial image remains wide, balanced and precise, even if the listener is seated somewhat outside the so-called sweet spot.
The Classic 8’s front baffle is as slim as the Classic 5’s, minimising unwanted reflection and diffraction issues around the drivers. And even in height, the new Classic 8 only outgrows the Classic 5 by a mere 55 mm and remains very compact for such a capable floorstanding speaker. The well-dimensioned black plinth is there to provide stability and secure footing on any surface, but it also looks modern and elegant with all available colour and veneer options.
Thanks to the integrated M8 bushings in the plinth, the Classic 8 can not only be equipped with standard spikes but also with our optional high-quality Vibration Control Feet Audio Physic VCF II M8. These feet decouple the speaker from the floor, lifting sound performance to entirely new levels, and also help to protect delicate floors.
Power handling 150 W - 200 W
Weight 16.0 kg
Number of Speakers : 4
Impedance : 4
Bandwidth : 35 – 20000
Sensitivity: (dB/W/m) : 90.0