Weimar, Germany, July 12th, 2013:
Concrete Audio markets a loudspeaker system which will delight enthusiasts for sound and purists alike. The German loudspeaker manufacturer has developed an audiophile loudspeaker of Luxury Class: made from concrete. An ideal combination of plain concrete and state of the art interiors results into an exceptional High-end loudspeaker, the N1.
Designed for people who want to enjoy music and directly targeted, dynamic, authentic and alive. "The sound of a loudspeaker dependents largely on the quality of the speaker housing," says Frank Nebel, head of the company. "Unlike a musical instrument, an optimal speaker housing should not vibrate itself, because these resonances would distort the sound of the speakers." Nebel explains.
"The shortcomings of existing audio systems and the search for the perfect sound motivated us to develop a loudspeaker that will satisfy even the highest demands in sound and listening experience." When planning the housing of the N1, to the developers, there was only one option of material: concrete. Concrete Audio manufactures the loudspeaker housing from a special high-strength concrete with a compressive strengt of at least 30 N/mm².
This is more harder than conventional concrete curbs. This material is best suited due to its heavy weight and its amorphous structure, to create a tranquil base for high- end loudspeakers. By means of a special casting process, the housing is cast out of one single body with all sides closed and sealed. For reasons of sound, we build our housing completely sealed and without a bass reflection-tuning. This way, we achieve an extremely low factor of distortion and superior accuracy even at very high levels.
Concrete Audio completes its loudspeakers with selected high-end drivers and selected quality components from high purity copper, silver and gold within the concrete housing can pursue their actual purpose: sound of perfection - unaffected by interfering resonances.
The sound of a N1 is exceedingly brilliant and rich in detail. The loudspeakers seem to disappear and make room for a lively room-filling acoustic firework. Subtle nuances are felt and are available in high resolution in space. All instruments are clearly positioned in the panoramic, fit structured clearly and naturally.
Bass comes in, if it is needed. Here, the overall impression remains pleasantly neutral. Nothing is added or taken away. Music in its original form. The elegant design of the model N1 follows functional requirements consistently without giving up the claim of a timeless, aesthetic design. The texture and surface quality of the loudspeakers are excellent. Concrete Audio loudspeakers are handcrafted to the highest quality in Germany.
Sale, delivery, on-site-placement and calibration is done directly through Concrete Audio. The company offers its customers around the world the opportunity to experience the speaker systems in exclusive showrooms or for the duration of two weeks without obligation on their own premises. Digital pictures: www.press.concrete-audio.com
Concrete high-end audio speakers N1 prices and specifications
Germany: 32.170,- Euro, incl. all taxes and delivery
Worldwide: 27.034,- Euro, excl. taxes and shipping
Specifications, Model N1.
Housing: concrete, monolithically poured
System: 2-way, closed, passive Frequency response: 34 Hz – 40.000 Hz Rated power: 100 W Sensitivity: 83 dB (1 W/1 m)
Distortion-Level: < 1% bei 90 dB SPL (1 m) for f > 100 Hz
Impedance: 4 Ohm Crossover: 6 dB/2.000 Hz
Components: Scan-Speak, Kimber Kable, Mundorf, WBT
Dimensions: 110 cm x 23 cm x 33 cm (H x B x T) 43,2 inches x 9,1 inches x 13 inches (H x W x D)
Weight: 80 kg (176 lbs)
The technical data of the Concrete Audio N1 is the result of an extensive acoustic survey by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau. The data was charted using a low reflection chamber of the Class 1 (according to DIN EN ISO 3745) to Requirements of DIN 60268-5.