Artisan SeriesReference speakers with fluted sides
The Artisan fluted cabinet series has been designed to provide very
stylish and unique speakers that would be at home in all types of room
decor, using top quality components and drivers consistently
throughout the whole series for exceptional sound reproduction.
The cabinets are finished in semi-gloss piano black with Blackwood
front baffles. This series is for
people who want a unique style and reference sound quality.
And with only seven models that satisfy most requirements and
combinations, it is easy to choose the speakers you need for a
complete system, whether that is high end stereo or home theatre.
Artisan A993SaTL 9.5" 3-way large floorstander
Price: $3750/pr Finish: Fluted semi-gloss black with Blackwood
face Cabinet: 1140h x 350w x 415d transmission line
cabinet Power Handling: 180 wrms Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms Frequency Response: 22 -- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB with
gradual roll-off giving usable response below 20Hz Sensitivity: 91 dB 1w/1m Drivers: 9.5 inch Satori high end papyrus cone bass driver;
150 mm papyrus cone midrange with ultra flat response; Superb, smooth,
efficient Satori ring radiator tweeter capable of response beyond 30 kHz. Description: This flagship Artisan fluted
floorstander makes a strong style statement. Like a column out of a
medieval cathedral, yet strikingly modern or even Art Deco, it has vertically fluted,
curved sides and is finished in semi gloss black and Blackwood veneer face -- unique!
The cabinet is much more inert and has a surprisingly big sound stage and extended musical bass with
its practical Transmission Line design, and the sort of refined studio
performance you would expect after seeing its beautiful stylish
This speaker is a further refinement of the design using
a new range of drivers. It is fast, accurate, extended, and above all,
has that wonderful quality of faithfully, lucidly recreating a live
sound stage to envelope you in either a stereo or home theatre
system. Huge presence, efficient, clean and accurate, fabulous bass, these
Artisans are comparable to and more natural sounding than other brands
costing much more. A refined listening experience.
Artisan A253SQ double 5" 3-way centre channel
Price: $1250 each Finish: Fluted semi-gloss black with Blackwood
face Cabinet: 840w x 160h x 315d bass reflex 24 litres Power Handling: 120/180 wrms/w program Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms Frequency Response: 50-- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB Sensitivity: 91dB 1w/1m Drivers: 2 x 5 inch high resolving SB Acoustics
Papyrus cone bass drivers; 2 x 4" SB Acoustics midrange; high end
wave guide tweeter with low distortion and extended high frequency output Description: This Artisan is primarily to be used as
a centre channel to go with other Artisan speakers, but it can also be
used as a point source vertical stand-mount or low shelf speaker.
Artisan A6632SQTL double 6" 2-way small floorstander
Price: $1895 pr (or $950 each) Finish: Fluted semi-gloss black with Blackwood
face Cabinet: 940h x 240w x 315d bass reflex 30 litres Power Handling: 140/200 wrms/w program Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms Frequency Response: 38-- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB Sensitivity: 91dB 1w/1m Drivers: 2 x 6 inch high resolving SB Acoustics
Papyrus cone drivers; wave guide tweeter with good off-axis response and
smooth high frequency output. Description: This is a fabulous Artisan speaker for
its size, ideal as a main speaker for smaller to medium rooms, but
with the presence of a much bigger model.
Artisan A502SQ 5" 2-way bookshelf
Price: $1195/pr (or $600 each) Finish: Fluted semi-gloss black with Blackwood
face Cabinet: 340h x 240w x 215d bass reflex 8 litres Power Handling: 60/120 wrms/wmax Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms Frequency Response: 51-- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB Sensitivity: 90dB 1w/1m Drivers: 5 inch high resolving SB Acoustics Papyrus
cone woofer/mid; wave guide tweeter with good off-axis response and
smooth high frequency output. Description: Once again this Artisan smaller bookshelf
speaker uses the same high quality drivers and beautiful design as
other speakers in this series, but in a more compact size suitable for
use as a rear/surround, front high/wide, a complete high end satellite
home theatre system, or stereo speakers for a small room. The SB
Acoustics 5 inch drivers used in this series have exceptional quality
bass, and this small speaker does not disappoint. Similar to the M502SQ
from the monitor range.
Artisan Subwoofer A1025STL 10" 250 watt transmission line
Price: $1350 Finish: Fluted semi-gloss black with Blackwood
face Cabinet: 540h x 350w x415d hybrid Transmission Line
Amplifier: 250 wrms
Controls: on/off; level; crossover; phase
Crossover Control: adjustable 30 -- 200 Hertz Frequency Response: 23 Hertz -- crossover +/-3dB
Inputs: low level RCA and high level (speaker leads)
Driver: SB Acoustics 290mm triple magnet, long throw, free moving
driver with die cast basket and huge compression free coil
venting--superb driver. Description: To suit the rest of the Artisan series
in style and performance, the Subwoofer is not huge, but oozes
quality. It uses the incomparable 10 inch SB driver which is very hard
to beat for quality listening--especially with our in-house modifications. The bass
reproduction is natural, faithful, clean, deep and detailed. It has
the power and quality to satisfy all requirements in all but the very
largest of rooms/spaces. Excellent audiophile high end reference music
listening as well as quality movie experience.