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SidewinderSide woofer floorstanders

The Sidewinders are slimmer small to tall 3-way floorstanding speakers that have side firing woofers in a mirror image set-up, with the normal upper bass, mid and tweeter firing forward. This is achieved by having a low crossover point between the lower and upper bass drivers. Because low bass is omni-directional, the larger subwoofer can be mounted sideways, thus allowing for the construction of a slimmer box despite the bass capability achieved. Add the similarly refined 3-way crossover network of the Summoner series and a beautiful timber veneer and you have exceptional speakers of elegant proportions. Good for small to medium rooms.  These speakers cannot be too close to furniture on the same side as the side woofer (the cabinets have a mirror-image arrangement). 

All speakers include grilles. All grilles are removable but any speaker can be made without grilles if you request.

Veneers and stains
Natural semi-gloss American oak veneer, that can also be stained.
American Oak veneer
American Oak
Light Oak stain
Light Oak
Oak stain
European Oak
Baltic stain
Baltic
Walnut stain
Walnut
Dark Walnut stain
Dark Walnut
Rose Mahogany stain
Rose Mahogany
Jarrah stain
Jarrah
Black stain
Black
Non veneered colours
Soft white colour
Soft White
Black colour
Black
Premium veneers (extra cost)
Blackwood veneer
Blackwood
Queensland Walnut veneer
Queensland Walnut
Redheart Sassafras veneer
Red-heart Sassafras
Quilted Bubinga veneer
Quilted Bubinga
Blackheart Sassafras veneer
Black-heart Sassafras
See veneers, colours and finishes page.

Sidewinder 1216RPVTL
large/medium 3-way 12"side woofer

Price: $1250/pr (or $850 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1020h x 240w x 355d transmission line 68 litres
Power Handling: 200 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 28 -- 35,000 Hertz +/-2dB 
Sensitivity: 91dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 310 mm woofer with double magnet; 180 mm Peerless upper bass/midrange; 26 mm textile dome tweeter
Description: Live sound reproduction and very dynamic. Very good for a system where you do not have room for a subwoofer. A lot of speaker for not too much money.

showing custom version with large ribbon tweeter and double midrange

Sidewinder 1016RPV
medium 3-way 10" side woofer

Price: $1150/pr (or $795 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 920h x 240w x 315d bass reflex 40 litres
Power Handling: 180 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 36 -- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 90dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 260 mm long throw woofer; 180 mm Peerless upper bass/midrange; 26 mm textile dome tweeter
Description: Good all round quality speaker: hifi, home theatre front and rear; great sound, full bass. Good high powered all rounder.

Sidewinder 815RPV
small 3-way 8" side woofer

$950/pr (or $595 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 820h x 160w x 315d bass reflex 24 litres
Power Handling: 120 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 48 -- 35,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 90dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 210 mm long throw large magnet woofer; 150 mm Peerless upper bass/midrange; Danish 26 mm textile dome tweeter
Description: Good small all round performer: hifi, home theatre front and/or rear surround; similar to 1016 but very compact for such a high performing speaker with great bass and clarity; only 160 mm wide (but 200mm wide base).