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SummonerFloorstander series

Summoner series: Large 3-way floorstanders

The Summoners are medium to large 3-way floorstanding speakers. They all have a dedicated midrange driver for wide dispersion and have exceptional clarity and controlled bass. Some of these models use special high end drivers, but all models have similar highly refined, smooth and unique high order series crossovers that give a very large, spacious and natural sound-stage. They are built with real American Oak or Blackwood timber veneer and quality parts. All models can be customised with your choice of other drivers from our range, including ribbon tweeters, though many have ribbon tweeters as standard. The 1093PRTL and 863FRTL have been amongst our most popular floorstanders.  All Summoners have especially deep and full bass that is not at all boomy (like most bass reflex designs used by other brands), but is very real and satisfying.  In fact, our customers often comment that they do not use their other brand subwoofer any more because the larger Summoners like the 1093PRTL and SRTL especially do a better job.  You will need a very good subwoofer, like one of our models which all have the same type of unique Transmission Line design as our floorstanders, to add something to these great Summoners.

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

Summoner Models
Overview of models in the Summoner series
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.

Summoner 1293SRTL
high end 12" 3-way transmission line

Description and Specifications

Price: $2495/pr (or $1795 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1220h x 400w x 315d new transmission line 100 litres
Power Handling: 240 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
Frequency Response: 23 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 92 dB 2.83V/1m
Drivers: Ultra high end SB Acoustics 12 inch bass and 5 inch midrange drivers designed by ex-Scanspeak engineers; high efficiency ribbon tweeter for beautiful realism in the upper range above 2.5 kHz.
Description: This is another refinement of the popular Summoner range using some of the best drivers and components available. This version is for people who like or require the characteristics of a large driver to push a lot of air. All our speakers are very highly regarded for their high resolution and natural clarity. This is definitely a large sounding speaker that draws you deeply in to the experience of the sound stage, but one that requires less space front to back. As with all our speakers it compares to other high end brands that cost much more.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $450

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Summoner 1093SRTL
high end 10" 3-way transmission line

Description and Specifications

Price: $2195/pr (or $1450 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1220h x 300w x 415d Transmission Line bass loading 96 litres
Power Handling: 200 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
Frequency Response: 21 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB (extended response below 20 Hertz, and approaching 100,000 Hertz)
Sensitivity: 90.5 dB 2.83V/1m
Drivers: Ultra high end SB Acoustics 10 inch bass and 5 inch midrange drivers; ultra low mass ribbon tweeter for absolutely accurate high range.
Description: This is the ultimate refinement of the popular 1093PRTL using some of the best drivers and components available. This speaker has all the fantastic audio realism of the 1293SHTL above but with a slimmer appearance. The transmission Line cabinet design truly projects wonderfully deep, detailed and controlled bass. All our speakers are very highly regarded for their high resolution, natural bass and clarity but this Summoner also must be one the best value audiophile speakers made in Australia when you consider its fantastically affordable price for a high end speaker of this sound quality. This is definitely another speaker that draws you deeply in to the experience of the sound stage, and one that would be the pride of your music room. As with all our speakers it compares to other high end brands with much higher price tags.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $450

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Summoner 1293PRTL
12" 3-way Transmission line

Description and Specifications

Price: $1595/pr (or $950 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1120h x 400w x 315d 96 litres Transmission Line
Power Handling: 180 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 28 -- 35,000 Hertz +/-2dB (bass reflex)
Sensitivity: 93 dB 1w/1m
Drivers: Highly modified Peerless 310 mm woofer; SB Acoustics 135 mm neutral midrange; ribbon tweeter.
Description: similar to the 1093PSRTL (one of our most popular Summoners), but a little larger and more efficient, with its 12' Peerless woofer. Big sound for people who want effortless performance from a big speaker. Also available in smaller sealed cabinet (1020h x 340w x 260d for $1495).

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $400

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Summoner 1293psrtl
(left) Blackwood. (right) Jarrah finish.
Summoner 1293p horizontal
Blackwood with horizontal side grain.

Summoner 1093GRTL
10" 3-way transmission line

Description and Specifications

Price: $1495/pr (or $895 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1120h x 300w x 415d Transmission Line bass loading
Power Handling: 160 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
Frequency Response: 24 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 91 dB 2.83v/1m
Drivers: Highly modified long throw mineral poly-propylene woofer; SB Acoustics 135 mm neutral midrange; super light and fast small ribbon tweeter with good off-axis response.
Description: a fabulously capable and smooth performer; big powerful, clear as a bell; true audiophile listening speaker at an unheard of price. Beautiful, musical bass from the Transmission Line rear loading. Superb ribbon tweeters now included at no extra cost. A very popular speaker. 8 ohm version available.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $400

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Summoner 863PRTL
8" 3-way transmission line

Description and Specifications

Price: $1395/pr (or $795 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1020h x 240w x 315d Transmission Line loading
Power Handling: 150 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 28 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 91 dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 220 mm Danish woofer and 135 mm SB Acoustics midrange; small ribbon tweeter with good off-axis response now standard.
Description: quality high level drivers; very smooth response; another true audiophile speaker, only smaller than the 1093. Has very good Transmission Line bass, and is "clear as a bell". Now has ribbon tweeter as standard. Looks rather striking in an Artisan style cabinet.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $375

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Summoner 863
Blackwood veneer cabinets (showing natural variation)
Summoner 863 white
(left) Black. (right) Non veneered white finish.

Summoner 843PVTL
8" 3-way transmission line

Description and Specifications

Price: $1295/pr (or $695 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 920h x 240w x 315d bass reflex 42 litres
Power Handling: 150 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (or 4 ohms on request)
Frequency Response: 32 -- 30,000 Hertz +/-3dB
Sensitivity: 91 dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 220 mm long throw large magnet woofer; 135mm SB Acoustics neutral midrange; Danish 25 mm textile dome tweeter.
Description: Good all round quality speaker: hifi, home theatre front and/or rear surround; great sound and value. Gives other brand speakers two or three times the price a run for their money. Slightly smaller than the 863 above, and dome tweeter instead. Ribbon upgrade $100 extra.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $350

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Summoner 843
(above middle and right) Showing ribbon tweeter upgrade
Summoner 843 fusion
Fusion flat panel versions with ribbon upgrades.
Summoner 843 artisan
Previous model with Artisan upgrade and ribbon upgrade..