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Valve SeriesHigh sensitivity speaker designed for valve amplifiers

Valve amplifiers have a very loyal following, because they have wonderful audio qualities and a smooth sound that appeals to many people.  Many valve amplifiers are works of art, beautiful to look at, and you can feel the heat and see them glowing, but generally they are not very powerful, and will require a very efficient speaker to produce realistic levels of audio output without beginning to clip softly. Soft clipping is what lead guitar players love about valve electric guitar amplifiers, but you do not want that to happen when listening to high quality music. So when you only have 5, 10 or 15 watt valve amplifier to play around with, a very efficient speaker becomes a must.

There are many ways to achieve high efficiency in speakers, such as with horn loading, using short voice coil full range drivers, using large PA type drivers or just being satisfied with a smaller speaker in a smaller room, but most methods have limitations in bass, size, smoothness, expense or practicality.  However, this range of valve speciality (or any high quality low powered amplifier) speakers have no limitations: they have very good realistic low bass extension, very good clean and airy treble, beautiful mid-range voicing, a normal, practical size and shape to please the lady of the house, a reasonable cost, good power handling for other uses, and above all, high efficiency, so that you can achieve an emotionally satisfying level of impact and sound staging with even a five watt valve amplifier, right from the low bass in the mid twenties to 30,000 Hertz plus.

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.

V1093AQTL
large 3-way 10" woofer high efficiency floorstander

Description and Specifications

Price: $1995/pr (or $1395 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1120h x 300w x 415d transmission line 100 litres
Power Handling: 140 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 26 -- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB 
Sensitivity: 96dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 10 inch professional super efficient long throw woofer with double magnet; 160 mm efficient ultra smooth and detailed non-inductive midrange; efficient smooth large 28mm wave guide dome tweeter
Description: At last, a full range large audiophile quality super efficient speaker for low powered valve amplifiers. This speaker will produce a similar output at 10 watts and 8 ohms as many other speakers would at 50 watts, and do that with no restrictions in bass extension, impact, transience, voicing, air, crispness, sound-stage or reality.  These are very unique speakers, especially at this price.  A high class Transmission Line valve gem.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $400

V1062AQTL
Medium 2-way 10" woofer high efficiency floorstander

Description and Specifications

Price: $1595/pr (or $995 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 1020h x 300w x 255d transmission line 60 litres
Power Handling: 140 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 32 -- 30,000 Hertz +/-2dB 
Sensitivity: 95dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 260 mm professional super efficient long throw woofer with large double magnets; large smooth 28mm dome wave guide tweeter.
Description: Another full range large audiophile quality super efficient speaker for any low powered valve amplifiers or any higher power amp if you want high output and efficiency. But this is a 2-way version of the 1093 above that has no mid-range and uses a ribbon tweeter and a lower crossover point from the very flat response 10" woofer/mid to the tweeter (similar to the Timberwolf 8892 large 2-way, but in a very efficient speaker). This speaker will produce a similar output at 10 watts as many other speakers would at 50 watts, and do that with no restrictions in bass performance, impact, transience, voicing, air, crispness, sound-stage or reality.  These are very unique speakers, especially at this price. Another high class Transmission Line valve gem.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $350