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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, very 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 40,000 Hertz.

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.

V1093AHTL
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: 120 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 26 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB 
Sensitivity: 96dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 10 inch professional super efficient long throw woofer with die-cast basket and double magnet; 135 mm efficient ultra smooth and detailed midrange; efficient horn loaded ribbon 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 as many other speakers would at 80 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

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(right) Showing version in Artisan cabinet.
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V1093EFHTL (version with Eminence woofer

V1092AHTL
Medium 2-way 10" woofer high efficiency floorstander

Description and Specifications

Price: $1595/pr (or $995 kit less cabinet)
Cabinet: 920h x 300w x 255d transmission line 45 litres
Power Handling: 150 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 32 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB 
Sensitivity: 95dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 260 mm professional super efficient long throw woofer with neodymium bucking magnets; large smooth horn loaded ribbon tweeter.
Description: Another full range large audiophile quality super efficient speaker for low powered valve amplifiers. But this is a 2-way version of the 1093AHTL 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 arrangement to the Timberwolf 8892BLTL 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 60 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. Another high class Transmission Line valve gem.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $350

V8893THTl
large 3-way DOUBLE 8" 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: 160 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 29 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB 
Sensitivity: 95dB 1w/1m
Drivers: Modified 2 x 225 mm efficient long throw woofers; 6 inch SB Acoustics ultra smooth midrange; efficient horn loaded ribbon tweeter.
Description: This version of the Valve specialist range uses a double eight inch woofer arrangement like our Timberwolf series, but is otherwise similar to the 1093AHTL above.  The efficiency has come down a little, but is still high.  The quality of the audio output is exactly the same, and using high level midranges and tweeters.

Upgrades: Artisan cabinet $400

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