ICON AUDIO FRM 1 FULL RANGE FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS WITH 70% OFF. Downsizing our warehouse space means we have lots of clearance bargains. These loudspeakers have been opened and briefly used, but are almost perfect with original box and packing. 8" Full range unit with "Rare earth HF dome. Developed to provide nearly double the bass output of a 6 unit."Long Throw" overcomes the need for a complex "horn" cabinet. Specially designed for low power "Single Ended" and PP Valve amplifiers. The lack of "crossover" means there are no losses between the amplifier and speaker drive unit therefore only a few watts are required for a (very) loud volume. This also means that the sound is not altered by capacitors, resistors or inductors in a crossover resulting in a very pure sound.
In the same way a very simple valve amplifier can be very "musical", a good full range speaker can also sound inherently "musical" in character. We have designed a wide range efficient drive unit that has excellent sonic properties using both new and old technologies to achieve the sonic footprint we wanted. Very musical sound with seamless transition between bass, mid-range and treble. No need for a treble unit. No harshness or metallic quality to cause listening fatigue.
Deeper bass than any other design for the size. Is efficient enough to work with any low powered Single Ended or Push Pull design amplifier from about 6 watts (depending upon required sound level and room size). Very easy load for an amplifier to drive. Small footprint for the sound/bass output.3 designs to choose from depending upon room size and budget. The characteristics and efficiency of this driver means they are not at their best for medium to high power push-pull amplifiers with high feedback (most transistor amplifiers).
All types of loudspeakers have shortcomings and loudspeakers have the highest distortion of any part of the hi fi chain. Each type of design having its own set of problems. Like other electrostatic and co-axial speakers the FRm range are a little more directional so have a more tightly defined listening area. Like all full range speakers, and extended "running in" period of several months is required.Icon unique 8 Full range drive unit. Rare earth high frequency dome. Custom paper cone for optimum bandwidth. Long throw coil and roll surround for extended bass. Designed and tested with low power valve amplifiers. Real wood veneer finish: Walnut, Cherry.
Internal wire: high purity, low impedance copper. FRm 1 Size in cm W30, D33, H51, 12kg ea.Complete with original box and packing. Due to size and weight collection is recommended otherwise these loudspeakers need to use a pallet. May be auditioned in Leicester by appointment. You are welcome to ask questions. Cash or transfer on collection only. Advertised elsewhere so may be withdrawn without notice. STOCK IS LIMITED SO SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.