ODEON AUDIO Orfeo 2-way Bookshelf Speaker
$4,200.00 – $4,700.00
System: 25mm Audax dome tweeter in 17 cm spherical horn (birch plywood finish), 18 cm Scan Speaker midrange driver with coated cellulose membrane
Principle: 2-way bass reflex
Crossover Frequency: 2200 Hz
Frequency Response: +/- 3db: 40hz-21000 kHz
Impedance: 8 ohms
Dimensions (HxWxD): 39 cm x 20.5 cm x 31 cm
Weight: 11 kg each
NOTE: High Gloss Horn + $1000
Audiophile qualities are not always dependent on size. This is proven by Orfeo, the smallest speaker of the ODEON AUDIO product line. As a bookshelf loudspeaker, the Orfeo is particularly suitable for smaller and medium-sized living rooms with the characteristic sound and technical features of the larger models. Therefore, the Orfeo is well suited for those who want to enter the world of high-end loudspeakers.
The tweeter is a special design by the French manufacturer Audax. The 25mm dome tweeter is manufactured with a copper voice coil and the dome is made from a specially impregnated fabric. The tweeter is insusceptible to distortion and provides outstanding characteristics in terms of speed and resolution. These qualities are supported by the ODEON AUDIO birch plywood horn. The horn functions as a mechanical amplifier that relieves the tweeter and thus contributes decisively to a relaxed sound character while providing highest resolution.
The low-midrange driver is made by the renowned Danish company Scan Speak. Like the tweeter, this driver is a custom-made product outside of normal mass production. By a combination of a handmade and coated cellulose cone with a very fine and flexible rubber surround and fabric centering, this system impresses with midrange characteristics that are unique in this price class as well as an extremely controlled bass.
A medium density fibreboard (MDF) is used for the cabinet. Our master craftsmen only use MDF with a particularly high proportion of wood fibers and binding agents, which are compressed under high pressure. This special material avoids disturbing resonances and excludes discoloration effects. The MDF used in the ODEON AUDIO models is up to 1.8 times heavier than conventional MDF and therefore much more stable. This makes it particularly suitable for sophisticated loudspeaker concepts.
In order to keep the deviations between the channels as small as possible, we use selected components in the crossovers with a maximum deviation of only one percent.
Only non-aging components (film capacitors) are used. The coils used come from Mundorf. In most loudspeakers in the high-end range, the crossovers are built on Pertinax boards and the individual components are connected by conductor wire paths. In contrast, the Orfeo crossovers are wired by hand, soldered point to point and then mechanically secured to prevent movement of the sensitive components and thus reducing negative vibration effects on the crossover components. The point-to-point wiring minimizes electrical transitions in the signal path. What is regarded as a quality feature in high-quality tube amplifiers is rarely implemented in loudspeaker construction as consistently as in ODEON AUDIO products.
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