A200 Active Speaker
Enter the world of superior audio performance with the Airpulse A200 Active Speaker System, the mid tier model for musical enthusiasts. Bring the orchestra right into your living room with this stunning pair of speakers.
The A200 is a feast for the eyes with its beautiful natural wood grain cabinet. It is more importantly a feast to your senses. It accurately reproduces music with pure and extended high frequencies, detailed and full mid range, and solid bass notes. The A200 brings about a whole new level of listening making you fall in love with your favourite music all over again.
Phase Correction Horn Loaded Ribbon Tweeter
The A200 horn loaded ribbon tweeter has inherited the inner workings of our flagship 7001 near field monitor, but with an added phase correction device which greatly improves frequency response and increases sound dispersion. The A200 ribbon tweeter has a very low resistance of about 0.2 Ohm and it works with a transformer. The low resistance brings more current through the ribbon thus increasing the sound pressure levels, which leads to a wider frequency response. We constructed the A200 tweeter with the highest quality aluminium ribbon, strong Neodymium rare-earth magnets coupled with an appropriate transformer to give it high sensitivity, superb transient response, extended frequency range and ultra high definition. The unique shape and size of the horn on the A200 tweeter was designed using precise calculations and simulation. A horn loaded ribbon tweeter increases efficiency, power handling, frequency response and dispersion.
5.5” Aluminium cone low distortion mid-woofer
The 5.5" woofer in the A200 is an aluminium cone/large voice coil signature' Phil Jones design. It uses a neodymium motor to provide high magnetic flux to cover the entire voice coil of the loudspeaker. This is rarely done in speaker construction because of the sheer cost. The majority of loudspeakers uses a voice-coil mostly overhung outside the magnetic field . By using a much larger magnetic field in the A200 woofer, we considerably reduce harmonic and inter-modulation distortion, giving the speaker a more musical and natural sound. The proprietary aluminium alloy cone was designed from thorough analysis of all types of cone geometry and materials using a Klippel Laser Doppler Interferometer, a scientific precision measuring instrument that analyses cone behaviour in 3D environments. The voice coil in A200 woofer is unconventionally larger than most 5.5" loudspeakers. Larger voice coils have less power compression because they run at a cooler operating temperature. Sonically this means a more realistic dynamic representation of the music. It is dynamics in music that gives it emotion and exhilaration. The cooler running temperature of the voice coil also brings a benefit of reliability and extremely rare driver failure. Most loudspeakers use round copper wire in the voice coil. The A200 uses a far better single layer edge-wound copper clad aluminum ribbon. Ribbon voice-coil wire gives more electrical conductor in the magnet gap and increases efficiency, power handling and lowers distortion. For optimum performance without compromise, the A200 woofer uses a hyper-rigid cast-magnesium alloy frame. Its increased rigidity greatly reduces speaker coloration, and its material helps to dissipate heat efficiently from the voice coil much faster than a typical steel speaker frame, all of which lead to increased dynamics and power handling and ultimately, a much more satisfying musical experience.
Full digital amplifier
The amplifier section of the A200 Is composed of three pieces of TAS5754 Class D amplifiers. Two are connected in parallel bridge mode to drive the left and right woofers, while one is connected in bridge mode for the two tweeters. Not like normal Class D amplifiers, these amplifiers feature closed-loop structure with even lower distortion. Its digital input accepts signals with up to 192KHz sample rate. Its hybrid-flow digital processing enriches the system's processing capabilities even more.