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4iW range: ADX "bookshelf
satellite" speakers >>>>>
|small speaker, big sound, many uses >>>>>
Whether its compact HiFi, home
theatre or MP3s and computer games, these speakers perform like
they should. Crafted with quality in mind, engineered with value
the ADX Electronics 4iW
lineup: matte / satin / gloss / native Rimu
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4iW - based on 4" wool
composite cone bass driver
The prototypes were an 'out of
the box' sonic success, with the design consistently proving
near impossible to better - which is why it was chosen to go
into production first. From the prototypes made in 1999 to production
in 2001, these are our most popular speakers.
Apart from diminutive size and
transparent sound, this model's main claim to fame is the "incredible
bass" from a box so small - you must have heard this a million
times before, you have to hear these speakers to know what this
finished in black satin
(that's a Nokia 5120 cellphone if you're wondering)
- quality audio small home hi-fi, dorms etc
- AV surround satellites with real bass, magnetically
- multi-room audio small, unobtrusive, various colours
- shop fitting painted all round, clean appearance
and a transparent sound
|specifications and features >>>>>
- recommended amplifier power
5 to 50W RMS (50W recommended)
- impedance 8 ohms (4 ohm available
- frequency response 35Hz to 20kHz
useable room response
- sensitivity 83dB 1W 1m 1kHz
anechoic on axis
- wool composite cone bass driver
with rubber surround, magnetically shielded
- balanced drive ferrofluid damped
tweeter, magnetically shielded
- 6dB/octave passive filters (clean
time domain response)
- banana plug terminals standard
- dimensions: 130W*200H*230D mm
plus terminals (new models recessed)
- light yet acoustically rigid
MDF (pine substrate) cabinets, or native timber
- extensive use of bracing and
damping materials including natural wool
- weight: 1 pair incl shipping
carton less than 5kg
- designed and made in New Zealand
with painstaking attention to detail
- grilles under evaluation
- wall mounting brackets under
- special $399
incl GST per pair (close
to US$150) (MDF version only)
This is a direct from the manufacturer price, with a very thin
markup on manufactured cost. A typical chain store distribution
model would price these between $1200 - $2000 per pair - putting
them out of reach of most people, and just isn't part of the
plan. Get them at this price while you can - we need the work,
and the exposure! Various finishes ex-stock.
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- Enhanced variants
Given the overwhelming attention to detail in these speakers,
it makes sense to increase the sophistication and expense of
drivers to a degree. New units are being trialed with up-spec
dome tweeters and more sophisticated variation on the pulse-accurate
crossover. The sky is the limit for this approach. Contact us.
- NZ native Rimu cabinetry
The iridescent appearance of Native Rimu on all six sides, with
the up-spec sound of enhanced drivers, crossovers and acoustic
treatment. Looks and sounds great in any (indoor) environment.
Recommended retail of $749 incl GST (US$375) subject to change.
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- Want a lower price?
For those of you looking
for an even better bargain, there may be limited quantities of
preproduction units and 'factory seconds' available, still with
the same sound quality spec. Contact us.
- Do you sell kits?
At this point we do not plan to offer a kit version, but I have
been toying with the idea of offering a version for the enthusiast,
experimenter or price-conscious bulk buyer, stripped back as
far as possible without upsetting sound reproduction quality
(clips rather than terminals, wood screws rather than stainless
machine screws, unpainted etc). This can make a big difference
to the cost. Contact us.
Whatever the reason, we'd like
to hear from you - email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or use the form on the contact page.
|more views of the 4iW model >>>>>
Pairs as in picture to left,
top to bottom
- matte textured finish - great
- (another pair matte finish)
- (another pair matte finish)
- black satin finish - great finish
for home applications
- gloss finish - striking effect
Another idea of the looks, the
satin finished speakers are at the top right. The remainder are
matte textured (similar to a matte plastic / spark-eroded finish).
The drivers blend in with the
paintwork better than these flash photos seem to show.
And in case you haven't already
looked at more views of the lineup.
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