The AF-S8 is an extraordinary speaker on every aspect. The adoption of wrest-planks on the two sides of the cabinet transform the vibrational capacities of the speaker in a real musical instrument extending the musical reproduction of each single note till the 13th harmonic. Every nuance of the original musical message is reproduced with extreme naturalness and musicality involving physically and emotionally the listener, bringing him to an unprecedented listening experience.
The AF-S8 is a speaker with extraordinary characteristics of extreme speed, depth and detail, high precision and natural musicality, high timbral and tonal accuracy and transmission capacity of a huge and real dynamic impact...Have you ever listened to the big orchestra from the conductor's podium ?
Drive units: 1x subwoofer Morel 9”, 4x woofer Morel 6”, 1x cone midrange Morel 5”, 1x ribbon tweeter Fountek 5”
Type: 4½ way hybrid
Frequency response: 16Hz to 50kHz
Sensitivity: 92 dB SPL (1W 2.83V / 1m)
Harmonic distortion: < 0,9% 31,5Hz - 50kHz
Impedance: 4 Ω
Connections: Gold plated, Tri-wiring / Tri-amp ready
Power Handling: 50W / 500W
Dimensions: H 1450 x W 400 x D 440
Finishes: Wood or Lacquered
Specifications subject to change without notice.
You can customize this model by replacing the finishing type.
It's possible to request this model without wrest-planks and strings.
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Like all of our speakers AF-S8s are made with harmonic woods, selected according to their molecular density, harmonic structure, vibrational ability and therefore sound emission. In the realization of the cabinet are so adopted the same lute manufacturing expedients typical of a musical instrument. The soundboards, attributable to the external side of the speaker's cabinet, transmitting its vibrationality to the wrest-planks, multiply symbiotically and synergistically vibrational capacity according to the S-System Tecnology, interacting consequently and naturally on all the harmonics and sound clusters of any reproduced instrument.
What is the purpose of the strings?
The internal wrest-plank mounts 5 musical strings of the low register while the external wrest-plank mounts 12 musical strings corresponding to the mid and high register. According to the frequency emitted from the speaker, the internal and external strings concerning the low and high registers of the reproduced signal, enters in sympathetic vibration whenever the speakers drivers are in positive phase and instantly stopping when the drivers back in the negative phase (damping) compared to the transmitted signal. The set of strings and the particular tuning of the same, outputs the same frequency of the speaker system drivers extending at the same time the harmonics, which otherwise would decay for physical-mechanical factors inherent to any kind of any amorphous speaker construction, to the 3rd harmonic. This innovative technology extends the AF-S8's vibrating capabilities to the reproduction of all harmonics till to the 13th of every played note (however, inaudible musical notes but resulting by listener as sound breath and stage depth), however present in the primary signal recorded and very difficult to reproduce by a conventional speakers system.
One intuits how wrest-planks and strings in no way affect the timbre of any played instrument, much less the frequency range of the speaker, which it's already able to naturally reproduce throughout the humanly audible frequency range, but exclusively on the harmonics of the emitted frequencies.
How they must be tuned?
Strings' tuning expect the following scheme:
Low strings: B - E - A - D - G (Lowest octave)
High strings: Middle octave: C - F - G, Highest octave: D - A - B (first series of six al fronte), Middle octave: D♭ - G♭ - A♭, Highest octave: E♭ - B♭ - C (second series of six alla coda).
All these notes forms a cluster including all harmonics of the equal temperament.
The tuning strings process is something of very easy to do with the electronic tuner bundled with the AF-S8s. Like any stringed musical instrument, the tuning mentioned above must be controlled over time and if necessary adjusted.
Placement in the listening environment
AF-S8s speakers system provides a mandatory placement in the listening environment. Expecting an objective and non-interchangeable right speaker and left speaker relative to the listening position.
How do they affect the final sound?
AF-S8s with wrest-planks and strings system return to the listener an extraordinarily and extremely musical and natural sound, comparable only to the sound of any kind of "live" event. The listener will experience of a real, natural, deep sound, never heard before from a "normal" speakers system, with sounds, as someone said, "never ending".