Audio Acoustics Sapphire Ti-C & SE model’s & their unique construction & VALUE features expanded:
Worlds First Unique “Double Float” mounted resonance Sapphire HF
The hf unit is mounted on a resonance controlling membrane, which in turn is bonded to the sub front baffle; under this is a second resonance-controlling polymer. This for the first times let’s the hf unit function without interference or interacting to devastating effects with the loudspeaker cabinet itself. Further controlling any resonances from within the hf unit, self-allows it to function to new heights. Rudimentary yet completely overlooked to date.
First production “Single Float” mounted Sapphire diaphragm with first titanium voice coil bass/midrange driver
The unprecedented driver is mounted over a bonded single resonance membrane to the cabinet structure. This function further shows a driver is at best 20% of the system only. (All, other aspects addressed naturally i.e. Full Diamond or Sapphire as the diaphragm material with pure pistonic strict motion, this alone exclude 99.9% of transducers as ineffective. Executed without compromise. All materials used to not have a resonance break up frequency within the WHOLE bandwidth of the driver’s constructed material. Constraints completely overlooked to date.)
Fundamentally paramount and completely unaccounted to date, is the need to allow the driver to be able to function without compromise or any resonances getting to the component itself thus removing the devastating effects and conditions for it to function in its environment without determent. When allowed to function properly, components take on a surprising new competence that was but overlooked. I.e. the more you can retrieve from each component by allowing it to function optimally, the more effective naturally it becomes to an amazing extents.
“Resonance controlled” loudspeaker system with acknowledged attention to the first "Active cabinet" and selected system components.
Once we have accepted that even if we produce a cabinet structure, be it out of any material in the periodic table; including Solid Diamond. This would address the hardness factor only that we require; yet we could still not remove the inherent mass of the material and the culprit of storing the energy.
An uncontested fundamental flaw in all conventional cabinets to date however elaborate a material or well founded-period. So arguing over Mdf verses marine ply or Corrine over Carbon fiber etc., is a very moot point indeed in the big picture.
As one is increasing hardness the mass factor is overlooked, hence creating a different sets of problem at the same time as improving one avenue. Well intended and if executed to the extreme relatively successful, agreed; but nonetheless a dated prehistoric approach.
A good analogy comes to mind -one would need a substantial amount of protection with various materials to stop a raging bullet; though something as simple as Kevlar can do so with a limited micron thickness.
In this form if one can isolate the objective the answers are easier to come to, though not necessarily easy to achieve.
For us removing the vessel of energy storage itself. Down to minuscule micro resonances, has concluded that one has to find a vessel in which the energy that will unavoidably become present with any material’s with mass and with the incitement of the back wave is removed or never allowed to raise its ugly head. Simple.
This we achieved with clever membranes and polymers composites.
Controlling the incited energy is converted to heat and dissipated. Having this constant equilibrium gives us a cabinet that is a perfect platform for an active driver mounted and allowed to work in its own world (as above) the cabinet functions in its own plane and the Air compliance issues addressed separately. All working is perfect harmony. Three separate issue sharing one goal not three opposing forces working against each other. As far away from convention yes but a radical alternative achievement
First unprecedented six-layer, double membrane Composite
The cabinet comprises of 30mm material than there is a 2mm resonances controlling developed compound, adjacent to this is another 30 mm material and a second internal membrane bonded to this with a specific adhesives is 2mm of 316 stainless steel that is substantially bolted and adiseived on and finally a further internal membrane is applied on to these sections to handle air compliance issues. This is done unconventionally by the use of redirecting/absorbing and eliminating any two parallel points within the cabinet structure. No conventional foam/ garneted wool etc. is incorporated. 5 plates are used inside the Sapphire and 10 plates are used in the SE model.
Advanced metallic a gel coat developed.
An 18month program together with a world-renowned British lacquer specialist was undertaken to produce revolutionary new gel coat metallic a process horrendously labor intensive to do with unsurpassed and incomparable end results.
Wow Resonance wired/ Resonance wired
Our finding in controlling resonances is also applied to our reference cable system’s the “Wow Resonance” cable system is in turn are incorporated into the Sapphire Ti-C SE and the “Resonance” is used in the Sapphire Ti-C.
Optimum vented airflow control port
Air compliance issues were addressed with the combination of the internal membrane and the advanced airflow port system-no longer is the Air compliance within the cabinet a hindrance but a allied to work with. This can only happen when the cabinet is removed from the equation and is no longer a part of the problem.
Custom wound unconventionally
Specified nil tolerance values are achieved. Every component has been meticulously designed and developed from a clean sheet approach. Signal paths are kept as short as feasible.
Nigh on nil Tolerances are achieved by producing specific <0.5% components in larger quantities and than selected down to specific requirement values only.
Components are produced in the England the US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark only using expertise second to none for each specified field.
Though costly and time consuming it guarantees component and end product with specific consistency to the reference tuned system’s requirements and musicality.
The nano puck eradicates resonance being fed into the loudspeaker system from the environment etc., and more importantly removes further the interaction between the function of the loudspeaker and its surroundings, as well as secondary isolation.
Harmonizing to complete the loudspeaker chain in function and form, letting it simply work without resonance interference.
Time wise here is a list to give a indication of the skilled labor involved:
140 hours + Finishing process- 16 gel coat’s and base coat preparation process, than very extensive sanding down to a fine finish prior to polishing
80-hour actual construction assembly time.
34 hours in the Ti-C & 68 hours in the SE in actual membrane panel’s construction
Extensive CNC time, the elaborate cabinet structure involves substantial times on each individual panel part and complexity of cabinet and assembly.
30 hours in the application of membranes to various components cables ECT.
Testing at each stage to build to our nigh on zero tolerance standard on All components
12 hours detailing time for finished items
4 hours Soak testing on completion. 2 hour careful creating.
QC inspected and finalized by Shabir Bhatti on each item’s completion if not constructed by him.
Approximately three hundred and sixty hours to produce.
The finest specifically designed and crafted components from around the globe, than add in manufacture times and finest material costing on top.
Compared to a conventional box and driver array that can be assembled in less than 3 hours from start to finish irrelevant of complexity by skilled personnel and it becomes apparent how much Value for money the audio acoustics products are in these perceived value times.
“Audio Acoustics is a u.k-based builder of loudspeakers that, quite frankly, are as beautifully built as any loudspeaker that I have ever seen. I mean we are talking Tiffany jeweiry quality here folks.”
Editor Stereo Times Jan 2006
“Carrying out this review has proved an educational as well as an entertaining experience, and has certainly served to broaden my personal hi-fi horizons. Shabir’s speaker is a remarkable achievement, and a tribute to the passion and enthusiasm of the man”
I dare say there are those out there who, like Shabir will be unwilling to settle for anything less once they ‘ve heard the results.
Hi Fi+ issue 39 2005
“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to par too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money—that is all When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot—it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better,”
John Ruskin (1819-1900)
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