The enclosure plays a crucial role in the performance of a speaker, and is actually much harder to engineer than the drive units. Ideally, the cabinet provides a totally inert mounting platform for the drive units, yet it’s subjected to all the vibrations and pressures created by those drive units.
Vibrations generated in the cabinet walls lead to coloration’s and a loss of low level information, and because the enclosure has a much greater surface area than the drivers, even the slightest movement on a molecular scale has a disproportionately large effect.
Having devised an original way to produce an enclosure that controls resonance at molecular level, we have produced the world’s first 6-layer laminated cabinet construction. It use three types of membrane, each with it’s own specific characteristics, along with stainless steel panels.
The laminated walls are thick, but not excessively so, as the intention is primarily to control vibrations, not simply to add mass and stiffness. From the first few bars of music, the total lack of cabinet coloration and the elimination of enclosure distortion will be obvious.