8.2 Series Ortho-Acoustic Floor Standing Loudspeaker
The Larsen 8 incorporates a higher level of technology and Ortho-Acoustic design, including the unique positioning and angle of the drivers flanked by absorption material and cabinet geometry. This architecture creates a rich and deep three-dimensional soundstage with a wide listening area.
The two high quality Scan-Speak drivers, working together under 300 Hz inside separate chambers, create a deep, crisp and precise bass, all the way down to 23 Hz! When was the last time you experienced bass as low as 23Hz without the presence of a subwoofer? Coupled with a fast, clean mid-range and an ultra-transparent high frequency rendition, the Larsen 8 achieves an outstanding sonic dispersion and fluidity.
The Stainless Steel plate around the extremely light polymer membrane in the tweeter is a Larsen technical innovation and because it is integrated completely, it reproduces the upper octaves with more body, an amazing treble character and a more linear frequency response. The legendary Scan-Speak drivers and tweeters used in the Larsen 8 are usually only used in speakers costing over twice the price. The Larsen 9’s represent incredible value both in terms of absolute performance and component cost.
Natural and transparent with an amazing ability to recreate the 3D sound stage with a vivid and visceral tone quality, are just some of the outstanding sonic characteristics of the Larsen 8. Feel the excitement of the musicians, as you experience the thrill of the music in your own living room. It’s the next best thing to hearing music live!
John Larsen talks about his unique HiFi Speakers @ Bristol Show 2018
|Type||2.5-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker|
|Drive Technology||1 x 25mm (1”) Scan-Speak Low-Mass Polymer-Dome Tweeter
2 x 25mm (1”) Scan-Speak Low-Mass Textile Soft-Dome Tweeters
1 x 174mm (7”) Scan-Speak Carbon Fiber/Pulp Mid-range Drive Unit
1 x 197mm (7.75”) Scan-Speak Carbon Fiber/Pulp Bass Drive Unit
|Enclosure Technology||Triangular bass reflex|
|Crossover||Crossover built with large, air-wound copper coils, polypropylene SCR capacitors, and non-magnetic connectors. Bottom driver low-pass-limited at 300Hz, crossover to main tweeter at 2.5kHz, vertical tweeters high-pass-filtered at 5kHz.|
|Measurements||Power: 200W per channel
Impedance: 4Ω nominal
Sensitivity: 88dB at 1 metre on-axis, 2.83V input
Frequency response: 23Hz – 20kHz
Width: 278mm (11”)
Depth: 328mm (13”)
|Weight||25kg (55 lbs) per speaker (channel)|
|Finishes||Mahogany, Cherry, Maple, White Lacquer, Black Lacquer|