What we will hear according to Bob Carver:
"My Amazing Line Source Speakers present a huge and majestic soundstage that captures the complete sense of acoustic space that helps make music come to life in our listening rooms.
You will hear beautiful sound images inside that larger acoustic that will seem so real it will be downright spooky. There will be a soundstage that extends far back from the speakers, and it will be much wider than the speakers.
A solo female singer will appear center stage, up and back slightly, perfectly focused, singing her heart out as if she were in our room, all the while being inside that larger acoustic bubble. It is very, very spooky. And I promise that Beethoven's Ninth symphony will bring tears to your eyes." - Bob Carver.
How it works:A line source speaker is simply a speaker so tall and acoustically long that we, the listener, hear a speaker that goes all the way to infinity. Up to infinity and down to infinity, resulting in what a scientist would call a "perfect wave launch."
The wave from the speaker sounds as if it emanates from a gossamer thin filament running from below the center of the earth to beyond the moon. A pure cylindrical sound wave.
When we listen to such a wave, we find that we can hear musical nuances that we often cannot hear at all using conventional speakers.
An analogy is to consider a thin pole that is eight feet tall, extending from floor to ceiling. On the pole are mounted 22 lit birthday candles, each a light source. Additionally, imagine the floor and ceiling to be perfectly polished mirrors. When we look down a the bottom of our speaker, we will see lit candles reflected in the mirror continuing all the way down to minus infinity. If we look up towards the top of our speaker, we will see the reflections of candles that go up to plus infinity. Here's the best part: All these reflections are real light sources to our eyes, as real as any real candle; we can read a book by their light. The candles in the mirrors make light just as well as the actual candles in the room on that pole. Absolutely non-intuitive! Now instead of candles, imagine that we replace them with lots of small loudspeaker drivers. The same holds true for speakers and candles alike; the speakers in the mirror make just as much sound as the speakers in the room, and behave for sound the same way as the candles behaved for light.
"Here is the second best part: we can remove the polished mirrors and just use the floor and ceiling to make the line source work perfectly!" - Bob Carver
|Cabinet:||1 piece extruded aluminum cabinet|
|Extrusion Profile:||4.625" x 6.875"|
|Weight:||135 lbs each|
|Foot print:||24" x 24"|
|Number of front firing 8" ribbons:||13|
|Number of side firing 4" high excursion drivers:||22|
|Rated Power:||2,000 watts|
|Bi Amp Capable:||Yes|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|