The Duelund impact!


Few photos of Duelund Copper foil capacitors being installed into the Ubiq Audio Model One Duelund Edition speakers' crossovers. On the other three photos you can spot Duelund silver bypass added. These are for my new pair of Ubiq Audio Special Edition speakers. 

Both Model one Duelund Edition and Special Edition will have their dedicated Duelund Inside badges installed on the back of the speakers.

Duelund upgrade transfers Model One to another level. The difference is not subtle by any means, but adds impressive refinement. Now, I'm wondering what silver bypasses will bring to the sound...

I'll compare both versions and wrap things up in the upcoming article about the difference between normal, Duelund and Special Edition versions of the Model One. With the difference that Duelund capacitors can introduce I'm really baffled why some of the major high-end audio speaker manufacturers are not using them or at least explore their sonic possibilities. 

For the prices being charged these days in the upper echelon speakers market there should be really no excuses for some to stick with the uberly cheap crossover components. And I'm not buying into the overused answers... 

Capacitors are acting like tuning devices and can create the unmistakable sonic impact in the right combination with the rest of the crossover parts. I've had a chance to explore quite some of the industry standards capacitors and let me tell you... Everything matters and difference were not small by any means. You can actually recognize the sound and brand's DNA sonic imprint within few listenings. I'm not exploring any exotic grounds, nor taking as granted the esoteric for being esoteric,. I'm just laying down simple down to the earth facts as even an untrained ear can recognize audible changes instantly in direct A/B listening test.

Each and every high-end audio product should be voiced (and in most cases it is) before it hits the market. In the era of crazy potent computer simulation software many things can be virtually predicted. Yes, applicable. Still, there is no clean answer when it comes to the sound. This is why back in golden era of speaker manufacturing giants like Altec Lansing some of the 200 engineers were in charge of the sound!

A question arise...  What do we listening to exactly and what we might be missing with some of the high end audio state of the art speakers? As usually super cars industry comes in handy. Why would someone wants to put the cheapest tires on the sport car. Certainly not to enjoy the ride as its fullest. Can you imagine the Ferrari or Porsche with the 1 EUR set of "rubbers"... 

Stay tuned...