“The Beam delivers the dynamics you’d expect from a full range speaker, while delivering the imaging and accuracy of a mini monitor. At just over 90db sensitivity, The Beam is equally at home with moderately powered tube or solid state amplification.”
The Scan-Speak 8” driver that we utilize is a small miracle due to its ability to play quite deep in the bass region yet still play very accurate mid-range, allowing for a seamless integration to a 1” tweeter. Boasting a cast-aluminum frame, fiberglass composite core and rubber surround, all at an astonishingly high efficiency for a high-end 8” woofer.
The Seas aluminum dome tweeter we have chosen is unique in that it does not use ferro-fluid to cool and dampen the tweeter. We feel very strongly that the use of ferro-fluid ruins the micro dynamics of a tweeter. The magnesium/aluminum composite, its Sonomax surround and rear chamber for lower resonance allow for a very accurate driver that is very conducive to a 8”, 2-way design.
The system as a whole has unusually deep bass response for an 8” two-way design. The QB3 vented alignment offers maximum bass extension and efficiency. Driver selection and network design allow us to present a very coherent mid-range, due to the woofer playing accurately in the upper mid-range frequencies and the tweeter playing accurately in the lower frequencies.”
Overall Impedance: 4 ohms
Overall Efficiency: 90.5 db 1w/1m
Maximum Power Rating: 200 watts
Nominal Power Rating: 150 watts
Frequency response: 35-20k hz (+/- 3 db).