Daudio w1 reference loudspeaker


Our aim was to develop a “high-end reference speaker”. A loudspeaker that adds nothing, no coloration and cabinet resonances, able to generate a realistic sound to which you can listen continuously. To meet these requirements we searched for the optimal cabinet, the best speaker drivers with a lively and natural sound and the best electronic components to amplify the sound and blend the three drivers into a coherent sound field.

dipole & design the optimal cabinet

The system is a full dipole and delivers a tremendously open and natural reproduction of sound. The full dipole property of this loudspeaker is achieved by use of an open baffle without an acoustic box. The key aspect of open baffle systems is about the use of the so-called back wave, the sound that is being radiated backwards by the dynamic speaker drivers. The back wave is not damped, it is not enclosed by a box and as a consequence will not be able to bounce against the cabinet panels and re-radiate through the thin driver cone while being distorted and slowed down. Because the back wave is completely let free, the driver cone can move without any brake and the typical box sound is simply not there. There are no forces being put on the cone other than the action/reaction forces from the own back and forth movement of the speaker driver.

The open baffle principle requires special woofers, midranges and tweeters, if we want to guarantee dipole behavior across the entire frequency range for the most beautiful reproduction. See below the description of the various units. For really good dipole behavior it is also necessary that all units, woofers, midrange and tweeter are mounted on the smallest possible baffle.  For the tweeter we even went so far that we have hung up it free.

Besides the fact that open baffle speakers have no box sound, they also give a greater signal to noise ratio than normal speakers. This is especially true for low frequencies. The ratio of direct and reflected sound power is enhanced in the listening area by a factor of 3. Bass lines are therefore always easy to follow without excess ringing.

With careful monitoring of all the principles needed to make an almost ideal dipole speaker we have managed to set a reference that is also of friendly dimensions.

From the technical requirements of the open baffle concept we went to work with interior designers to make the appearance of the speaker appealing and innovative. With this we have created a contemporary design concept being valued by both men and women and easy to adapt to individual needs.

cabinet dipole W-frame

The dipole W-frame is made of MDF or plywood. The frames are manufactured very accurate on a CNC milling machine. The cabinet connections are with dowels, 45 degree beveled and fully bonded, creating an exactly appropriate frame with minimal glue seams. For the design the corners of the cabinet are rounded. The W-frame has minimal resonances and optimal output. This creates a deep clean dipole bass.

The mid-woofer has a small baffle that is optimally dimensioned for the reproduction of the midrange frequencies.

The tweeter floats entirely free for the best possible spatial reproduction of the treble.

This is an optimal cabinet, both in terms of design and in terms of reproduction.

air motion all details are there

For the treble we use a beautiful dipole air motion tweeter, in our opinion the reference for the reproduction of high frequencies. This unit has recently been redesigned and features a new lightweight membrane. Because of this, the unit has a very nice dispersion and imaging and, even more importantly, a wonderful natural sound with magnificent dynamics. All high frequencies and details are therefore effortlessly to follow.

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