NEW EDEN ACOUSTICS SAKURA SPEAKERS


“Meeting the needs for ultimate sound quality in today's modern lifestyle environments, Eden Acoustics first built the TÔMEI loudspeakers. Spectacular in shape and gorgeous in sound, they received rave reviews from all over the world. Today we are proud to introduce an outstanding follow-up called SAKURA.”

A.I.R (Acoustic Immersive Rendition)

SAKURA is our second A.I.R loudspeaker system. With A.I.R. the enclosure disappears, and with it, box sound and coloration associated with traditional loudspeakers. A.I.R is derived from the well-known dipole model. With a radiation pattern in the form of an eight and the removal of the box, it eliminates side walls reflections and enclosure resonances. At Eden Acoustics we were looking for the best of what a dipole loudspeaker could offer, while refining the sound, in a more modest size and with improved looks. After multiple tests and measurements, we removed the baffle and added a sophisticated digital processing system, which resulted in a livelier, more holographic sound. “Once you listen to an A.I.R. loudspeaker it’s very hard to go back…”. says Jean-Pierre Boudreau, Eden Acoustics’ president.

SAKURA is a 3-way A.I.R. loudspeaker using 3 or 4 drivers: a sliced cone 156mm (6-inch) mid/bass driver featuring an extremely large linear excursion (13mm - 0.5inch), a dome tweeter sporting a two part aluminium faceplate with mechanical decoupling, and one long-throw, one-inch linear excursion, thirteen-inch (34cm) bass driver to reproduce the lowest registers of bass with incomparable speed and accuracy. The tweeter has been chosen for its fatigue-free listenability and outstanding sonic transparency. Both mid-bass and bass drivers offer extreme linear cone excursion to sustain the high demands of the A.I.R. architecture. All drivers are perfectly integrated in time and phase, with no baffle to restrict high and mid frequency dispersion. The result is an incredibly airy and large soundstage that seems to float into the room. Some call it holographic acoustics and indeed SAKURA gives that feeling of really being at the concert or in the studio with the artist.

SAKURA’s central control unit comes with first-class components from Hypex, Analog Devices, XMOS and AKM. Our DSP is used to optimize each driver’s amplitude, impulse, time and phase response. it sports eight 32-bit/768kHz SOA AKM4495 DACs. Hypex NCORE™ amplifiers are directly connected to the drivers’ voice coils. Without any power-robbing, phase-shifting, passive crossover parts in the signal path, SAKURA delivers blindingly fast sound reproduction and lifelike immediacy. The CCU accepts connections through balanced/unbalanced analog, S/PDIF coax IN and OUT, USB Class 2, and with the optional Network Music Server (NMS), streaming through Airplay, UPnP/DLNA, Bluetooth and ROON™.

SAKURA systems will be available in two formats. Base version is comprised of two 3-way SAKURA towers, with a remote control-based central control unit (CCU). The second version called SAKURA2 sports two mid drivers on each side. Optionally, SAKURA systems can come as ROON™ ready with network music streaming capabilities.

SAKURA loudspeakers will be available by mid-January 2020 and will be sold through a network of distributors and specialized dealers. We are taking pre-orders as of today.

Specifications 
  • Amplifiers: 1700 watts total
  • Tweeters: 100 watts — Mid driver: 250 watts — Woofers: 500 watts
  • DSP sampling rate: 24bit / 192kHz - AKM AK4454 DAC - AKM AK5554 ADC
  • Frequency Response: 23 Hz – 35 KHz
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR/RCA analog, 1 x S/PDIF in, 1 x S/PDIF out, 1 x USB Audio Class 2
  • Dimensions: 
  • Speakers: 43.5”H x 14.75”D x 24.0”W (108.75cm x 36.88cm x 60cm)
  • Controller: 4.5”H x 12”D x 
  • Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg) in shipping crates
SAKURA - MSRP US/€ 15,000.00 /pair incl. central control unit with remote control
SAKURA2 - MSRP US/€ 16,200 /pair incl. central control unit with remote control
SAKURA optional ROON™ ready Network Music Server: - MSRP US/€ 1200

About Eden Acoustics

Eden Acoustique was founded in 2012 and is based in Montreal, QC, Canada. Our goal is to build loudspeakers that go beyond traditional designs, with new visions of the modern loudspeaker. With our Open Air loudspeakers architecture, we bring the listener closer than ever to the LIVE performances of its favorite artists. 

Our products use the latest technologies, revolutionary acoustic designs and beautiful craftsmanship. In many ways they are quite innovative, yet they have one goal: leaving first stage to the artist or event, never obscuring the spirit of the music being played.

www.edenacoustics.com