Prepare for the next step in auditory revolution with the musical and tonal genius of Phil Jones. Phil Jones’ achievements in audio engineering made him the ideal lead designer for AirPulse. Since 1994 Phil has been designing and producing AirPulse loud speaker systems that have won awards such as the Golden Sound Award for the best loud speaker developed in the last 100 years. Phil’s speakers have been used by legendary studios such as Abby Road Studios. Now, Phil aspires to bring about the next generation of sound with AirPulse.
The A200 cabinet is built from 25mm rigid MDF with cherry wood veneer finished in satin lacquer. Strong internal bracing supports and stabilizes the drivers and eliminates cabinet resonance to minimum. To further reduce coloration, cabinet interior is fully lined with 36mm thick waved sound absorption material.
Each of our cabinets are lined with a 36mm of professional-grade acoustic foam. This sound absorption material reduces unwanted resonance that occurs within the speaker cabinet leaving you with only the sound you desire to hear.
|High Quality Aluminum Back Panel and Knobs
Like many high quality audio equipment, the amplifier front panel on the A200 is made with 3mm thick blushed aluminum. The CNC machined solid aluminum knob Is not only elegant looking but also our own unique design with ergonomic and functionality in mind. Such fine details again reflect our pursuit of refinement and excellence.
|Phrase Correction Horn Loaded Ribbon Tweeter
The A200 horn loaded tweeter inherits the mechanism of the tweeter in our flagship 7001 near field monitor, but with an added phase correction device which greatly improves frequency response and increases sound dispersion. The A200 ribbon tweeter has a very low resistance of about 0.2 Ohm and it works with a transformer. The low resistance brings more current through the ribbon thus rise the SPL of high frequency, which leads to wide frequency response. We construct the A200 tweeter with the highest quality aluminum ribbon, strong Neodymium-Rare Earth magnets material coupled with an appropriate transformer to give it high sensitivity, superb transient response, extended frequency range and ultra high definition. The unique shape and size of the horn on the A200 tweeter was designed from precision calculation and simulation. Connecting the ribbon tweeter to a horn helps the sound generated by ribbon better coupled to the air. It further increased efficiency, power handling, frequency response and dispersion.
|5.5” Aluminum Cone Low Distortion Mid-Woofer
The 5.5" woofer in the A200 is an aluminum cone/large voice coil signature Phil Jones design. It uses a neodymium motor to provide a high magnetic flux to cover the entire voice coil of the loudspeaker. This is rarely done in speaker construction because of the sheer cost. Majority of loudspeakers use a voice-coil mostly overhung outside the magnetic field . By using a much larger magnetic field in the A200 woofer, we considerably reduce harmonic and inter-modulation distortion, giving the speaker a far more musical and natural sound.
The Proprietary Aluminum Alloy Cone ( PAAC) was designed from painstaking analysis of all types of cone geometry and materials using a Klippel Laser Doppler Interferometer: A precision scientific measuring instrument that analyses cone behavior in 3D environment.
The voice coil in A200 woofer is unconventionally larger than most 5.5" loudspeakers. Larger voice coils have less power compression because they run at a cooler operating temperature. Sonically this means a more realistic dynamic representation of the music. It is dynamics in music that gives it emotion and exhilaration. The cooler running temperature of the voice coil also brings a benefit of reliability and extremely rare driver failure.
Most loudspeakers use round copper wire in the voice coil. The A200 uses a far better single layer edge-wound copper clad aluminum ribbon. Ribbon voice-coil wire gives more electrical conductor in the magnet gap and increases efficiency, power handling and lowers distortion.
For optimum performance without compromise, the A200 woofer uses a hyper-rigid cast-magnesium alloy frame. Its increased rigidity greatly reduces speaker coloration, and its material helps to dissipate heat efficiently from the voice coil much faster than a typical steel speaker frame, all of which lead to increased dynamics and power handling and ultimately, a much more satisfying musical experience.
|Full Digital Amplifier
The amplifier section of the A200 Is composed of three pieces of TAS5754 Class D ampliflers. Two are connected in parallel bridge mode to drive the left and right woofers, and one is connected in bridge mode for the two tweeters. Not like normal Class D amplifier, these amplifiers feature closed-loop structure with even lower distortion. Its digital input accepts signal with up to 192KHz sample rate. Its Hybrid-Flow digital processing enrich the system processing capability even more.
|DSP Based Electronic Crossover and Dynamic Management
The processing core of A200 Amplifier Is two pieces of TLV320A1C3254 from Texas In-strument. The miniDSP inside the chip offer two parallel signal path for high frequency and low frequency independently. The miniDSP accepts input signal with up to 192KHz sample rate. Signal processing like electronic crossover, speaker compensation, dynamic range management are all done by the miniDSP.
|High Efficiency Switch Mode Power Supply
The Amplifier of A200 Is powered with a high efficiency switch mode power supply. The power supply reserves sufficient power source for dynamic playback with mini-mized ripples, and can meet the Energy Star power consumption requirement In STBY mode.
|Two Analog Inputs with High Quality ADC
The A200 amplifier includes two analog input modes, one balanced and one single ended, are converted into the system by two high quality ADC chips, PCM1802 and PCM1804, both from Texas Instrument. PCM1802 takes the single end analog signal, and it features a typical -96 dB THD0N, 105dB SNR and 105dB Dynamic Range; while PCM1804 takes the balanced analog signal with an even higher spec, typical -102 dB THD+N, 111dB SNR and 112dB Dynamic Range.
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