Artos Audio Thunder Cell Speakers
Enormous sound with much subtlety
The Artos Audio »THUNDER«, a 4-way system, is much more than a scaled down Hurricane!
Based on the outstanding properties of the closed Air-Flow-Cabinet-Construction that we designed for our reference-model, the »THUNDER« may be regarded unique compared to its size and their “easy-to-use” properties. The cabinet of the »THUNDER« has been split into two closed cabinets – each optimized for the frequency range it is used for. Two 9" ceramic woofers are housed in the lower part allowing a really deep and controlled bass response of down to 18Hz. As these woofers are cut off at a low frequency, another 7" ceramic woofer is used at the top of the upper part of the cabinet. The 7" ceramic midrange driver with additional “damping-ears” uses a huge Neodymium Magnet-System allowing a perfect and precise reproduction of human voices, string instruments and other dynamic mid-frequencies. At the lower end of the upper cabinet is a 1.2" ceramic CELL-Concept Tweeter responsible for crystal clear highs and a perfect imaging of the musical event. The advantage of the closed cabinet together with the placement of the individual drivers is the perfect and equal coupling of the speaker to the listening room. A »THUNDER« can be set up easily in even small listening rooms of 20m².
The »THUNDER CELL DIAMOND« is made for just those music lovers, looking for nothing but the best. – while not being able to set-up a Hurricane. The main differences are:
1. The Black-Diamond-Tweeter
The extremely low weight and the unsurpassed stiffness of the Black-Diamond membrane enable a nearly linear frequency-response of up to 100kHz.
2. The Crossover
While some manufacturers simply change the tweeter (Black Diamond instead of ceramic), the »THUNDER DIAMOND« uses a completely new designed crossover with different parts and additional circuits.
3. The internal wiring
While the Mirage uses a PCOCC internal wiring system, the »THUNDER DIAMOND« takes advantage of the Silver-Gold-OCC wiring system that was originally designed for the reference model Hurricane.
|System:||4-Way Airflow-Design for closed cabinets|
|Drivers:||1 x 1.2" Ceramic Cell tweeter (or 1.2" Black Diamond tweeter)
1 x 7" Ceramic Cell midrange
1 x 7" Ceramic Cell woofer
2 x 9" Ceramic Cell woofer
custom made by Accuton
|rec. power handling:||20 - 500 Watt @ 4 Ohm|
|Frequency response:||20 Hz - 40 kHz (60kHz with Diamond Tweeter)/ -3 dB|
|Terminal:||WBT Bi-Wire Terminal (Extended version: Tri-Wire)|
|Crossover:||hand crafted by ARTOS AUDIO using Mundorf (Duelund) parts|
|Internal wiring:||Silver/Gold OCC construction made by ARTOS AUDIO|
|Spike-System:||8mm stainless steel spikes|
|Dimensions:||155 x 36 x 62 cm (HxWxD)|
|Weight / pcs.||90 kg
130 kg incl. packaging
|Finishes:||real wood veneer with 10-layer high-gloss piano lacquer
10-layer piano-finish black or white
Artos Audio speakers are available in many different real-wood veneers and in black or white high-gloss piano lacquer.
Classic finish included in the price:
Maple or Etimoe.
Premium finish for a surcharge of $1250/pair includes:
Pearwood, Brazilian Cedar, Yewtree, Checkers Tree, European Nut, American Walnut, Tigerwood, Bubinga, Macore and Wenge.
Ultimate finish for a surcharge of $2000/pair includes:
Eucalyptus, Olive, Ambrosia Maple, Tuliptree, Satin Walnut, French Nut, Tepa, Plumtree, Paldaoe, Indian Apple, European Apple, Grenadillo, Grey Desert, Padouk, Cocobolo, Rosewood, Santos Palisander, Smoked Oak, Smoked Eucalyptus, high-gloss Black or White Piano.