NOLA BABY GRAND REFERENCE GOLD
Reference Loudspeaker System (Reference Gold Collection)
The NOLA Baby Grand Reference Gold employs technology recently developed for the Grand Reference VI and the Concert Grand Reference. These include the development of new 220 mm magnesium bass transducers which now incorporate massive Alnico ring magnets for even lower distortion and improved clarity over the whole range. These new bass drivers also incorporate solid copper phase plugs that are now gold plated. The gold plating is not for cosmetic reasons but instead is used because the soft gold layer damps the copper plug to eliminate any vestige of coloration from these drivers. Bass is tighter with improved definition.
We have also developed a new true ribbon tweeter. The new ribbon driver extends high frequency response to 100 kHz. This extended bandwidth provides an increased sense of "reality" over the whole range including the bass. Highs are "airier" and more transparent with an increase in spatial resolution and "depth."
The Baby Grand Reference Gold is a two-tower system utilizing four magnesium Alnico woofers, eight open baffle dipole Alnico midrange drivers and eight extended response true ribbon tweeters. This open baffle design operates as a short line source for life-like image size, even in a large room. Enclosure coloration in the critical mid- and high-frequency range is nonexistent -- something that cannot be achieved with any kind of box loudspeaker.
The 3½ way UnisonTM crossover utilizes state of the art silver/gold/oil polypropylene capacitors, hand wired on three crossover boards mounted internally.
The loudspeaker includes a twin platform ball bearing isolation base with premium spikes to provide isolation from floor transmitted vibrations for the crossover boards as well as the loudspeakers.
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 100 kHz
Dimensions: 62 inches H x 12 inches W x 16 inches D (overall with bases)
Weight: 200 lb. net per side
Sensitivity: 89 dB
Impedance: 8 ohm / 4 ohm minimum
Finish: True Piano Rosewood with True Piano Black bases is standard. Piano Black and other finishes available by special order.
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