NOLA METRO GRAND REFERENCE GOLD
Reference Floorstanding Loudspeakers (Reference Gold Collection)
The NOLA Metro Grand Reference Gold a compact floor standing loudspeaker that provides state of the art sound quality in small to medium rooms. The Metro Grand Reference Gold uses only one square foot of floor space. Technology developed for the Grand Reference VI and the Concert Grand Reference have been "trickled down" to provide performance that is the cutting edge for what can be achieved in this size platform.
The 160 mm magnesium gold bass drivers utilize massive Alnico ring magnets for increased clarity and definition and even lower distortion. The solid copper phase plugs are gold plated to provide damping by the soft gold layer over the solid copper. This concept eliminates any last vestige of coloration from these drivers. Bass is tighter with improved definition.
We have also developed a new true ribbon tweeter. This new driver extends the high frequency response to 100 kHz. This extended bandwidth provides an increased sense of "reality" over the whole range including the bass.
The lack of any enclosure in the midrange or high frequency range eliminates any possible enclosure coloration in this critical region -- something that cannot be achieved with any kind of box loudspeaker.
Newly developed polypropylene/silver/gold/oil capacitors provide increased resolution for the 3½ way UnisonTM hand wired crossover. The crossover is implemented on three separate crossover boards, internally mounted. Flat copper ribbon coils and Nordost Mono-Filament Silver wire are used throughout.
The Metro Grand Reference Gold utilizes a double platform ball bearing isolation base to further reduce floor-borne vibrations which tend to "muddy" the sound.
The Metro Grand Reference Gold is ideal when the expansive musical sound of the Baby Grand Reference Gold is desired -- but in a smaller room.
Metro Grand Reference Gold Specifications
Dimensions: 45"H x 11½"W x 13½"D (overall including bases)
Weight: 95 lbs. net per side
Frequency Range: 25 Hz to 100 kHz
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal / 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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