Nola Boxer Mk II (Boxer Collection)
The NOLA Boxer Mk II is a two-way stand mounted monitor built to Nola standards throughout. It is an upgrade in performance over the original Boxer.
The NOLA Boxer Mk II incorporates a new 6½ inch low mass bass / midrange driver for increased mid-band transparency. In addition, bass response is now extended to 39 Hz. The high frequency driver is a high-resolution silk dome tweeter with smooth extended response to 28 kHz. A diffraction ring is utilized for cleaner high frequencies. The bass driver is loaded by a rear mounted twin-flared port for low distortion and noise.
Although the main priority here is best possible mid-range quality (as in all NOLA speakers), the bass response has been extended to 39 Hz to provide a full range sound. Rear connection is by a pair of all-metal gold-plated binding posts that accept spade and banana connections. These connectors are fixed directly to the cabinet, thereby omitting the sonically deleterious effects of plastic connection plates.
The all-important crossover is a shallow slope design with excellent phase characteristics. The construction employs only point-to-point hand wiring of very high quality components. Capacitors are high purity film polypropylene and only air core inductors are used for zero distortion. Resistors are close tolerance 2% metal types. Wiring is proprietary low-loss oxygen-free copper. The crossover also incorporates a shock isolation system in order to minimize the effects of vibration for a cleaner sound. The 90 dB sensitivity and 8 ohm easy to drive impedance is maintained.
The net result is a wide range and dynamic transducer that is accurate yet faithful to the music. The sound stage is very large and « open », yet has excellent focus. The low distortion means that long listening sessions are possible without fatigue.
NOLA Boxer S2
The NOLA Boxer S2 is an optional upgraded version of the Boxer Mk II. High speed Mundorf oil capacitors along with Nordost silver mono- filament wiring are employed to compliment the new bass drivers. Improvements in transparency, dynamics, bass definition and reduction in « hash » are very audible.
- Impedance: 8 nom.
- Frequency Response: 39Hz – 28kHz
- Sensitivity: 90 dB
- Dimensions: 15½“H x 8”W x 11½“D
- Finish: Gloss American Cherry or Gloss Black