Audiovector R6 Arrete
Ultra Premium speaker
Hand-built in Denmark
Absolute sounds "Editors Choice "winner 2021
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Cabinets are available in high gloss or matt finishes of exotic real wood veneers and a wide variety of luxurious custom colours.
Each pair is custom ordered - Contact us for a lead time
It Starts With The Cabinet
The Audiovector R 6, cabinets are assembled by thick non-resonant vacuum pressured shells. Made from high-density hardwood (HDF) for the best possible strength and low resonance. The teardrop shape in combination with a laminated, dense, strong and heavy, rear baffle further reduces unwanted cabinet resonance and avoids standing waves. When assembled, cabinets are heavily braced internally and carefully damped with strategically positioned Nano Pore damping plates.
The newly designed baffles and plinth are made from carefully hand finished HDF, complementing the stiffness of the cabinets. The baffles are laminated for improved strength.
A benefit of this design is that it is possible to preserve maximum dynamics and performance.
The R 6 comes with a newly designed, solid plinth for improved airflow. M8 Spikes are mounted provided to decouple the speakers from the floor.
NEW COMPOUND BASS SYSTEM
The R 6 Arrete uses an isobaric compound bass system in order to go deeper, be more precise, play dynamic and be more accurate in their response. Ausdiovector use a combination of hand-built 6,5” internal woofer and 8” external woofer.
The Audiovector Isobaric Compound Bass system (ICB): The masses of the two bass drivers involved are coupled together by the trapped air in their common internal enclosure. This is possible without losing precision and the result is a precise, deep and controlled bass. In the R 6 series, the system ´breathes´ through a perfectly tuned bass reflex on the front of the speaker.
THE NEW AUDIOVECTOR CARBON DRIVE UNITS, PRECISION AND HIGH DEFINITION
Rather than having to buy off the shelf drive units from even the finest and most respected manufacturers, Audiovector has engineered these drivers in house and they are constructed by carefully selected partners. This enables them to make sure that they can co-engineer the drive units with our crossovers to form a perfect partnership.
The combination of Titanium Coil Technology, large powerful ceramic ferrite magnets and rigid turbulence suppressing magnesium alloy, 3-point suspended baskets and membranes made from cross woven Aramid Composite Fibers, allows the R6 Arrette to deliver a rich, clear and vibrant sound.
ARRETE AIR MOTION TRANSFORMER TREBLE DRIVERS
The treble unit used in the R6 Arrette is capable of reaching up to more than 52.000 Hz with perfect dispersion in both the horizontal and vertical plane.
The AMT features ultra-strong Neodymium magnets, lightweight precision coated mylar membranes and are mounted and decoupled from the cabinet in 3 points, a proprietary Audiovector concept called No Energy Storage (NES).
The tweeters are open to the front and to the rear, being able to move freely due to the Soundstage Enhancement Concept (SEC).
Furthermore, in the top of the line Arreté models, the hand-built Audiovector Arreté AMT treble driver uses an integrated acoustic lens which allows for an even sweeter, more detailed treble response and exemplary integration with the other drivers. The R 8 Arreté has been a great inspiration here.
MINIMAL BAFFLE AREA
In order to take full advantage of the Audiovector treble drivers and the newly developed Carbon drivers, the front baffle is as narrow as possible. The result is a smooth, broad, precise sound diffusion, which keeps unwanted diffraction distortion to an absolute minimum.
3D SOUNDSTAGE + 3” REAR FIRING MIDRANGE DRIVER
To further improve realism and 3D performance, the new R 6 Arreté now uses a rear-firing 3” midrange driver with its own dedicated crossover. The technology using a rear-firing driver is also seen in the larger siblings the reference R 11 and R 8 Arreté.
AUDIOVECTOR CROSSOVER TECHNOLOGY
The new R 6 crossovers provide an ultraclean signal path in order to retain the most detailed musical reproduction.
By using only one high precision, high quality and cryogenically treated component in series with each driver, minimises resistance loss. And by adding Dynamic Feed Forward Technology (DFF) the resistance related loss in coils is reduced up to 50%, minimize build-up heat which results in improved transient performance.
A TECHNICAL REVOLUTION. THE AUDIOVECTOR FREEDOM GROUNDING CONCEPT
Audiovector Freedom is a new and revolutionary grounding technology, which addresses the movement induced distortion of and between the drive units in a loudspeaker. The currencies running between the chassis are being processed and dealt with through a new separate crossover, which routes the signal to the ground terminal of your wall socket or your grounded mains distributor. Contrary to conventional knowledge, these currencies cause colouration and distortion between the drive units. By balancing and filtering these through a dedicated separate filter and by offering the possibility of connecting them to earth/ground, we achieve a clean, very accurate, much more realistic sound with low noise floor.
- Reduction of distortion of 3 dB (approx. 50%)
- Special dedicated filter exclusively for the grounding purpose
- No active connection. On mains plugs, only ground is connected, no voltage
- The noise floor is at a minimum
Driver complement: 2x 6.5″mid/bass; 1x 6.5″ bass/midrange drivers and 1x 8″ bass driver in Isobaric Compound Bass configuration; 1x 3″ midrange, 1x Audiovector AMT tweeter
Frequency response: 23Hz–52kHz
Impedance: 8 ohms
Power handling: 450W
Dimensions: 11″ x 48.6″ x 17″
Weight: 88 lbs. each (net), 115 lbs. each (shipping)