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- The new MKII version is redesigned with a highly improved crossover, cabinet and a new paper cone woofer.
Huge passive radiator for deep and controlled bass response.
- Works perfect in all types of rooms and placements due to its special CDC waveguide design.
Neutral, transparent sound with extraordinary soundstage and imaging!
- Ideal for both Hi-Fi and professional use.
Can be placed directly up against a wall and upside down if necessary.
Pairs great with all types of amplifiers.
10 years warranty!
Need the perfect match? Check out our integrated amplifier which we designed for our passive speakers.
Is the S400 MKII the right one for you?
Even though the S400 MKII shares the same appearances as its predecessor, the speakers are actually quite a different experience when you listen to them. If we are to put this experience into words, it could be something like...
The MKII is a speaker that is all about enjoying the music! Being more engaging, the MKII lets you dive right into your favorite music collections and forgetting all about HiFi equipment for a moment. The physical appearance is both compact and elegant, yet it carries a level of bass performance you would expect from a way larger speaker.
A short summery of the individual parts:
We are experiencing both an enhanced width and especially depth, thus providing a remarkable improvement from the S400. It provides a big, spacious 3D experience, and if you close your eyes, it places you right into the concert hall at the center row! The background is very dark, and you have an amazing instrument separation within the soundstage which is highly addictive! Dynamics tend to really pop out within the soundstage as well. It is projected differently than what you get from most speakers in this price range. We are used to getting a more forward projected soundstage that stands in front of the speakers as a wall of sound. This does not give you much depth within the soundstage and tend to limit the dynamics within the soundstage. The S400 MKII bring the soundstage a bit further back, which gives much more "room" for the soundstage to unfold in terms of depth and dynamics. It can take a little while to get use too depending on what you are coming from, but it would reward you with a much more engaging experience.
Although it's the same tweeter as its predecessor, it sounds way different with the new crossover in place. We find it to be very well-balanced between detailed and relaxed. In fact, with the MKII, the tweeter is one part that you will more or less forget about, in a good way. This is partially because of a new crossover design with the use of high-end components within the crossover. We did use a great amount of time reviewing different combinations of capacitors and resistors. In the end we settled with using an ultra high-end CU/paper/oil capacitor from Miflex mixed with amazing parts from Jantzen Audio Denmark namely their Cross-caps, baked air core inductors and Superres resistors. The results are an amazingly balanced and neutral presentation.
The tonality and balance of how the MKII presents human vocals is quite remarkable, and is one of the things that we have been putting a lot of attention towards in the new design. It should be pretty apparent that human voices have taking a very high priority here.
As all of our previous speakers, the new MKII is no slouch either when it comes to bass extension. The new 6” bass driver delivers very deep bass notes both defined, tight and articulate. The big, oversized air inductors in the new crossover design are also worth mentioning. The inductors are wound with thick 1,6 mm high-purity copper wire, assuring clean non-distorted sound.
|Operating principle||2-way passive radiator system|
|Tweeter||1 x 0,74" Custom fine weave soft fabric textile with CDC aluminum waveguide|
|Mid / woofer||1 x 6" Linear long stroke paper cone |
|Passive Radiator||1 x 5x8" Long stroke passive radiator|
|Frequency response||33 - 40.000 Hz +/- 3dB (in-room)|
|Power recommendation||40 - 200 W|
|Measurements (h x w x d)||365 x 180 x 280 mm (14.4” x 7” x 11”)|
|Weight||7.5 kg each / 16.7 kg shipped|
|Cabinet||15mm Fiberboard HMR.E2
Moisture-proof with internal bracing. |
Either painted or real wood veneered.