Anniversery 10 Mastertunings
Hereunder you can see and download each of our Mastertunings by pressing the blue icon. The tunings variations are described with the Stock tuning as a baseline. Do NOT use these on the A500, A700 or A500 Signature.
This gives a speaker that is very well-balanced and works great overall. It's a science based tuning that follows Floyd Toole's research and philosophy. If you look for a razor flat frequency response, this one is for you. It gives a good balance of very deep bass and SPL levels. You should hear a deep and wide soundstage, with fantastic stereo image clarity and realism that makes you feel like you are in the room with the artist you are listing to. It uses advanced FIIR filter and 4. order crossover slopes on both woofer and tweeter.
For those that want less bass, or pair with subwoofers. It's recommended to try out in smaller rooms or acoustically challenging rooms. Reduced bass also gives more “room” for the rest of the frequencies to be more pronounced, which some might just like in general. A side benefit of having less bass, is that you reduce the THD within the bass frequencies due to the woofers mechanically not moving as much. The 60hz drop is 4. order
A tuning, where focus is kept on bringing out the details in the music as much as possible. Carefully treating the audio signal with a minimum of processing, allowing details to flow smoother and not loosing a single node or breath from the singer. This would make the speakers sound more direct, focused and detailed. The drawback is that it would be more unforgiving on poor recordings and can be harder to listen too for long sessions.
Nearfield / Studio / Intense
Nearfield changed multiple parameters to optimize them for the best possible performance for studio use, both for amateurs and professionals. You get exceptional flat on axis frequency response from 25hz and op. A soundstage presentation that is a bit more forward, where placing instruments in a 3D space becomes a breeze for mixing and mastering. We recommend you get desktop stands for them, and make sure your ears are aligned between woofer and waveguide. They can be angled if you have them sitting low. Despite being designed for nearfield, its amazing as farfield as well!
We have designed this tuning to give you a very easy and pleasing sound, without making the speakers sound directly dull. It's not just tweeter levels that have been brought down. It's a tuning that would fit very well for people that are sensitive to bright speakers, or live in very lively rooms. It's also a tuning where you can enjoy some of the more poor recordings without making them unbearable to listen to.
Optimized for speakers placed close to boundaries, which aims to compensate for lost clarity. This can be an issue when placing the speakers close to a wall due to a gain in the lower frequencies. We say that close to a wall is under 20-25cm from the back of the cabinet. It would also be a good tuning for the use in bookshelves.
Here we are simulating the bass roll off of the S400. This gives a well-rounded speaker that can play louder and cleaner, while still providing a satisfying amount of bass output. Perfect for people that often play loud.
Based on the flat mastertuning, but with a bit more focus on the midrange. This is excellent if you prioritize vocals when listing to music.
Flat - In room (less treble)
This optimizes for a flat estimated in room response. Our waveguide/tweeter design keeps a constant wide dispersion at higher frequencies, unlike your typical speaker. So despite a flat frequency response, the estimated in room response when counting for reflected sound is a bit higher than other speakers. This tuning is designed to reduce the treble slightly, so it matches a flat estimated in room response.