A500 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 A700 or A500 Signature. 




Neutral "Stock"  


This gives a speaker that is very well-balanced and works great overall. It gives a good balance of very deep bass and SPL levels. It has a flat frequency response. 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.

Forward Midrange 


Based on the Neutral stock tuning, but with a bit more focus on the midrange. This is excellent if you prioritize vocals when listing to music.

Hi-pass 60hz


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

Extra details


The little extra sparkle and “detail” at the top end of the frequency range. It's known that we do lose our sensitivity in the higher frequencies as we get older, this could compensate for that as well. Or if you generally like a brighter presentation. 

Warm


Reduces the treble a little. This tuning is super easy and pleasing to listen too. It's fantastic to use if you often listen to poor recordings, and is especially a fun tuning for loud rock music in our testings. It would also be worth trying in rooms with many hard surfaces. This is our preferred Mastertuning.

Wall filter


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. 

The Theoretical - 3 way 


Here we reserve the front woofer for only doing midrange. This greatly reduce the deep bass capabilities of the speakers as they only have the single back woofer for doing bass. This is a game of giving up deep bass for enhanced midrange clarity, which is similar theory to the "Reduced bass".   

The Theoretical - Standard  


This is a big change compared to the rest. Here we do heavy use of FIIR filters, steep crossover slopes, basically every DSP trick in the book to achieve the perfect speaker on paper. Not much have been adjusted from listing test here. It's a science based speakers that follows Floyd Toole's research and philosophy. If you look for a razor flat frequency response, this one is for you. (not the 622 version)

The Theoretical - Nearfiled


Optimized if you sit very close to the speakers, as a desktop setup or the like. Also recommended for studio use as the input lag is greatly reduced should you play live instruments via the speakers. LLE is reduced to match a much closer listing position.

The Theoretical - Flat (new) 


With the introduction of the manual EQ feature of the Platin hub, we have given the users full control of the speakers output. However – the one thing manual EQ cannot adjust – is the philosophy with which the drivers are mixed, crossed and controlled. To allow everybody a ‘blank sheet’ for performing their own EQ’s, these new MT’s have been made, where the systems are trimmed to perfection to achieve very flat response – with regard to on-axis, sound power and listening window performance. This means anybody can trim and adjust with these starting points – and do it exactly to their own preference.

The Theoretical - Allround (new)


There are different philosophies – for which our designers can optimize the system, so we have chosen two different approaches to meet similar targets. The "Allround" is based on the "Flat" but with the use of lower crossover slopes.