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 or A500 Signature.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. This setup is whats called a 3.5 way design. It does 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
The Theoretical - Cardioid
Cardioid is a pretty big subject. Basically we use the back woofer to cancel out lower frequencies from 90-300hz which is an area where speakers normally are omnidirectional. This lowers the room's interference with the speakers very much and gives you a very clean presentation in bass and lower midrange. This allows you to have the speakers very close to wall boundaries, while they maintain a "free" sound. It does lower the output capabilities dramatically on the speakers.
The Theoretical - Cardioid Our Approach
From the Theoretical cardioid tuning, most would miss bass output as even though the speakers might measure correct in terms of bass output, you get overall less in your room as so much of it, have been removed from the back of the speakers. This tuning would give you extra bass output to level that out.