S400 MKII Signature Edition, Rust
LIMITED SIGNATURE EDITION
- ONLY 50 PAIRS AVAILABLE
Starts shipping in December
Prices are per pair and include free worldwide shipping.
Pair the S400 MKII Signature Edition with our I150 Integrated Amplifier and save 500 EUR on the amplifier
What has changed on the Signature Edition?
✓ HDF cabinet construction.
✓ Internal Silver wires.
✓ Argento Audio 5 way binding post - Iron free construction - Custom-made brass locking handle and Silver connector tube.
✓ Custom Terminal plate made from solid brass.
✓ 20 years warranty!
✓ Made in Denmark!
✓ Unique finish limited to only 50 pairs.
This new S400 MKII Signature Edition is truly one-of-a-kind, as it showcases the genuine beauty of rust.
When you lay your eyes on it, you'll experience its authenticity firsthand. While it won't send a chill down your spine or crumble like old rusted parts, it will certainly make a lasting impression.
The “Rust” process involves multiple stages. Firstly, we apply a protective layer of primer to the raw cabinets. Then, we carefully layer on two coats of paint infused with real metal particles. The next step is applying an oxidation booster that triggers the rusting process, creating this captivating raw appearance. To protect and seal the speakers, we seal them with a specialized coating, and the final result is a speaker that has a very raw and distinctive look. The look, feel and even smell is real!
Is the S400 MKII SE the right one for you?
Even though the S400 MKII shares the same appearances as its predecessor, the S400 Orginal, 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 in relation to the original S400 (MK1):
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 really 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 sound stage as well.
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 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|
|Warranty||10 years (20 years if registered)|
|Cabinet||15mm HDF with internal bracing. |