Reproduction capability designed with the latest theory
SelectedBeautiful speakers made of solid materials and craftsmanship
In order to maximize the features of Markaudio's highly sensitive units, hard maple, solid walnut, and other materials were used. Solid paulownia wood is also used for the back of the baffle board. The flagship model MAOP11v2 is used for the driver. Special materials are used for sound absorption and anti-vibration measures, and time-consuming balance adjustments are made. For wiring inside the enclosure, Amtrans 0.7mm/6N gold plating is used with two twisted wires in one channel.
Please enjoy the reproduction capability designed by the latest modern theory in the best solid wood enclosure.
MAOP (Micro-Arc Oxidation Process)
The MAOP process creates crystals by oxidizing the surface of an aluminum-magnesium cone over an extended period of time in an alkaline electrolytic bath solution at a very high voltage (700V). The effect of this process is that the crystals dump out the 10% of sound resonance waves that would normally pass through the surface of a metal cone. In conventional metal cones, the microresonance pattern passing through the surface is transmitted directly to the frame, but with this MAOP process, the metal cone itself achieves a damping effect similar to that of a pulp cone, which was not possible before. This is the reason why it is called a "quiet and silky smooth audio driver.
The MAOP11v2 uses a top-quality voice coil made of pure copper rectangular wire specially designed for this model. The advantages of this coil are that it is several tens of percent lighter for the same magnetic force, has less linear resistance, and has less self-resonance.The suspension is softer. The low frequency range is more dynamic, and the ability to express fine details in the mid and high frequency range has been improved.
Paulownia wood hidden behind the front baffle (Paulownia)
The reddish color of the second layer of the bass reflex port can be seen.
This was made possible by obtaining Japanese paulownia wood for musical instruments from a woodworking shop. After a trial listening test, we changed from cherry to solid cedar paulownia wood because it has a very musical tone.
The solid paulownia wood is luxuriously covered on the entire back side of the baffle surface.
Paulownia wood has a unique and fascinating sound quality. However, because of its softness and lightness, it is not commonly used as a material for enclosures.
We were surprised when we auditioned it, but we think that its good qualities will be enhanced and its shortcomings will be suppressed if it is used together with walnut or maple wood, which has a heavier specific gravity due to its high DF.
The expression of whole tone and overtones is very attractive.
Non-magnetic gold-plated OFC single wire is used for internal wiring
Although the internal wiring is hidden inside the enclosure and is very short compared to speaker cables, the sound changes drastically in this last mile.
In order to bring out the best of MAOP11 and solid wood, two completely non-magnetic gold-plated OFC 0.7mm single stranded wires made by AMTRANCE are used for the positive and negative ends respectively (the only completely non-magnetic plating treated with fluorine resin PFA coating in the industry).
Compared to conventional internal wiring, the detailed sound expression is improved as if a veil has been removed.
Oval bass reflex port
Bass reflex sound is a bright, energetic and complete speaker system design method.
On the other hand, some people prefer the acoustic suspension type's subdued, smooth, and gentle characteristics all the way down to the ultra-low frequencies.
Therefore, in order to suppress the steep ultra-low frequency attenuation of the bass reflex, an oval structure is adopted by overlapping solid wood, and the resonance frequency is set low, down to 35 Hz. We aimed for the "best of both worlds" of bass reflex and sealedThe design calls for a bass reflex with a mature tone similar to a sealed type. In version 2, the length of the bass reflex port has been adjusted to improve the sound pressure at 40-45 Hz by about 1.5 dB.
The Golden Ratio enclosure, which was tuned after repeated listening tests, uses walnut or maple wood on both sides of the baffle plates and is designed to blend naturally with a modern living room, giving it the appearance of top-quality furniture.
The two types of solid wood (hard maple and walnut) have different tones.
Describing these differences is a bit of a difficult task...
In a word, walnut is fuller and has a warmer sound, while hard maple is more focused, as if you can see the trumpet's throat right in front of you with a crisp cymbal strike.
Each has a contrasting sound.
We are doing our best to keep the pricing reasonable so that everyone can enjoy the music and the genre of their choice.
Please choose one that coordinates with the design of your room.
The beauty of the Nature Collection series is that it is made of carefully selected materials and carefully crafted by experienced artisans to create a finish that is more beautiful than the finest living room furniture.
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