The world is absolutely full of ‘passive speakers’ using simple and often inefficient passive networks, with the simple aim of being attached to any amplifier available. Here at KV2 Audio, following on with the innovative pursuance of excellence, the ESD range encapsulates multiple disciplines, with a time aligned two way passive network in mid hi enclosures, and purpose designed transducers for subwoofers, and all models. Presenting building block flexibility in full system design and accompanied by electronics specifically designed to obtain superior audio performance, the ESD range offers genuine ease of set up and operation in a wide spectrum of applications.
The world is absolutely full of passive speakers using basic and often inefficient passive networks with the simple aim of offering an affordable easy to install solution when attached to any amplifier available. The results however are often far from acceptable due to poor phase coherency and high distortion from low cost amplifier design. The growth of active speaker technology has provided suitable advances in quality however there are economical advantages in installing passive speakers that can still provide high quality reproduction if done properly.
When KV2 Audio decided to add a passive range to our growing stable of speakers we looked at how we could improve the design of a passive crossover network to achieve the best possible sound quality. Drawing on our deep experience in active technology we developed an analog delay line circuit that would provide time alignment and phase correction on board substantially improving clarity and definition.
Secondly we know that one size does not fit all applications so we had to ensure that a variety of models installed into a venue would not require multiple processors to try and achieve an even sound balance across the venue. We cleverly tailored the frequency response and sensitivity of each model so that they would simply compliment each other when installed in a venue with little or no outboard control.
Enclosed within Baltic Birch cabinets, the conservative aesthetic presentation and tactile feel create an atmosphere of quality that matches the audio performance. All in all, true to their principle of achieving the best sound quality possible, KV2 have created in the ESD range, passive speakers that sound amazing without the need for expensive external processors.