Albedo Atesia – New flagship floorstanding speakers powered by Helmholtz resonators
Yesterday we wrote about three-way acoustic systems Axcentia MKII of the Italian company Albedo . Today it is the turn of the flagship floor acoustics Atesia , which has absorbed all the innovative technologies of the company. Among them is the Helmholine mirror frequency response equalization system based on Helmholtz resonators .
A large number of metal parts are used in the construction of large speakers 180 cm high and each weighing 170 kg. Massive aluminum side panels are combined with milled aluminum bases and top covers made of the same winged metal. To provide increased rigidity, steel rods are used inside the housings. All this determines such a considerable weight of the acoustics.
The Albedo Atesia used the dynamics of Accuton , mounted in d’Appolito configuration. The bass register is entrusted to four drivers with 8-inch diameter ceramic cones. The mid-range is served by a pair of five-inch drivers, also with ceramic diffusers. The centerpiece is the one-inch diamond tweeter.
The crossover with second-order filters is assembled using audiophile Mundorf components . The flagships operate in the range from 27 Hz to 33 kHz and with a nominal impedance of 4 ohms demonstrate a sensitivity of 87 dB, which makes it necessary to pay special attention to the selection of a decent amplification.
Albedo Atesia speaker systems are offered in leather trim, decorated with natural walnut veneer, or in black piano lacquer. In Europe, the recommended price for a pair of speakers was 118 thousand euros .