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Elegance DB9 Loudspeakers

Kharma

Extremely high price/performance speaker from Kharma
$35,000
details
how it sounds

The Elegance collection is succeeding the very successful Ceramique line of high-end loudspeakers from Kharma. The Ceramique loudspeaker line was introduced in 1998 and the use of Ceramique-based drivers was the reason for naming this series like we did.

During the past years Kharma has been researching new technologies as how to improve and set a new standard again to the high-end audio world. We are very proud now to offer the very latest high-tech technologies again in the new Elegance series. The shape of the cabinets has been unchanged because the shape is fully functional to the way the sound develops from the loudspeakers. But the beauty of the design has been improved upon, by redesigning the stand and bottom, the redesign of the front cover and many other small design details.

Besides all drivers of the Elegance dB9 are significantly improved. The tweeter is now made of pure beryllium, which is the next best material to diamond. Furthermore the speaker is equipped with a 7-inch Kharma Composite Driver (KCD), which is based on a new cone technology especially developed by Kharma. The double 9 inch aluminium woofer equipment of this new Elegance speaker explains the appropriate name, Elegance dB9.

One of the many redesigned parts of the Elegance is the grill of the dB9. This new improved grill is made detachable by embedded magnets to really have the freedom to adapt the Elegance dB9 to your own style. With grill the Elegance gives an elegant and luxury feeling, where the dB9 without grill shows the beauty of the new composite drivers without actual showing that a grill could be attached. Therefore the Elegance dB9 can easily blend in both contemporary as well as modern interiors.

Moreover the Elegance dB9 has the new special feature of trimmable luxury rings around the drivers, which hide the mechanical screws of the driver. The unique feature is that the rings are made magnetic and so can easily be interchanged with other versions of the trimmable rings.

New connectors have especially been designed for the new Elegance series, which is done for user convenience and for high pressure quality contact. As a result the Kharma Binding Post system for the Elegance (KBPS-EL) can easily give great contact pressure applied by just the twist of a hand.

High frequencies1 x 1-inch True Beryllium tweeter
Mid frequencies1 x 7-inch Kharma Composite Driver (KCD)
Low frequencies2 x 9-inch Aluminium woofer
TypeEL-dB9-1.0 (active speaker version)
System3-way
RMS Power250 Watt
Program power500 Watt
Frequency range26 Hz - 30 kHz
Nominal Impedence4 Ohm
Efficience 2,83V / 1m89 dB
Maximum SPL113 dB
Including Stand
Width317 mm / 12.48 inch
Height981 mm / 38.62 inch
Depth606 mm / 23.86 inch
Excluding stand

Color Options (actual colors are quite a bit nicer than this)

The mid range of this speaker is formed by the 7-inch Kharma Composite driver which is equipped with a new cone technology developed by Kharma. It consists of ultra high-tech rocket science/formula 1 based fibres created into a setting with optimised behaviour for the purpose. Finite element analysis with advanced computer systems have leaded to optimised cone-shapes with a near perfect behaviour for a 7-inch driver.

The effect of this innovation combined with the new development of a pure Beryllium tweeter is very clearly audible in even a short listening session. Ultra high resolution in the midrange depicting many layers and sound colours like in excellent wines, where the complexity of the whole history of making the wine, can be tasted in a moment. It is like the music is coming from an inner space with an infinite number of layering. No mp3 allowed please, give full credit to these wonders