Mark Neumann’s Coliseum XLS Speakers come for $40k per pair
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Mark Neumann’s Coliseum XLS Speakers come for $40k per pair

Mark Neumann’s Coliseum XLS Speakers come for $40k per pair

Coliseum XLS loudspeaker

Mark Neumann, a name known for hand-crafted consumer electronics products has introduced its latest model, the Coliseum XLS. Built on technologies a step ahead of the preceding Coliseum XL, this speaker looks to recreate the experience of sound through its 360 degree disbursement capabilities. The main designing principles used, were that of a grand piano, an instrument known for its unique musical capabilities.

The Coliseum XLS comes as a visually appealing wooden structure that measures 43.75 inches in height, 18 inch in width and has a depth of 22 inches. A bit on the heavier side in terms of speakers, this set produces sound never heard before from the consumer electronics maker. It is fitted with a couple of 7 inch E7 reference drivers with high frequency tweeters on each channel that results in a marked difference of at least 20% in sound quality over its preceding model. This feature puts an additional $12,000 on the price tags of this speaker. The other distinct feature is its Z8 Acoustic Bass System which is fitted with a couple of 8 inch sub-woofers, playing a significant role in adding impact to the sound output. Also if desired, a customized version could be ordered which has a 3 way system with Q8 Dual mid-bass in the front tower, and Z12 bass system in the rear towers bringing out the minute details of low frequency sounds, in music like jazz, blues or even classical. The response to frequency is in the range of 20 Hz to 20 KHz but more could be the case if the additional bass towers are added. However, the only drawback of sorts has been the shipping weight, which is around 580 pounds, making them tough to move around when needed. However, to get hold of a set, one needs to shell out in excess of $40,000.

Via: Mark Neumann/Stereophile

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