Horgen, Switzerland | 2023 – The Master Line Source 2 Gen2 creates a sublime soundscape where all sounds are reproduced three-dimensionally in their natural beauty. The hand-crafted speakers with line sources and dipole system offer unique spatial reproduction with an unparalleled sense of depth.
The aluminum baffle lends the Master Line Source 2 Gen2 a modern and sophisticated aesthetic, while the matte finish of the cabinet provides understated elegance.
BRILLIANT MID- AND HIGH-FREQUENCY REPRODUCTION
Four meticulously stacked line source driver ribbons, handcrafted with the utmost precision in our manufactory, guarantee a breathtaking performance of all mid and high frequencies, reproducing every note, instrument, and voice with clarity and precision.
Its precise contours and the well-balanced ratio of form and function echo the close alliance with renowned designer Stephan Hürlemann.
As a striking design element, the rear lamellae elegantly accentuate the technical capabilities and give the speakers a timeless and sophisticated appearance.
SOLID CABINET CONSTRUCTION
To fully utilize the drivers’ outstanding quality and lack of distortion, the utmost care has been placed on the cabinet’s construction to avoid even the slightest resonances.
Two 220 mm UHQD® woofers and two rear, passively radiating UHQD® membranes produce precise, detail-rich basses with excellent dynamics – even at low volumes.
UNIQUE RIBBON TECHNOLOGY
Our exceptional ribbon technology embodies decades of expertise and precise craftsmanship. The midrange tweeters, unsurpassed worldwide, are manufactured by hand in a highly complex procedure that requires nothing but perfection. With its level of detail and degree of efficiency, the ribbon clearly surpasses the performance of a conventional midrange or tweeter. Its excellent sound characteristics result from a wafer-thin aluminum foil diaphragm and several flat coils, which are etched out in a very complex spray-etching process. With a mere 20 μm thickness, the membrane acts as a voice coil and simultaneously as the actual driver. The moving mass, driven by the strongest neodymium magnets, is an ultra-light seven milligrams, creating unrivaled impulse behavior and superior resolution.
ACOUSTIC LENS WITH BACKWARD LAMELLAE
The acoustic lens contributes significantly to optimizing the acoustic properties. Due to its elaborate construction, the sound emitting backward is transformed into a diffuse sound field, producing a perfect soundscape even in acoustically challenging rooms. Using diffraction and reflection, the black-lacquered lamellae distribute the sounds evenly so that the speakers can be placed close to the wall or anywhere else in the room.
SYMMETRIC LINE SOURCE
Line source speakers, also known as line source drivers, carry music lovers with the highest demands off into an impressive sound universe. Compared to conventional loudspeakers, the sound waves of a line source driver expand vertically in a cylindrical shape. This characteristic allows the sounds of the mid and high ranges to reach the listener directly without being reflected from the ceiling or the floor. In addition, line sources have excellent impulse fidelity, allowing instruments to be reproduced in their full dynamic range and large orchestras to shine with authentic vigor. The symmetric array of the midrange also improves the horizontal radiation pattern and produces a more homogeneous soundstage.
WOOFERS WITH ALUMINUM MEMBRANES
The applied aluminum membranes are incredibly rigid and, at the same time, ultralight for fast and accurate pulse response. With a very low mechanical loss, higher efficiency, and exceptional fine dynamics, they are an ideal symbiotic partner for our ribbon technology.
2 × 220 mm UHQD® bass
2 × 220 mm UHQD® passive membrane
Baffle in brushed aluminum, black anodized | cabinet lacquered in black matt
Baffle in aluminum, lacquered in white | cabinet lacquered in white matt
Baffle in brushed aluminum, black anodized | cabinet with zebrano veneer