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Krell Introduces The Resolution Series Loudspeakers Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 April 2004
Krell introduces their newest loudpseaker series that concentrates both on sound quality as well as aesthetics. Applying the same Lossless Acoustic Transducer (LAT) technology and design principles that are the foundation of the LAT Series loudspeakers, the Resolution Series marries state-of-the-art components with beautifully crafted cabinets to create a loudspeaker unlike any before it according to Krell.

Understanding that cabinet construction is as vital to the performance of a loudspeaker as the drivers and crossover network, the Resolution Series cabinets are a 1-inch thick MDF (medium density fiberboard) while the baffles are 2-inch thick MDF ensuring the elimination of baffle resonance. Midrange drivers are isolated within their own enclosures and the speaker’s internal bracing is asymmetrically aligned to further increase the cabinet’s rigidity. The curvature of the cabinets not only adds to their aesthetics, but also helps eliminate internal standing waves that can be detrimental to sound quality. Performance enhancements extend beyond the cabinet to the drivers and crossover networks. The Resolution Series’ 1-inch tweeters feature an integral “waveguide” for enhanced dispersion characteristics and the mid-bass drivers utilize a unique mounting system that decouples the driver frame from the baffle theoretically eliminating sonic colorations. Proprietary suspensions and extended voice coil structures assure linear performance, and the driver frames are made of a cast aluminum-magnesium alloy for high efficiency performance and prevent to overheating.

The Resolution Series utlizes a crossover network that acts like a natural extension to their amplifiers, effectively directing the power to the drivers unimpeded. All crossover components are mounted on 1/8-inch epoxy glass circuit boards and the multiple potted polypropylene capacitors are wired in parallel to minimize inductance and resistance causing less amplifier strain and making the speakers effortless to drive. The Resolution Series crossover networks are also engineered to provide a smooth impedance curve with high efficiency, thereby, presenting a predictable, nearly ideal load to the power amplifier says to Krell.

All of the Resolution speakers feature high quality, WBT binding posts for better connectivity and are available in a Cherry finish.

Model Introduction Breakdown:

Resolution 1 is the bi-wireable, 4-way floor standing flagship of the Resolution Series featuring a 1-inch dual-concentric-ring tweeter featuring “waveguide” (the same tweeter in all models), 4-inch midrange, 8-inch mid-woofer and two 10-inch aluminum cone woofers. Frequency response is conservatively rated at 25Hz – 20 kHz, and rated sensitivity is 90dB. Dimensions (in inches) (WxHxD): 13.2 x 56 x 17, 195-lbs. MSRP: 11,000 per pair. Shipping now.

Resolution 2 is the bi-wireable, 3-way floor standing speaker features a 1-inch tweeter, 6.5-inch midrange and two 8-inch woofers. Frequency response is conservatively rated at 28Hz – 20 kHz, and rated sensitivity is 89dB. Dimensions: 11.6 x 46 x 17, 140-lbs. MSRP: $8,000 per pair. Shipping now.

Resolution 3 is a bi-wireable, two-way monitor speaker featuring a 1-inch tweeter and an 8-inch mid-bass driver. Frequency response is rated at 52Hz – 20kHz, and rated sensitivity is 88dB. Dimensions: 11.3 x 16 x 14, 45-lbs. MSRP: $4000 per pair. Shipping now.

Resolution C was designed to be the center channel speaker in a Resolution Series multi-channel speaker system. Its 3-way design features a 1-inch tweeter, 4-inch midrange and two 8-inch woofers in a sealed cabinet. Frequency response is rated at 45Hz – 20kHz, and rated sensitivity is 89dB. Dimensions: 32 x 11.6 x 14, 90-lbs. MSRP: $3500 each. Shipping now.

Resolution Subwoofer - The Resolution Subwoofer features a 15-inch woofer in a sealed enclosure, powered by an internal purpose-built, Krell-designed 800-watt amplifier. Peak output is conservatively rated at 170 dB at 1-meter, with frequency response extending down to 25-Hertz. Dimensions: 20.5 x 22.5 x 23.8, 110-lbs. MSRP: $5500 each. Availability is set for late second quarter 2004.

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