Lexington, Kentucky February 21, 2012 - Bob Carver LLC, a specialist in the design and manfacture of audiophile products announced a radically new Line Source Speaker to be debuted at the Axpona Trade Show.
"My Amazing Line Source Speakers present a huge and majestic soundstage that captures the complete sense of acoustic space that helps make music come to life in our listening rooms.You will hear beautiful sound images inside that larger acoustic that will seems so real it will be downright spooky. There will be a soundstage that extends far back from the speakers, and it will be much wider than the speakers. A solo female singer will appear center stage, up and back slightly, perfectly focused, singing her heart out as if she were in our room, all the while being insidie that larger acoustic bubble. It is very, very spooky. And I promise that Beethoven's Ninth symphony will bring tears to your eyes" - Bob Carver.
"Bob Carver continues to astound me by applying physics theory to everyday problems resulting in jaw dropping acoustical transparency and realism. There is nothing 'Mad' about his science and once again Bob backs his claims with unmatched performance" - Bob Farinelli
A line source speaker is simply a speaker so tall and acoustically long that we, the listener, hear a speaker that goes all the way to infinity. Up to infinity and down to infinity, resulting in what a scientist would call a "perfect wave launch."
The wave from the speaker sounds as if it emanates from a gossamer thin filament running from below the center of the earth to beyond the moon; a pure cylindrical sound wave.
When we listen to such a wave, we find that we can hear musical nuances that we often cannot hear at all using conventional speakers.
An analogy is to consider a thin pole that is eight feet tall, extending from floor to ceiling. On the pole are mounted 22 lit birthday candles, each a light source. Additionally, image the floor and ceiling to be perfectly polished mirrors. When we look down at the bottom of our speaker, we will see lit candles reflected in the mirror continuing all the way down to minus infinity. If we look up towards the top of our speaker, we will see the reflections of candles that go up to plus infinity.
Here's the best part: All these reflections are real light sources to our eyes, as real as any real candle; we can read a book by their light. The candles in the mirrors make light just as well as the actual candles in the room on that pole. Absolutely non-intuitive! Now instead of candles, imagine that we replace them with lots of small loudspeaker drivers. The same holds true for speakers and candles alike; the speakers in the mirror make just as much sound as the speakers in the room, and behave for sound the same way as the candles behaved for light.
Here is the second best part: we can removed the polished mirrors and just use the floor and ceiling to make the line source work perfectly!
Height: 8 ft
Cabinet: 1 piece extruded aluminum cabinet
Number of front firing 8" ribbons: 13
Number of side firing 4" high excursion drivers: 22
Rated Power: 2,000 watts
SPL: 121 dB
Sensitivity: -96 dB
The ALS lists for $22,000 and will ship in May
We are a vacuum tube amplifier and high power speaker manufacturer. We design and build reliable, great sounding audiophile products. We build them with our bare hands, the old fashion way - using the highest quality components available with point-to-point wiring, no circuit board traces, no surface mount components nor de-pluggable connectors. Our products are made in the USA, will last a generation and be servicable 50 years from now because we chose to build them this way, one at a time. Complete information on Bob Carver LLC products is available at www.bobcarver.com or call us at (859) 258-9794