"Muscle and Beauty in One"
The flagship in the Acoustique Quality range.The Passion stereo Loudspeakers are based on 25 years of expert loudspeaker design and the exquisite lines of the highly advanced enclosure designed by industrial cutting edge design studio Novague. Passion took two years to develop with progressive know how from past series. Cost was no object in the development of the Passion series, which established new absolute criteria and desire for impeccable musical delivery. Out of this passionate desire Passion was born.
Tweeter section is highlighted by a 1” Illuminator high frequency driver with a field of six neodymium magnets, forming a symmetrical drive SD-2 with its own acoustic chamber. Positive impact on the directional characteristics of high frequencies has integrated aluminum phase plug, which also provides heat dissipation. Illuminator has a maximally balanced frequency response up to 45 kHz. The oscillating part is composed with half of the toroid and not a spherical cap, as usual. To reduce the diffraction, a damping rubberized rosette is inserted around the tweeter’s membrane.
The Scan-Speak midrange driver compliments seamlessly the tweeter section. It has a symmetrical drive SD-3, where the magnetic field is generated by neodymium magnet. Sophisticated cone with integrated flat ridges is designed to suppress the standing waves and is attached to linear rubber suspension.
3D sculpted baffle below the midrange features 10” Revelator bass driver that is attached with metric tensile strength bolts. 10" Revelator has advanced carbon fiber reinforced paper cone and has extremely low distortion and high power.
Spatial 3D speaker baffle is one of the key steps to achieving extremely flat phase response. With its proper spatial orientation, the acoustic axis of the loudspeaker is directed to the seated listener, not the floor, as is common for standard although expensive speakers. Additionally, flush mounting of the drivers eliminates edge diffraction. Asymmetrically shaped enclosure eliminates interior standing waves and provides outstanding rigidity to the loudspeaker. The resulting sound is highly accurate and pristine.
Highest quality AUDIOQUEST Castle Rock internal wiring is used throughout. It features Solid Core and DBS system and it is thermally soldered. Internal Crossover features hand selected, matched components that are point to point soldered on 10mm panel. Aircore woofer coil uses impressive 4mm2 high purity copper wire.
Audio Press: "Given the massive woofer it is not surprising that AQ Passion appreciates powerful amplifier, but what is pleasantly surprising is the astounding accuracy and balanced presentation. Overall, the Passion loudspeakers behave more like an audiophile two-way and with powerful bass driver filling the lowest octaves."
- System: 3-way, bass-reflex, front-ported
- Tweeter: 1 x 1” Scan-Speak Illuminator M
- Midrange: 1 x 7” Scan-Speak Illuminator
- Woofer: 1 x 10” Scan-Speak Revelator
- Impedance: 6 Ohm
- Power Handling: 140W / 200W peak
- Sensitivity: 89dB / 1W / 1m
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 45kHz within 4dB
- Crossover Slope: 12.6 / 12.12 dB/oct
- Internal Cabling: AudioQuest Castle Rock
- Dimensions (wxhxd): 300 x 1220 x 440mm
- Weight: 55kg per speaker
- Finishes: Black High Gloss, White High Gloss