Acoustique Quality Passion Orca Audiophile Bookshelf SpeakersAcoustique Quality
"Feisty Bookshelf Speaker that Defies the Senses"
The Acoustique Quality AQ Passion Orca 2-way loudspeaker in Passion line is elegant and beautiful. Matched with the optional Orca Passion Stand in the same two tone colour combination is very much captivating.
Physical laws define beauty and functionality of AQ Passion Orca. Multiple small segments form the baffle and the enclosure. This origami like segments creates extremely rigid speaker cabinet while minimizing parallel surfaces and eliminating the internal standing waves.
Internal waves are typically formed by large parallel surfaces. The sound wave is reflected off the walls as a mirror image - a phenomenon where a new sound wave is created and is reflected back to the cone of the driver. Multitude of frequencies starts to amplify, attenuate others and cause an undesirable distortion. The very shape of the AQ Passion Orca achieves significant reduction of parallel surfaces. The segmented areas have additional advantage – a small dimensionality. Small areas are much more resistant to resonances yet another disadvantage of a typical loudspeaker. AQ Passion Orca small-segmented walls are much more resistant to resonances and are crucial design element as wall segments are connected at an angle that increases the overall rigidity of the enclosure. This precise and complex manufacturing technology elevates Orca beyond typical loudspeaker production and it allows removing voluminous internal bracing thus allowing a slender dimensions. To achieve perfection a BDS active resonance correction was also applied. Resulting enclosure is incredibly rigid and resonance free and delivers an astonishing performance.
High End drivers from prestigious Scandinavian Scan-Speak were carefully selected to achieve an optimum performance. Directly from top of the line Illuminator Woofer a six-inch 8747 with 3D aluminum cone was selected to fulfill mid-bass duties. Cast frame and neodymium magnet ensures extremely linear and long motion of the cone.
A visually splendid ring radiator tweeter R3004/66020-00 was selected to compliment this exceptional mid-bass. The tweeter also matches the mid-bass with its technical proves and features ring neodymium magnet, patented symmetrical drive SD-2, patented phase plug and sound transparent protective grille.
Orca crossover is built on massive polyethylene panel, that features point to point wiring and machined spaces for contacts and crossover elements that are firmly secured to the panel with adhesive and screws.
The AQ Passion Orca loudspeakers from Acoustique Quality uses Audioquest Solid Core with structure-oriented copper for it's internal wiring. Custom terminals feature machined polyethylene plate, solid core gold plated copper connectors allowing for bare wire, banana and spadeconnections. Bi-wiring and Bi-Amping is also possible.
The AQ Passion Orca Loudspeaker depends on design specific stand that allows proper support, listening height and absolutely compliments the slender beauty. To secure precise alignment a series of hidden neodymium magnets were imbedded in the enclosure and the stand. Antivibration pads reduce vibration transmission to the stand and quartet or audiophile trio of spikes further reduce transmission to the floor. Although modest in size Orca sound is astonishinglypowerful and voluminous. It’s a floorstanding loudspeaker in a rather diminutive enclosure.
Note:- Stands are not included.
- System: 2-way, bass-reflex, front-ported
- Tweeter: 1 x 1” Scan-Speak Illuminator
- Mid-Woofer: 1 x 6.5” Scan-Speak Illuminator
- Impedance: 6 Ohm
- Power Handling: 70W / 160W peak
- Sensitivity: 89dB / 1W / 1m
- Frequency Response: 30Hz - 45kHz within 4dB
- Crossover Slope: 6.6 dB/oct
- Internal Cabling: AudioQuest solid-core
- Dimensions (wxhxd): 226 x 450 x 360mm
- Weight: 155kg
- Finishes: Olive, Walnut