Great music deserves faithful reproduction. To fully experience your music and immerse yourself in its beauty, you need an accurate reproduction system. A system that can recreate a recording without additions or omissions. Achieving this is a challenge with traditional Hi-Fi systems. Most audio systems are just not accurate to begin with. The ones that are generally fail to take the room into account. This is why even a system that costs as much as a luxury car can sound disappointingly mediocre.
The 8c's secret is that it solves both issues at once. First, it is measurably among the most accurate loudspeakers that exist. And secondly it boasts RoomMatching, a set of technologies that transforms your listening room from a harmful influence into a useful extension.
RoomMatching is not all the 8c has to offer, however. Being an holistically designed, active system with an integrated computer, the 8c offers a number of additional features other systems simply can't match.
- The 8c is full-range, no sub-woofer needed.
- Streaming and sync on-board, no external streaming devices needed.
- RoomEQ on board, automatic discovery from REW.
- Acoustics first. DSP is used as icing on top.
- The 8c sounds optimal when placed closed to a wall. No other speaker system performs this well close to a boundary.
- Free firmware updates add powerful new features up to four times per year.
- Full control from the companion app, which is available as native app or web app
The 8c represents our commitment to accuracy and clarity. With its constant directivity from 100Hz upwards and +/-0.5dB frequency response from 35Hz upwards, music can now be experienced exactly as it was intended. Nothing is added, nothing left out.
Experience truly accurate music reproduction. Hear truth in audio like never before.
Tune the system to the room, not the room to the system. 8c’s adapt to the room they are in and can be placed (very) close to room boundaries without losing performance.
To achieve this, 8c’s combine a proprietary waveguide tweeter with an acoustic cardioid midrange, boundary-coupled bass drivers and active room matching. The result: superb acoustical reproduction in any room.
Besides drivers, the 8c’s small footprint presence holds high-end DACs, amps, subwoofers and a DSP. The system also comes with room matching and streaming capabilities out-of-the-box.
All components match each other perfectly and together deliver a “big sound” at 106 dB continuously from 35 Hz upwards, while keeping the signal-to-noise ratio very high.
Faithful music reproduction requires more than a thoroughly optimized speaker. It requires a speaker that works together with the acoustics of the listening room.
From the smooth baffle to the solid oak cabinet, the 8c’s construction is designed to look as clean as it sounds.
The 8c’s outer cabinet is crafted from 20 mm thick solid oak panels. Every oak panel is unique and therefore each 8c has its own unique appearance. During the manufacturing process, we match cabinet pairs, to ensure 8c’s of a pair have a similar look. However, no two 8c’s look exactly the same. We like our customers to be aware of this before buying.
Internally, the 8c is made out of birch plywood. It is used to create the separate compartments for the drivers and to brace the cabinet, in order to increase the stiffness and strength of the cabinet. This results in an acoustically inert cabinet, which ensures that all you hear is the sound of the loudspeaker drivers.
Solid wood is a living material that continuously changes over time. Under the influence of changes in temperature and humidity, the wood will expand and contract. Hairline cracks are normal with solid wood, and thus to be expected. However, the 8c’s cabinet construction is carefully studied and fine-tuned, in order to avoid breakage as the wood ages.
After the 8c’s are automatically discovered on your LAN, the 8c's companion app "Ascend" will give you full control of settings like gain, distance to front and side walls, updates and many parametric filters. Internet connectivity is not required.
The 8c is more than just a loudspeaker. It is a unique acoustic concept, because its revolutionary design provides constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards. As a result, the 8c is above and beyond any other system in terms of neutrality,
Multi-Room Direct Streaming
Besides balanced analogue or AES3 input, you are able to stream digital music directly to your 8c’s. Set up left and right positions using your mobile device and the rest is done automatically.
Within your LAN, 8c’s can be grouped into multiple zones. Perfectly synchronized music can then be played effortlessly in those zones.
Regular updates can keep your 8c’s up-to-date with industry standards and trends. After extensive testing periods, new firmware versions are made available from our cloud based software platform. If so desired and set up, 8c’s will download and install these updates automatically, adding new features overnight.
Need more information?
Do you have any questions about the 8c? We are here for you. Contact us by email, chat or through the contact form.
Whether you want to upgrade or downsize, have a difficult room or simply want the best possible audio quality in your listening environment. The best way to find out whether the 8c is for you, is to plan an audition.