The first thing that strikes you about SX80 is their confident presence – both physical and acoustic. They deliver an effortless, full-range soundstage that captures the scale and weight of the largest most demanding passages of music, while maintaining the speed and finesse of their smaller siblings. Elegantly simple design, combined with breathtaking performance, at a reasonable price, make SX80 a force to be reckoned with.
Hi-fi speaker engineering starts with the cabinet. Computer-aided design (CAD) was used extensively to refine SX80’s internal structures, to ensure that while the drivers are vibrating with your music, the cabinet isn’t. This means that every millimetre of movement from the drivers is directed where it should be – at you.
Each SX80 speaker has two 165mm (6.5") woofers made from treated paper. Hi-fi manufacturers have used it for years, as paper’s impressive strength-to-weight ratio is matched by excellent tonality – so instruments sound rich, well defined, and real. 25mm (1") soft dome tweeters, made from treated silk, take care of the higher frequencies – with the same balance of realism and refinement.
Our team in London took great care and attention when designing the crossovers in SX80 – as they’re responsible for ensuring that each driver receives the correct frequency. Accuracy of timing and stereo imaging depend on (the) phase remaining completely linear, from top to bottom. The result? Your music sounds engaging, energetic and real.
Turn SX80 around to see that our attention-to-detail runs from front to back. A rear bass reflex port helps you fine-tune lower frequencies, by adjusting the position of the speakers with the wall. Immediately below, conveniently close to the floor, are a pair of high-quality binding posts (connectors), which can accept thick speaker cable – with or without banana plugs.
New look SX80’s clean, understated design exudes confidence without screaming “look at me”. Leave the grilles on to protect the drivers from little fingers, or to gain acceptance from your interior designer – alternatively take them off to celebrate your great taste in music (and speakers).
|Frequency Response||40Hz – 20kHz|
|Drive units||2 x 165mm (6.5’’) woofers 1 x 25mm (1’’) silk dome tweeter|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||240 x 980 x 338mm (9.4 x 38.6 x 13.3")|
|Weight||16.9kg (37.3lbs) each|