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The Living Room Revolution

KARLOTTA

KARLOTTA has been designed to be the perfect living room audio system. Measuring only 109 x 45 x 19 cm, she supplements most living rooms as a stylish design object, without dominating the interior. Thanks to the complete absence of external electronics, KARLOTTA makes serious high end audio compatible with a contemporary lifestyle. By acoustic layout, KARLOTTA combines the virtues of a no-compromise 2-way monitor with a superb large subwoofer and active rear diffuse field tweeters. Relying on the same groundbreaking components and technologies as the statement system KARL, KARLOTTA is another example for the quality leverage of the world’s best ceramic/diamond drivers by integrated state of the art digital/active amplification engines. In her weight category, there has probably never been a comparably coherent, transparent, complete and harmonic sonic image like that delivered by KARLOTTA. Many experienced audiophiles consider her to be the best sounding loudspeaker at her size and price – regardless of her additional features and functions as a complete, modern day audio system.

„The sound that karlotta develops i really came to love.“

Philipp schneckenburger, hifi Einsnull magazine

ACTIVE/DIGITAL MULTI-CHANNEL AMPLIFICATION

As one of the major technical advances in audio, the direct amplification of a speaker driver eliminates distortions, phase shifts and decoupling caused by traditional passive crossover networks. In combination with DSP processing, not only a more exact crossover is possible, but also perfect time and phase alignments, more refined equalisation, dynamics-dependent corrections, and room-dependent corrections.

INTEGRATED HD-STREAMER

In order to achieve the ideal of a lossless audio chain, Lyravox integrates a high resolution streamer into its systems. The direct integration avoids sonic bottlenecks, thus improving the overall sound quality. In addition, the streamer allows the playback of high resolution audio files (from servers, external storages, or from the internet) which represent today’s best sounding and most convenient music sources, especially when available in studio standard. The German made streamer is organically merged with the system’s DSP/driver engine on the output side and all of the system’s interfaces on the input side.

(ULTRA) HARD DIAPHRAGM DRIVERS

The physical ideal of a speaker driver is that of a perfect piston, moving air without internal vibrations. This ideal is only achievable with ultra hard diaphragms such as beryllium, magnesium, ceramic, or even diamond. The most consequent and advanced designs in this field are the latest generation drivers by acclaimed German specialist Accuton® . Many of the world’s most sophisticated loudspeakers are relying on these drivers, and so do KARL and KARLOTTA. The upgrade variants KARL D. and KARLOTTA D. are equipped with solid diamond diaphragm tweeters, representing the final diaphragm material available on earth. In contrast to most other manufacturers, Lyravox employs digital/active engines to fully exploit the potential of the high-tech Accuton® drivers.

ACTIVE DIFFUSE FIELD RECREATION

In a real-life music performance, the sonic waves of musical instruments are being dispersed in all directions, not only towards the listener. The dispersion of traditional loudspeakers with front drivers is therefore not fully representative of real music. Lyravox systems (except studio monitors) are equipped with additional drivers for the projection of the ‚ambient’ part of the music, partly through individual DSP-controlled channels.

 OPTIMIZED CABINETRY

A large part of a loudspeaker’s quality is determined by its enclosure. All Lyravox systems are built to proven high end standards, applying to the choice and combination of the cabinet materials, cabinet geometry, internal bracing, finely tuned damping, internal absorbers (for the minimization of electronic corrections), internal sound and pressure dispersion, midrange cabinet ventilation, reflex channel optimization, external diffraction and optimal wall or floor coupling.

SOLID SLATE BASEPLATE

In favour of both aesthetics and acoustics, the speaker cabinet is coupled to the floor through a baseplate made of solid slate. The extra weight of the baseplate improves the overall stability of the cabinet and the weight distribution within the speaker. Solid slate has the best acoustic properties of all natural stones, combining hardness with internal damping, making it the ideal interface between cabinet and floor.

SOURCES

integrated:

USB-Stick

via Home Network:

Music Server

NAS

 PC

DLNA-Sources

Online:

Internet-Radio

TIDAL®

Qobuz®

INTERFACES

LAN/WLAN (802.11b, g, n)

Bluetooth (A2DP, AptX®)

RCA Inputs analog

RCA Inputs digital (SPDIF coax)

USER INTERFACE

RF Remote with Color Screen

Lyravox Remote App for iOS®/Android®

DRIVERS

Accuton® Cell® Ceramic 30 mm Tweeter

2 x Accuton® C173 7“ Midbass

ScanSpeak® 30W Aluminum 12“ Subwoofer (1 x per pair)

2 x Vifa® Ring Radiator XT 25 Rear Tweeter

AMPLIFIERS

8 x 500w Pascal® S-PRO2 Class D Power Amps (per pair)

PROCESSING

AUDIVO HD-Streamer (Made in Germany)
Lyravox® 3-Core-/8-Channel DSP-Module

KARLOTTA D

Tweeter Upgrade Accuton® BD25 Diamond

DIMENSIONS

45 x 109 x 19 cm (W x H x D)
Baseplate 38 cm deep

WEIGHT

55kg

ACOUSTIC SPACE COVERAGE

25 – 75 mroom size

AUDIO FORMATS

MP3 up to 320 kBit/s, VBR/CBR

WAV, AIFF, PCM up to 192kHz/24Bit, Int/32BitFloat

FLAC up to 192 kHz/24 Bit

Ogg Vorbis

WMA (standard only; no Pro or Lossless)

AAC/M4A, ALAC

Gapless Playback at WAV, AIFF, PCM, FLAC, MP3, ALAC, AAC (m4a)

 Finished in Brilliant Interior White Ultrasmooth Matte
Nano Coating (NCS-S 0500N).
Any other colour/finish available upon request.

BROCHURE

PRESS CLIPPINGS

MANUAL

FIRMWARE

 


Hifi Einsnull 02/2017 (pdf)
Stereoplay 08/2017 (German) (pdf)
 Quickstart Manual English (pdf)
Version 0.39a (bin)

 

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