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 DIGITAL PRE-AMP
In order to achieve the ideal of a lossless audio chain, Lyravox integrates a multi-input preamplifier into its systems. The direct integration avoids sonic bottlenecks, improving the overall sound quality. The two analogue (balanced, unbalanced) and three digital (AES, SPDIF, optical) input interfaces allow the connection of all types of high end audio sources. The direct linking of digital streamers or music servers represents the most direct audio chain without unnecessary components in the way. Analogue sources can also feed directly into the speakers, forming a signal path superior to any external pre-amplifier solution. All functions are remote controlled.
(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.
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.