“Some products instil a positive feeling pretty much the moment you unbox them. They don’t have to be enormously expensive to do so. They simply have to exude the feeling that they have been carefully and thoughtfully designed to achieve the absolute maximum their constituent components are capable of….Speakers are subjective items – two examples of ‘correct’ design practise can sound rather different in practise – but the Spirit 11 is likely to please a great many people. Based on this impressive roster of abilities, it has to be considered a Best Buy.”
– Ed Selley, AVForums (UK)
The 25mm silk dome tweeter was customized for the Spirit-series and thus fits perfectly with the mid/bass drivers. The Tweeter has been designed to optimize its dispersion pattern and efficiency.
The 6 1/2″ mid/bass drivers was also developed by XTZ and provide precision, even at highest SPL. These High Quality Drive Units maintain control, even when at High Excursion, providing punchy and accurate bass.
Since every room is unique from an acoustical point of view, the speakers of the Spirit series are equipped with several room tuning possibilities.
The tweeter output level can be adjusted to the prevailing room acoustics, or your personal preference.
The bass reflex port can be closed to alter the low frequency characteristics of the speaker. This enables placement of the speaker near a wall and drive it in sealed mode to compensate for the bass increase, due to the wall boundary effect.
The cabinet of the Spirit 11 is equipped with a 25mm front panel and 18mm side and rear panels, all made from MDF. Together with the additional internal bracing, this provides a very solid and inert cabinet construction. To further minimize the already reduced internal resonances, a large amount of internal damping material is also utilized, hence the weight of 21kg per speaker. So the Spirit 11 plays the deepest bass frequencies, always with precision and composure.
|Construction Type:||2-way Floorstand-Speaker|
|Tweeter driver:||1 x 25 mm (1″) dome tweeter (Multi-coated in Waveguide design)|
|Midrange / Woofer driver:||2 x 180 mm (6,5″) Cocentric Dual Layer C-ABS cone driver (Cellulose fiber, acrylonitrile butadiene styren)|
|Frequency Response:||34 – 22.000 Hz (+/- 3dB)|
|Nominal impedance:||4 – 8 Ohm|
|Sensitivity:||87 dB (2,83 V/1 m)|
|Power Handling:||400 W Short term IEC 268-5, 180 W Long term IEC 268-5|
|Dimensions:||190 x 1000 x 320 mm (W x H x D) / 7.6 x 39.8 x 12.7″ (Height incl. spikes)|
|Weight:||21 kg / 46 lbs|