Reference 3 - Acoustic Energy

Reference 3

The Reference 3 incorporates all our technological expertise in loudspeaker design.

With the Reference Series we’ve sought to improve upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal colouration loudspeaker.

Cabinet: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure to minimise resonance and external cabinet noise.

Bass Drivers: Twin long-throw motor assembly drivers for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.

Mid Driver: Huge underhung motor assembly for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.

Tweeter: The now well-established Vifa Ring-radiator tweeter is used here in our own custom, upgraded specification. Coupled to our DXT® Lens assembly for improved in-room response and dispersion matching to the bass driver, this is one of the finest tweeters in use today.

These features wrapped into a compact, elegant floorstanding design and luxuriously finished with real piano ebony lacquer mark the new Reference Series as the pinnacle of current loudspeaker design.

Technical Specifications
Tweeter: 32mm ring-radiator tweeter with DXT™ waveguide
Mid Driver: 110mm underhung magnet aluminium cone
Bass Drivers: Twin 130mm ‘pure piston’ aluminium cones with twin-wound aluminium voice-coils
Frequency response: 33Hz – 40kHz @ +/-3dB
Power handling: Amplifiers rated up to 300 watts into 8 Ohms
Maximum SPL: 116dB
Sensitivity: 90db for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
Total harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.3% 200Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions including plinth: 990 x 260 x 360mm (HxWxD)
Weight: 32kg (single, unpacked)
Finish: Piano ebony or piano black