The Qln Prestige One is a reference caliber monitor commensurate with the performance level of the award-winning Prestige series. In keeping with Qln’s truncated cabinet design, the Prestige One features the same minimal baffle area, time alignment, and dampening technology found in the Signature 3 with even greater optimization establishing a new performance benchmark.
The designer’s approach and challenge when seeking out to refine the Qln bookshelf platform was to improve an already eloquent performance in a number of challenging performance areas including further reduction of distortion and increasing presence, timing, timbre, level of detail and micro/macro dynamics, regardless of level, scale and complexity of program material. These endeavours have once again resulted in a timeless and perfected combination of impeccable form and function, offering an uncompromised and unique insight into any program material.
A slanted baffle provides perfect time alignment between the woofer and tweeter and the sloped truncated pyramid cabinet top with its minimized surface area suppresses baffle effects and standing waves inside the cabinet. The result is a three dimensional stereo image with life like depth and spatial cues of the recording environment.
The mid-woofer have been specifically selected and custom developed by industry renowned Danish driver manufacturer Scan Speak offering the latest in 21st century advanced driver technology. The uniquely coated Kevlar bass/midrange driver with its built-in copper ring in the magnet system offers symmetric drive and higher midrange dynamics while also suppressing intermodulation distortion. The result is remarkable vocal reproduction and astonishing micro/macro dynamics from a compact 2-way speaker design.
The advanced 25mm wide surround tweeter offers remarkable vocal reproduction and excellent imaging at all listening positions. Its large roll surround and textile dome diaphragm provides a flat frequency response above 30 KHz with outstanding off-axis dispersion. The unique AirCirc magnet system and its rear chamber eliminate any reflections and resonances.
We utilize the same constant impedance crossover technology found in the rest of the Prestige series with fine tuning for the compact two-way design of the Prestige One. We have increased dynamics and even SPL by using lower loss coils to the woofer. All coils are air core, and all capacitors are of polypropylene material. All coils are baked so the wires are glued together to reduce internal vibration.
The constant impedance crossover produces an even impedance response that eases the load an amplifier sees (especially tube amps) providing better phase coherence for the driver. The crossover is hard wired for best contact between components with as few contact points as possible. Every component is soft glued to increase damping and minimize vibrations.
Cables, speaker connectors and internal damping.
Internal cabling is our own special design produced in Sweden. Solid pure copper core wrapped around a polypropylene core with polypropylene isolation, bounded with a high damping acoustic shield to minimize acoustic feedback. All components are carefully hand selected and individually tested for any deviances.
Speaker terminals are WBT Nextgen® connectors made of the highest grade silver plated copper with minimal copper mass for low energy storage lowering distortion and offering the purest contact to the speaker cable.
For internal acoustic damping we use real wool. Wool is the best material for internal acoustic damping but we need a small amount of syntetic fibre to get the right density.
• 2-way fullrange speaker
• 25mm wide surround, AirCirc magnet, soft dome tweeter:
• 177mm Kevlar® cone woofer
• High-end brand crossover components from leading manufactures
• Qln SP-One pure copper solid wire acoustic shielded cable
• Sensitivity: 87 dB SPL 1 Watt 1m, 100-10kHz
• Low frequency performance: -3dB 42Hz
• Impedance: 8 ohms
• Amplifier requirements: 50-250 Watt RMS
• Terminal: WBT Single wire
• Dimensions (HxWxD): 390x265x372mm
• Weight: 14,0 kg each
• Standard finish: Walnut Piano, Walnut Matte, White matte
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(The Nederlands 2023)