HHC III Center

Voice reproduction at reference level

Very often the importance of the center channel in a surround set-up is underestimated. This additional "middle channel" has developed from the history of ever larger, and thus wider, cinema palaces.


In pure stereo mode, the spectators sitting in the front rows far from the center almost exclusively heard the sounds from the loudspeaker closest to them, while they barely heard any sounds from the other side. The intelligibility of dialogues suffered particularly from this circumstance. What fun is a film if you don’t understand what is being said? Clever sound engineers, therefore, established an additional sound channel for the center area of the screen. It was supposed to guarantee that dialogues could be perceived clearly and comprehensibly by the entire audience. And this is where our HHC III Center comes into play!

Our hearing is particularly sensitive in the frequency range of human voices; a good center must, therefore, reproduce this spectrum in detail and without discoloration. So it was a logical conclusion that the HHC III Center would be equipped with the latest generation of the Hyper Holographic (HHC-III) midrange and tweeter. These custom-made Audio Physic drivers guarantee first-class playback quality and perfect speech intelligibility – even in very complex sound and film sequences. Low and mid frequencies are reproduced by two HHCM-III drivers, so quiet passages sound sovereign and higher volume levels are rendered without distortion. Whether you enjoy movies via a projector and screen set-up or through a flat-screen TV, the HHC III Center always cuts a fine figure. In a home cinema with projection, the optionally available black fabric cover reduces annoying light reflections on the enclosure. In combination with flat screens, the room ambiance is more likely to play a role, which is why the HHC III Center is available in different glass surface finishes.

Glass is one component within the three-layer sandwich design of the enclosure that Audio Physic successfully introduced several years ago in various loudspeaker models. The cabinet is thus stiffer, while disturbing partial vibrations are even more minimized. This sandwich construction does not even produce the kind of sound-impairing influences generally associated with glass.

A connector terminal equipped with the highest quality WBT nextgen™ binding posts of the latest generation offers the best possible contact to the loudspeaker cable used.
You can further upgrade your HHC III Center with Audio Physic VCF II MAGNETIC Component plus feet. Their landmark design allows for a further noticeable increase in imaging fidelity and playback authenticity.

Height170 mm / 6.7"
Width455 mm / 17.9"
Depth240 mm / 9.5"
Required Space Width x Depth17.9" x 9.5"
Weight~ 10 kg
Recommended amplifier power20 -100 W
Impedance4 Ohm
Freqency range44 Hz - 40 kHz
Sensitivity89 dB
TweeterHHCT III
MidrangeHHCM III
MidwooferHHCM III
Accesoriesincluding glass and fabric grill black


VCT – Vibration Control Terminal
Unwanted vibrations have negative effects on sound quality wherever they occur in the signal path. Because AUDIO PHYSIC has made it their mission to fight unwanted vibration and resonance whenever and wherever they occur, the fully decoupled VIBRATION CONTROL TERMINAL (VCT) has been devised.

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VCF – Vibration Control Feet optional
The best feet for our – and other – speakers. VCF provide a substantial improvement of sound performance by reducing transfer of unwanted vibrations while at the same time protecting delicate surfaces. Also available as VCF Component for Hi-Fi separates and as VCF Cable Supports.

>> Further Information >>


Bi-Wiring/Bi-Amping optional
Most our speakers have a regular single-wiring terminal to avoid unnecessary metal or wire bridges that would harm sound quality when used in single-wiring configuration (Which is what most Hi-Fi fans actually use). However, an optional Bi-Wiring/Bi-Amping Terminal can usually be ordered with any new speaker. Retrofitting only on special request.


Sandwich Cabinet Construction
Our unique Sandwich Cabinets are an innovative way to stop the speaker cabinet from developing an acoustical life of its own. It is especially effective with our stylish glass-finished speakers as the relatively high weight of the glass panels helps dampening the cabinet even better.

>> WEITERE INFORMATIONEN >>


HHCT III – Hyper Holographic Cone Tweeter
Many AUDIO PHYSIC Core Technologies have been combined to build the HHCM-III tweeter. Together, they serve a single purpose: To guarantee an authentic rendition of the music, unaffected by any unwanted vibrations.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


HHCM III – Hyper Holographic Cone Midrange
Many AUDIO PHYSIC Core Technologies have been combined to build the HHCM-III midrange driver. Together, they serve a single purpose: To guarantee an authentic rendition of the music, unaffected by any unwanted vibrations.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


Dual Basket Design
AUDIO PHYSIC’S unique DUAL BASKET DESIGN is a true break-through innovation and the most important part of the HHCM-III technology. Instead of the tradition single basket, our HHCM-III features two separate baskets to prevent and subdue unwanted vibrations already at the source.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>  


CCAC – Ceramic Coated Aluminium Cone
By coating a conical aluminium diaphragm with a special ceramic material, AUDIO PHYSIC creates a diaphragm that is at the same time very light as well as extremely rigid. When used together with ACTIVE CONE DAMPING technology the cone diaphragm is virtually immune against any partial oscillations that would otherwise impair the sound.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


Active Cone Damping
ACTIVE CONE DAMPING is a unique design to reduce resonances in metal diaphragms, developed exclusively by AUDIO PHYSIC.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


2½-Way Design
The 2 ½-way speaker operates similar to a 2-way speaker, but is supplemented by an additional woofer, which covers the frequency range up to 500Hz in parallel to the mid-woofer.
Height170 mm / 6.7"
Width455 mm / 17.9"
Depth240 mm / 9.5"
Required Space Width x Depth17.9" x 9.5"
Weight~ 10 kg
Recommended amplifier power20 -100 W
Impedance4 Ohm
Freqency range44 Hz - 40 kHz
Sensitivity89 dB
TweeterHHCT III
MidrangeHHCM III
MidwooferHHCM III
Accesoriesincluding glass and fabric grill black


VCT – Vibration Control Terminal
Unwanted vibrations have negative effects on sound quality wherever they occur in the signal path. Because AUDIO PHYSIC has made it their mission to fight unwanted vibration and resonance whenever and wherever they occur, the fully decoupled VIBRATION CONTROL TERMINAL (VCT) has been devised.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


VCF – Vibration Control Feet optional
The best feet for our – and other – speakers. VCF provide a substantial improvement of sound performance by reducing transfer of unwanted vibrations while at the same time protecting delicate surfaces. Also available as VCF Component for Hi-Fi separates and as VCF Cable Supports.

>> Further Information >>


Bi-Wiring/Bi-Amping optional
Most our speakers have a regular single-wiring terminal to avoid unnecessary metal or wire bridges that would harm sound quality when used in single-wiring configuration (Which is what most Hi-Fi fans actually use). However, an optional Bi-Wiring/Bi-Amping Terminal can usually be ordered with any new speaker. Retrofitting only on special request.


Sandwich Cabinet Construction
Our unique Sandwich Cabinets are an innovative way to stop the speaker cabinet from developing an acoustical life of its own. It is especially effective with our stylish glass-finished speakers as the relatively high weight of the glass panels helps dampening the cabinet even better.

>> WEITERE INFORMATIONEN >>


HHCT III – Hyper Holographic Cone Tweeter
Many AUDIO PHYSIC Core Technologies have been combined to build the HHCM-III tweeter. Together, they serve a single purpose: To guarantee an authentic rendition of the music, unaffected by any unwanted vibrations.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


HHCM III – Hyper Holographic Cone Midrange
Many AUDIO PHYSIC Core Technologies have been combined to build the HHCM-III midrange driver. Together, they serve a single purpose: To guarantee an authentic rendition of the music, unaffected by any unwanted vibrations.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


Dual Basket Design
AUDIO PHYSIC’S unique DUAL BASKET DESIGN is a true break-through innovation and the most important part of the HHCM-III technology. Instead of the tradition single basket, our HHCM-III features two separate baskets to prevent and subdue unwanted vibrations already at the source.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>  


CCAC – Ceramic Coated Aluminium Cone
By coating a conical aluminium diaphragm with a special ceramic material, AUDIO PHYSIC creates a diaphragm that is at the same time very light as well as extremely rigid. When used together with ACTIVE CONE DAMPING technology the cone diaphragm is virtually immune against any partial oscillations that would otherwise impair the sound.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


Active Cone Damping
ACTIVE CONE DAMPING is a unique design to reduce resonances in metal diaphragms, developed exclusively by AUDIO PHYSIC.

>> FURTHER INFORMATION >>


2½-Way Design
The 2 ½-way speaker operates similar to a 2-way speaker, but is supplemented by an additional woofer, which covers the frequency range up to 500Hz in parallel to the mid-woofer.