Audio Physic has been developing loudspeakers since 1985. The technologies, methods, and tools used might have changed drastically over the course of the decades but our motivation has always remained the same. A speaker from Audio Physic shall always let the music speak for itself, unchanged, unharmed and as purely as possible. Because we believe that music is not made for the ears alone –music is meant to touch our hearts and our souls.
But as music works its magic through sound waves, profound knowledge of the physics involved is essential when designing a loudspeaker. Since its founding, Audio Physic has worked tirelessly towards a better understanding of those subtleties of physics that, ultimately, can make the difference between mere sound and great music. In doing so, we have never shied away from trying new approaches, applying new solutions or doing things differently.
The essence of more than three decades of experience in designing and building loudspeakers – plus some brand-new ideas – has now gone into the development of our biggest achievement so far – the concept Structure.
We have been using open cell Ceramic Foam in our speakers for years now. This very expensive high-tech material is unique in that it consists mostly of air, surrounded by a network of ceramic that is nearly as hard as diamond. This means that Ceramic Foam is very light but extremely stiff and strong. By using Ceramic Foam for the internal reinforcing structures and as a dampening material in our speakers, we could create very stiff cabinets without wasting internal volume, compared to using conventional materials. In other words: Acoustically, thanks to Ceramic Foam, our speakers are bigger on the inside than they appear from the outside.
With our Concept Structure, we have taken this design principle to the extreme and are using Ceramic Foam for most of the cabinet’s construction. As a result, the Structure has an astounding 15 liters more internal volume than the similarly sized Codex.
The Structure also features a completely new material never before used in any of our speakers. The internal enclosures for the tweeter and the midrange driver, baffle, top plate and the rear panel of the cabinet are made from a new Honeycomb Sandwich Board, a very light but rigid material that’s a lot better in avoiding unwanted vibrations and resonances than the commonly used MDF.
Our goal with the Structure was nothing less than to create a speaker like none other before it. While experience, tradition, and intuition all have played an important role, it would not have been possible to reach that goal without the use of the most modern technologies available. During a research project that spanned several years, we have developed a new design for our unique Dual Basket Driver Technology that could significantly outperform the existing technology in terms of rigidity, resonance behavior, and airflow characteristics. The resulting design, however, was so complex that it could not be made with conventional manufacturing methods. Instead, it required using the most state-of-the-art 3D-printing technology on the planet. So that’s what we did, creating our new 5” Dual Basket Midrange driver that is making its debut in the Structure.
Every other technical aspect of the speaker has also been scrutinized and re-engineered to achieve our design goals. This is why the Structure features new, optimised versions of almost all our unique speaker technologies, like the improved vibration-dampening suspension of the newly designed crossover network, the third generation of our Vibration Control Terminal that has also been equipped with WBT’s latest nextgen® Silver connectors, improved internal wiring, or our new foot design, using VCF V Magnetic Feet. All these new technologies see their first application in the Structure, but over time will find their way into other Audio Physic products, too.
We are confident that the unsurpassed sound quality of the Structure will easily speak for itself. But we didn’t stop there and have also added a touch of understated luxury to its exterior by laminating a layer of genuine carbon fiber to the glass panels of the cabinet’s sandwich construction. The unmistakable woven structure of this material, together with the gloss and depth added by the glass create a truly unique finish that only reveals its true beauty on closer inspection.
Audio Physic Structure – A unique speaker for the true connoisseur.
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