High-end sound in a compact package
What makes a good sounding package?
Just like good food, you need to find the very best ingredients for the specific dish.
You must cut to the bone and be honest towards the consumers. Be original in our approach and design.
With all of this in mind, here comes the tech-talk for our speaker:
- The tweeter:
Every tone consists of a overtone and a main tone. The overtone defines the instrument, while the main tone defines the volume of the sound.
The better the reproduction of the overtone is from the speaker, the more natural and clean the instrument will sound.
Most speaker manufactures use dome tweeters. These will all resonate at a point. For an example, a 1” dome tweeter will make a peak around 24-27 kHz. This will result in an awful and metallic sound which you do absolutely not want to interrupt your music!
Therefore we decided to use an AMT (Air Motion Transformer) in the Gida. The AMT tweeter is not to compare with a conventional moving cone, like the dome tweeters. It is more comparable with a harmonica, pumping air and resulting in a much more defined and natural reproduction of the sound. The AMT will, in fact, move as much air as 5-6 dome tweeters!
With the outstanding AMT tweeter, which has speed and transients like no other tweeter, we were obligated to find a just as perfect driver for Gida!
We looked for a very long time with no results. We never found a driver with just the right sound.
So we decided that there was no other choice than to design our own driver!
We designed it from ground and up. We used a large magnet system as the main motor. The cone and the voice coil are made out of hardened aluminum. The two are glued together with an all-new type of glue, which is able to transport heat. Using this glue, our driver can transport the heat from the voice coil as quick as ever possible!
The result is a bass/mid driver that can react and have a resolution that is able to accommodate the AMT tweeter- resulting in a smooth interaction and sonic level that is outstanding.
- Most of the modern loudspeakers are designed to shout as loud as possible from the smallest possible cabinets. In order to do this the engineering will design a High-Q System that will unfortunately sound like a lot of bass. After some time, one will realize that every note sounds exactly the same and lacks definition.
For Gida we wanted a very well defined bass/midrange and therefore we made the cabinet volume the optimal size and adjusted the Q to 0.7, instead of using 0.9 or higher like the High-Q systems.
Ask any acoustical engineer and they will confirm that this is the only correct way to do it!
The reflex port is intentionally mounted on the backside, so that the airflow is always in the same phase as the bass driver. If you mount the speakers close to the rear wall, as we would recommend, the distance should be around 5-10 cm at top. If you install them in a bookshelf and you feel like there is too much bass, try and close the port with some foam. If you like your music with an extra bass sound, the bass response will just get more impressive by the additional help from the bookshelf.
All of this combined, we now have two good drivers and a perfectly sized cabinet! The voicing can begin!
- Designers often have a tendency to forget this thing called room-gaining. This is when the room increases the tones from the speakers. In an average living-room the gain is often around 60-100 Hz.
In this frequency we do not want to make a boomy sound, though the boomy sound might be an average on the shop floor, you do not want it brought to your living-room.
Unfortunately people often first realize the lack of good and well defined sound, when they first install their new system in their home.
We have voiced the Gida to sound extremely correct and natural – no matter if it is on the shop floor or in your home!
When investing in high definition sound, people quickly realize, how much better the music sounds. The singer’s pronunciation suddenly adds a whole other level to the song, when you hear all the small details that you missed out on before.
So getting a high definition sound only has advantages!
We do not claim that we make the best active speaker system in the world – but we claim that we are darn close!