Often called the coolest loudspeaker around, the Ray avails itself of the same recognized technological value of Solo, with the objective of achieving new levels of performance in the reproduction of sound. With state of the art components this loudspeaker lofts beautifully three-dimensional soundstages, exhibits admirably neutral tonal response, and delivers unexpectedly explosive dynamics. Fully handcrafted in Denmark.
Shown above is the coaxial driver that was used in the first version Ray 6 years ago. The latest version of Ray has been developed in our new 60 square meter acoustically treated listening space. Insights from the new Solo have been implemented. And with both systems now sharing similar drivers and filter technology, the Ray now sounds better than ever before.
The fluid cabinet shape has not just been an aesthetic choice. The unique baffle shape, combined with the close proximity and off centre mounting of the tweeter and mid toner, gives a more balanced in-room response than the popular tower shaped speaker. Practically this means that great results can be obtained without re-doing the acoustics of your listening room.
The Ray is elevated to the correct listening position and angle by a dedicated stand, shaped by laser and water cutters. Through it's design with up to 25mm thick solid steel, the stand provides a low compliance base from a sleek design. The small footprint also decouples the Ray cabinet from the floor. This effective stand design secures the fine dynamics in the low frequencies for more accurate listening.
4 ohm, 2.4 ohm minimum at 350Hz @ 7 degrees
150W (IEC 268-5)
8” , Soft low damping rubber surround, geometrically reinforced aluminum cone, rigid die cast alu chassis with extensive venting
4", low distortion driver with a special fibre blend cone with optimal balance of stiffness, damping and density
29mm ring radiator, dual balanced compression chamber, saturation controlled motor system, non-reflective rear chamber with optimized damping
230 Hz, 2,1kHz
Bass reflex/ Closed
16 layer, 20mm thick beech wood form pressed veneer with multiple internal stiffeners. Driver placement in left and right cabinet is mirror imaged
26 kg per piece including stand
Værløse Studio A (VSA)