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Highlights of this design

Alnico Magnets

Long the favorite of vintage audiophiles, Alnico magnets work differently than typical ferrous or Neodymium magnets and result in smooth engaging sound.

High Sensitivity

At 92dB sensitivity, power is never a consideration with these speakers. The Exotica Monitors will pair easily with any amp you pair it with.

Servo Woofers

In order to maintain high sensitivity and provide bass response down to 20Hz, we've incorporated a servo-controlled woofer section into the equation. So your amplifier only supplies power to the midrange and tweeter section of this speaker.

Power and Accuracy

With 300 watts behind each of the powered 8" woofers, you will likely never run out of power. Couple this power with servo control and you end up with extremely tight, accurate and well controlled bass response down to 20Hz...very musical.

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Exotica 3

The Story

The Evolution

When we finished the Exotica Monitors, we felt a strong urge to develop a 3-way model using these drivers so we could extend the bass response down toward 20Hz. The problem is, the Seas Exotic drivers are high sensitivity drivers and large high sensitivity woofers require very large cabinets and still don't play all that deep. So we searched around for another alternative.

We finally decided that the only way we could develop a reasonably-sized speaker that played down to 20Hz or there about would be to develope a powered woofer section. And that is what we did.

But rather than simply use a normal plate amp, we decided to opt for a servo-control amp that would insure tight, accurate and musical bass. The servo circuit takes its input from the regular speaker binding posts. So no separate preamp signal is required. And what it does is kind of amazing.

The servo circuit measures the input and determines exactly where the woofer cones need to be in order to reproduce the signal at its input. The woofers themselves have a second voice coil that is also hooked to the servo circuit. So the circuit can precisely determine where the woofer cone is. And if it is not exactly where it needs to be, the circuit adjusts the gain of the amplifiers, on the fly, to force the woofer cone into the precise position required. The result is extremely accurate bass.

And there is plenty of power to play with. There is a 300 watt amp behind each of the woofers, for a total of 600 watts of bass power in each speaker cabinet.

The powered woofer section was the key to designing a speaker of moderate size that can reach down to 20Hz for a truly full-range musical experience. And we didn't have to give up any sensitivity in the process. So these speakers have very lower power requirements and can be easily driven with just about any amp.

Enjoy...

Frequency Response

Extreme Accuracy

Flat Response

As you can see in this frequency response plot, the Exotica 3 design is extremely accurate with ruler flat response. You will hear the music EXACTLY as it was produced.

Phase Coherent

In addition to flat frequency response, the Exotica 3 design is phase coherent in the crossover regions resulting in a speaker that images exceptionally well.

Exotica 3

Reviews

Awards

Reviews

Exotica 3's earn
Positive Feedback's Oasis Award
"Once again, congratulations for doing a very fine job at THE Show NB. Your room was very impressive."

Dr. David W. Robinson
positivefeedback.com

Exotica 3

Specifications




Model Exotica 3
Design 3-way
powered woofer
Tweeter Seas Exotic T35
Midrange Seas Exotic W8
Woofer Dual 8 inch
Servo controlled
Response +/- 3db 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 92 dB
Impedance 8 ohms
Amplification 20 watts
Alignment Sealed
Powered woofers
Dimensions 10.5 W x 16 D x 42 H
Weight 131
Price $12995 per pair
in standard finish **
* All dimensions in inches.
** Standard finishes include curly maple, curly cherry, curly walnut, oak, straight mahogany and satin black. Wood veneers can also be dyed. So, for example, you can have deep rose-red curly cherry or electric blue curly maple. See gallery for examples.




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