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AsciLab speakers are about to launch

You can have an aggressive price point, but then you have to be prepared with a production capacity increase to satisfy many orders. At 1100€ you will be no.1 in the preference score/price ratio and customers will notice it. Then to be known by the "normal" people not interested in the Olive score you will have to go through social media and reviewers... Arendal incentivizes cutomers who are available to let anyone listen to their speakers at home. They are a quite successful case study of direct sales
 
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Then to be known by the "normal" people not interested in the Olive score you will have to go through social media and reviewers... Arendal incentivizes cutomers who are available to let anyone listen to their speakers at home.
Thank you for the great idea.
 
Any other measurements you feel comfortable to share please do, it is fascinating ( at least I find it fascinating ) to see the development of a new loudspeaker design.
It can only be good for the ‘industry’ that new measurement led manufacturers appear create really great sounding kit and that customers understand why they do sound so good.
Keith
 
@ascilab, looking good.

I gather this company name and speakers will be making a launch. Or is the brand already established in Korea?
There are more pictures and details of construction etc. in this thread;

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@Nuyes, I gather you've been involved? I see you're in these threads. ;)


JSmith
Will it be available in the look of the white (maybe pearlwhite) one left? Would be a perfect looking fit to my pearlwhite apollon...
 
You might think about including m5 ( whatever size you feel appropriate ) bolt holes in the bottom of the speakers allowing the speakers to be bolted to the stands?
Keith
Velcro would probably do just fine and won't compromise the box integrity ;)
 
Velcro does have a sticky side , two in fact.
Bolting ( for example) the 8Cs to the stand is imo a good idea, obviously if you are really determined to knock something over…
Keith
 
Any other measurements you feel comfortable to share please do, it is fascinating ( at least I find it fascinating ) to see the development of a new loudspeaker design.
It can only be good for the ‘industry’ that new measurement led manufacturers appear create really great sounding kit and that customers understand why they do sound so good.
Keith
Thanks for you being interested in our speakers. Our next work will be A6B. We are trying to design as same box for both passive and active. We already have designed with same drivers but a little different waveguide and enclosure design. It was really really nice too.
While designing this protype, we learned how to use Purifi driver well.

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Will it be available in the look of the white (maybe pearlwhite) one left? Would be a perfect looking fit to my pearlwhite apollon...
Yes, the enclosure will be out of that materials. More matt or satin finish than that pics.
 
Velcro would probably do just fine and won't compromise the box integrity ;)
Anyone can use velcro if a user wants.
The box surface will be easy to stick velcro.
 
Velcro does have a sticky side , two in fact.
Bolting ( for example) the 8Cs to the stand is imo a good idea, obviously if you are really determined to knock something over…
Keith
We’ll try to consider that too
 
Any other measurements you feel comfortable to share please do, it is fascinating ( at least I find it fascinating ) to see the development of a new loudspeaker design.
THD of the C5b and C6b is excellent, but the A6b with Purifi will be on another level. You can look forward to it.
 
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About our waveguide, We were struggle to tame the diffraction without round-over.
Vertical and horizontal edge didn't be a problem. But the corner edge occurred 2~3kHz dip due to further distance from the end of the waveguide.
We also tried square type waveguide to cover to the corner edge. Though the diffraction problem we were struggle for was disappeared, square shape waveguide didn't fit our goal design.
So we simulated a circle type waveguide having square type curve surface, Then it finally solved both exterior design and acoustic problems.
That's why our waveguide has a little different shape.

How was the waveguide simulated and optimized?

Ath4... COMSOL...
 
I believe the DIY world is quite big as a business. More than finished high price speakers.
There are currently a lot of people around who want a low-cost Purifi based speaker.
Starting from the scratch and developing a project without measuring instruments is difficult and even make a cabinet is a tiring job...
Finding a kit with individual components ready to assemble (incl cabinet), and know that it has SOTA performance would be of sure interest for people and would also differentiate the offer from the competition.
For me it is a missed business opportunity to date.
Furthermore, from my point of view, this target of people also follows the DIY path for subwoofers to have a real full range, so you could offer a kit without passive drivers to reduce further the price and increase potential customers.
Just my 2 cents.

PS. Consider me as your customer in case! ;)
 
It was common in the 1980s (at least in Germany) to offer speaker kits with enclosures. I remember an offer of a whole speaker line equipped with KEF made drivers.... If I remember correctly it had a measurable impact on the loudspeaker industry in Germany, because this kits were cheaper, sounded better (strictly anecdotal of course) and the companies had to adjust quality and prices.

Though I would prefer buying a finished speaker I would very much appreciate, if Ascilab would offer kits too to enable customers with less deep pockets to purchase a pair. Or two....;)
 
Furthermore, from my point of view, this target of people also follows the DIY path for subwoofers to have a real full range,
A two way with a sub can may be full range on paper but it's not like a 3-way made from ground up with well integrated drivers and enclosure.
And sometimes it even costs even more than a 3-way considering the gear to properly integrate it (putting ones valuable time aside) .

Even the footprint is bigger,except when subs are hidden somewhere but at the expense of lower than the traditional 80Hz x-over which makes integration even harder as if the mid-bass was not already suffering.

Of course on the other hand are the joys of DIY,that I can understand.
 
A two way with a sub can may be full range on paper but it's not like a 3-way made from ground up with well integrated drivers and enclosure.
And sometimes it even costs even more than a 3-way considering the gear to properly integrate it (putting ones valuable time aside) .

Even the footprint is bigger,except when subs are hidden somewhere but at the expense of lower than the traditional 80Hz x-over which makes integration even harder as if the mid-bass was not already suffering.

Of course on the other hand are the joys of DIY,that I can understand.
Sometimes you have no choice. I simply can't place floorstanders in our living room, so I am limited to compact speakers on a low board (space is rare in our apartment). So if I would like to hear full range I would have to place one our two subwoofers at the sides of the low board. So yes: I think a subwoofer (be it a kit or assembled) would make sense to, at least, me.
 
A two way with a sub can may be full range on paper but it's not like a 3-way made from ground up with well integrated drivers and enclosure.
And sometimes it even costs even more than a 3-way considering the gear to properly integrate it (putting ones valuable time aside) .

Even the footprint is bigger,except when subs are hidden somewhere but at the expense of lower than the traditional 80Hz x-over which makes integration even harder as if the mid-bass was not already suffering.

Of course on the other hand are the joys of DIY,that I can understand.
I believe Ascliabs aim to offer perfect integration with their sub modules which will/can fit under the main speaker.
There are some drawings somewhere on their Insta page perhaps.
Keith
 
I believe Ascliabs aim to offer perfect integration with their sub modules which will/can fit under the main speaker.
There are some drawings somewhere on their Insta page perhaps.
Keith
Yes, but with the footprint of a floorstander, right? What's wrong with cubic subwoofers? ;)
 
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