Peak Consult Perspective for Diablo Xe
In the jungle of consumer and so-called "High-End" loudspeakers, there are some brands actually reaching for higher goals. Peak Consult is one of them, but how is that done?
Countless hours of measurement and critical listening by many audiophile ears have gone into making the finest three-way loudspeaker available. An impedance curve and electrical phase character like an electrostatic speaker, the final blend of art and technology have made the Diablo an uncompromising work of art. The State of Art loudspeaker has seen the light of dawn.
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The multifaceted enclosure is handcrafted in our own facilities by skilled Danish artisans in a 1.5"- 3.0" HDF specially glued sandwich material covered by 1" solid wood and/or acrylic. At several points a resonance suppresser has been used in the construction. Special resonance suppressers have also been milled into the each side panels. Each solid wood panel has been hand-chosen by skilled Danish artisans.
The designs optimise the off-axis response and minimize any kind of diffraction. In order to eliminate acoustical waves, there are no parallel front, back, top or bottom panels. The slant of the front panel aligns the phase and timing between tweeter, midrange and woofer.
The Danish Scan-Speak tweeter is a non-Ferro fluid 1" ring radiator, SD-2 neodymium motor with a non-resonant aluminium chamber. It features a multiple camber with low compression and a machined aluminium faceplate. The tweeter performs effortlessly to sonic extremes and brings the "air" as no dome tweeter before.
The Danish 5" Audiotechnology midrange is hand-built specifically for optimal behaviour in El Diablo´s enclosure. The driver features a cone that has been uniquely shaped for this moving system and a vented magnet system that includes Symmetric Drive, optimising the linear directivity. It performs with matchless sound staging ability and an imaging tight and sharp as a Diamond.
The dual Danish 9" Audiotechnology woofers is hand-built and specifically designed for El Diablo. Using new and special technology in the moving systems to make them very low-loss drivers. The huge magnets and ventilation systems makes the drivers reproduce very tight and extremely low frequencies - second to none.
El Diablo includes an acoustical second order crossover in the tweeter/midrange section and also a second order in the midrange/bass section. Every component has been chosen for its sonic and musical behaviour, with no consideration for cost. The crossover is hardwired with silver soldering and sealed in the bottom of the speaker to avoid microphony and to shield it from electrical and magnetic radiation from rest of the system. For the internal wire Peak Consult has chosen the very best cable from the American high-end cable company: Stereovox, in a dual layer version.
El Diablo boasts an extremely linear frequency response, on-axis as well as of-axis. This makes it a very accurate loudspeaker in a "real world" environment. The name says it all; the speaker performs and looks second to none. "Nothing given and nothing taken just pure music" but clever and unforgiving like an Diablo.
Design: 3-way ported (4 drivers).
Crossover Freq.: 230 Hz. / 3.250 Hz.
Frequency range: 28 – 30.000 Hz.
Sensitivity: 93 dB @ 1 w. / 1 m.
Impedance: 5 ohm +/- 1 ohm, PLIC (Peak Linear Impedance Control).
Dimensions (H X W X D): 115 X 29 X 55 cm. 80 kg each.