Sweet Maxwell

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Uniquely elegant two-way bass reflex speaker with world class acoustic performance.

  • Involved and deeply musical
  • True to life detail and dynamics
  • State of the art 29mm beryllium tweeter
  • 187mm (7½ in) Egyptian papyrus cone driver
  • Non fatiguing, low distortion sound
  • Bass slam and depth

 

 

Sweet Maxwell

The Maxwell story

The Maxwell speaker series is inspired by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) who amongst other great achievements brought together the relationship of electricity, electromagnetism and light and formulated a series of equations to describe this. Electromagnetism is at the foundation of the modern loudspeaker, and Maxwell’s work plays a large part in the accomplishments of the Maxwell speaker series. Although his work on electromagnetism was published more than 150 years ago it has been proven time and time again to be absolutely flawless. The Maxwell series of speakers is all about getting every last detail absolutely right

High power neodymium low frequency driver

Developed to push the boundaries of what can be achieved from a two way design, our W187‑4 Egyptian papyrus cone, neodymium motor driver delivers undistorted clean and impactful bass. At 187 mm (7½ in) this driver is substantially larger than the norm for a two way design, and contributes to the very satisfying bass, while still achieving superior midrange resolution and presence.

The advanced low distortion neodymium motor integrates to a rigid and aerodynamically optimised cast aluminum chassis. The low damping rubber surround and advanced BIMAX spider maintain great linearity and very low damping, ensuring every musical detail is preserved, even at very low listening levels. Using a newly developed diaphragm made with Egyptian Papyrus fibers, resulting in a uniquely natural and pleasing sound signature, yet preserving the details and dynamics typically only found in hard cone materials.

Beryllium high frequency driver

The pure beryllium diaphragm of our T104BE tweeter sustains near pistonic behavior past 40kHz ensuring the most natural and purest reproduction of the source materials high frequency content. With a 29mm voice coil and extended wide surround, the large radiating surface area ensures the T104BE also handles the lower treble with poise and maintains very low distortion even at high sound pressure levels.

The T104BE has been engineered with the latest technology in modern dynamic driver design:  High saturation neodymium motor with shallow flow magnet design to optimise rear chamber coupling. Dual copper implants to minimize and linearize inductance. Dual balanced compression chambers. Low moving mass CCAW voice coil. Optimised cast aluminium structure. Integrated mechanical decoupling.

Crossover

The larger than normal midrange driver dictates a low crossover frequency to ensure good power response. The exceptionally capable tweeter is able to flawlessly handle a very low crossover frequency of 1500Hz. 4th order acoustic slopes with perfect phase match in a very wide band ensures correct summation and results in staggering midrange coherence and exemplary power response.

Edge wound baked air core coils of exceptional quality along with superior polypropylene capacitors throughout play an important role in the overall performance of the Sweet Maxwell.

For the high frequency section we incorporated the all new Alumen-Z capacitors for their phenomenal transparency combined with an unusual fatigue free ease of listening that is quite unique to this high performance capacitor.

Cabinet construction

The 100% hand finished cabinet is made from cross laminated birch veneer sourced from our sustainable forestry suppliers in Europe. The beautiful precision CNC machined curvatures throughout the speakers surfaces, along with internal honeycomb bracing result in a very rigid cabinet. Three of our unique viscoelastic dampeners keep cabinet vibrations in control. Our proprietary viscoelastic material is specifically engineered through modern molecular chemistry, to have exceptional dampening qualities throughout a very wide frequency spectrum. The internal cabinet geometry is designed to disperse reflections, eliminating standing waves effectively. 100% natural sheep’s wool is used as internal damping material. At more than six times the price of synthetic materials, it is very rarely seen in commercial loudspeakers regardless of price. The superior sound quality achieved with natural wool is unquestionable and that is why it is the material of choice for the Maxwell speakers.

Dual rear firing ports with large flares ensure deep and undistorted bass without port noise even at high listening levels. This, in turn, makes it possible to place the Sweet Maxwell even very close to the rear wall without suffering bass degradation or boom.

Decoupling feet

Our advanced polymer viscoelastic feet effectively isolates the speaker from its environment and lets it perform like it was designed with less influence from the substrate it is placed upon. This decoupling technique greatly increases accuracy and imaging by lowering the noise floor.  Also, a cleaner and deeper bass is maintained through a large variety of listening environments.

Available standard finishes are satin white side panels, or the striking Australian blackwood real wood veneer side panels. Both options have clear coated birch end grain in a lush satin finish that brings out the natural beauty of the wood. All finish coatings are environmentally friendly with industry leading low emissions. Custom veneers and finishes are available on request.

Specifications

Description

Two-way bass reflex bookshelf/stand mount speaker

High frequency driver

29mm (1 1/8 in) neodymium motor pure beryllium dome [T104BE]

Low frequency driver

187mm (7½ in) Egyptian papyrus cone, neodymium motor [W187-4]

Frequency response

47Hz – 40kHz (±3dB)

Crossover frequency

1.5 kHz

Sensitivity

86dB (2.83V/1m)

Nominal impedance

6 Ω (min 4.2 Ω @ 135 Hz)

Recommended amplifier power

min 60W

Dimensions (HxWxD)

450 x 216 x 344 mm (17.7 x 13.5 x 8.5 in)

Net weight each

12 kg (26.5 lb)

Finish

Satin White, Tasmanian Blackwood

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