Within the K-Series are a number of new technologies developed to allow superior performance over previous models.
We have found that, if properly implemented, High Velocity Slot Ports
(HVSP) can produce dramatic improvements over conventional cylinder
ports. HVSP achieves lower audible distortion, by virtue of its lower
intrinsic drag and reduced turbulent airflow within the port. HVSP can
also lower air loading to the mid and bass drivers, which helps to keep
them operating in a more linear region throughout their excursion range.
In a departure from earlier designs, the port is now located on the
front baffle of the cabinet. Using a front firing port, the K-Series
offers more flexibility with room placement. They can indeed by
positioned closer to a wall, without restricting their operation.
The clever clamping mechanism used to secure the drivers has resulted
in an even distribution of tension applied to the surface of the
basket. This uniformed clamping pressure helps to reduce unwanted
vibrations that would normally result in higher levels of distortion.
The end result is a beautifully clear and transparent mid-range quality.
Cabinet colouration is a critical area of a loudspeakers design, that
is sometimes overlooked; but not with the K-Series. Not only are the K
series cabinets carefully braced internally, they have also been
developed with removable rear baffles. This is an idea dating back to
the ES11 days of Epos, with its sandwich construction method. The theory
is to reduce the energy absorbed by the cabinet. One way to achieve
this is by making the rear baffle a separate element in the
construction. The aim is a reduction in cabinet colouration, or unwanted
resonance. There is another reason for using removable rear baffles,
which is to facilitate ‘Active-K’.
Active-K is a novel feature, to allow the consumer to simply upgrade
their loudspeaker from passive to active operation. More details on
Active-K will be added to our website soon.
Further performance increases have been achieved with the
implementation of high quality crossover components, including the
selection of very high-grade polypropylene capacitors and metal oxide
resistors. As standard, the K-Series comes pre-wired with Oxygen Free
multi-stranded copper wire. Specially designed cable management holes
inside the cabinet and high current connectors allow for aftermarket
replacement cable sets to be installed, if required.