Released in September 2017, the new Krix Esoterix Altum is a revelation. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size – this speaker creates a massive, detailed soundstage and packs a low-end punch that makes you look around for the hidden sub.
No joking, this little two-way complete with waveguide and dispersion controlled tweeter is among the best speakers I’ve ever heard. I’m cheating a little here as I got to hear it extensively at the Krix factory in Adelaide recently. Since then, Krix engineers had refined it even further and as it nears full production this is a loudspeaker everyone must audition.
- Marc Rushton, StereoNet
In developing this revolutionary speaker, the Krix engineering team paid particular attention to imaging – the meticulously engineered waveguide reduces distortion and controls directivity to present a soundstage much larger than expected and ensures an accurate and detailed stereo image is delivered.
The Scanspeak Revelator tweeter has been incorporated into the Esoterix Altum design. This driver is highly regarded throughout the industry for its ability to deliver extreme definition and detail with a very smooth response.
The bass and midrange are handled by a 6.5” driver incorporating leading edge transducer technology, highlighted by an innovative cast aluminium basket and large neodymium-iron-boron magnet for increased power handling. The cone is made of natural wood fibre and utilises a proprietary coating to improve clarity and frequency response.
Esoterix Altum Price & Release Date
The Esoterix Altum will be available from late September 2017. Recommended retail price is $6,495, with optional finishes costing extra as per below:
Matching stands are also available, with pricing as per below:
40Hz-40kHz in-room response
20 – 200 Watts RMS recommended amplifier power
89dB for 2.83 volts at 1 metre
Nominally 4 Ohms (minimum 3.2 Ohms)
Bass reflex, bottom vented
390mm high x 260mm wide x 380mm deep
Low Frequency Driver
165mm (6 ½”) natural wood fiber cone, innovative cast aluminium basket with 38mm (1 ½”) voice coil and large neodymium-iron-boron-magnet
High Frequency Driver
26mm (1″) revelator ring radiator design with patented phase plug and large neodymium magnet
Gold plated binding posts
Find out more here: www.krix.com.au/esoterix-altum