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Reference 3A Dulcet BE Monitor Speakers

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  • Description

    Astonishingly deep and resolute bass from a diminutive size, seamlessly integrated to a pristine treble range, delivering a relentlessly engaging musicality from a tiny enclosure accurately describes the compact monitor Dulcet BE from Reference 3A.
     

    Description -

    Loudspeaker enclosures made in smaller dimensions are inherently more rigid, reducing box resonance dramatically. Driver components mounted closer will naturally create a better point source to propagate more uniform sound waves. Smaller cabinet size improves cabinet diffraction effects for enhanced clarity. However, most compact loudspeakers have some sonic traits that are commonly accepted as natural limitations. They lack lower bass fundamentals, dynamics, efficiency and they generally sound small.In keeping with the characteristically full and dynamic Reference 3A sound, a radically new approach was implemented to design our Dulcet BE from the ground up. All commonly known design parameters were re-evaluated over an extensive period of time.
     

    All alternative methods known or newly created by us were applied. Often ignoring commonly known physical limitations and natural obstacles, a thoroughly new main driver was developed. This amazing four-inch driver fulfills our objective of achieving unusually deep and articulate bass. The Reference 3A Dulcet BE will set new standards for compact monitor loudspeaker designs in achieving uncommonly full and rich sound.
     

    As with all our other Reference 3A designs, Dulcet's main driver is also directly coupled to amplifiers. Without crossover components interfering with musical signal flow the sound is responsive, fast and articulate. A simple, very high quality high pass filter is used on the treble unit for better integrated sound. The cabinets are constructed to be very rigid with critical bracing. The massive motor assembly of the driver is mechanically grounded to damp and reduce superfluous vibration energy. All the drivers are broken in for at least 100 hours for meaningful pair matching to very close tolerances.
     

    The recent updates to the Dulcet BE include a new beryllium tweeter which extends to 40 KHz, and the Nextel matte coated cabinet which reduces diffraction effects and absorbs surface vibrations.
     

    The Dulcet has been awarded TAS editor's choice for 2001, 2010 and 2012.


    REVIEWS:


    "True to its name, this Canadian bonbon produces smooth and melodious sound, and as a bonus is reasonably well balanced through the bass range. Its sonic demeanor is such that it should happily partner with an even less than sterling digital front end. If you are considering a mini-monitor, be sure to give the Dulcet a serious audition." - TAS
     

    "They allowed me to hear more deeply into the music I love, and therefore acted as a superb conduit between me and the amazing sonic landscape that is my record collection. I wanted to keep digging for stuff to experience again, and isn't that what this game is all about; discovering the magic of music? I haven't said this in eight years or so (since we bought our System Audio SA2K's) but I would happily live with the Dulcets. They have made listening very exciting again for me, and that is vital. There is nothing like the healing power of music during troubled times." - Positive Feedback 
     

    "Overall, this mini-monitor was a source of considerable surprise. It was difficult to believe that something so small could sound so big, weighty and powerful. While it did not plumb the depths to organ pedal thunder, the Dulcet was so cleverly balanced and full sounding, it gave the illusion of deeper bass than it actually had. What bottom end it did have was quick, clean and incisive. The Reference 3A Dulcet was an awesome musical communicator and offered terrific overall coherence and immediacy that made for many captivating listening sessions. It was also fast on its feet and possessed a lightning-quick response that I am sure would have you rolling up your rugs for a full-on boogie session. Best suited to small rooms and those listeners who are content with modest volume levels, the Dulcet can get a little shouty and congested when cranked up. Why anybody would want to abuse such a cute little speaker as the Dulcet is beyond me. In conclusion, Reference 3A has succeeded in their mission statement for this big little music communicator. Even if you're willing to spend more, the Dulcets should go on your short list if you are looking for a pair of attractive mini- monitors well under $2,000/pr." - 6 Moons


    FEATURES:

    • Easy to drive, very constant impedance load
    • Tube friendly
    • Smooth and refined


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Sensitivity 88 dB
    • Impedance 6 Ohms
    • Frequency Response 48Hz to 40KHz
    • Power Handling 80 Watts RMS
    • Phase Coherent


    DIMENSIONS:

    • Height 12" (30 cm)
    • Width 7.5" (19 cm)
    • Depth 9.5" (24 cm)
    • Weight 15 lbs (7 kg) each

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Reference 3A Dulcet BE Monitor Speakers

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Description

Astonishingly deep and resolute bass from a diminutive size, seamlessly integrated to a pristine treble range, delivering a relentlessly engaging musicality from a tiny enclosure accurately describes the compact monitor Dulcet BE from Reference 3A.
 

Description -

Loudspeaker enclosures made in smaller dimensions are inherently more rigid, reducing box resonance dramatically. Driver components mounted closer will naturally create a better point source to propagate more uniform sound waves. Smaller cabinet size improves cabinet diffraction effects for enhanced clarity. However, most compact loudspeakers have some sonic traits that are commonly accepted as natural limitations. They lack lower bass fundamentals, dynamics, efficiency and they generally sound small.In keeping with the characteristically full and dynamic Reference 3A sound, a radically new approach was implemented to design our Dulcet BE from the ground up. All commonly known design parameters were re-evaluated over an extensive period of time.
 

All alternative methods known or newly created by us were applied. Often ignoring commonly known physical limitations and natural obstacles, a thoroughly new main driver was developed. This amazing four-inch driver fulfills our objective of achieving unusually deep and articulate bass. The Reference 3A Dulcet BE will set new standards for compact monitor loudspeaker designs in achieving uncommonly full and rich sound.
 

As with all our other Reference 3A designs, Dulcet's main driver is also directly coupled to amplifiers. Without crossover components interfering with musical signal flow the sound is responsive, fast and articulate. A simple, very high quality high pass filter is used on the treble unit for better integrated sound. The cabinets are constructed to be very rigid with critical bracing. The massive motor assembly of the driver is mechanically grounded to damp and reduce superfluous vibration energy. All the drivers are broken in for at least 100 hours for meaningful pair matching to very close tolerances.
 

The recent updates to the Dulcet BE include a new beryllium tweeter which extends to 40 KHz, and the Nextel matte coated cabinet which reduces diffraction effects and absorbs surface vibrations.
 

The Dulcet has been awarded TAS editor's choice for 2001, 2010 and 2012.


REVIEWS:


"True to its name, this Canadian bonbon produces smooth and melodious sound, and as a bonus is reasonably well balanced through the bass range. Its sonic demeanor is such that it should happily partner with an even less than sterling digital front end. If you are considering a mini-monitor, be sure to give the Dulcet a serious audition." - TAS
 

"They allowed me to hear more deeply into the music I love, and therefore acted as a superb conduit between me and the amazing sonic landscape that is my record collection. I wanted to keep digging for stuff to experience again, and isn't that what this game is all about; discovering the magic of music? I haven't said this in eight years or so (since we bought our System Audio SA2K's) but I would happily live with the Dulcets. They have made listening very exciting again for me, and that is vital. There is nothing like the healing power of music during troubled times." - Positive Feedback 
 

"Overall, this mini-monitor was a source of considerable surprise. It was difficult to believe that something so small could sound so big, weighty and powerful. While it did not plumb the depths to organ pedal thunder, the Dulcet was so cleverly balanced and full sounding, it gave the illusion of deeper bass than it actually had. What bottom end it did have was quick, clean and incisive. The Reference 3A Dulcet was an awesome musical communicator and offered terrific overall coherence and immediacy that made for many captivating listening sessions. It was also fast on its feet and possessed a lightning-quick response that I am sure would have you rolling up your rugs for a full-on boogie session. Best suited to small rooms and those listeners who are content with modest volume levels, the Dulcet can get a little shouty and congested when cranked up. Why anybody would want to abuse such a cute little speaker as the Dulcet is beyond me. In conclusion, Reference 3A has succeeded in their mission statement for this big little music communicator. Even if you're willing to spend more, the Dulcets should go on your short list if you are looking for a pair of attractive mini- monitors well under $2,000/pr." - 6 Moons


FEATURES:

  • Easy to drive, very constant impedance load
  • Tube friendly
  • Smooth and refined


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Sensitivity 88 dB
  • Impedance 6 Ohms
  • Frequency Response 48Hz to 40KHz
  • Power Handling 80 Watts RMS
  • Phase Coherent


DIMENSIONS:

  • Height 12" (30 cm)
  • Width 7.5" (19 cm)
  • Depth 9.5" (24 cm)
  • Weight 15 lbs (7 kg) each