Reference 3A MM de Cappo BE Monitor Speakers

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Reference 3A MM de Cappo BE Monitor Speakers

Reference 3A MM de Cappo BE Monitor Speakers

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Reference 3A MM de Cappo BE Monitor Speakers

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  • Description

    MY TAKE:

    A lovely speaker with an absolutely stunning midrange. - Galen Carol

     

    The new MM de Capo BE simply is incomparable. This monitor is now even more refined than the award winning original model. The recent updates to the MM de Capo BE include a new beryllium tweeter which extends to 40 KHz, Surreal Acoustic Len on the driver cone to stop air vortex distortions, and the Nextel matte coated cabinet which reduces diffraction effects and absorbs surface vibrations.
     

    At the heart of the MM de Capo BE is the hand built carbon fiber main driver. It is now even faster and better controlled. The new high frequency unit is sonically more transparent and detailed than the original. It now has no ferro-fluids and a much lower resonant frequency. It now integrates even better with the main driver. The cabinet dimensions are unchanged. Critical bracing points have been optimized to achieve an even more silent cabinet and less interference with the drivers.
     

    REVIEWS:

     

    "With this newest edition of its classic bookshelf design, Reference 3A has built a great-sounding speaker that continues the MM legacy. The earliest iterations of the MM were known for their clarity and solid low end, two traits undeniably present in the MM de Capo BE. I have no way of knowing to what extent this is due to eliminating the crossover and directly coupling the midrange-woofer to an external amplifier, but whatever the reason, this somewhat unconventional approach has produced a minimonitor that sounds ultraclean and powerful, and is suited to any music you might throw at it. If you’re looking for a pair of stand-mounted speakers that can image extremely well but worry that you might not get deep enough bass from anything less than a floorstander, you should audition the MM de Capo BEs. At the very least, you’ll probably be surprised by how big they sound; and you may even find yourself owning the latest and, very possibly, the best iteration yet of a classic design." - Philip Beaudette, Soundstage
     

    "Nothing – nothing – about the Reference 3A MM de Capo I could prepare you for how good it is: mot its name, or its appearance, or any description of what’s gone into it. I wish this review cold do the job, but that may fail as well, leaving you no choice but to hear it. Do it: This speaker is utterly worth whatever time you spend with it, and every penny of the asking price." - Stereophile
     

    "The MM deCapo-i will bring great pleasure and enjoyment to any listener, regardless of the genre of music selected. If your preference mainly leans towards acoustic music, opera, and either big band or small group jazz, then you will find the MM deCapo-i to be a great addition to your sound system. The way the MM deCapo-i lets the music flow, with all the details creating the illusion of the space in which the music was played, is of reference level. I highly recommend that you put the MM deCapo-i on your audition list if you think your gear is of high enough quality to get this reference-level two-way monitor to perform to its true potential." - Home Theater Review


    FEATURES:

     

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


    SPECIFICATIONS:

     

    • Sensitivity 92 dB
    • Impedance 8 Ohms
    • Frequency Response 42Hz to 40KHz
    • Power Handling 150 Watts RMS
    • Phase Coherent


    DIMENSIONS:

     

    • Height 15" (38 cm)
    • Width 11" (28 cm)
    • Depth 13" (33 cm)
    • Weight 27 lbs (13 kg) each

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Reference 3A MM de Cappo BE Monitor Speakers

$2,950.00

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Description

MY TAKE:

A lovely speaker with an absolutely stunning midrange. - Galen Carol

 

The new MM de Capo BE simply is incomparable. This monitor is now even more refined than the award winning original model. The recent updates to the MM de Capo BE include a new beryllium tweeter which extends to 40 KHz, Surreal Acoustic Len on the driver cone to stop air vortex distortions, and the Nextel matte coated cabinet which reduces diffraction effects and absorbs surface vibrations.
 

At the heart of the MM de Capo BE is the hand built carbon fiber main driver. It is now even faster and better controlled. The new high frequency unit is sonically more transparent and detailed than the original. It now has no ferro-fluids and a much lower resonant frequency. It now integrates even better with the main driver. The cabinet dimensions are unchanged. Critical bracing points have been optimized to achieve an even more silent cabinet and less interference with the drivers.
 

REVIEWS:

 

"With this newest edition of its classic bookshelf design, Reference 3A has built a great-sounding speaker that continues the MM legacy. The earliest iterations of the MM were known for their clarity and solid low end, two traits undeniably present in the MM de Capo BE. I have no way of knowing to what extent this is due to eliminating the crossover and directly coupling the midrange-woofer to an external amplifier, but whatever the reason, this somewhat unconventional approach has produced a minimonitor that sounds ultraclean and powerful, and is suited to any music you might throw at it. If you’re looking for a pair of stand-mounted speakers that can image extremely well but worry that you might not get deep enough bass from anything less than a floorstander, you should audition the MM de Capo BEs. At the very least, you’ll probably be surprised by how big they sound; and you may even find yourself owning the latest and, very possibly, the best iteration yet of a classic design." - Philip Beaudette, Soundstage
 

"Nothing – nothing – about the Reference 3A MM de Capo I could prepare you for how good it is: mot its name, or its appearance, or any description of what’s gone into it. I wish this review cold do the job, but that may fail as well, leaving you no choice but to hear it. Do it: This speaker is utterly worth whatever time you spend with it, and every penny of the asking price." - Stereophile
 

"The MM deCapo-i will bring great pleasure and enjoyment to any listener, regardless of the genre of music selected. If your preference mainly leans towards acoustic music, opera, and either big band or small group jazz, then you will find the MM deCapo-i to be a great addition to your sound system. The way the MM deCapo-i lets the music flow, with all the details creating the illusion of the space in which the music was played, is of reference level. I highly recommend that you put the MM deCapo-i on your audition list if you think your gear is of high enough quality to get this reference-level two-way monitor to perform to its true potential." - Home Theater Review


FEATURES:

 

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


SPECIFICATIONS:

 

  • Sensitivity 92 dB
  • Impedance 8 Ohms
  • Frequency Response 42Hz to 40KHz
  • Power Handling 150 Watts RMS
  • Phase Coherent


DIMENSIONS:

 

  • Height 15" (38 cm)
  • Width 11" (28 cm)
  • Depth 13" (33 cm)
  • Weight 27 lbs (13 kg) each