LEGEND ACOUSTICS UPGRADES KURRE
Award-winning Australian loudspeaker manufacturer Legend Acoustics has released Version 8 of its monitor bookshelf/standmount loudspeaker, the Kurre. Dr Rod Crawford, Legend’s designer chief, told Australian Hi-Fi that the changes included new drivers and crossover plus a change to a sealed cabinet design. The new bass/midrange driver has an aluminium alloy cone that’s been strengthened by ribbing that also pushes the cone break-up frequency well beyond the crossover point. According to Crawford, this means the upper midrange, often a weakness of two-way loudspeakers, is totally free of breakup distortion. ‘ This makes the sound quality crystalclear yet also naturally warm and open,’ he said. ‘ The new low-distortion drivers are combined seamlessly using very high-quality crossovers to produce an especially flat frequen- cy response—within 2dB over most of its frequency range—and within 1dB over the critical midband—giving the tonal accuracy of a studio monitor.’ The crossover network in the Kurre Version 8 uses air-cored inductors, high-quality polypropylene capacitors and high-powered non-inductive resistors, all of which are hand-soldered point-to-point as are the high-quality cables connecting the crossover network to the drivers and to the bi-wire input terminals. ‘ The overall result is an even-clearer, even-faster and more naturally open sound than previous versions of the Kurres,’ said Crawford. Individually built and tested in Australia, the Legend Acoustics Kurre 8 retail for $2,290 per pair. For more information, call Legend Acoustics on (03) 6295 0062 or visit www.legendspeakers.com.