Totaldac offers different brands of speakers, for different needs.
With the d100 speakers are so fast that you get the "feeling of being there" with most music tracks, not just with some selected tracks.
During the design phase some music recorded by Totaldac in the large Totaldac auditorium have also been used.
This gave an absolute feeling of how these instruments should sound.
The recording equipment is also used to record the speaker themselves, look at the Totaldac Youtube page.
The d100 have also been tested with success in small rooms.
You can give them a chance against any other speaker at any price and let the listening test decide which one gives you more pleasure.
A 20-day home trial is possible, just like all Totaldac DACs, streamers and amplifiers.
-98dB @ 1m @ 2.83V even in bass thanks to two 12inch drivers
-2.5way: both 12inch drivers are producing bass but only the top driver is producing midrange as well
-bass cut-off: 25Hz at -6dB in room
-8ohm average impedance with smooth variations
-easy matching with any amplifier, including low power triodes
-constant directivity horn used only above 3.5KHz
-equally resolving from top to bottom
-most of the sound is coming from the top of the speaker, giving it a bookshelf speaker coherency
-drivers and crossover components from Western Europe manufacturers
-Neodymium bass driver with very high force
-custom made ultra fast bass/mid driver
-very extended treble 1 inch compression driver with organic dome
-crossover made of air coils and selected film capacitors only
-point to point wiring crossover, no PCB trace is used, only the component legs are used
-inductor for the bass made of 5mm2 copper wire
-crossover isolated in its own wooden enclosure
-Mundorf binding posts for any kind of banana and spade cables
-cabinet made of Baltic Birch Plywood, the best wood for speakers
-made in France
These videos allow you to listen to the d100 speakers:
"I was impressed by both of them. The d150's sound was relaxed very wide open and delightfully coherent.
These beautiful turned-wood horns were driven, not by a compression driver, but by a full-range cone driver;
which is crossed over to a 15" bass driver at 150Hz. I was immediately impressed by how smooth, vivid, and 3-dimensional the sound was.
Think big, full, open, and exceptionally coherent. I would have nominated Brient's system for best sound at show, but is was only the morning of my first day, so I moved on." Herb Reichert, Stereophile (à propos de l'ancienne version de d150)
"One of the first things that struck me sonically about the d150 was its cohesion, and stunning linearity. Visually, the loudspeaker is gorgeous, with the large turned-wood mid-driver horn dominating the aesthetic, but it was the sound that captivated, and held my attention. I lingered in this room far longer than I had time for, but it was so fatigue-free in presentation, with a rich tonal, and timbral accuracy to string instruments, horns, and piano that I had to stay, and let the experience soak in. This is the type of point-source imaging, pitch stability, dynamics, and transparency to source that I’ve come to appreciate from only the finest tube/solid state amplifiers, and high-efficiency speaker designs." Rafe Arnott, part-time audiophile.com (à propos de l'ancienne version de d150)
"Durant la bonne demi-heure que j’ai passée dans le Loft D, j’ai pu apprécier toute l’étendue des possibilités de ce système, hors du commun." Jean Razzaroli, L'AUDIO DE FRANCE
"On profite en toutes circonstances d'une grande quantité de détails qui contribuent à une remarquable justesse tonale et un équilibre indéniable." Dominique Mafrand, Haute Fidélité
-sensitivity: 97dB @ 2.83V/1m.
-bass cut-off: 25Hz at -6dB in room
-average impedance: 8ohm.
-150Hz crossover frequency making the speaker close to point source.
-860mm diameter wooden horn made of 100m thick wood.
-15inch bass driver with very strong neodym magnet.
-recommended placement: can be far or close to the rear wall.
-dimensions: 1.42m heigh, 0.86m diameter round horn, 0.59m depth.
-weight: 60kg for each of both parts of each speaker.
-made in France.
You can listen the d150-anniversary speakers in these videos:
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