October 24, 2013

Melbourne Hifi Show 2013

At the recent Hifi show, LSK & Red Spade Audio shared a room with Weston Acoutics.  Earle Weston builds valve pre, integrated and power amps.

HE2 on the right is an efficient speaker designed with these kinds of amps in mind. On the left, you can see the first appearnce of F47. This is a time aligned floorstander designed by SGR Audio, soon to be available as a kit.  

This photo was taken at the closing of the show. The rest of the time there were too many people in the room to take photos, and I was occupied much of the time with questions and talking with our visitors. 

An existing stock M4 on the left next to a new revamped M6 with new OEM drivers and a new crossover.

The rack in our show system:

 M4 boxes on display along with a demonstration video playing:

A nice collection of valves:


Topaz monoblock:

Timber samples:

Cine series prototype (Cine 8.1):

October 1, 2013

LSK kits due for release at the hifi show

At the upcoming hifi show in Melbourne, we have some kits due for release.

Starting from the left ...

M4: an entry level mini monitor.

M5 and M6: value-oriented compact stand mounts.

These are revamped kits with new crossovers and upgraded drivers. 

F47: Our flagship two channel speaker featuring a passive 3 way design with a 4" midrange and 7" midwoofers. In this design we are using high end OEM drivers which we have found to be superior to even the best regarded drivers available to DIYers.

Cine 8.1: Despite being no larger than a mid-sized stand mount, Cine 8.1 hits hard. The secret lies in using pro drivers and optimising senstivity over extension. The driver has such a low moving mass, that we had to use a port just to get to 80 Hz! This means we can achieve 93 dB sensitivity in a compact speaker. A compression driver is loaded into an elliptical aluminium anodized horn, yielding very good dispersion control.

Cine 8.2: This takes it up a notch with 96 dB sensitivity and higher power handling. This speaker is all aobut how much kick we can squeeze into a speaker that is slim enough to find a place in a living room.

HE2: This is designed to be a good all-rounder. It's a passive two way 10" floorstander with a horn loaded compression driver. Bass extension in-room will vary typically from 30 - 50 Hz.

Cine 12: This is the ideal choice for a home theatre speaker in a dedicated room. Features an elliptical oblate spheroidal waveguide with a compression driver, paired with a 12" pro midwoofer. 97 dB sensitivity.

Find us in room 342 at the show.