3-way Horn Loudspeaker
State of the Art: The ODEON AUDIO Carnegie shows what is possible as a series product with spherical wave horns. With an enormously high efficiency of 97db, the speaker can be driven by any high-quality amplifier concept. Even low-power triodes (like 300B and 2A3) drive this speaker with ease and in this combination produce a controlled and intense bass response. The Carnegie turns music listening into a live event: it opens up a space where voices and instruments can be experienced lifelike in size and plasticity. The listener forgets the loudspeaker and merges with the music.The housing design ensures ideal phase alignment, as all systems are positioned exactly on one axis.
The two-piece cabinets are made of 24mm thick multiplex. The cabinet materials used are decisive factors for the sonic characteristics of low and mid-range reproduction. Multiplex is the preferred material when it comes to implementing special loudspeaker concepts. The plywood, which consists of many cross-glued individual veneer sheets, is particularly stiff and therefore very low in resonance and eliminates discoloration effects. The material thickness used by our master craftsmen ensures a stiffness that absorbs even the enormous forces of the 15″ woofer at any volume without any inherent movement. The asymmetrical cabinet prevents standing waves. This allows the use of less damping material and thus the maximum preservation of the extraordinary efficiency. Like all ODEON AUDIO floorstanding loudspeakers, the Cargenie uses a downward firing bass reflex system with the bass reflex tunnel pointing downwards to the base plate of the speaker. This base plate forms the end of the reflex opening and thus allows for a room-independent function that allows for a placement close to the wall as well as a free placement in the room. Every room has acoustic characteristics, so-called room modes. As a consequence, strong exaggerations in the bass range often occur. The downfire bass reflex system stimulates these room modes much less than conventional solutions in which the reflex tube points backwards towards the rear wall.