$6,400.00 – $6,800.00
The Izumi combines small dimensions with great music reproduction. Not every customer with the highest demands for vivid music reproduction has the space for a floorstanding loudspeaker. As a bookshelf speaker, the Izumi is ideal for small to medium-sized living rooms and can be flexibly integrated: on a speaker stand or in a shelf system. Its efficiency and tuning allow the Izumi to be driven by a variety of tube and transistor amplifiers. The cabinet material is a decisive factor for the sonic properties of low and mid-range reproduction. It is important to avoid disturbing resonances and thus exclude discoloration effects. Plywood has always been 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 resistant of resonance effects. Like the ODEON AUDIO floorstanding loudspeakers, the Izumi also uses a downfire bass reflex system. The downward orientation of the reflex tunnel ensures an easier acoustic integration into the living room. Every room has acoustic characteristics, so-called room modes. As a result, strong peaks 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 faces the rear wall. This principle allows the Izumi to be accommodated both horizontally and vertically in shelf units and sideboards without negative bass rezoning effects.