Chane A5.4 now shipping

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For those that do not know the new Chane a series speakers have been released and many lucky consumers have their speakers. Please stop by for news reviews and information on the in development L series which should be released by early next year barring unforeseen holdups. I am anxiously waiting for a pair of L7's when released which should be stellar based on Jon's history.
 

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Exciting to see the next round of Chane's get released into the world... the last models were so well received, and I Jon & Co. are taking their time to get things right. Hopefully A5.4 customers will stop by here and give impressions!
 

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Heard the original A5 at Sonnie's recently, I am sure the new iteration will sell like crazy.
 

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So, any pics/comments on new Chane speakers released to the wild, yet?

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From Chane via email today. A supersweet bargain.

"Good news - the A5.4 returns the second half of December, and starting this weekend we're offering a whopping $140 off the pair. It's the best offer we've made since this Chane A Series model debuted last summer and it runs until December 21st."

More info on Chane's website here: https://www.chanemusiccinema.com/A5.4
Good news, holiday specials!
 

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For those that do not know the new Chane a series speakers have been released and many lucky consumers have their speakers. Please stop by for news reviews and information on the in development L series which should be released by early next year barring unforeseen holdups. I am anxiously waiting for a pair of L7's when released which should be stellar based on Jon's history.
I thought I read where there's a rendition or photo of the L7's but now I can't find where I saw that? Have you seen this?
 

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Do you mean this pic? Is that all there is? I thought there was something of the L7 standing from the front?
Pretty sure that's the only pic Jon has posted of a finished L speaker. Could be wrong though.

There was this pic on the thread of cabinet on the thread too.
L6 raw.jpg

With luck were close to seeing some actual product photos.
 

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I wonder which model that is? The L7 has 4-6.5" woofers. That model looks interesting as well.
L6 - Large center channel for the L line. Could also be used as monitors with an appropriate stand.

Pretty sure that's the only pic Jon has posted of a finished L speaker. Could be wrong though.
Yep, Wrong. I looked back over the thread found this one of the L7 from Jan 2018 on page 21. He says in the post its a "rendering".

l7.jpg
 

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Sweet!! I can't wait to see this speaker reviewed. I hope Todd or AudiocRaver get their hands on a very early pair. I'm excited to see how a sealed tower does. $1800/pair I was told.
 

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What would 'low reactance driver motor technology for excellent microdynamics' mean when referring to a speaker design? Does that mean they're not the typical long throw, high excursion design most companies are boasting about? How would that effect bass in a sealed speaker design? I'm sure impeccable accuracy is the goal here..... I was told this is a description of the Chane L7's about to come out this spring. I'm excited to read reviews on this speaker, as it seems to bring something different to the table in the $2k/pair market. I have high hopes, and just about the right time for me to be making my final decision on all the components for my new system.
  • Feb 4, 2019: "The Ls are paying off in ways I didn't expect. We are on track to have the first four signed off mid-month, but I have to pass on a note right now: these things are on another level. That was always the point of the Ls, but I honestly didn't expect this. The sound and various design confirmations are following each other to the nth degree, but it's the sound that's surprising me. We're getting a new degree of dynamic freedom and life that's going to distinguish this line"
 

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What would 'low reactance driver motor technology for excellent microdynamics' mean when referring to a speaker design? Does that mean they're not the typical long throw, high excursion design most companies are boasting about? How would that effect bass in a sealed speaker design? I'm sure impeccable accuracy is the goal here..... I was told this is a description of the Chane L7's about to come out this spring. I'm excited to read reviews on this speaker, as it seems to bring something different to the table in the $2k/pair market. I have high hopes, and just about the right time for me to be making my final decision on all the components for my new system.
  • Feb 4, 2019: "The Ls are paying off in ways I didn't expect. We are on track to have the first four signed off mid-month, but I have to pass on a note right now: these things are on another level. That was always the point of the Ls, but I honestly didn't expect this. The sound and various design confirmations are following each other to the nth degree, but it's the sound that's surprising me. We're getting a new degree of dynamic freedom and life that's going to distinguish this line"
The term reactance refers to how a drivers electrical resistance and phase angle changes with frequency. A non-reactive device is a resistive load. A reactive device has inductance and thus its electrical behavior changes with frequency. Further, many reactive devices change with level in a more extreme way than a non-reactive device. A purely resistive speaker driver doesn’t really exist at bass frequencies. Planar and ribbon speakers are usually purely resistive loads.

A resistive load is more easily driven by a voltage source amplifier. A reactive load needs more current. So a voltage source amplifier would fix the voltage and vary the current. Current amplifiers are known as dependent current source amplifiers. It works fine but the voltage source amplifier would be better if it was possible.

I tell you this to explain why a low reactance motor is a good thing. It makes it an easier load for the amplifier to deal with. Less significant amplifiers are needed to drive them easily. Their response is more predictable and easier to deal with in the crossover. In a perfect works a low reactance motor would be desirable for all speakers. However for low frequencies it is less of a concern as compared with excursion and power handling.
 

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The term reactance refers to how a drivers electrical resistance and phase angle changes with frequency. A non-reactive device is a resistive load. A reactive device has inductance and thus its electrical behavior changes with frequency. Further, many reactive devices change with level in a more extreme way than a non-reactive device. A purely resistive speaker driver doesn’t really exist at bass frequencies. Planar and ribbon speakers are usually purely resistive loads.

A resistive load is more easily driven by a voltage source amplifier. A reactive load needs more current. So a voltage source amplifier would fix the voltage and vary the current. Current amplifiers are known as dependent current source amplifiers. It works fine but the voltage source amplifier would be better if it was possible.

I tell you this to explain why a low reactance motor is a good thing. It makes it an easier load for the amplifier to deal with. Less significant amplifiers are needed to drive them easily. Their response is more predictable and easier to deal with in the crossover. In a perfect works a low reactance motor would be desirable for all speakers. However for low frequencies it is less of a concern as compared with excursion and power handling.
Ok, so going with the 'no free lunch in physics' saying - if a low reactance motor is easier for a amp to drive and more predictable (which I'm assuming translates to more accuracy?) what's the downside? Less LF db?
 

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Ok, so going with the 'no free lunch in physics' saying - if a low reactance motor is easier for a amp to drive and more predictable (which I'm assuming translates to more accuracy?) what's the downside? Less LF db?
Mostly cost and efficiency. Low reactance motors require more complicated motor designs so cost is higher. Many are also less efficient and require bigger motors to achieve the same BL and output.
 
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