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AUDAX

SIGNATURE SERIES KITS

Over the last 3 years, Audax Loudspeakers has recreated its product line. The new products utilize
space age materials including Carbon Fiber, Aerogel, Kevlar and Titanium. The new products look
better and perform at a level that is state of the art.
To demonstrate this higher quality achievement, Audax asked Vance Dickason, author of The
Loudspeaker Design Cookbook, to create kit designs that show the product potential.
Madisound is grateful for this serious commitment to the kit builder from Audax. We have built these
kits and can recommend them without reservation. Madisound has also created custom Oak cabinets
with rounded solid corners and full grills. They are Audiophile kits that can be assembled in a single
evening.

Signature Series A651 Kit

The A651 is a two way design using an Audax HM170Z0


6.5" Aerogel HD-A cone woofer with phase plug and as
AW025S3 1" Aluminum dome tweeter with phase diffuser.
The enclosure is computer optimized for a vented QB3 type
of response yielding an F3 of about 55Hz. This enclosure
provides maximum damping for bass detail and produces
an output of 100dB, remaining linear down to 40Hz.
The crossover is computer optimized (using LEAP 4.51)
as a 4th order Linkwitz-Riley type at 3kHz which yields an
overall efficiency of 86.5dB. Third order networks couple
with the natural rolloff of the drivers to achieve the desired
4th order slope.

Dimensions: 16.4" T x 9" W x 11.75" D

Signature Series A652 Kit

The A652 is a 2-way design using two Audax HM170C0


carbon fiber 6.5" woofers and a TW025M0 1" textile dome
tweeter, mounted in the popular DApollito configuration
with the tweeter placed between the two woofers. This
technique produces a smoother vertical frequency
response above and below the listening axis. The
enclosure is optimized for a modified QB3 type of response
yielding an F3 of about 53Hz. This volume provides a well
damped group delay profile for bass detail and produces an
output of 105dB, remaining linear down to 37Hz.
The crossover is computer optimized (using Leap 4.51)
as a 4th order Linkwitz-Riley type at 2.8kHz, which yields an
overall efficiency of 90dB. The 4th order slopes are
Dimensions: 25" T x 9.25" W x 11.75" D
achieved by using 3rd order networks and the natural rolloff
of the drivers. The response of the speaker is 60Hz - 20kHz +/- 2.2dB with a very flat off axis response.

Both the A651 and A652 will perform best when used on stands of about 24" in height. As with any
quality 6.5" woofer system, the low-frequency response does not produce much output in the lowest
octave between 20Hz and 40Hz. For this reason, this speaker makes an ideal satellite speaker to be used
in conjunction with a powered subwoofer, or bi-amped with an electronic crossover, separate amplifier and
subwoofer.
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