“THE BEST, WHAT WE HAVE BUILT!”
Quadral AURUM loudspeakers have been setting standards for 35 years. Each generation unites consistency and innovation in a unique way. “AURUM 9 is the best we’ve ever built,” says Sascha Reckert, chief developer at quadral. It is the attention to detail, the meticulousness with the AURUM products are developed and manufactured, which make these speakers so incomparable. Nothing is left to chance, everything is put together into a harmonious unity. You do not just have to hear AURUM 9, you have to experience it – the power, the dynamics, the delicacy.
In 1981, the first TITAN wrote history. With her presence and her extraordinary sound, she inspired the trade press and customers alike. 35 years later Generation 9 sees the light of day. And she sets a sign again: 145 cm high, more than 80 kg of pure craftsmanship. The high / mid range, a combination of quadral ALTIMA ® and quadral quSENSE ® in D’appolito arrangement. The bass section, a powerful pressure chamber with two powerful drivers. The result is impressive: extreme dynamics, paired with enormous tracing and a sovereignty that is unparalleled. The room becomes a concert hall, powerfully lit and yet resolutely filigree. The quSENSE technology works with exceptionally low distortion, even in the highest level ranges. The powerful low bass provides the necessary foundation for the AURUM-typical, neutral sound.
The quadral Aurum Base Maxime 9 Center Speakers
The new center loudspeaker BASE MAXIME is optimally matched to the smaller tower loudspeakers (AURUM MONTAN 9 and AURUM RODAN 9). The compact 3-way construction impressively plays and understands effortlessly to go even higher levels. Languages are as clear and detailed as music and movie sound.
The interior of the Quadral Aurum Base Maxime 9 Center speaker
Never were AURUM loudspeakers so elaborately constructed. Inside there are massive struts and insulated surfaces. In the case of the large floor-standing loudspeakers, wedge-shaped mid-tone chambers ensure a clear reduction of standing waves. As a result, less insulation material is used, which makes the sound more open and dynamic. The bevelled edges of the housing improve the omnidirectional behavior. In addition to the tonal aspects, the design played a crucial role in the development. Loudspeakers are pieces of furniture that have to fit harmoniously into their surroundings. AURUM 9 follows a clear, reduced design vocabulary. Noble high-gloss lacquers – on request in individual
Shades, oiled woods and polished chrome parts provide a luxurious yet understated overall look. The housings rejuvenate to the rear, making them look slimmer and more dynamic. TITAN and VULKAN have specially developed sandwich feet that reliably decouple them from the ground. On request, the front can be covered with acoustically neutral fabric covers, which are very filigree thanks to the metal frame.
THE HEART OF THE AURUM BASE MAXIME 9
From the small compact loudspeaker to the mighty Base Maxime, all AURUM 9 loudspeakers feature the new quadral quSENSE® tweeter technology – developed and built by quadral in Hanover.
quadral quSENSE® uses a very short and wide ribbon compared to conventional ribbon tweeters. This results in a large membrane area, which is highly resilient. The result is impressive: extremely low distortion and a vertical dispersion that would never have been expected of Ribbon. In addition an unmatched fine drawing and enormous clarity in the sound. The quadral quSENSE® tweeters are placed very close to the respective midrange, creating an extremely harmonious acoustic center – for maximum listening pleasure.
PROVEN NEW INVENTED
Generation 9 also uses the proven quadra ALTIMA® technology in the low / midrange range. The worldwide unique alloy of aluminum, titanium and magnesium ensures a perfect vibration behavior for extreme speed, accuracy and no inherent sounds. In contrast to previous generations, however, the new membrane surface is homogeneous – without
Dust cap – with significant improvements in terms of dispersion and fine dynamics. The aluminum die cast basket is a complete redesign with minimal flow losses. Also new: the impressive voice coils. In combination with the extremely strong drives, they provide new bests in terms of dynamics, load capacity, detail and control. To reduce harmonic distortion (THD) and non-harmonic (IM, Doppler) distortion, copper caps were placed over the pole cores of all drives. Many details, which in total provide the outstanding AURUM sound.
THE PRINT CHAMBER OF THE AURUM BASE MAXIME 9
The AURUM Recipe for Power and Dynamics – Two powerful woofers working on a pressure chamber at the front and a bass reflex volume on the back – this is the theoretical description of the AURUM CHAMBER. Practically, this principle means a rousing combination of low and kick bass. Two attributes that combine only a few speakers. New in AURUM 9: the BASS REFLEX OPENING is positioned in the front of the pressure chamber. This facilitates the placement of the speakers and increases the impulsiveness. Optically, the pressure chamber is once again a highlight. With their curves, they trace the shape of the woofers, who do their work discreetly behind rubber bands.
For optimal adaptation to your own spatial conditions, the AURUM Base Maxime 9 level switches for the high-frequency, mid-range and low-frequency range. Thus, the sound can be adjusted individually. In addition, the Base Maxime 9 has sandwich feet, which decouple the body acoustically from the ground. Of course, optionally available spikes can be used. As a hi-fi stereo or main speakers in a high-end surround system, you can even do without the usual, separate subwoofer without hesitation.
Made in Germany
All parts of the AURUM Base Maxime 9 (from the tweeter tweeter quSENSE via the pressure chamber principle to the multi-coated housing) are manufactured entirely in Germany and meet the highest standards.
The AURUM Base Maxime 9 will be available as standard in white glossy finish, black glossy finish and real wood walnut oiled. Only high-gloss finishes are used, which are applied in several layers to perfectly round off an extremely high-quality workmanship. Individual shades (more than 190 different RAL shades) are also possible on request. Ask your specialist adviser in the home cinema rooms on site.