The castings are limited to 99 pairs in bronze, five in Sterling silver and one pair in solid 18 carat gold using a private cast with the owners seal.
The D&W Aural Pleasure is a unique loudspeaker that fuses the ancient art of bell-founding with state of the art acoustic technology to deliver a lucidity of sound that is simply breathtaking.
Hart Audio’s D&W Aural Pleasure is a diminutive but substantial loudspeaker. Each cabinet alone weighs 50 kilos before the drive units and stand is added. Castings are made for Hart by a British foundry that specialises in casting fine art sculptures. Its unique curvaceous shape is simply the result of a set of calculations both acoustic and physical.
Hart Audio has been building high quality loudspeakers in Ryde on the Isle of Wight since 2003. The company’s approach has always been to aim for the very best regardless of cost. Hart Audio also produces two ranges in lavishly veneered wooden cabinets. The modular Evo system incorporates multiple bass drivers and amplification to create a high power loudspeaker that will work in any domestic environment. The D&W Sonix models have multi-faceted cabinets and passive operation so that they can be used with any amplifier.
Hart Audio loudspeakers have won plaudits in well-respected hi-fi publications including Hi-Fi Plus, Hi-Fi World and also Hi-Fi Choice where the D&W Aural Pleasure was given a rapturous review in the August issue.
Loudspeaker companies have long tussled with the untamed beast that is bass and have sought to find the most inert material to make a cabinet with. None have ever had the sheer audacity and nerve to use such a novel solution. The resulting innovation is a sound quality that is entirely unique and we believe unequaled. The bass is powerful yet dramatically clean and clear. The Aural Pleasure controls bass beautifully and gives the music a realism that no other speaker in the sound reproduction universe has ever achieved.
The D&W Aural Pleasure loudspeaker is supported on a single column stand with a flared base for stability. The column is hydraulically gas damped effectively floating the speaker on a bed of air.
Due to the massive amplification properties of the cabinet the D&W Aural Pleasure has three speaker drive units. The main driver which delivers midrange and bass has a high frequency unit at its center delivering the treble. Topping the system off is a super tweeter which extends the bandwidth of this all-embracing speaker to reveal the full potential of the latest high resolution audio formats.
Pricing: Limited to 99 pairs in Bronze £40,000, 5 pairs in Sterling Silver £200,000, and 1 pair in 100Kg’s of 18ct Gold for £3 million.
Hart Audio “D&W Aural Pleasure” Loudspeakers.
HiFi Choice Awarded 5 stars for sound quality!
22nd June 2012