The best interface between vacuum tube electronics. Hand made in Germany
A23 speaker cable does not come from industrial drums. It is composed of 2 differently structured conductors of differing profiles which are manually twisted, coated in a green or gray jacket and then terminated with beryllium-copper banana plugs. We prefer and appreciate these plugs, because of the minimum of material to filter the signal. The small diameter of these plugs does not allow solutions for bi-wiring, but it’s possible to provide jumpers when desired. Since the speaker cable is manufactured manually, individually desired lengths are possible.
A23 speaker cable is manufactured unchanged since the early 1990ies and – according to the feedback of our clients – competes very well until this day.
Since spring 2008 our Hommage-Line is enriched by our own IC-Cable. This cable was developed as a partner to our speaker cables and is being manufactured exclusively for A23 to our specifications and hand terminated by us. It is available in individual lengths beginning at minimum lengths of 50 cm. The A23 interconnect cable has a parallel symmetrical composition with one side shielded. It is terminated with SWC-plugs, which are thoughtfully revised to follow the historical ideas of the manufacturer. Alternatively, it is available with 5-pin connectors for use as phono-cable.
Since years Auditorium 23 offers step-up transformers for use with Denon DL 103, Ortofon, EMT and alike. Particularly for cartridges with low impedances it’s more important to have a specialized matching transformer than an alleged Jack of all trades.
The development and realisation of the concept – supplemented by further insights on our part that derived from the manufacturing of speakers over the past years – lead to the result that we are fortunate to have started over again with this project. Our electronic references are well known. In the phase of development we listened to the speaker with these references most of the time.
The cabinet is a so called ‘backloaded horn’ and in the image above is
manufactured of solid cherrywood. Other versions are possible, whereas
the density of the wood must always be considered – not all lumbers
With a total height of 105 cm and 40 x 50 cm in width and depth this is not
a small loudspeaker, but the volume is needed for an ideal adaptation
of the driver. The physical properties of the WE 755 replica are perfectly
maintained in all parameters by LineMagnetic. The extreme complex and costly magnetic Alnico-structure, the thin pole plate, the ‘overhanging` wound voice coil (manufactured for the first time by WE and a feature of all drivers of the 7 series), the accurate and well considered large conception of the spider in a wisely produced basket with little windows, the flat course of the membrane, built as a one piece dome-construction out
of the cellulose-pulp – properties which Western Electric accurately elaborated in the 1940s. More than a few consider the WE 755 to be the best fullrange driver. For Line Magnetic this was reason enough to turn their attention to this driver in the second series. Line Magnetic started with a popular field-coil driver as well, variable by DC-supply, which offers a lot, as e.g. the variation of the electric parameters, but it just never was a 755 type as conceived by Western Electric.
As with our speakers »Hommage Cinema« and »Hommage 22A« you again will find fabric covered side walls. The careful tuning of driver and cabinet and the sonic performance confirm, that the replica of the WE 755 is one of the best fullrange drivers you can purchase. With the appropriate and context based electronics, tonal results are achievable that one would not expect from a fullrange driver. We believe, that we have fulfilled the requirements of the categories quoted at the beginning.”