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PRESTIGE

£2,877.00 ex VAT

£3,452.40  inc. VAT

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A truly extraordinary speaker with reproduction of the highest standard to be found anywhere. The newly designed cabinets give extra style to compliment the fabulous sound, and prove that DIY speakers do not have to be square boxes.

The 3 dimensional imaging and sound staging makes you feel as though listening at your own live concert. Past customers have included recording studios as well as true hi-fi enthusiasts because of the accuracy and natural sound produced.

Basic Kit includes:

Loudspeaker drive units
High-quality crossovers, custom designed for each kit and built on high-grade PCBs
Recessed terminal trays with gold-plated binding posts
Oxygen free copper cable
Damping materials including cabinet lining and internal wadding
Gaskets or sealing strips for drive units
All fixing bolts and screws
Grille Cloth (Black is supplied as standard but other colours are available on request)
Grille fixing studs
Fully detailed assembly instructions, including CAD cabinet drawings
Cabinets and additional options shown separately

Specifications:
Treble:                            Scanspeak D2905/9900.00
Midrange:                       Volt VM753
Bass:                             Volt Rv3143
Enclosure type:             3-way reflex
Frequency response:   25Hz - 30000Hz
Sensitivity (2.83v/1m):  90dB
Amp requirement:         50 - 300w
Impedance:                    8 ohm
Internal volume:         70 litres per speaker
Weight:                            60Kg per speaker
Dimensons (HxWxD):   1050mm high x 360mm wide x 330mm deep

To compliment the loudspeaker kits, we offer an ever-expanding range of cabinets.

The PRESTIGE cabinets are supplied in four different options as shown below, all are fully CNC machined and rebated from 25mm  MDF.

Flat-pack option:

Cabinets supplied as a self-assembly flat-pack in either plain mdf or pre-veneered mdf of your choice. Both options are fully machined and rebated which means that the components all slot together very easily, just needing to be glued with the PVA wood adhesive that is provided. All the neccessary holes and rebates for the drive units are pre-machined so you can assemble the cabinets without having any wood-work skills.

Factory built option (Real wood veneer)

Cabinets are supplied fully assembled eliminating the need for you to undertake any construction. The plain mdf cabinets are supplied assembled but unfinished ready for you to apply your own paint finish and fit the drive units etc,.
The veneered cabinets are supplied assembled and lacquered to a furniture finish. We can fit all the drive units, crossovers etc,. to these veneered cabinets at no extra charge so your loudspeakers are fully built and ready to plug and play.

Price per pair excluding VAT

Use the drop down box to chose your kit option. The options allow you to buy this loudspeaker kit with or without cabinets. Cabinets can be flat-packed or fully built up, in plain unfinished mdf or veneered mdf
 

Product review by Shaun Kilminster: added Monday 10 May 2010

The Prestige speaker sold by Wilmslow is truly excellent. I run them with a Chord 1200 Amp, Marantz CD94 re-clocked+ Blackgate capacitors and a passive transformer volume control and it outperforms 15K studio PMCs (played with bi-amped 1200 chords).

I have a old pair of Bailey Transmission Lines with B139s etc and the Prestige Bass is not so able to shake the building and windows as the old ugly ones BUT the bass is much better controlled, the midrange is more open but less sweet. The Prestige go louder, are better controlled and do not compress after 50 watts! Further, the Prestige are half the volume in size and the shape is more funky.

The Prestige sound relatively hard and a brittle at first and it takes about 2-3 weeks before they open up. I guess the spiders are a bit stiff at first.
Without the passive Transformer volume control - you will never know how good they are. I designed my own for around 500 and got the 02 free ones from Sowters. The ones you can buy ready made are about 2500. I use USA military supply grade silver/gold switches because they are the best by far.

I have a recording studio in my house and play piano.

I recently tried the red book Chord CD player on the huge 15 bass PMC studio monitors. (I can actually afford the PMCs). The piano or voice did not sound as good as in my equipment. My brother has a full concert grand Steinway in a large hall- so I'm used to it. The mids and upper are better on the Prestige. The Prestige bass a bit thin for my liking, but still good by comparison.

For the money you cannot get better than what's on offer from Wilmslow so get smart and make a pair. The Vas on the Volt 12" is low so they only need a small box.

Cables and interconnects- sorry you generally have to pay up and buy the best. You can try and make interconnects - I use solid silver 8 strand.

I am making a pair of 250 litre 'Kilmonsters' with 15" radial bass units which I hope will be the final word on the subject. Yes and I am obsessive..

Shaun Kilminster West Sussex

Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] 

 

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