FALCON ACOUSTICS LAUNCHES GC6500R FLAGSHIP SPEAKER
The new Falcon Acoustics GC6500R reference 3-way floor-standing loudspeakers feature Graphene bass drivers, a 2-inch horn-loaded midrange and a ribbon tweeter encased in a beautiful Italian cabinet.
Falcon has announced its GC6500R flagship loudspeaker that incorporates many proprietary technical advances including bass driver's Falcon Sonaweave Graphene Enhanced Nano-Platelet Cone. The use of Graphene allows the diaphragm to be 60% lighter and thinner than conventional drivers. Additionally, the material also brings with it significantly improved rigidity, improved damping and a natural, well-controlled roll-off.
Falcon's Jerry Bloomfield said told StereoNET:
"Falcon's involvement in cone material development goes back decades, and it was clear to us that the incorporation of Graphene into loudspeaker cone material could give major improvements in driver response times, enabling the use of significantly lighter cones with greater rigidity and inherently better damping."
Falcon has opted to go with an inverse Hypocycloid profile for the GC6500R's 2-inch dome horn-loaded midrange driver waveguide. The result of extensive computer modelling and further in-house re-engineering has rewarded the driver with a significantly smoother response while reducing the already low distortion by an additional 40%.
Integrated with Falcon's precision-engineered front plate, the ribbon tweeter has been modified by Falcon for "an outstandingly smooth response."
The GC6500R's robust crossover network is mounted on a rigid 3.2mm Laminated FR4 PCB with gold-plated double-side 2oz copper tracking. Also, you will find precision-wound close tolerance Air Core Inductors and Polypropylene Capacitors. All internal wiring is of 2.5mm TPE Insulation wire for optimum signal transfer.
- Frequency response: 20Hz-40kHz +/-3dB
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Sensitivity: 91dB/2.83V/m
- Power handling: 25-300W
- Connector: 4mm Custom-Designed nickel-plated binding posts
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 120 x 25.5 x 40cm
- Weight: 62kg each including plinth
As well as the technical engineering, the GC6500R also makes a visual impact thanks to its hand-made cabinet. Constructed in Italy, the cabinet makers use laminated 25mm MDF with an extra 9mm of damping throughout. The 38mm Alcantara covered baffle is computer profiled for minimal diffraction while the 18mm reinforced rear panel features Falcon-profiled heatsinks within a precision-tooled back plate.
Finishes available include a choice of Walnut and Mahogany real wood veneers and, at a premium, exotic wood veneers or any customer-specified high gloss RAL colour.
The GC6500's smoked glass top is complemented by metalwork made from precision-ground MIC6 Aluminium Cast Tool Plate.
Finally, Broomfield added:
"With the GC6500 we wanted to show that a small British company can also make a big technological statement in speaker development. We commend the innovation and no-compromise design engineering represented by our Reference model to fellow enthusiasts in the cause of sonic balance and greater transparency in music reproduction".
Falcon's GC6500R Reference speaker will have its world debut at the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival at Denver, Colorado, October 5-7. Also, they will be at the Hi-Fi Show, Beaumont Estate Conference Centre, Old Windsor November 10-11.
The loudspeakers will be available for purchase from October 2018.
Typical retail prices (inc VAT) pairs:
- Walnut and Mahogany real wood veneers: £18995.00
- Exotic real wood veneers: £19495.00
- Custom RAL colours: £20,100.00
For more information visit Falcon Acoustics.
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