Lumen White “White Light Anniversary” Premieres

Posted on 14th May, 2015

Lumen White “White Light Anniversary” Premieres

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Lumen White's celebrated loudspeaker innovations. What better way to celebrate, than to release a “White Light Anniversary” reference monitor loudspeaker at the Munich high-end show. The High End 2015 show in Munich, Germany, is being held May 14th to 17th and is arguably the largest specialist home entertainment show in Europe. For Lumen White comes an opportunity to showcase their latest creation to the world.

Introduced in 2000, lumen white`s original “white light” reference monitors became instant legends, rated “best in class” (Audio Art, Taiwan), “one of the best audio components of all times” (Stereo Sound, Japan), an “ultimate, absolute reference in every category” (Fedeltà Del Suono, Italy), and offering “sonic realism which may prove impossible to surpass” (Hörerlebnis, Germany)The “white light” reference monitors featured the world's first all-ceramic driver array, radically advanced pressure- and flow-dynamics optimised, air-damped, instrument-grade tone-wood cabinets, purist crossover design and further advancements of the art. 

Five years in the making, a completely new generation of significantly advanced, custom designed drivers and continuous refinements of their signatory loudspeaker technologies have prepared the stage for Lumen White to introduce the latest generation of their reference monitor speaker designs, the new technologies to be premiered in a special “anniversary” model of the iconic “white light” monitors format. 

The “white light anniversary” reference monitors will be premiered in a mythical white macassar finish at the High End show in Munich, together with the latest generation of Lumen White`s acclaimed, limited edition “mystere” air bearing turntable system.  

The “white light anniversary“ reference monitors technical highlights include:

  • 3 way system with proprietary lumen white port-, loading- and air-damping technologies.
  • Drivers, cabinet, crossover and components designed, selected and matched for best in-class spectrum fidelity, impulse precision, time- and phase-coherence, inter-octave energy balance, signal rise- and settling times and freedom from impulse-memory and signal-shadowing effects.
  • Cabinet constructed from custom made, variable density, multiple tone-woods, instrument-grade plywood. acoustically superior to synthetic, metal and most solid wood enclosures due to its more balanced resonance-spectrum behaviour and natural, psycho-acoustic sonic signature. available in numerous premium veneers and custom lacquer finishes.
  • Latest generation, custom designed, advanced ceramic and ceradome driver array:
  • one 1” ceramic or diamond tweeter, one 5” ceramic mid-range driver, three 7.5” ceradome woofers.
  • All drivers featuring 3D, ideal-acoustic-center dome-geometry optimized for negligible impulse-delay and energy-storage effects. best-in-class, sonically “vanishing” spectrum profile when compared to alternative metal, plastic, polymer- and compound membrane technologies.
  • Novel, next-generation “overhung” motor topology, outperforming prior art, over- and under-hung designs, in high linear excursion at significantly reduced distortion when compared to previous ultra-low distortion driver generations and competing high-end transducer designs.
  • New, advanced, extended cone excursion spider- and surround technologies eliminate the compression artefacts found at the excursion perimeters in alternative designs.
  • Crossover: purist, proprietary, minimal phase design with best resource allocation custom tailoring of both drivers and x-over to the target performance envelope. switchable impedance correction for tube- and solid state amplification. 

Lumen White audio products are designed by the Lumen White Research group in Monaco and Switzerland and manufactured under license in the EU.

Lumen White is not currently distributed in Australia.

For more information visit Lumen White.

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Mark Gusew

Starting his first audio consultancy business in the early 80’s whilst also working professionally in the electronics industry, Mark now manages a boutique audio manufacturer.

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