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By sharing the New Bronze acoustic and aesthetic design, the compact Bronze Center is the natural partner for Bronze left/right speakers in a home theater. It features twin 5 1/2” C-CAM®bass/mid-range drivers straddling a Bronze C-CAM tweeter for pin-point synergy with its satellite partners producing seamless front soundstage action and articulate dialog.
The New Gold series benefits from a version of Platinum’s extraordinary C-CAM® ribbon tweeter; for Silver to inherit Gold’s ‘dished’ C-CAM driver designs, and similarly for New Bronze to absorb the latest refinements in tweeter and driver engineering from the Silver project. Enriched as it is with elements of Platinum, Gold and Silver, the brilliant New Bronze series will transcend the expectations of its price class.
We’re using spectacular steel-grey C-CAM driver cones for a seamless blend with finishes, available in Black Oak and Walnut. Invisible driver fixings and floating magnetic grills add to the impression of streamlined sophistication.
All new C-CAM driver configurations give New Bronze the tonal accuracy and consistency of a class leader. Harnessing driver technology developed for our acclaimed mid-market Silver models, New Bronze explodes the myth that high power handling with low distortion belongs exclusively to the expensive world of audiophile design.
The proprietary bass and mid drivers responsible for Bronze’s open, expressive and naturally rhythmic quality utilize a new type of ‘dished’ C-CAM cone, which employs the entire cone surface to radiate sound. Unbroken by the center pole-piece aperture of conventional driver designs, the cone is inherently more rigid and efficient while being less prone to break-up under high drive conditions, resulting in exceptional detail resolution and life-like tonality. Ingeniously, the driver’s voice coil is thermally coupled to the back of the cone, which draws heat away from the coil for better power handling and optimal operation at all volume levels.
Above the drivers, a new 25mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter extends each system’s frequency response to an ultra-sonic 30kHz, allowing the full reproduction of harmonic frequencies vital to the accurate reproduction of, say, the decay of a piano string or the crash of a hi-hat. Within the New Bronze tweeter, an innovative venting system allows air to flow outside the tweeter’s magnet assembly into a rear loading chamber, preventing air from being compressed at the back of the dome for lower distortion, reduced mechanical resonance, and improved damping. Structural improvements in dome geometry and drive mechanism have boosted accuracy and extension at the top end of the tweeter’s range as well.
Enhancing system performance is our ‘bolt-through’ driver mounting design, first devised for our Radius series models but now adopted by all our speaker ranges. The drivers are individually mounted on a through-bolt which fixes at the back of the cabinet and tensions the driver at the front. Cleverly this triple-action feature braces the cabinet structure for lower box coloration while removing the need for conventional front fixings, reducing unwanted driver/cabinet resonance and simultaneously boosting aesthetics.
The reflex loading found on all New Bronze models (excluding Centre, FX and W10) is of the HiVe®II variety, borrowed from the Gold range, which uses rifled port grooves to speed the air in and out of the cabinet for cleaner, more powerful bass and a superior transient response.
Best possible signal integrity through the crossover is supplied by polypropylene film capacitors, air core and laminated steel core inductors. With slightly higher overall impedance than their BX predecessors, the New Bronze line-up offers superior system-building flexibility with a wider choice of partnering equipment.
Dual 5 1/2” bass/midrange drivers with concave ‘dished’ C-CAM® cone profile
Acoustically matched to Bronze speaker systems for excellent imaging and consistency of timbre
Single bolt-through driver systems, for increased overall bracing, rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling
High quality crossovers with premium grade Polypropylene film capacitors used throughout
Rigid 18mm MDF construction throughout, employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity resulting in low cabinet coloration
Invisible magnetic grill fixing
Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes
60Hz - 30kHz
Maximum SPL (dBA @1M – each)
Power Handling R.M.S.
Recommended Amplifier Requirements
Drive Unit Complement
2 x 5 1/2" C-CAM® bass mid-range driver.
1 x 25 mm gold dome C-CAM® tweeter
Cabinet Dimensions: (H x W x D)
6 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches
Complete Dimensions inc grills & terminals: (H x W x D)
6 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches