CARE ORCHESTRA Celestial EYE
“Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul”
CARE ORCHESTRA SRL , the Italian High-end audio brand, extends its line-up with the new product Celestial EYE, the first Audio Video Central loudspeaker commercialized by the "Milanese" manufacturer that leads to three the new models launched in 2014 and is part of a consolidated project of product development that will see the Sartoria Acustica Italiana involved in the launch of a new model a month throughout 2014.
The Celestial line, characterized by loudspeakers tuned on bass reflex, accurate engineered shapes with sophisticated and refined components, now covers four levels of product: a 2-way stand loudspeaker of 4.8 Liter (Celestial ROSE) , a 2-way stand loudspeaker of 15 Liter (Celestial DEEP BREATH), a 3-way tower of 86 liters (Celestial CATHEDRAL) and the new Audio Video Central loudspeaker of 23 liter (Celestial EYE).
This product is designed specifically to support Care Orchestra Audio Video systems involving the integration of the new central loudspeaker Celestial EYE of Care Orchestra with the speakers already in the line-up for a truly cinematographic Hi END experience .
Also on this speaker is mounted the innovative "Care High Speed Filter", properly structured to maintain all the components of the filter in a very low resistance electrical contact on a support of Van den Hul cables.
Care Orchestra takes particular care to ensure that the input signal does not dissipate inside the loudspeaker. The filter is of the second order with ultra-fast components, silver cables, the transducers are Seas and Tang Band bass reflex tuned, the lines are very refined with acoustically designed shapes.
As always, the Italian craftsmanship is a "must" for this new "Milanese" product, with careful, precise and functional, solid and very refined assemblings, so that, like every Care Orchestra, the technique is integrated with the elegance and style of the "Made in Italy " to create products that combine maximum performance of sound reproduction with a particular taste for the interior design .
The "Sartoria Acustica Italiana" can customize the finishes of this new Celestial EYE: each product is configured by customers, then heard and packaged as a bespoke suit, starting from a well-established and strong project with amazing acoustic results .
The website (http://www.careorchestra.com/en_eng) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/careorchestra) will show you more details of the new product CARE ORCHESTRA Celestial EYE.
The first MONO output amplifier from ACCUSTIC ARTS
The brand new ACCUSTIC ARTS® MONO II output amplifier is the latest addition to the ACCUSTIC ARTS® family of amplifiers and is the first amplifier from our company designed as a mono amplifier. The MONO II is based on the legendary AMP II, which enjoys worldwide popularity.
The typical, cube-like timeless ACCUSTIC ARTS® design of the housing with its Bauhaus style is now continued with the MONO II. The slim design of the housing makes MONO II excellently suited to positioning near to loudspeakers.
The ACCUSTIC ARTS® DNA:
thorough development and best components = wonderful sound experienceAs is usual at ACCUSTIC ARTS®, during the development of the MONO II a high priority was the perfect signal feed with short distances and the use of the finest components. The printed circuit boards are only populated with components with very narrow tolerances. Selected components relevant for the sound are even tested manually to achieve an even higher selection standard. This effort is necessary to realise the technically perfect measurement values which form the basis for the exceptional sound experience of this amplifier.
The MONO II is purely a mono output amplifier. This guarantees the best values, e.g. with channel separation and signal to noise ratio as each channel has its own housing. Particular care was taken with the materials used in the MONO II to enable high performance with extremely low distortion. For example, the 1200 VA strong toroidal transformer made in Germany is manufactured from a special core, is encapsulated and additionally protected with Mu metal shielding. Eight enormous power supply capacitors manufactured in Germany to our specifications with a respective individual capacity of 10.000 µF supply 12 carefully selected MOSFET output transistors with perfect direct current. This means at full load the used components are hardly pushed to their performance limits and therefore with understatement ensure a carefree, agile acoustic pattern. In most application cases the MONO II works in so-called CLASS A mode. The MONO II is able to effortlessly play back a deep, powerful bass sound and at the same time reproduce fine details and is therefore quite rightly a product of our reference series.
Solid and proven technology – built to lastAs with all ACCUSTIC ARTS® amplifiers, the driver stage of the MONO II works on the proven principle of the current mirror. This circuit principle enables power to be drawn from an existing current. The MONO II is therefore a "power-controlled" output amplifier whereby the large number of MOSFET transistors ensures a very high current capacity without having to stretch the transistors to their performance limit. The MONO II is therefore also suitable for impedance critical or low-ohm loudspeaker systems. Ingenious circuitry removes the need for a servo controller for the "offset" and the quiescent current is generated via the IC or current mirror driver. As a result, direct and alternating current errors (DC and music signal errors) are immediately corrected. This means the total offset is exclusively determined by the quality and symmetry of the used ICs.
Each MONO II has a generously dimensioned cooling surface which ensures a constant operating temperature of the MOSFET transistors. Even at full load there is never the danger of overload as the integrated control unit continually monitors the operating states of DC offset, temperature, clipping and high frequency. If a pre-defined value of one of these parameters is exceeded, the loudspeaker outputs are immediately switched off. This ensures the highest operational reliability for the output amplifier and the connected loudspeakers at all times.
The generous dimensions of the components and the use of proven technology means the MONO II will give its owner many years of listening pleasure. If, however, a problem should ever arise, the ACCUSTIC ARTS® service with its reputation for quality will be happy to assist you.
Our promise: Handmade in Germany"Handmade in Germany" is part of the ACCUSTIC ARTS company philosophy and so naturally the MONO II is also exclusively made in our manufacturing facility in Lauffen am Neckar, Germany. The development, component insertion of PCBs and final assembly takes place in Germany and all housing parts and many individual components are sourced from long-term suppliers based in the south of Germany. Our specially trained and experienced technicians build this high-end audiophile amplifier from a large number of individual components.
MONO II highlights (per piece)Reference class mono power amplifier:
12 selected MOS-FET output transistors of finest quality
Magnetically shielded and encapsulated toroidal core transformer of premium quality for highest output reserves
Maximum total transformer power: 1200 VA (watts)
Optimum smoothing thanks to more than 80,000 µF power supply capacity; Premium quality capacitors (“Made in Germany”)
Very high damping factor for perfect speaker control
Professional protective circuit against clipping, HF oscillations and too high DC offset
Constant low operating temperature due to generously dimensioned heat sinks
Balanced input (XLR) and unbalanced input (RCA) – the inputs are switchable on the rear panel
All used parts and components are selected and of highest quality
Premium quality, gold-plated bi-wiring / bi-amping speaker terminals
Mains power switch on the front panel
Extremely stable and resonance optimized, massive aluminium housing; inlay made of massive, high gloss polished and chromed brass
ACCUSTIC ARTS® MONO II is “Handmade in Germany”