Quadral Aurum Titan VIII

Where is Titan, Titan is in it: Quadrals new top model consistently focuses on metal membranes, in the latest generation 8 even on a light Ribbon. This box can move air visibly – she can but also very gentle.

  1. Quadral Aurum Titan VIII
  2. Data sheet

The name is program: A box, called “Titan”, must be the biggest, most expensive and best Quadral. And that was the market introduction of the first model for 30 years, exactly, 1981. Transmission, 30s bass with Magnetostaten tweeters, she was the epitome of a “man box” in the 1980s. The approach still – topped the successor with the generation number 7 and most recently led a relatively lonely battle: In the era of sleek, elegant speakers the 2006 introduced superbox defied with its bulbous design and ostentatiously exhibited bass behind bars the Zeitgeist as only a US some with big block motor in a herd of smarts and Prius’.

But decide on HiFi-boxes in the living room just not men alone, and so decided Quadral, to give an elegant, narrow form of generation 8. What was not so easy in the face of the acoustic demands: just with regard to bass pressure, draught and maximum level, could rival the new of course the old nothing–whose bass chassis was just wider than the entire box should be in the future.

According to long tinkered the Quadral team to the new developer Sascha reckert’s on the chassis. And ultimately managed to construct a 25 bass that is clearly superior to the old 30’s double. As the last Quadral designs, play two woofer to front on a small Chamber, backwards into a ventilated volume. The reflex tube it hides in the bottom of the box.

Material science

Quadral put their membranes for years mostly on metal. Because but hard membrane made of a single material in the mid range prone to partial coloration and resonance, an alloy of three metals for the Hanoverian is the drug of choice: ALuminium titanium – magnesium, they formed the swing area and also the term “Altima”. By the homogeneous loading of all cones with the same material, the developers promise a possible homogeneous sound. The midrange while the main burden, he has to take over virtually the entire vocal range only between 200 and 3000 Hz, which avoids disconnects in terms of hearing-sensitive pitch.

The crossover, which saw on the back of the box through a window can be, is equipped with the best components, and especially many. As for all three drivers can be make a triple switchable adaptation to space and installation. Also the molding with the curved rear baffle ensures better radiation easily – so the distances between all chassis and the ear are equal as possible. The tweeter must be inclined in turn slightly down, because ribbons typical he bundles the sound relatively distinct in the vertical.

The term “Ribbon”, some speaker manufacturers are quickly at hand. Many of the advertised accordingly structures, however, are Magnetostaten, in which a non-conductive membrane foil with a system of conductors is glued or steamed. Textbook but a real Ribbon is a piece of metal that entirely is crossed by the signal power and generates so the driving magnetic field. The developers think exactly one for the first time gave the new 8 Titanium.

Gentle giant

In the hearing room had Aurum Titan VIII a visually while elegant, but because their guard measure yet masculine appearance. Who now expected an appropriate bombast or effect sound, pleasant was disappointed: hot playing chamber music, especially piano trios by Mozart ran (Guarneri trio). You sounded about the Titan pleasantly harmonious and compact homogeneous, as a ‘ XXL-box have here more than a high quality monitor is. From the first beat to she wowed with a Banna homogeneous representation of the instrument and a plastic figure, which was also rather just staggered in width than in the heart.

It goes without saying that a pound can mobilize the Titan but when the music calls for it. Bright Jazz such as Jacques Loussier ‘The Four Seasons’ they sounded more emphasis than usual because also clearly wuchtiger as gave a small monitor, bass and bass drum. It wasn’t but – other than typical “fat tuned” big boxes – at the expense of agility. Bass runs climbed nimbly onto the scale, drum sounds produced the necessary force, allowed himself but also not a soft vibration. The piano served up dynamically and very clearly the Quadral, showed even the finest nuances and brought the music to a large atmospheric density.

Even if rhythm dominates classical music, Stravinsky’s “Sacré you Printemps”-she maintained this balance between impressive Foundation and faster lightness, as if it were a sumo wrestler who ruled at the same time karate. The impression for continued, if a Board correspondingly harder to drill was: Metallica’s “enter Sandman” crashed with an almost on massive drum sound reminiscent of a sound system and unheard hard bass beats in the listening room, the distorted electric guitars were exactly the right pressure on the ear without it but aggressive sounding. The Titan VIII may sound punchy and huge big, but it does always cultivated and with respect.

Conclusion

Now you can write it: stopped at the Titan 7 with their “tombstone” look my tolerance for the appearance of a box. The new is neither rank still slim, but very harmoniously proportioned. And it is phonetically a blast, it creates them but also bulky and delicate to play up to dissolve and to flatter the ear gently.

Especially the tweeter ribbons was a real eye-opener for me: his detailed portrayal is famos, yet it remains completely transparent and of course. The Titan is a man box, but no noise-makers – but I’ve rarely heard a so sophisticated and audiophile man box.

Quadral Titan VIII

Manufacturer Quadral
Price €11000.00
Rating 101.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 31.0 x 139,0 x 58.0 cm
Weight 88,0
Surfaces Real wood veneers, lacquer
Color Oak natural, Oak Choco, cherry, white, black
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 3
Working principle of full Active passive
Facilities
Connections BI-wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
RCA
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 115 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 26 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 22 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 3 ohm
Review
Harmonious and enormously dynamic box, sounds off balance, but also masculine strong super timing.
Little depth, something very powerful low bass.
Bass quality 95
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 110
Attention to detail (precision) 105
Dynamic 100
Maximum level (vitality) 105
Neutrality 100
Imaging 100
Spatial (airiness) 85
Processing Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 101
tested in issue: 11 / 11

 

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