new redesigned Elite line is making its debut at summer NAMM. The
four newest boxes in the line are a departure from previous elite
speakers with the advent of Neodymium low frequency speakers, a new
midrange driver arrangement, and whole new reflex cabinet design.
The first thing you will notice
with these new cabinets is they are now true three way boxes. The low
frequency driver has been canted inward to realize 2-3 dB greater
efficiency, by mutually loading vent and woofer cone. The new
midrange drivers have a far more even dispersion angle, providing
more presence in the vocal range, eliminating "lobbing" for
off axis listeners, due to a directional baffle.
As an added bonus the Neodymium
speaker and basket weigh as much as 60% less than an equivalent power
ceramic magnet speaker. In the case of the L368 cabinet, the complete
single 12" neodymium speaker weighs less than 4 lbs. An
equivalent traditional speaker of the same size and expected
performance would have to carry a 60-oz magnet, and the reinforced
basket to support it, over 12 lbs. During extended high SPL
performance the unique heat dissipation system incorporated into the
new neodymium driver means very little heat induced impedance shift.
This makes sure all of the new Elite boxes have less power compression.
This cabinet is louder throughout
the entire frequency range than any of its predecessors, and its
competitors, with a measured a 4dB increase below 100Hz, and over a
5dB increase between 1and 8 kHz, the middle of the vocal range.
All of Yorkville's Elite cabinets
come with Yorkville's standard two year transferable warranty and is
distributed, exclusively in North America, by Yorkville Sound.
For more information, visit their
web site at http://www.yorkville.com/.