Buchardt Audio A700 Limited Edition (LE)
Buchardt Audio A700 Limited Edition (LE)
Buchardt Audio A700 Limited Edition (LE)

Buchardt Audio unveils new A700 LE limited edition speakers

BUCHARDT has unveiled a limited edition of its active floor-standing speakers, the A700 Limited Edition (LE), which has raised eyebrows among some European reviewers. This move comes despite strong demand for the “regular” version, which sold out some time ago. Instead of increasing production to meet demand, Buchardt has opted to release a new version, potentially exacerbating scarcity due to its limited production run. However, the actual production volume has not been disclosed, so the limit may be more symbolic than practical.

A700 LE in a black finish
A700 LE in a black finish

The A700 LE maintains the design and dimensions of the standard version but features a different tweeter, the proprietary RFA19 tweeter (first introduced in the Anniversary 10 model), which the manufacturer claims offers enhanced resolution in its range. Additionally, the system settings have been adjusted, reflected in their software, including slight modifications to the polar pattern for the rear bass drivers.

A700 LE
A700 LE

Arguably, the most notable change is that the A700 LE speakers are manufactured in Denmark rather than Asia. The pre-order price is €6,100 per pair, or €6,400 per pair with the Platin hub included. Once regular deliveries commence, the price will rise to €6,300 and €7,000, respectively. Standard design options include white or black, with a €200 surcharge for walnut veneer finishing.

A700 LE in a white finish
A700 LE in a white finish
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Amplifiers 4 x 150 RMS / 330 Peak watts class D (each speaker)
Operating principle 3.5-way sealed enclosure / 3-way Cardioid
Tweeter RFA19 – 1 x 19 mm / 0.74″ Resonance Free Aluminum dome with CDC aluminum waveguide
Mid / woofer 1 x 6″ linear long stroke paper cone
Front / subwoofer 2 x 6″ linear long stroke paper cone
Rear / subwoofer 2 x 6″ linear long stroke paper cone
Frequency response 19 – 29.000 Hz +/- 3dB, 25Hz – 27.000 Hz +/-2dB (can change with mastertunings)
DSP Quad Core Processor
DAC chip 4 x CS4398 (each speaker)
Crossover point 100 hz / 250 hz / 2800 hz (can change with mastertunings)
Cabled analogue input 24 bit / 192khz ADC / Balanced / Unbalanced XLR / 20k ohms input impedance
Wireless WiSA 24 bit / 96khz. Can be paired across brands up to 7.1 setup
Input voltage 100-240 Volts AC auto adjusting (1.8 m IEC C13 EU, UK or US power cords incl.)
Weight 60 kg / pair shipping weight
Measurements (h x w x d) 1000 (1035 with feet) x 180 x 280 mm (39.3” x 7” x 11”)
Warranty 5 years on speakers (10 years with registration)
2 years on amp modules (4 years with registration)
2 years on Platin hub / Primare SC15
Decoupling feet Included
Rubber spikes Included
Speaker grilles Included