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Stonespell SX-200

Stonespell SX-200: Two-way shelf speakers that draw attention

The new German brand Stonespell has introduced its first product, the SX-200 compact loudspeakers . It would seem that the next two-way shelf speakers – what can draw attention to such an ordinary acoustics of an unknown brand? For example, the fact that the bodies of these speakers are made of … concrete. The manufacturer claims that the case made of this material is completely inert and not subject to resonances in comparison with wood and MDF. In addition, this is facilitated by a specially designed curved shape of the case.

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Stonespell founder and lead designer Christian Heicks chose a six-inch bass-reflex aluminum cone driver capable of reaching 48 Hz at -3 dB to reproduce the mid- and low-frequency range. The crossover frequency is 2.1 kHz, and above and up to 24 kHz comes into operation a ring tweeter with a diameter of 29 mm. The crossover circuit uses high quality MKT and MKP capacitors and large diameter air core coils.

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As additional measures to reduce resonances and vibrations, fixing the components of the crossover with a special elastic adhesive and covering the internal wiring with a vibration-absorbing braid was chosen.

The manufacturer declares the sensitivity of the Stonespell SX-200 at 85 dB (1 W / 1 meter) at a nominal resistance of 4 ohms with a minimum of 3.3 ohms achieved at a frequency of 180 Hz. The speaker cabinet measures just 23 x 29 x 27 cm (W x H x D) and weighs 11.2 kilograms per speaker.

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The suggested retail price of the Stonespell SX-200 speakers is 2,490 euros per pair, but until January 31, 2023, there is a pre-order discount – the speakers will cost 2,240 euros .

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