The goal with Strandberg C10 was to create a stand mounting speaker with a combination of visual timeless design and the ability to make you just listen to music and not to the technical solutions involved.
Where others show off their technical solutions, we try to hide them and just present a piece of musical furniture that can be nicely placed in your living room. All the technical solutions are present, but the only role for them is to recreate the recorded music from your source. We must not forget, that the purpose of a speaker is to recall an original sound event, making it live again and providing the same emotions we feel when listening to a big orchestra, a string quartet, a rock band, a jazz trio or just a vocal with a piano.
This is why we thinks of speakers as musical instruments. We know that good sound depends on the acoustic chamber – just like in a string instrument. But opposite to music instruments we don’t create sound, we just reproduce it.
The cabinet is tuned to make a natural roll-off without any ringing in step response. Cabinet are made of thick MDF-board with internal damping Q-pads for minimising cabinet material resonances. Cabinet is heavily braced to give stiff cabinet and the damping pads make in non resonant so the cabinet don’t store sound in the time domain. Natural wool is used for internal acoustic damping because it sond best and have a wider frequency damping of the internal sound. It is loose packed so we don’t store sound in the damping material. We use minimum damping material and apply it where it do the most use, in centre and middle of the cabinet where air speed is at it maximum. Then we can apply minimum damping material to achieve maximum damping of the internal sound.
The 2 way crossover is hardwired with high-end Mundorf capacitors and baked air coils to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. The secret with crossover design is to make the driver to play together without pushing any drive unit over the comfort zone. So we have to consider the cone area together with drivers material behavior. The result is seamless transition between mid-woofer and tweeter over the crossover point. and throughout the entire frequency range.