The Quantum label is only awarded to such loudspeakers that absolutely satisfy the highest demands of the engineers at Magnat. The legendary Quantum 900 series and its radical drive unit developments has already set new performance standarts.
Now, the Quantum 1000 series is preparing to push those reference points even higher. Almost all the component parts have been completely re-designed using methods based on the latest technological developments. For instance, absolutely state-of-the-art diaphragms have been developed for the mid-range and woofer speaker units. Primarily "controlled flexing cones", formed from aluminium, have been used in the mid-range speakers. This radical new cone geometry permits the controlled projection of wave fronts in the frequency band relevant to mid-range speakers and with it comes the ability to handle a greater bandwidth. However, for the woofers, the engineers came up with a flatter cone profile that improves the all round dispersion allowing a better, more seamless marriage to the mid drivers. The modified dust cap also confers additional stability.
The magnetic circuits on both drivers have been further optimised with regard to the stray fields generated. Twin induction rings also allow the voice coil to move more symmetrically. This gives a clearer sound and reduces distortion to levels that are almost immeasurable. A more effective increased force has also been achieved thus enchancing efficiency.
The die-cast alluminium chassis is anti-magnetic and features extensive ventilation openings to minimise turbulence and compression effects around the moving diaphragm.
Solid metal rings hold the loudspeaker chassis in position. Up to eight screws have been used to secure these drive units rigidly to the baffle.
Magnat's engineers chose a 25 millimetre "F-Max Signature" dome for the high frequency range and elected to coat the fine fabric with ceramic particies. The tweeter possesses a particularly wide surround that ensures improved dispersion well beyond 20kHz. A copper cap in the magnet system reduces distortion while extensive ventilation allows the necessary cooling. The dome is also double ventilated at the front to prevent voice-coil symmetry from being negatively impacted when playing at high levels. The dome itself is secured by a solid aluminium front panel guaranteeing optimum coupling to the front baffle and minimising the potential for unwanted resonanse.
Every aspect of the Quantum 1000 series has been considered. The double-sectioned side reinforcements with varying material thickness have been designed to reduce vibrations in the cabinet. Additional bracing supports the chassis units and minimizes reflections. Even the tweeter has been housed in its own seperate enclosure.
Even the world's best sound needs to be usefully and attractively packaged. As such, the Quantum 1005 and 1009 loudspeakers in their high-gloss varnish black or white finishes with real wood side panels constitute a design highligh in their own right.