The Ara is a 2-way stand-mount speaker kit based on the top line of Satori drivers and was designed by the Danish SB engineering team. It is the smaller brother of the Rinjani 2.5-way with same design concept: to deliver transparent and dynamic sound reproduction. The gently faceted top corner shape is specially angled to reduce high frequency diffraction and yields superb imaging qualities. 7⁰ inclined baffle slope helps time align the drivers, allowing for a relatively simple crossover design that delivers impressive sound staging. The wedge shaped inner rear walls behind the midwoofers reduce reflections. All the cabinet panels are cut from 18mm MDF with internal bracing to distribute cabinet vibrations evenly and hence lower sound colouration. The Ara is available with everything required to DIY build a stereo pair of speakers. The cabinets are completely assembled and have a premium high gloss finish available in white, black, salient orange or in black or white satin. The driver holes are precision cut for flush mounting. A rear port is built in, and the back is cut for the included terminal plate with gold binding posts. Internal damping material and driver mounting hardware is included. The crossovers are pre-wired and terminated with slide on quick connects for the drivers. No soldering is required, and kit assembly can be completed quickly with a screwdriver. Assembly instructions are included.
Pair of cabinets with speaker grilles and speaker terminals. Requires crossovers and speaker drivers.
Supplied is a pair of completely finished cabinets including speaker grilles and speaker terminals, ports, wadding, etc. all installed.
Requires crossovers (come with wiring) and speaker drivers.
Cabinets are assembled and painted finished and sold in pairs (order one to receive a pair)
Cabinets to suit advanced high-end drivers from the SBA Satori range
Facets on top of cabinet for reduced high frequency diffraction
Inclined baffle for correct time alignment of drivers (allowing for simpler cross-over design)
Wedge shaped inner rear walls behind midwoofer for reduced direct reflection
Internal bracing to reduce and distribute cabinet vibrations and hence lower sound coloration
Rear port for cabinet driver tuning to 36Hz
Solid single-wiring binding posts
Frequency range : 45-25000 Hz +/-3 dB
Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m) : 87 dB
Nominal impedance : 4Ω
Max SPL : 105 dB
Recommended amplifier : 40-150 W
Cross-over frequency : 3000 Hz
Speaker type : 2-way
Enclosure type : Bass reflex
Port tuning frequency : 36 Hz
Drive Units: Options Include
– High frequency driver : SATORI TW29R (29 mm soft ring dome)
– High frequency driver : SATORI TW29BN (29 mm beryllium dome)
– Low frequency drivers : 6½” SATORI MW16P-4 (Black Papyrus)
– Low frequency drivers : 6½” SATORI MW16PNW-4 (White Papyrus)
Cabinet: 18 mm MDF (H x W x D) : 391 x 190 x 388 mm
Net weight (pair): Cabinet only : 8 kg, Full assembly : 9.6 kg