Dutch & Dutch 8C Active Monitor Speaker Pair
Portland's Tidepool Audio is Oregon's exclusive dealer for the incredible Dutch & Dutch 8C active loudspeaker system. The DutchDutch 8C is a truly full-range active monitor system that is equally at home in a top-level tracking studio, mastering studio or audiophile system. Incorporating a balanced input (user selectable analog & AES digital), the 8C incorporates cutting-edge (and upgradeable) dsp that takes your listening space into account. Using the included application, just indicate how far the wall behind the speaker is and the intelligent dsp will time the rear reflections to be in phase with the front mounted drivers. Side wall reflections are also addressable - independently for left & right channels. The result is stunning, open, effortless sound reproduction down to 30 Hz - either near the back wall or entirely free-standing. Priced at $12,500 per pair.
Completely accurate music reproduction requires more than a thoroughly optimized speaker. It requires a speaker that works together with the acoustics of the listening room. The 8c is more than just a loudspeaker. It is a unique acoustic concept, because its revolutionary design provides constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards. As a result, the 8c is above and beyond any other system in terms of neutrality, precision, and in-room tonal balance.
The 8c represents our commitment to accuracy and clarity. With its constant directivity from 100Hz upwards and +/-0.5dB frequency response from 35Hz upwards, music can now be experienced exactly as it was intended. Nothing is added, nothing left out. Experience the sensation of truly accurate music reproduction, hear truth in audio like never before.
To achieve this, 8c’s combine a proprietary waveguide tweeter with an acoustic cardioid midrange, boundary-coupled bass drivers and active room matching. The result: superb acoustical reproduction in any room.
All components match each other perfectly and together deliver a “big sound” at 106 dB continuously from 35 Hz upwards, while keeping the signal-to-noise ratio very high.
From the smooth baffle to the solid oak cabinet, the 8c’s construction is designed to look as clean as it sounds. The elegantly-shaped front baffle is available in black or white. Cabinet is available in natural oak, black or brown.