Chane A1.4

Chane A1.4


More real, musical output

Chane's A1.4 is the shelf speaker for value and performance-conscious listeners who want more. Easy to place, packed with quality, full of musical life, and well regarded among users, in its class the fourth-generation A1.4 is an affordable powerhouse.

How did we do it? Our XBL2 SplitGap midwoofer and planar leaf tweeter are simply better tech for better sound. They're costlier than a conventional speaker's standard tech but to us slashing speaker distortion is worth it. With them, the A1.4 suits both the audiophile's need for open, musical sound and the film lover's demand for enhanced dynamics.

What is XBL2? Drop us a line for the white paper - it's real tech and only Chane offers it for this little.

Unless you've heard a genuinely cleaner, quieter, "blacker" and more dynamic sound, you're probably still listening to regular sound from regular speakers.

More good stuff without all the cost

Playing to the strengths of the popular Chane A1 platform since 2009, the new Chane A1.4 updates both our flat 'leaf' tweeter and XBL2 SplitGap midwoofer. The trademark SplitGap woofer has better resolution but still offers up to twice the linear volume displacement of conventional drivers while at the same time slashing distortion by half.

The high output leaf tweeter now includes a new molded aluminum face plate for smoother, more extended response to beyond 30kHz. As always, Chane's CAD-designed and hand-tuned, all-film-cap crossover network makes it all work, while Chane's heavy-duty enclosure lends low coloration - it's built to professional standards by our loudspeaker pros.

The A1.4 has a trim profile for a better fit in crowded entertainment centers, and its finished in the same stealthy simulated black ash as the rest of the line. Each A1.4 includes a removable black knit grille and gold-plated input terminals accept common speaker cable hookups.

Good sound starts here

Chane models consistently lead their fields because we care enough to lavish outstanding tech and solid, experienced design on them. The A1.4's techniques give it even more of the bigger, clearer, and more dimensional sound thousands of music lovers have come to expect from even the most affordable Chane speaker.

The Chane A1.4 is a genuine alternative for smart budgets.


  • 1.25" x 2.25" flat panel leaf tweeter
    • Uniform, high-output thermoplastic diaphragm
    • High energy Neodymium motor
    • Very high frequency extension to over 30kHz
    • Higher output and power handling than domes
    • Resistive amplifier load for consistent neutrality
  • New molded aluminum treble face plate
    • Acoustical flare and lens for flatter, smoother response
    • Improved acoustic phasing and design integration
  • 135mm/5.25" high-excursion SplitGap mid-woofer with XBL2 motor
    • Exotic, licensed technology for very long, linear cone excursion
    • Distortion reduced over 50% versus conventional drivers
    • Critically-damped natural cellulose fiber cone for exceptional resolution
    • Copper SplitGap ring and short, underhung voice coil improve responsiveness
    • Aluminum frames and enormous, twin-gapped, double-ventilated motors
    • High thermal capacity for reliable, high output
  • Chane's 0.4 series precision dividing network
    • Acoustical 4th order function for linear response, wide dispersion, and neutral response
    • Electrolytic-free: High grade polypropylene and Mylar capacitors throughout
    • Very heavy-gauge inductors and special non-inductive resistors improve frequency extremes
    • Heavy foil, epoxy circuit boards for high electrical integrity
    • 100% soldered board and lead technique for long life
  • Convertible bass reflex acoustic alignment with included port plug
  • Acoustically-flared rear port for low coloration
  • Heavy 18mm braced construction for quieter, blacker soundscapes
  • Handsome seamless simulated black ash PVC finish
  • Includes detachable low diffraction black fabric grille with stainless steel pegs and low resonance rubber cups
  • Heavy gold-plated five-way input terminals accept common cable terminations
  • Packed as pairs in heavy foam cradles and triple-wall cartons
  • Includes Chane Music & Cinema's 30-day in-home satisfaction guarantee (see Terms)
  • Five year warranty
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-31.5kHz +/- 3dB
  • Low frequency cutoff: 45Hz -6dB
  • Sensitivity (1w/1m): 86dB
  • System type: Convertible bass reflex
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended music power: 20-100W
  • Dimensions: 340 x 180 x 250mm
  • Dimensions: 13.4 x 7.1 x 9.85in
  • Net Weight: 7.3kg / 16lbs each

Rust: on listening axis
Blue: 10 degrees (horizontal)
Green: 20 degrees
Gold: 30 degrees
Black: 40 degrees

Rust: on listening axis
Blue: +10 degrees (vertical)
Green: +20 degrees
Gold: -10 degrees
Black: -20 degrees

Black: impedance magnitude

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