Slashing speaker distortion in half is not impossible but it's also no small task. Unless you've heard a genuinely cleaner, quieter, "blacker" and more dynamic sound, you're still listening to regular sound from regular speakers.
What's different at Chane? Our flat 'leaf' tweeter and XBL2 SplitGap midwoofer are genuinely better tech for genuinely better sound. They are costlier than any conventional speaker's standard domes and regular midwoofers, so we simply give you far more for your investment in better sound.
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Playing to the strengths of the popular Chane A1 platform since 2009, the new Chane A1.4 brings updates to both our flat 'leaf' tweeter and XBL2 SplitGap midwoofer. The trademark SplitGap woofer is updated for better resolution but still offers up to double the linear volume displacement of conventional drivers while at the same time slashing distortion by over 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 high grade crossover network makes it all work, while Chane's classic, heavy-duty enclosure lends low coloration - it's built to professional standards by our loudspeaker pros. The new A1.4 has a slightly smaller enclosure for a better fit in crowded entertainment centers, and is finished in the same stealthy simulated black ash as the rest of the line. Each A1.4 includes a removable black knit grille and the gold-plated input terminals accept common speaker cable hookups.
The upgraded A1.4 is also a true 8 ohm loudspeaker. We rate its sensitivity using a one watt input at a standard one meter distance. Lower impedance speakers may rate higher initial loudness but draw more power and can be hard for some receivers to drive well. The A1.4 can be driven by almost anything, but sounds superb driven by a good quality audiophile amplifier.
Chane has over 30 years hands-on experience and our models lead category after category because we care enough to lavish the right technologies and the right design on them. The A1.4's two low-distortion technologies really work and give the model 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.