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The Chane Sound

As consumer products, loudspeakers are selected for a variety of reasons. For our own brand, Chane Music & Cinema intends to explore the most dynamic, musical, and pleasing sound in our price points. To achieve this we've developed a 35 year technique into an effective approach to design and engineering.

Good-sounding speakers include four basic ingredients: Good parts, valid design, quiet cabinets, and careful tuning. Chane purposefully selects our own blend of these elements, and then we pass them on in a low-overhead sales setting mostly by word of mouth, thereby guaranteeing excellent value.

Good Parts Chane selects the raw components that go in to our models for low distortion and best dynamic behavior in their respective price categories.

For example, our licensed "SplitGap" woofer - using proven XBL2 technology - can reduce distortion by over half while delivering about twice the linear acoustical output of conventional midwoofers. Such breakthroughs are real and audible. The same holds for the rest of each Chane speaker.

Chane has found that while good parts alone do not ensure success, wise use of superior components has much to do with good sound once supporting features are also engineered into the loudspeaker.

Valid, sound design Individual drivers should contribute their acoustical outputs to a loudspeaker's total behavior in a synergistic, constructive way. Drivers must also fit a valid design goal and profile – even the very best drivers can't deliver good sound if they can't join together to reach a clear design goal, acoustically, dynamically, and electrically.

Chane creates designs based on each component's ability to contribute to a clear, proven goal using simple, elegant layouts with successful acoustical personalities. We don't market trendy technologies and we avoid complicated, inelegant designs. Neither sound as good.

Quiet cabinets It's a simple feature, but the enclosure is also important to the sound of a good speaker. A stronger, quieter enclosure imparts less spurious acoustical energy to the signal we want to hear. Less noise and distortion means more program content, which better connects listeners to the recording. The best loudspeakers in the world are as reliant on what sounds they don't make as they are on what sounds they do make.

Chane models can weigh substantially more than other speakers that cost the same. Together with our components' higher than average performance and acoustical dynamics, solid enclosures keep the sound clean, clear, and enjoyable even at higher levels.

Tuning Closely linked to all of this, the good-sounding speaker is internally balanced for sonic coherency, while externally they're balanced to the average user setup and their usual acoustical environment. The speaker's final sound is largely determined by how its ingredients combine through the tuned variables within the loudspeaker.

With our experience we spend considerable time making sure the sound of each model not only meets usual, industrial specification, but that it has a little something else; that quality some users call the X factor.

Check our customer reviews and user comments: Our goal is to replace the speaker as a production appliance with one that connects a listener to the sound of the recording. The difference can be startling.

From the beginning Chane Music & Cinema personnel have been in high performance audio for 35 years. Having consulted for international customers of the world's largest high end audio provider dating back to 1983, by 1988 we'd engineered one-off autosound systems, deploying exotic performance brands in well-tuned systems to take first place honors in regional competitions. In 1989 we developed the first regional automotive bandpass bass systems, also with premium imported components.

By 1989 we engineered the first regional – and possibly national – active high power wideband 185cm (6') planar speaker system in a fixed multichannel installation. By 1990 we'd developed and implemented our own computer-aided loudspeaker and horn design system, which led in 1991 to a wide band electrostatic/bandpass hybrid loudspeaker, another likely first. We then went on to engineer commercial band pass bass systems for fixed architectural installations.

In 1994 we initiated the first national CEDIA 100+ dealer network for very large wide band planar speakers for fixed installation, which by 1998 led to both the first international technology and consulting network and the firststrictly commercial technology and consulting division for very large planar speakers for fixed installations worldwide. During this period we also co-developed the first large hybrid planar systems that led to similar systems from premium brands.

In 1999 we designed the first 100+ foot long, wide band fixed planar speaker array for a major national retailer in its flagship Philadelphia space, and facilitated the first 100+ meter long, wide band fixed planar speaker array in a prominent European government space.

Between 1984 and 2002 we developed over 100 custom designs and installations in private home, auto, marine, retail, commercial, manufacturing, and institutional spaces and consulted on three continents.

In 2000 we developed technology for a top consumer-direct loudspeaker roll-out, the most popular ever, and in 2003 successfully entered the consumer-direct loudspeaker market with our own brand. In 2010 we joined XBL2bass drivers and planar treble drivers together in a consumer-direct speaker series, and in 2011 developed a comprehensive, 4-point design package in a premium consumer-direct speaker brand later mirrored by a topmost international loudspeaker brand.

In 2014 our speaker model was top panel choice of a national audio publisher, and a few years later an update to it was again regarded a top performer. By 2018 Chane models were consistently counted among top-rated products in the consumer-direct class by listeners, theater enthusiasts, and music lovers.

Chane performs all product design and currently draws from top technology and supply chains in four of the world's top audio producing regions. In 2019 we anticipate introducing new models and categories, in development for three years.