The Chane Sound

Users select loudspeakers for a variety of reasons. At Chane, we intend to explore the most authentic, musical, and pleasing sound. To do this we've refined a winning 40 year method into an effective, consistent approach to design and engineering. Going beyond textbook, machine, or incomplete design is why we're so consistently preferred for great sound.

Good-sounding speakers include four basic ingredients: Good parts, deliberate design, quiet cabinets, and careful tuning. Chane purposefully blends these elements into each Chane model and offers them 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 perform if they can't join together to reach a clear goal, acoustically, dynamically, and electrically.

Chane creates designs based on each component's ability to contribute to authentic sound 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 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.

Together with our components' higher than average performance and acoustical dynamics, solid enclosures keep the sound clean, clear, and enjoyable even at higher levels.


Closely linked to all of this, the good-sounding speaker is internally balanced for sonic coherency. 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 offer a speaker that's not a production appliance but instead connects a listener to the sound of the recording. The difference can be startling.