We're delighted to annouce that Ultimate Stream have been appointed as an authorised dealer for Dutch & Dutch active loudspeakers.
The latest edition to the range is the Studio 8c stand mount speaker. The Studio 8c features a revolutionary cabinet design which provides constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards. As a result, the 8c offers exceptional neutrality, precision, and in-room tonal balance.
The tweeter and midrange driver are powered by two 250 watt amplifiers. Extreme low frequencies are handled by a dedicated 500 watt amplifier and two high-excursion 8” bass drivers, which employ boundary loading for maximum bass precision and impact. This approach makes them ideal for use close to the front wall. The system incorporates digital signal processing for driver integration and to adjust each speaker's output to match its position relative to room boundaries.
Each Studio 8c speaker is equipped with a wired Ethernet connection. This is used with an accompanying web-based app to control speaker's configuration parameters. Currently the speakers accept an AES (S/PDIF compatible) digital input or balanced analogue input however development is underway to integrate streaming capabilities directly into the speakers. A Roon Ready firmware update is in beta and Dutch & Dutch are working on other streaming options. Currently the speakers accept an AES (S/PDIF compatible) digital input or balanced analogue input. Just add your choice of analogue or digital source and you have a very elegant and extremely high performance system.
We have the 8c available for demonstration. Whilst the hi-fi reviewers are busy compiling their thoughts you can read the Six Moons review here.