AN-K D

Audio Note's involvement in the loudspeaker world dates to the early 1980s, when Audio Note's Peter Qvortrup represented the Snell Acoustics line throughout Europe. Qvortrup admired Peter Snell's design innovations—not only were their cabinets precisely sized and shaped to support a particular range of frequencies, but Snell Acoustics was among the first companies to hand-match every crossover component to its own unique set of drivers. As Snell's distributor, Qvortrup enjoyed particular success with three relatively efficient models: the Snell Type J, Type K, and Type E.

 

Everything went swimmingly until fall 1984, when Peter Snell dropped dead on the factory floor—and his surviving business partners hired Canadian designer Kevin Voecks, late of Mirage, to take his place. Almost immediately, Voecks began to take Snell's product line in a direction that had nothing whatsoever to do with Peter Snell's original work, as far as Peter Qvortrup was concerned.

 

After that, Qvortrup took the only route left: He sought and obtained permission to continue building Js, Ks, and Es on his own, crediting the original designs to Snell and selling the finished products under his own label. Thus, more than two decades after his death, you can still acquire Peter Snell's finest "bookshelf" loudspeakers, the ensuing evolution of which may be in keeping with their designer's intentions.

 

The The AN-K is a bookshelf-sized loudspeaker capable of a bandwidth from 50 Hz to 20 Hz (-6 dB) with an efficiency of around 90 dB/m.

Careful pair matching, first by drive unit selection, secondly by pairing drive units with suitable characteristics to each other, and then finally by individually adjusting each speaker's curve, under dynamic conditions to a master curve.

 

The AN-K cabinet is made from materials that compliment the workings of the chosen drive units, where we, instead of trying to damp the resonances in the cabinet, place them in frequency bands where they aid and enhance the drive unit's work. This novel and quite difficult method helps to ensure maximum efficiency and dynamic behaviour.    
 

Please refer to the separate documentation regarding available finishes and stands.

 

 

 

  • MODELS

    The Model K comes in a several variants to make possible a fit with your room, budget and amplification. Although all ‘K’s might look similar from the outside, make no mistake. Each variant represents a completely different ‘beast’. You won’t believe how different components can work to crate an altogether completely different experience. Until you hear it for yourself of course.

     

    Model

    Decription

    AN-K/D

    3/4” tweeter & 8” paper bass driver with copper voice coils, 90 dB efficient, AN-D internal copper cable, internal crossover, copper inductors,
    Plywood and MDF cabinet, real wood Black Ash veneer.

    AN-K/LX

    3/4” tweeter & 8” paper bass driver with copper voice coils, 90 dB efficient, AN-LEXUS-LX internal copper cable, internal crossover, copper inductors, Birch ply cabinet, real wood veneers.

    AN-K/SPe

    3/4” tweeter & 8” paper bass driver with copper voice coils, 90 dB efficient, AN-SPe internal Silver cable, internal crossover, copper inductors,
    Birch ply cabinet, real wood veneers.

    AN-K/SPx SE

    3/4” tweeter & 8” paper bass driver with copper voice coils, 90 dB efficient, AN-SPx internal Silver cable, internal crossover, Silver inductors,
    Birch ply cabinet, real wood veneers.

  • FACTS

     

    CHARACTERISTIC IMPEDANCE

    6 Ohms

    SENSITIVITY

    90dB for 1 Watt at 1 meter

    FREQUENCY RESPONSE

    50Hz to 20Khz, +/- 6dB in room

    MINIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER

    7 Watts RMS per channel

    MAXIMUM AMPLIFIER POWER

    150 Watts (unclipped) RMS per channel Peak

    DRIVER COMPLEMENT

    3/4” polymer dome tweeter

    UNIT WEIGHT

    11 KG

    SHIPPING WEIGHT (ORIGINAL PACKAGING)

    14 KG

    UNIT DIMENSIONS

    470mm (h) x 275mm (w) x 190mm (d) per loudspeaker

    SHIPPING DIMENSIONS (ORIGINAL PACKAGING)

    570mm (h) x 375mm (w) x 290mm (d) per loudspeaker

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