The Arabesque Glass Master – Clearly Superior
When Crystal Cable launched the Arabesque, the audio world was stunned by the performance of a speaker that sounded as clean and clear as it looked. Comsol diagnostic software and the best available drivers combined to create this revolutionary design. The innovative cabinet shape with its non-parallel surfaces and critical venting eliminated the intermodulation distortion and reflected internal energy that muddled and smeared the musical performance of conventional designs. The use of lightweight, laminated paper cones and a ribbon driver with a large radiating area maintained efficiency and dynamic range, building on the benefits of the low-loss cabinet. Separating the crossover in its own, milled from solid, stainless steel enclosure protected it from destructive mechanical interference while all internal wiring used Crystal Cable’s own, high-tech, high performance cables. Where most loudspeaker designers concentrate on one specific area of speaker technology or performance, this was an integrated system solution. It addressed and optimised each and every aspect of speaker performance. The result was a step-change in integration, communication and musical expression.