NOLA Micro Grand Reference Gold with stands
The NOLA Micro Grand Reference Gold is a stand mounted loudspeaker that utilizes the same driver and crossover technology as other Reference Gold models such as the Baby Grand Reference Gold. Unlike most stand mounted speakers, the Micro Grand Reference Gold utilizes our 3½ way UnisonTM crossover, four driver technology -- basically a reduced size version of our statement floor standers. Retail $29,000
$10,750 USED (piano black)
The driver array utilizes our 45 degree, mirror-imaged concept for midrange and tweeter. The twin 120mm gold magnesium cone woofers are now driven by massive Alnico ring magnets for increased definition, clarity and even lower distortion. The solid copper phase plugs are gold plated to provide damping by the soft gold layer over the solid copper. This concept eliminates any last vestige of coloration from these drivers. Bass is tighter with more impact. The 110 mm tri-laminate dipole midrange also uses an Alnico magnet for the lowest possible distortion.
The new true ribbon tweeter is also incorporated which extends response to 100 kHz. This extended bandwidth provides an increased sense of "reality" over the whole range including the bass.
The lack of any enclosure in the midrange or high frequency range eliminates any possible enclosure coloration in this critical region -- something that cannot be achieved with any kind of box speaker.
Latest developments in passive components allow the incorporation of silver / gold / oil polypropylene capacitors to complement the pure copper flat ribbon air core inductors in the crossover. Nordost silver mono-filament wire is used throughout.
The Micro Grand Reference Gold utilizes a built-in double platform base with custom ball bearing isolators to further reduce coloration due to floor borne vibration. The bases are finished in true piano black.
Dimensions: 24" H x 9.5" W x 9.5" D (speakers), 2" H x 11.5" W x 11.5" D (bases)
Recommended stand height: 17-18 inches
Weight: 40 lb. net per side
Frequency Range: 34 Hz to 100 kHz
Sensitivity: 86 dB
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal / 4 ohm minimum