I came across these a while ago and I'm still scratching my head.
Why is Phase Technology so little known? All things considered, I don't see why they should be so scarce on the forums. I don't think I've ever heard them be suggested on the forums which are dominated by other brands like Ascend, Klipsch, SVS, Emotiva, etc.
They seem to make some really nice speakers and utilize some interesting technology like the flat piston woofer (although not extremely uncommon) and an absolute phase crossover network. Videos here:
Bill Hecht, the founder of Phase Tech, invented the Soft Dome tweeter
.... How is this company not known??
I also read somewhere that they send their products out to be 3rd party verified meaning no bs on their spec sheets. That being said, some of their products look to be really nice. Check out this PC3.5:
A 3 Way LCR speaker, that has a rotatable tweeter/mid section. I haven't seen this in a single speaker yet.
I also read that Phase Tech is the OEM of many other brands, including that of McIntosh. Now I have no opinion on McIntosh speakers but the amps they make are top notch, so why wouldn't the speakers be? More power to Phase Tech at the end of it.
Lastly, they have a full theater system under the name of dARTS. This system looks to be pure business. The "bottom of the line
" system, the dARTS 535 series, will do THX Reference SPL of 105dB peaks in rooms as large as 5000 cubic feet
, otherwise known as THX Ultra sized. The larger, more powerful system, the 660 series, will do THX Reference in rooms of up to 18000 cubic feet. Thats almost 3x larger than THX's biggest, baddest category, THX Dominus, at 6500 cubic feet.
Here's a review of the 660 system from Sound and Vision:
So again I ask, why so little known?
I'm very intrigued by this brand (I hope others are too now), perhaps enough for me to buy something from them. Those PC3.5's could make a worthy upgrade from my Ascend CMT340's!
Attached are some photos of Phase Tech products.