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I ran across this speaker on ebay. I followed the link to the SRS Labs (TruSurround and Circle Surround) website. SRS Labs Klayman . Has anyone had a chance to audition these. There is also plans to introduce more models along the same product line.


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This is a direct cut and paste from the SRS Labs website.



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The remarkably thin and stylish Klayman Signature speakers from SRS Labs will captivate both your eyes and ears. The furniture-quality cherry wood finish and flat profile design give the Klayman Signatures a distinctive traditional design over standard mid-size speakers while delivering spectacular sound. This award-winning design blends well into today's traditional or contemporary setting while delivering a true cinematic experience.



Think Outside The Box



SRS' line of speakers eliminates the need for bulky wooden speaker enclosures like those used to house traditional cone-shaped drivers. Molded from High Density Cellular (HDC) materials, our flat panel speakers are 0.32" thick and less than 1.5" total depth when mounted in their frame. This design marvel helped us to sculpt a finished design that is 3" in total thickness at its widest point.



Focus on Sound


Flat panel speaker technology has been around for quite some time however, previous designs have lacked a wide dynamic range of sound without considerable distortion. To overcome this challenge, SRS speaker panels utilize Focus Rings which enable the panel to flex and move the energy evenly and accurately and across the surface. These rings are etched into the front and back side of the panel at precise intervals; highs (inner ring), mids (second ring) and lows (third ring). The panel can then be fine-tuned by adding or subtracting weight within the rings to reproduce the desired frequency response.

Greater Sound Coverage


Experience our speakers for the first time and you will no doubt be amazed how efficiently they fill the room with sound. One way we accomplish a much wider sound stage is through the shear mass of the speaker driver which employs 108 square inches of radiating surface. The larger area generates a much wider dispersion of the mid to high frequencies virtually eliminating the sweet spot.

 

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Here are the posted specs.

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Specifications: Klayman Signatures


Recommended Amplifier Power:

Up to 100 watts

Frequency Response:

80Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB

Impedance: 4 ohms

Sensitivity:

91 dB @ 1 watt/ 1 meter

High Frequency Crossover:

2.5kHz

Driver: 2 HDC panels

Height: 41"

Width: 17"


Depth (at thickest point in speaker) 3"

Depth (at thickest point in base) 8"

Weight: 32.5 lbs

Wood Veneer Finishes Available:

Black Ash or Cherry

Enclosure Material: Aluminum

Enclosure Type:

Open aluminum frame
 

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I understand they were at the 2002 CES. Did anyone see them there?
 

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They look good, and have fine specs. But in the "Hi End arena" (if such a thing exists) SRS Labs is not well appreciated. I have experimented with a little box of their, "the wow thing", and I really appreciate what it does for some computer speakers. Their technology also does wonders with the sound of some TV sets and other small speakers/low power devices.


Still, I think there are at best not enough information about their higher range stuff like these speakers.


I hope someone else have listened to them and can tell us how good (or bad) they are.
 

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Here is a link to the patent applications with images.
 

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I talked with someone at SRS Labs. (I did not get her name) SRS Labs started selling these 2 years ago. They are discontinued. I would think if they were anything to talk about, I would have heard it here. Oh well.
 

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I talked today with one of the engineers that designed the Klayman speakers along with the other flat panels that SRS was going to produce. I told him I had a hard time buying speaker sight unseen. He worked it out so I could send them back for a refund if I was not impressed. The original retail on these was $2000.00 for the pair.


I asked them what they might be compared with. He told me they A/B-ed them with Martin Logan's in their test bed.


I figure I will buy a couple pair for use in my 5.1 setup. If I don't like them, I am only out shipping back to SRS Labs. $300.00 a pair includes shipping to me.


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