Cube Audio Nenuphar BASiS
For a long time, we are solving the biggest audiophile headache. The most natural, vivid, and lifelike sound seems harder to get than the mythical white unicorn. No matter the price most audiophile loudspeakers tend to lack the music in them.
On the contrary, the fullrange drivers are well known to have amazing magic in their sound. The absolute sound from the traditional full range speakers lack treble, bass, and more often than not have a shouty exaggerated midrange. For many years now we perfected the full range drivers to the point of perfection. Amazing review and happy audiophiles feedback only confirm that have the most amazing full-range drivers, which for most cases can provide a really full-range sound in proper room and setup conditions. What we were not comfortable with though was a huge 40 meters square or difficult rooms. That is why we went for active bass units. Sealed cabinets, 200W AB class amp with superb control and a very fast 12" & 19 Hz resonance woofer allows Nenuphar BASiS to solve all of the loudspeaker headaches. You can place your speakers in the position providing the best soundstage and openness, or simply where they need to be for practical aesthetic reason, and just by turning an active sub knob adjust the amount of the bass to your preference in rooms up to 100 square meters. This solution guarantees amazing sound no matter the room and amp performance in the bass region.
Cube Audio Nenuphar BASiS is a single driver loudspeaker based on Cube Audio F10 Neo driver with the addition of a Cube Audio Sub 12. State of art fullrange drivers combined with a fine-tuned bass-reflex cabinet and very high-quality fast and tight bass from the Sub is an ultimate audio experience. Modern and elegant design and high-quality black or white piano finish make the loudspeaker a beautiful addition to every style of interior. All full-range and loudspeakers are handmade in Poland. Pursuing the highest quality and longevity, the manufacturing process involves both artisan craftsmanship and modern precise computer-controlled CNC machines.
We believe this is the best sound we ever got. For some time now we were looking for a loudspeaker that is capable of delivering what Nenuphar is best known for in big rooms. Unfortunately, physics is heartless. Even going with bigger cabinets won't do any good. To have really extended low frequencies and comfort of placing the speakers anywhere in the room active way is the best way.
As always we did our research and development process and came up with very fast, accurate, and amazingly deep bass. The subs were designed to accompany the Nenuphar Monitors or classic Nenuphar so we used sealed cabinets for very low group delay and amazing accuracy. The integration of the sub with a full-range driver is very easy and effortless. The full range driver does not have any crossover so the sound is as pure as was before, just the lowest bass is added if necessary. Complete regulation of SUB volume, phase with an addition of 0 - 6 dB gain in the range of 30-50 Hz make the sub a perfect match for the speakers
The Nenuphar BASiS is dedicated to rooms of 30 - 100 square meters. They are a perfect match for a tube amp with at least 3 Watts per channel. Our personal preference is somewhere around 2A3, Px4, 45 tube-based amps. Nonetheless, most solid-state amps (especially those working in A-class) are also an amazing match for the Nenuphars. When it comes to placement, they can be placed both forward and placed right against the back wall. They like about 5-10 degrees of toe-in.
You can also check out more about the SUB 12 here.
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Technical details on the drivers used in the Nenuphar BASiS loudspeaker can be found here and about the SUB 12 here.
All of Cube Audio full-range drivers gain huge benefits from many innovative technologies and solutions used in those speakers. The proof is not only in the sound but can be easily noticed in measurements of both speakers. Frequency response is outstanding not only on the "on-axis" measurement. The results are unprecedented.
10" fullfange driver
Max power: 40 W
Efficiency: 92 dB
12" bass driver
Active, Sealed cabinet unit
Amplifier power: 200W AB class
Frequency response: 17 Hz - 18kHz ( 6db)*
* Frequency response may vary and depends on room size and accompanying electronic equipment.