Nightshade 1 Standmount Speaker
The Nightshades ran out-of-stock following AXPONA. Products are available for pre-order and will ship in November, 2019. All parts are in the US and cabinet production will occur in early November.
Please contact us for pre-order details.
AXPONA Coverage is in:
"The speakers had a glossy and emotionally moving sound that did well to underline the dark and silent background created by the use of high-tech enclosure materials. I know it sounds weird to say, but the enclosure sounded good." - Eric Franklin Shook, part-time audiophile - Verdant Audio - Art Audio AXPONA 2019
"Sincere Thanks!...To Verdant Audio for press support, and trying to play my own music on their nicely balanced stand mounts, powered by the beautiful Art Audio Carissa amps. I enjoyed it, men." - Gary L Beard, Positive Feedback - My AXPONA Adventures
The Nightshade cabinets are made from panels of Fiber Glass and resin with a DuPont Nomex honeycomb core. Fiber Glass is extremely rigid and the honeycomb core offers superior sound damping. The cabinets outperform MDF and although they are less rigid than the Blackthorns, they are still something special. Like with CF panels, this approach is limiting in that panels can’t be curved explaining the bold, and distinct styling. Alternatively, Nomex is far superior to alternatives like balsa meaning what we give up in flexibility in styling we make up for in performance. It is finished with an automotive grade paintjob for superior quality and durability.
The midrange is Eton’s Orchestra. Paper cone drivers with ribbed cones ensure a high level of rigidity. The special mixture of paper was selected for homogeneity for a smooth and consistent sound. Supremely musical, the Orchestra midrange delivers detail and nuance via traditional materials. Eton’s silk dome tweeter leverages a special internal coating that is manually applied. The tweeter delivers extraordinary detail and marries perfectly with the midrange, again via traditional materials.
Eton speakers are well designed and don’t require especially complex crossovers. Using a hybrid second and third order design allows for a seamless transition between tweeter and woofer for a homogenous sound. ClarityCap PX Capacitors were chosen for their raw musicality and ability to deliver a fun and engaging sound. Goertz Copper Foil inductors were selected due to their tight tolerances and exceptional quality ensuring a clean and consistent sound from speaker to speaker.
Kimber Kable and WBT Binding Posts:
To ensure the signal arrives at our superb crossover and drivers in the purest possible form, we opted to use only the best wire and binding posts. Flexibility is not a concern inside a speaker cabinet so although a bit more expensive we, opted for solid copper wire from Kimber Kable for its precise and focused sound. WBT Binding Posts were selected for their obvious quality and precision.
· Mid Woofer: 5.9 inches (150mm) – Ribbed Paper Cone
· Tweeter: 1 inch (25mm) Dome – Silk Dome
· Mid Woofer: Rear Vented
· Tweeter: Sealed
· Sensitivity: 85 dB (2.83V @ 1M)
· Maximum SPL: 104.1dB Continuous (1M) and 116.4dB Peak
· Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms / minimum 7.4 ohms @ 173 Hz
· Recommended Amplifier Power Range: 25 to 125w
· Frequency Response:
64 Hz – 18.8 kHz +/- 3 dB
54 Hz – 19.3 kHz +/- 6dB
45 Hz – 20.0 kHz +/- 10dB
· Height: 15 inches
· Width: 8.5 inches
· Depth: 11 inches
· Weight Per Channel: 10 lbs
Silver Reference Upgrade:
Our upgrade to Silver Reference will include WBT Silver Binding Posts, Kimber Kable Silver Wire and Mundorf MCap Supreme Capacitors.