Technology Archive - Augspurger
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Rock Maple Horns

Legendary Sound Continuously Refined through R&D

Our rock maple wood horns are legendary and provide a truly immersive listening experience, with a smooth response on and off axis out to the carefully engineered 70 x 110 degree listening window. This provides uncanny stereo imaging across a wide listening area whilst limiting unwanted reflections from ceiling, floor and walls.Unlike a traditional dome tweeter hemispherical radiation the Augspurger® horn’s directivity puts more direct energy where you are and less where you aren’t!The Augspurger® horn alone is comprised of 11 separate pieces of rock maple and takes many days to produce, involving milling of raw materials, cutting of blanks, CNC and shaping machine processing, hand sanding and more. There’s nothing quite like it in professional use today.The sound is immersive, enveloping, dynamic and richly engaging. Whether your need is far field in a large professional studio using our improved Augspurger® horn design or in a more intimate setting using our own MF,  or 30% smaller MidFocus horn, the sound experience is the same. Perfectly optimized into your environment.MORE PHOTOS:
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Expert System Tuning

The most important final step of Ownership

Once a system is delivered, whether it is free-standing or flush-mounted, care is taken to set up and position the monitor system correctly in the room. No amount of DSP can fix a poorly set-up system, so the time is taken to iron out the subtleties of positioning. Only then can our expert system tuners step in and create the final magic.Each Augspurger® system is meticulously tuned to our decades-in-the-making reference mix curve, which ensures compatibility between other Augspurger®-equipped studios around the world. By matching the response curves from studio to studio, clients can work in any Augspurger® room worldwide and trust what they’re hearing — even at high listening levels when feeling the music is equally crucial. Our Augspurger® Power SXE Series amps can store up to 99 separate settings, allowing for our reference curve and a number of client-personalized settings. System tuning is among the most important aspects of Augspurger® ownership, and room-to-room compatibility is one reason why we take it so seriously.Another reason is the joy we see on the faces of our clients when a familiar mix reveals something new or the magic they infused into a certain song hits them with renewed detail and depth. When they are inspired they create better art, and for so many Augspurger® Monitors are an essential part of that experience. Let us build a pair for you.Put simply, every Augspurger® system is hand-built with care and passion, with lasting quality, and personally and perfectly tuned to your space. And, we stand behind every system.       
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Amps and Electronics

Audiophile Quality, Incredible Power & Networkable w/onboard DSP

To further deliver a sense of limitless capability we power every system with powerful advanced D-Class amplifiers featuring low-noise and musical DSP for complete system control to provide personalized and perfect tuning to your room. Also available is a custom Augspurger® network switch panel, complete with front panel connectivity input to enable faster, smoother tuning sessions via live networking to all your amps.A typical 3-way stereo system boasts 7,000 watts RMS, translating over 2500W for the LF band, nearly 1,000W for the mid band and 300W for the super high-sensitivity horn! Peak power output is even more – over 8,000 watts!There is nearly always a ton of available headroom for the system, even under the most demanding conditions. Audiophile quality power meets low-noise high-rez DSP in our SXE Series amplifiers.     
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Custom Drivers

High Sensitivity and Power Handling

All of our drivers are carefully engineered for high sensitivity and power handling as well as the most musically honest expression. During the design phase, each model’s driver components are carefully chosen to complement one another across a wide range of operating parameters.For instance, our drive units have uncommonly high sensitivity - between 98-101 dB (1 watt @ 1m) and greater than 110 dB for the beryllium diaphragm-equipped rock maple horn.This is an important design element to why our systems sound so “limitless and effortless”, as many of our customers testify. Power handling, cone material, and magnet type are just a few of the other parameters we consider when developing and choosing drivers.Because we engineer systems, every piece of the puzzle must fit together perfectly. Welcome to the 21st century Augspurger®.     
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Modern Cabinet Design & Construction

High-Integrity Design and CNC Construction

Every system is engineered for performance and built by master craftspeople using advanced CNC and shaping tools providing exacting consistency unit to unit. We use rugged MDF and HDF cabinet material, which is nearly inert, meaning non-resonant, and we use extra thick 1.5 inch front baffles and 1 inch sides and back with bracing as needed to further strengthen and reduce an unwanted resonances.We are constantly examining our design and build process, evolving our materials and techniques to create better products. Such innovation keeps Augspurger® in a leadership position always on the cusp of what is possible in pursuit of sonic excellence.This approach delivers cabinets which can withstand the enormous energy generated in daily use in top recording studios around the world. Every one of our Sub models extends to 20 Hz! 20Hz can hurt coming at you, but imagine being inside one of our subwoofers! That’s why we build them tough, while delivering the ultimate in precision! Our expanding product range provides monitoring solutions for nearly any size space. MORE PHOTOS:   
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