Based on our 8 inch model DFR-8, this
slightly smaller version takes refinement to an even higher level.
At 94dB 1w/1m this full range crossover-less
driver can be driven by as little as 2 watts!
It is built exactly the same as the DFR-8 with a true
diaphragmatic suspension for the best mid-range you've ever heard.
A little unusual is the phase guide. It's a
vacuum tube. After 2 years of trying to develop the same kind of phase guide we used
in our DFR-8, we were unable to match the performance of this simpler
The glass as well as the shape are almost
magic in what they do to image focus and top end extension. In fact
military tubes with thicker glass sound different then consumer grade
with thinner glass, both are very good.
When we say focus, we mean from
everywhere in the listening zone, no head vise required.
Longer tubes such as something like a 6Bq5
can also be used and actually further improve focus.
Yes the tube is removable via a socket on the
These are the drivers used in
our reference corner
horns. In those cabinets, the bass is simply
unreal. No problem staying flat at 40Hz and with weight and
control that's unheard of in the single driver world.
( tubes not
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