few things in life project sound
straight at your head, except perhaps
a bugle... and 99% of all loudspeakers on the planet...
The Decware Radial is
different. It washes your entire room with a
perfectly even pair of 360 degree wave-fronts that eliminate hot spots
on your walls and floors.
Simply unbelievable imaging and sound stage
- completely 3D - no room treatments!
radial wave front
for simply insane imaging!
is a top down view of the radial
wave-fronts that these speakers create. The white spot represents
the listening chair.
You can have these speakers 4 feet apart or 14 feet apart and the sound
stage does not change. It remains larger than your room
boundaries with no holes.
having to worry about exactly where you place the speakers.
better image focus, depth, width and height than your neurotic
buddy with the tape marks on the carpet, tons of quadratic diffusers
all over the walls, and a vise for his head on the listening chair!
And best of all the Decware Radials will do it in virtually ALL rooms,
large or small, including yours and without additional room
DID YOU KNOW
That Decware Radials are different from other
that can say
- Third, through a deep understanding of
acoustics and loudspeakers, we
have found that in a listening room you do not want every frequency to
launch a radial wavefront. Frequencies above 6 or 8kHz should be
dropped into the center of the radial wavefront with a precise
point-source. You do not want to spit high frequencies in all
directions as this actually creates more reflections and makes imaging
- Last, the unobstructed radial driver's
shape yields world class,
benchmark, reference grade imaging far superior to a regular woofer
pointed upwards into a wood or plastic lens.
you get the great imaging part
but how do they sound? No sub required. Fast.
Articulate. Detailed. Smooth. Animated. Timbres
and room ambiance are rendered accurately without coloration. You
don't hear the cabinet. They only thing they don't do well is
shout or get in your face.
Decware ERR's come in natural Cherry with a furniture grade lacquer
finish. The cherry darkens with age... usually up
to 4 shades over the course of a few years and then stays that
way. The graduated banding pattern on the front of the cabinet is
standard and does not cost extra.
You may choose to have your ERR's custom built with a
different finish or wood at check-out but remember custom finishes are
generally not refundable. Oak, Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Mahogany
are just some woods that can be used and finished with or without the
graduated banding you see in the pictures. Some options like
exotic hardwoods or custom staining will have
The black cloth grills are light weight, acoustically transparent and
if you use the most aggressive oversize speaker wires.
The main radial driver has no crossover, however the ribbon tweeter
uses a capacitor and a resistor that are externally mounted on the top
two pair of binding posts. The reason for this is to allow you to
adjust the level of the planer ribbon by using different values of
resistors. While it seldom needs adjustment, if you have a bright
room you might want to install one of the included resistors of a
value to lower the volume of the tweeter slightly. The capacitor
value needs no adjustment ever but has also been externally mounted so
that the hard core tweakers can try different brand capacitors to see
what they do to the sound.
All internal wire is oxygen free copper with silver solder. There
are no crimp connections anywhere.
- 93 dB with 1 watt at 1 meter
- 34Hz ~ 22kHz
- 8 ohm nominal impedance
- Crossover main drivers / none
- Crossover ribbon tweeter / 6dB @ 8kHz
- Recommended amp 4 ~ 100 watts
- Max SPL 112 dB
- Size 12" x 12" x 36"
- 4th order cabinet, passive coupled
- Real Cherry veneer
- Removable Grill
- 5 way recessed binding posts on rear
- Latest Decware 8 inch
- 4 inch / cast frame / isodynamic planar
- Cap is 400v Polypropylene Film &
- Shipping weight 40 lbs. ea
- 5 years on drivers and cabinets
- 30 day money back trial
original model RL-1 - Released in 2001
This was the debut of the Decware Radial shown at the VSAC show in
Washington. It did it's magic in the horrible acoustics of the
hotel show room and got nearly constant attention both days.
Then in 2003 we came up with the RL-2. The RL-2 had upgraded
drivers and some cabinet modifications.
In 2005 we came out with the RL-1.5 (shown left) to replace both the
RL-1 and RL-2.
2004 we introduced the RL-3. The RL-3 was a hybrid radial using
radial driver and conventional mid-range driver that was forward facing.
In 2009 we released the ERR. The ERR replaced the RL-1.5 and the
RL-3 and all previous models. The ERR is the final redesign of
both cabinets and drivers for this incredible design. No future
upgrades are planned.
in the USA by
DECWARE / High Fidelity Engineering Co. It comes with a 5 year
limited warranty to the original owner.
many people who own our speakers who's experiences you may benefit