perfect speaker for tube amplifiers.
Designed by Steve
The DM945 was made possible by a unique
8-inch driver who does the nearly
impossible: Have real bass in a cabinet
with only 1/4 cubic foot of air space, and
maintain an efficiency of 94dB at 1 watt.
Finding one or the other is not terribly
hard to do, but finding both is extremely
The response of
this driver is smooth enough that no
crossover is needed! The natural silk
speaker cone damped by a rubber surround
makes possible for a beautifully smooth
and laid back midrange.
This is complimented by a seamless pairing
to a planar dynamic ribbon tweeter. The
tweeter is protected by a boutique film
The result is a small high efficiency
basically crossover-less bookshelf speaker
that can be optionally stand mounted. With
the large 8-inch driver, you get the
and bass performance, scale and punch of
larger speakers with the imaging of a
small bookshelf. It's a win-win.
These speakers are a great pairing with
lower power tube amplifiers ranging
between 2 and 60 watts.
Top grade cabinetry.
ultra-clean look of this speaker
comes in part from the hidden
neodymium magnets in the grills
and cabinets. They're impossible
to break and always work perfectly
no matter how many times you take
the grill on and off.
The high density cabinet is
ported in the rear and finished in
a real hardwood veneer. These
cabinets are hand made in the USA
and feature aggressive internal
anodized, the DM945's thick
aluminum rear plates are hosting
top-end binding posts to virtually
eliminate the flex and vibration
associated with standard speaker
terminal cups. You can't
wear these out or break them off
even if you use the most
aggressive over-sized speaker
Gold jumpers are included, that if
removed will allow you to bi-wire
or bi-amp these speakers.
All internal wire is oxygen-free
copper with silver solder.
There are no crimp connections
Some Great Options
Finally got the 945s un-boxed and
somewhat set up. actually they
weren't set up at all; I basically
just tossed them into position,
fired up the system, and threw on
Diana Krall's "Live in Paris" cd.
I am very, very familiar with this
cd... and i
hate to admit it, but compared
to my Ambience Reference
speakers ($13,000), the 945s
actually did a few things
better... certainly as good...
and that's right out of the
box.. no break in. After
actually setting up the 945s,
including a bit of tweaking here
and there, and too, living with
them for a bit with all types of
music, i can't believe how good
these puppies actually are. Their
detail and overall musicality is
surpassing my Ambience speakers,
esp in the detail work, albeit not
by anything huge... but still
(how's that possible!!??). Mated
with my Torii III.. a match, a
marriage made in audiophile
heaven. All I can say, Steve, is
that you broke the mold when you
designed and made the 945s.
Anyway, my friend... I am very...
no.. extremely pleased with these
speakers. Great, great job, Steve.
Great job. Hope you're well. Take
94 dB @ 1w/1m
42Hz ~ 22kHz
Max SPL 115dB
Minimum Power 2
Maximum Power 100
Size 9" wide, 10"
deep, 16" high
Shipping weight 25
Dual 5 way
bi-ampable gold binding posts
with included jumpers
Support / Warranty /
30 Day In Home Trial
This loudspeaker is hand
built in the USA by DECWARE / High
Fidelity Engineering Co. who handles
support and offers a 5 year warranty.
Try it for 30 days in your
system. If you're not more than
pleased with the results you can send
them back with a 10% restock fee.
We also have a support
forum with many people who own
our speakers whose experiences you may
on our products here.