Shahinian Arc 2

Shahinian Arc 2 3 way loudspeaker.

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Shahinian loudspeakers are an American loudspeaker brand founded by Dick Shahinian. Dick started his design career working for Harman where he designed their Citation 13 loudspeaker. Dick believed that the reason that most loudspeakers at the time didn’t sound lifelike was that sound doesn’t just come towards you from one point. To get truly lifelike sound an omni-directional design is required.

The Arc 2 is a classic design from Shahinian. A compact floorstander that is easy to accomodate into most domestic settings due to its size and form. It can be moved easily when not in use and is very forgiving of nearby furniture due to its upward firing drivers.  The Arc 2 produces deep natural bass using an upward firing bass driver which is augmented by a rear firing passive radiator.

The Shainian Arc 2 has an Oak veneered Finland birch cabinets which is both eye catching and very well constructed. If you have never heard a Shahinian speaker before then book in to hear them. They work very well with most good quality amplifiers and give an open airy full bodied natural sound.

Three way system. 4 drivers. Extensively internally braced cabinet. Easily moved around on their hard plastic feet.

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Loudspeaker Description

   The ARC represents the very essence of our design philosophy. A refined reduction of the Citation 13 which I (Richard) designed in 1970 at Harman-Kardon, it is the synthesis of 30 years of investigation into loudspeaker geometry. Cost-effective, compact, elegant, flexible, ideally suited for reproduction of natural instruments and voices. Its vertical, angular, indirect presentation produces such a sense of effortless space, as to make most conventional speakers sound like mistakes. (Which they are, anyway, so there!) Seriously, though, the ARC is so convincing in its re-creation of the real event, one concentrates on the music and forgets the means. A wide variety of room placement choices are possible, as the shape lends to partial blocking behind furniture or plants. The bass response is ample and clear down to 30 Hz, and organ pedals in particular will surprise you with the lack of Doppler interference. Bass drum explosions from a speaker of this size will truly astound you. And yet, a solo harpsichord will produce no weight of tone beyond its own. We are most proud of this speaker, which was chosen for a design and engineering award at the 1984 C.E.S.

Specifications

Rear-mounted passive radiator design with 8-in polypropylene curvilinear cone woofer with 1 ½” high-temperature patented D.D. voice coil and 28-oz ceramic magnet; 38-mm titanium ultralight exposed dome midrange, and 1-in titanium-neodymium supertweeter. 3.0 amp quick blow fuse; filters at 6 dB woofer, 18 dB midrange, 18 dB tweeter. Dual binding posts.

Power handling: 250 W max

Frequency Response: -3dB/28-18,000 Hz

Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms.

Sensitivity: 87 dB

Dimensions: 14 ¼” x 27 ½” x 9 ¾”

FinishOak, Walnut, Cherry, or Black

Weight: 33 lbs.