The new Model 100 is here updated and offered in different finishes.
The latest version of the Model 100 features a repositioned tweeter and a revision of how the tweeter is implemented. The goal is to get the tightest time alignment between the tweeter and the woofer. This significantly improves the Model 100's resolution of micro details and its imaging. In addition, we have improved the regidity of the cabinet by strategically placing stiffners on the internal panels in order eliminate resonances and produce truly boxless sound. Dubbed the Africa speaker, the Model 100 is now offered in Eco-friendly, non-toxic, standard satin black and cherry cabinets and in deluxe all wood natural birch plywood cabinets.
We are still introducing and promotiing the Jamaica and Chorus speakers. We will raise the price of the Jamaica speaker to $2,495 per pair on September 1st. We will make subsequent price increases until we reach $2,785, the equivalent price of the original Model 50. We will also raise the price of the updated Chorus to $1,495 per pair. We will make subsequent price increases until we reach roughly $1,700, the equivalent price of the original Model 25.
"... the Chorus Loudspeakers really beat my Maggies in terms of stereo image."
The new Chorus/Model 25 reflects the summation of what we have learned over the years about delivering large scale dynamics in compact designs.
It is 97 dBs efficient and can be driven by anything from flea watt SET amplifiers to high powered solid state amplifiers. It can out-image the best minimonitors and it can handle any genre from rock to classical to dub reggae.
It is 4.5 inches deep by 37 inches high by 9.5 inches wide (excluding the outriggers). It is designed to complement today's flat screen TVs.
Frequency response: 37 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
What are the major improvements?
For one, the bass response has been vastly improved. It is now very close to that of the Model 50. The Chorus is now freestanding without the need of a speaker stand. The tonal balance has been improved. And the imaging and soundstaging which were always superlative have been improved. Other than its audiophile prowess, the Chorus/Model 25 is a powerful speaker with very impressive bass response that is only 4.5 inches deep (without the outriggers) which makes it an excellent choice as front speakers for today's flat screen TVs. The active version of the Chorus/Model 25 is even more impressive as front home theater speakers. Imagine a complete powerful audiophile HiFi system for $1,795 that has a "subwoofer out" connection if one is needed, into which you can feed your TV audio signal. With WiFi, cell phone app control, and IR remote control. The active Chorus/Model 25 has it all.