L-12 Floor Stander
L-12 is a 3-way design using four 4,5” woofers, with one handling the midrange area and the remaining drivers delivering the low range frequencies.
Compared to the L-9, the enclosure is 18 cm taller, and the extra woofer in combination with the larger enclosure, helps the L-12 to deliver a sound more solid than what is usually expected from such a narrow enclosure.
The 25 mm silk dome gives a light and airy high frequency, and the MDF enclosure with the additional 15 mm front baffle, helps reducing unwanted vibrations and resonances.
L-12 is the ideal choice for those wanting a solid front speaker in a home cinema system, or a slim and elegant speaker for the stereo system where high quality sound for the best possible price is the goal.
The matching magnetic front grille with furniture grade fabric matches the L-series giving it a discrete and elegant look.
The terminals are five way binding posts allowing use with any kind of connections. Spikes are included as well.
Scansonic L12 floor-stander: 1 psc 1” tweeter & 3 psc 4,5”” woofer ported cabinet. L12 comes with aluminum feet and aluminum spikes.
Size: ( B x H x D ) 132 x 1088 x 310 mm
Weight: 14.5 kg per unit
Freq. Response: 45 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 8 ohm
Enclosure: 3-way Bass-reflex, 25mm Silk Dome and 4 x 4,5” mm woofer/midrange
Sensitivity: 89 db
Finish: Black, White or Walnut
Having worked with Raidho speakers for more than 12 years, we found ourselves faced with a completely new challenge when we was asked to design a new range of high-performance speakers for the Scansonic brand.
From the start, we were very focused on building on all the experiences and strengths obtained from designing the Raidho speakers. At the same time, we also had to be aware of the long heritage and the Nordic design tradition of the Scansonic brand. This time, the task also came with a budget and a desire to create the very best possible within financial limits.
It was clear to us from the very beginning, that some core techniques from the Raidho speakers would be of importance: The speakers had to be designed around a ribbon tweeter that works with at super lightweight diaphragm that is sealed around the edges to allow for a seamless transition to the midrange region.
Furthermore, they needed to be designed and developed with a speaker driver with a ridged, pistonic-type membrane, that could keep up with the ribbon tweeter.
Weight loss for resolution transients & superb leading edges
The MB ribbon tweeter has a membrane with an extremely low mass.
It is formed by a Kapton-aluminum sandwich that is only 20 um thick, and the resulting mass is app. 0.03 g., which is approximately 50 times less than any conventional textile, ceramic, beryllium or diamond dome. The lower mass translates directly into higher resolution and less sound coloration.
Weaved carbon cones for stiffness & low compression
For the MB-series, we have developed a ridged, dust cap free, carbon membrane. By carefully optimizing the shape and stiffness, we have succeeded in making a very well performing woofer that blends beautifully with the ribbon tweeter. The woofer has an overhung magnet system, with long linear stroke and excellent bass performance.