In addition to the established high end brands that are in everyone’s lips (and of all specialty stores), again unknown manufacturers promise interesting concepts. Among those who were perceived previously little on the high end stage Blumenhofer acoustics from the Bavarian Walker’s oven. Now 33 years Thomas Blumenhofer mainly at Big Horn systems stumbled about in search. He has fought for his status as an insider tip is especially with successes in Studio as sound reinforcement professionals and tubes fans.
- Speaker of Blumenhofer acoustics Genuin FS 3
- Data sheet
Also his latest creation, which genuinely embodies this philosophy FS 3, although she takes distance with a four-digit price tag and a “normal” bass-reflex enclosure by the intransigence of 95000 euro top model Clara Luna. Just the interaction with tube amps by a good-natured, quasi-linear impedance and the ability to play, with large listening distances present means to be able to reach Blumenhofer only with a horn.
All PA technology, is behind the hopper which can play down to 1200 Hz THD arm very a large inverted dome compression driver similar to that in the JBL array (AUDIO 3/09) and the B + M BM35 (AUDIO 2/08). The form originated in the in-house development as continual iteration trial, listening comparisons and measurement, and provides a clearer unbundling vertically next to a relatively large horizontal listening area. Overall directionality runs through the deep separation and the large, fairly evenly in this area of already own bundling low-midrange driver (see “measuring + hearing”, p. 30), also, if the driver makes optical bonds in the professional sector with its massive cast basket, the large pole piece hole and the cardboard Cone, it’s but a flawless high-end drivers. A sandwich with a thin behind the cardboard around. self bonding layer special foam which increases the internal damping and almost sensationally torsion-resistant makes the membrane. Externally there are only good things to report: the housing from solid marine plywood is assembled in the in-house carpentry on the cleanest and real Manufactory charm.
Charm was already one of the main features genuine. She was a little too lively gait and a slight slope to the narrowing of voices to say initially. That was however no Horn discoloration, but only the result of an unfortunate statement: the Blumenhofer takes the framework conditions, especially the Einwinkelung and the distance to the wall, fairly exactly, why the future owner should allow for some time. “Absolutely magic” – as was the comment of the HiFi test colleague Johannes Maier shortly but (stereoplay) to the FS3. At four meters distance a widespread, just sprayed before musicality panorama opened already in the first violin sounds of Verdi’s “Aida”, and just the gentle voice of Montserrat Caballe sounded lyrical, intimate, as she sing only for the handset alone. This could lead in the large chorus scenes sometimes, that individual singers sounded slightly pushed – a revel Performa F52 gave them more air to breathe. However, with their penchant for dry precision she had the deep groove and the realistic atmosphere, which sparked the Blumenhofer to Gronemeyer’s “Unplugged” (EMI), little.
Blumenhofer acoustics Genuin FS 3
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||26.0 x 100.0 x 42.0 cm|
|Bass principle||Way Horn|
|Number of ways||2|
|Working principle of full Active|
|Maximum volume upper value||108 dB|
|lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||65 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||39 Hz|
|Nominal impedance (audio)||6 ohm|
|Intimate, tidy gambling and balanced Horn with a wide room; Insider’s tip for tubes|
|Free-standing slightly slimmer deep bass, voices not so free|
|Bass depth (bass Foundation)||85|
|Attention to detail (precision)||100|
|Maximum level (vitality)||95|
|Sound judgment||well over 99|
|tested in issue:||3 / 10|