Speaker of Blumenhofer acoustics Genuin FS 3

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.

  1. Speaker of Blumenhofer acoustics Genuin FS 3
  2. 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

Manufacturer Blumenhofer acoustics
Price €8900.00
Rating 99.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 26.0 x 100.0 x 42.0 cm
Weight 37.0
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Way Horn
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
Connections BI-wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
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 quality 95
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 85
Attention to detail (precision) 100
Dynamic 105
Maximum level (vitality) 95
Neutrality 95
Imaging 110
Spatial (airiness) 105
Processing outstanding
Sound judgment well over 99
tested in issue: 3 / 10