Digital Active Loudspeakers KS 2030

KS digital is the second brand of active speaker specialists Backes & Müller, and to enter new markets as the cheaper alternative to the B & M products. The name originates in the Studio products of the House: under KS digital been the studio monitors from B & M pioneer Johannes Siegler markets.

  1. Digital active loudspeakers KS 2030
  2. Data sheet

Do you know what is a second wine? A wine of noble and expensive mansions, which is sold not under the original label, but at a better price-performance ratio with a different label. Just this idea now realised the manufactory Backes & Müller. Not that the active speakers by KSD sonically stand back behind the expensive series, but on housing design and manufacturing you can save without sacrificing the sound. The top model with the simple name of 2030, which is exactly placed with 5500 euro pair price, where the smallest B & M-compact box only starts making the surcharge in the HiFi sector.

A look at the data sheet will be astonish experts: by 2030, which is equipped with a fully digital crossover and time corrective FIR filters, as she is a B & M only from the BM15. This means nothing less than that the box can be fed with digital signals on the one hand, BM50 (AUDIOphile 1/2011) on the other hand also has the full-fledged, PC-controlled Equalizer features of the top model. It is possible, smaller acoustic problems away to adjust far more effectively than would be possible with traditional local filters. In the AUDIO test worked absolutely smoothly connect to the PC and the installation within one minute.

The chassis technology essentially draws on B & M know-how: two low-midrange driver of 17 class with baked and particularly rigid carbon fibre-membrane – parallel over and get it under the tweeter – the same signal via a separate power amplifier. The theorem of Joe d’ Appolito promises an evenly in this case, but asks deep separation. She reached with the digital switch at 1400 Hz, with a level-intensifying waveguide helps the silk dome Siegler. In the bass you committed on reflex no sensor correction, with digital time-advance control – so time accuracy can be produced.

Bass precision fixed one not missed anyway, in the listening room. The KSD could in Dr. Mablues “the cold wind says” the low bass to the point play as only closed boxes, and this enthusiasm and sense of timing, it was a bright joy. Top she was clearly as B & M related to recognize: nearly as detailed as the BM Prime14, she scored points with an extremely transparent and incredibly accurately depicted music performance.

Smetana’s “Ma Vlast” (Susskind, MFSL) she built a wide and holographic shining Panorama with natural tones, but something was the musicians close to the edge of the stage. When Miles Davis’ “Decoy” in the (1980s) that was typical of the times recorded Studio sound somewhat too much height resolution, but totally effortless dynamics and the compelling rhythm could also ignore that the KSD has Studio roots and wants to be a beautiful dye.

Measuring

With the digital FIR filter, amplitude and timing can be independently optimize. You can see that on the perfect response. Hearing terms relevant, however, is the full time correction of the bass reflex, which always leads to a group at run time distortion of the bass. So, tremendous depth (29 Hz) with high maximum level (107 dB) can be combined with precise bass.

KS digital 2030

Manufacturer KS digital
Price €5500.00
Rating 96.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 26.0 x 114.0 x 32.0 cm
Weight 26.0
Surfaces Paint
Color Black
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
Facilities
Connections
XLR connectors
Space adaptation parametric EQ, shelving
Surround complementary.
RCA
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 107 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 34 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 29 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio)
Review
Detailed, incredibly transparent box with super timing and accurate grading.
Something analytically at bright CDs, not as deep space.
Bass quality 100
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 95
Attention to detail (precision) 110
Dynamic 100
Maximum level (vitality) 80
Neutrality 95
Imaging 95
Spatial (airiness) 80
Processing well
Sound judgment outstanding 96
tested in issue: 3 / 11

 

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