The way audio is transmitted to the consumer has evolved over the past decade or so, from higher quality headphones, well, some brands more than others, to the diverse sound systems that have incorporated today’s modern MP3 players, Smartphone’s and also transformed the flat audio from paper-thin Televisions into a Cinema experience. Audio company OMA (Oswalds Mill Audio) have decided that modern speakers are just too rudimentary in their design and have therefore announced a product by the name of the “Imperia”.
Below is an image and also a summary of this eye-catching product.
- The Imperia has a four-way horn system with a vertical array of conical horns covering 100 Hz to 20 kHz.
- Two rear loaded subwoofer horns using a massive 21″ neodymium woofer handling 20 Hz-100 Hz.
- A special OMA sub is 104db 1w/1m and is powered by its own solid state amplifier.
- The system as a whole is extremely efficient at 105db 1w/1m and is entirely time aligned.
- The 100hz and 300hz wooden conical horns are made from a choice of solid Pennsylvania Black Walnut, Cherry or Ash.
- The Dimensions are H 86″ D 60″ (max depth at horn) W 41″ Base footprint 41″ x 41″
OMA have stated that they are the “only manufactures to use the straight-edged cone speaker design, this is due to the fact that such a design will not add to the sound wave deformity”
I know what you’re thinking, how much? Answer is too much when you consider this product is expected to retail for around $280,000 dollars (£191,744) The product is certainly unique and provides a new dimension to sound systems, but I think I will stick to my current audio setup for the time being until this design is available at a considerably cheaper price.