“The original ‘cool’ loudspeaker”
With it’s iconic looks, the Davone Ray has already become a design classic. Inspired by cool sunglasses and lounge chairs, the Ray also achieves new levels of performance in the reproduction of sound. With state of the art components this loudspeaker lofts beautifully three-dimensional soundstages, exhibits admirably neutral tonal response, and delivers unexpectedly explosive dynamics.
Often called the coolest loudspeaker around, the Davone Ray avails itself of the same recognised technological value of Solo, with the objective of achieving new levels of performance in the reproduction of sound.
The fluid cabinet shape is not just an aesthetic choice. The unique baffle shape, combined with the close proximity and off centre mounting of the tweeter and mid toner, gives a more balanced in-room response than the more common tower shaped speaker. Practically this means that great results can be obtained without re-assessing the acoustics of your listening room.
The Ray is elevated to the correct listening position and angle by a dedicated stand, shaped by laser and water cutters. Through it’s design with up to 25mm thick solid steel, the stand provides a low compliance base from a sleek design. The small footprint also decouples the Ray cabinet from the floor. This effective stand design secures the fine dynamics in the low frequencies for more accurate listening.
For the mid century classic bentwood furniture aficionados the likeness to the design features of the Eames Lounge Chair is really appealing.
If you own an Eames, or even if you don’t, the Davone Ray is well worth an audition.
Fully handcrafted in Denmark.
The woofer is a 8” geometrically reinforced aluminium cone, soft low damping rubber surround, rigid die cast aluminium chassis with extensive venting.
The mid woofer is a 4″ ceramic coated aluminium membrane, soft low damping rubber surround, optimised low distortion motor system.
The tweeter is a 1″ anodised aluminium dome, flow optimised vented pole piece with non-reflective chamber, saturation controlled motor system.
The cabinet is made from 6 layer, 20mm thick beech wood form pressed veneer with multiple internal stiffeners. Driver placement in left and right cabinet is mirror imaged.