Our Reference range offers the very best that can be achieved in accuracy and musicality. We are honored that these models are some of the most awarded loudspeakers in the world. They combine advanced materials with cutting edge science and engineering. Designed without compromise, their singular aim is transporting listeners into the heart of the music.
XV 3 is an extreme, four-tower loudspeaker system which will redefine what you think is possible: the finest microdetails placed exactly in a broad and deep holographic audio space; unmatched scale and faultless timing. XV 3 is an entirely new sonic benchmark. With the revolutionary Lattice tweeter, nine BilletCore drivers and our most extreme implementation of the Ultracoherent crossover, it is an acoustic, scientific and engineering marvel.
The Reference speakers are structured from high-grade aerospace aluminum, machined in-house to an incredible precision. The speakers are meticulously hand-built by experts in our Colorado workshop.
The Reference 3 models include new technologies and design innovations based on novel theoretical models, detailed multi-domain simulations and thousands of hours of listening. The end result: loudspeakers which convey every nuance of emotion, each musical cue from the tiniest microdetail to the visceral impact of the most thunderous crescendo.
An entirely new, hybrid Lattice tweeter uses a novel airframe in a specially-selected aerospace alloy, machined by YG Acoustics. It delivers exceptionally low distortion over a huge bandwidth, with wide angular dispersion to support a large sweet-spot.
Groundbreaking, third-generation Ultracoherent crossovers apply a deep understanding from simulation to deliver performance never before possible.
Our BilletCore drivers use advanced motors and cones machined in-house from solid billet, offering some of the highest performance and lowest distortion in any driver available today.
- 4-way passive floor-standing loudspeaker. Four tower, dual layer aerospace aluminum cabinet with constrained layer damping.
- Lattice hybrid tweeter with advanced airframe
- Dual 15 cm (6”) BilletCore drivers with advanced neodymium motor magnets
- Triple 18.5 cm (8.75”) BilletCore drivers with advanced neodymium motor magnets
- Quad 26 cm (10.25”) BilletCore drivers with ultra-high field strength motor
- Ultracoherent crossovers at 90 Hz, 360 Hz and 1.85 kHz
- Exceptional phase alignment: ±5° relative phase over range where driver relative output is within 20 dB
- Optimized for phase alignment, phase slope and transient response
- Custom capacitors including pure metal foil models
- Advanced resistors including multiple foil resistor
- Advanced resonance-damped inductors
- Computationally optimised layouts to minimise component interactions
- Usable output extends from below 20 Hz to 40 kHz
- Exceptionally low distortion throughout range
- Excellent pair matching
- 88 dB
- 4 Ohms average
- 3 Ohms minimum
- Four towers
- 179 × 43 × 72 cm (H × W × D)
- 70 × 17 × 28” (H × W × D)
- 225 kg per speaker
- 495 lbs per speaker
- Standard finishes are silver and black
- Please contact your dealer for other finish options