Dacapo Tower and Sat/Centre   as in Hobby HiFi 5/2006

Dacapo Tower, Sat, Center aus Hobby HiFi 5/2006
Technical data
Dacapo Tower:

- impedance: 4 Ohm
- rated SPL (2.83V/1m): 97 dB
- size (HxWxD): 115 x 29 x 30 cm
- frequency range (-8dB): 150 - 19 000 Hz
- speaker type: closed cabinet with controlled vent

Dacapo Centre/Sat:
- impedance: 4 Ohm
- rated SPL (2.83V/1m): 97 dB
- size (HxWxD): 50 x 29 x 38 cm
- frequency range (-8dB): 150 - 20 000 Hz
- speaker type: closed cabinet with controlled vent

The Dacapo is a sealed cabinet speaker with Ciare CH 250, a full range driver with 97 - 100 dB (2.83V, 1m) sensitivity. Since the low frequencies in a sealed cabinet are somewhat boosted, the Dacapo features (like already the Dynaudio Variovent speakers) a controlled vent to flatten the frequency response.

Description in Hobby HiFi (titled: Listening to valves):
Particularly worth mentioning is the efficiency of both speakers: 98 dB at 1.000 Hz, at high frequencies even up to 100 dB are values that qualify both, the Tower and the satellite, as the ideal partners for low output valve amplifiers" ...

Excerpt of the Hobby HiFi review:
"In our listening room the Dacapo Tower displayed a well balanced sound with precise three-dimensionality. Depth and width of the stage were exemplary. Quite amazing that there were loudspeakers playing that cost just above 300 Euro per pair." .... "The similarity in sound compared with Dacapo planar speakers as in Hobby HiFi 3/2006 is quite obvious. Especially the surprisingly well balanced sound, keeping up with conventional speakers, is amazing. In this regard the Tower outplayed the Dacapo dipolar speakers, where the 2 kHz wave trap remained a controversial issue. Here the correction circuitry was just perfect. Compared with perfectly placed Dacapo dipoles they just laked their airiness - the rear radiating high frequencies were missing. Furthermore, male vocals and usually rich sound instruments like cello, double bass and baritone saxophone were a bit thinner." ...

Our kit consists of (details for Sat/Centre in brackets):


- Ciare CH 250
- 3 (1) bags damping material
- 1/2 bag Bondum 800
- self adhesive foam tape
- 8 screws Pan 4 x 20 mm
- 1.5 m cable 2x1.5 mm2
- terminal with gold plated brass binding posts

- building instruction (without cabinet building instruction)

the crossover components to be mounted on wood:
- 0.15 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm wire
- 0.068 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm Wire
- 0.047 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm Wire
- 0.022 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm Wire
- 2x 100 uF and 47 (82) uF ELCO non-etched
- 15 uF, 22 uF and 2x 68 uF ELCO non-etched
- 10 uF MKP capacitor
- 10 (15) uF MKP capacitor
- 6.8 uF and 3.3 uF MKP capacitor
- 22 Ohm MOX4 resistor (red-red-black)
- 15 Ohm ceramic resistor 20W

Price for Dacapo Tower kit without cabinet
Price per unit - not available

Price for Dacapo Sat/Centre kit without cabinet
Price per unit - not available

Upon request a 220 x 155 mm universal PCB is available for mounting the crossover components.
Price for PCB EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 11.11

Dacapo Tower kit as in Hobby HiFi, high-end version

Hobby HiFi also talks about and praises the high-end version which is also available from us. However, we recommend to use Mundorf cfc coils. Components differing from the standard version are in italic:

Our kit consists of (details for Sat/Centre in brackets):


- Ciare CH 250
- 3 (1) bags damping material
- 1/2 bag Bondum 800
- self adhesive foam tape
- 8 screws Pan 4 x 20 mm
- 1.5 m cable Inakustik Premium LS Silver (silver plated)
- terminal with gold plated brass binding posts

- building instruction (without cabinet building instruction)

the crossover components to be mounted on wood:
- 0.15 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 0 068 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 0.047 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 0.022 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 2x 100 uF and 47 (82) uF ELCO non-etched
- 15 uF, 22 uF and 2x 68 uF ELCO non-etched
- 10 uF Mundorf MCAP Supreme capacitors
- 10 (15) uF Mundorf MCAP Supreme capacitors
- 6.8 uF and 3.3 uF Mundorf MCAP Supreme / 800V
- 22 Ohm MOX4 resistor (red-red-black)
- 15 Ohm ceramic resistor 20W

Price for Dacapo Tower with high-end crossover, without cabinet
Price per unit - not available

Price for Dacapo Sat/Centre with high-end crossover, without cabinet
Price per unit - not available

Upon request a 220 x 155 mm universal PCB is available, where all components, except the large coils, can be mounted.
Price for PCB EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 11.11

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