APERTURA

Our approach has nothing to do with received ideas and passing fads, but rather a long and painstaking work of “reinvention” of what makes a great system.
An ideal which combines unusual means with the beauty of the object and originality of design.

Our approach is rigorous and animated by a constant concern for quality.

Portfolio

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Ariana mk2

2 way, 2 drive units, floor-standing loudspeaker.
Frequency range: 37-25 000Hz/ +-3dB
Sensitivity: 88dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 8Ω
Load: Vented box
Drive-units: 6,5’’ Reed/ paper cone bass/mid‐range unit, « Ring radiator »Tweeter
Crossover freq: 2,6kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 244x254x1058mm (WxDxH)
Weight: 17,5kg net – 22kg (shipping weight)

Armonia

2 way, 2 drive units, floor-standing loudspeaker.
Frequency range: 37-30 000Hz/ +-3dB
Sensitivity: 88dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 8Ω
Load: Vented box
Drive-units: 7’’ Isotactic Matrix cone Bass/mid‐range unit 3″ ribbon tweeter
Crossover freq: 3kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 216x271x1030mm (WxDxH) (with metal stands-350x293x1081mm)
Weight: 25,6kg net – 29kg (shipping weight)

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Edena

2 way, 2 drive units, floor-standing loudspeaker.
Frequency range: 35-30 000 Hz/ +-3dB
Sensitivity: 88 dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 8 Ω
Load: Bass-Reflex
Drive-units: 8’’ Isotactic Matrix cone Bass/mid‐range unit 3″ ribbon tweeter
Crossover freq: 2.1 kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 248x300x1110 mm (WxDxH) (with stands-379x315x1161mm)
Weight: 33 kg net – 47 kg (shipping weight)

Onira

2 way, 3 drive units, floor-standing loudspeaker.
Frequency range: 35-30 000 Hz / +-3dB
Sensitivity: 91 dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 4 Ω
Load: Vented box
Drive-units: 2x7’’ Isotactic Matrix cone Bass/mid‐range unit 5″ ribbon tweeter
Crossover freq: 3 kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 220x340x1200 mm (WxDxH) (with stands-369x385x1250mm)
Weight: 42 kg net – 51 kg (shipping weight)

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Rosewood Santos

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Kalya

Stand mount loudspeakers, 2 way, 2 drivers.
Frequency range: 35-30 000 Hz/ +-3dB
Sensitivity: 88 dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 8 Ω
Load: Bass-Reflex
Drive-units: 1x8’’ Isotactic Matrix Bass/mid‐range unit 2″ ribbon tweeter
Crossover freq: 2.8 kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 317x447x420 mm (WxDxH) (with stands-328x447x1228mm)
Weight: 20 kg – with stands: 40 kg

Adamante

2 way, 2 drive units, floor-standing loudspeaker.
Frequency range: 32-30 000 Hz / +-3dB
Sensitivity: 91 dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 4 Ω
Load: Vented box
Drive-units: 2x7’’ Isotactic Matrix cone Bass/mid‐range unit 5″ ribbon tweeter
Crossover freq: 1.8 kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 220x353x1150 mm (WxDxH) (with stands-358x390x1213mm)
Weight: 52 kg net – 61 kg (shipping weight)

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Enigma

2 ways, 3 drive units, floor-standing loudspeaker.
Frequency range: 30-30 000 Hz / +-3dB
Sensitivity: 94 dB/1w/1m
Impedance: 4 Ω
Load: Bass-Reflex
Drive-units: 2x8’’ Isotactic Matrix cone, Bass/mid‐range unit, 5″ ribbon tweeter
Crossover freq: 2.1 kHz
Terminals: Single wire binding posts (bananas or spades)
Dimensions: 245x406x1270 mm (WxDxH) (with stands-404x446x1346mm)
Weight: 76 kg net – 190 kg (shipping weight pair)

Kami

TAKE NOTHING AWAY FROM THE SIGNAL, BUT ADD NOTHING
TO IT.

“Contrary to the received idea, the hardest by far is to add nothing.”
Christian Yvon

Philosophy

The conceptual approach of Christian Yvon can be summed up as a search of minimalism in the sense of minimum defects. Getting rid of “dross”. We can only improve the quality once the faults have been removed.

The majority of manufacturers are seeking to have their speakers as generous as possible, and thus, the most able to adapt to all music and equipment.
But exactly the opposite is required, and this is the most difficult: A loudspeaker really must reproduce only the signal applied to it, without adding its own resonances, its own colorations, its own phase errors and impulse response delay.

The conceptual approach of Christian Yvon can be summed up as a search of minimalism in the sense of minimum defects.

A loudspeaker is a patchwork of components whose development requires the mastery of different technologies

For over 25 years, Christian Yvon has worked on the problem of crossover filters

The shape of our loudspeakers is a result of the multidisciplinary work carried on at Apertura