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VenVile 22nd January 2020 08:13 PM

Buchardt Audio Accounces The A500
 
So, I didn't see a topic about this, which is understandable as Buchardt isn't a well-known brand in the studio monitor business, but they have quite the offering that I think you guys might be interested in.

Buchardt Audio recently released the S400, which received rave reviews for their design, wide sound dispersion, and accurate sound reproduction. Now, they're releasing a new monitor that builds on the S400's design, with some huge improvements and a new approach to room-correction, dsp and wireless sound systems. The A500 is an active, sealed 3-way monitor that promises to extremely low distortion, a freq response from 25hz - 40khz +-1.5db, WISA and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for home and professional use.

The A500 can be connected to other WISA devices and controlled wirelessly with their wireless hub and remote (sold separately).

Technical Specifications:
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Amplifiers: 3 x 150 watt class D Amplifiers (each speaker)

Operating principle: 2.5-way Or 3-way sealed enclosure

Tweeter: 1 x 0,74" Custom fine weave soft fabric textile with CDC aluminum waveguide

Mid / woofer: 1 x 6" linear long stroke paper cone

Rear / subwoofer: 1 x 6" linear long stroke paper cone

Frequency response: 25 - 40.000 Hz +/- 1.5dB

DSP: Quad Core processor

DAC chip: Dual CS4398

Crossover Point: 150 hz / 2800 hz

Wireless: WiSA 24 bit / 96khz lossless. Can be paired across brands up to 7.1 setup

Cabled analogue input: Balanced / unbalanced XLR

Measurements (h x w x d): 365 x 180 x 280 mm

Input voltage: 100-240 Volts AC auto adjusting (EU & US power cords incl.)

Weight: 25 kg / pair

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The A500 starts at €3500 for the pair, but can be pre-ordered for €3200.

Solidtrax 23rd January 2020 02:50 PM

The A500 is promising to be something very special, if it's basically an improved and active version of the S400 that we really like ( Buchardt Audio S400 ). Can't wait to give it a proper test drive!

VenVile 23rd January 2020 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Solidtrax (Post 14483347)
The A500 is promising to be something very special, if it's basically an improved and active version of the S400 that we really like ( Buchardt Audio S400 ). Can't wait to give it a proper test drive!

I'm excited about it too, as I've been eyeing the S400 and was planning to purchase it, but this seems like the much better buy.

Though I really won't compare the two; they have similar designs and perhaps a similar tone, but from the specs and features, the A500 is in a completely different class to the S400.

I think for what they're offering, the price is great but I'd need to save up for this baby.

I'm a bit skeptical about their room correction though, as they're using iPhones to mic and measure the signals, although the correction is only applied to the low mids and sub band... I believe <250hz

Solic 24th January 2020 03:52 AM

Soon to follow A700

Mads Buchardt: “ A700 floorstander : All the same jazz, just with 4 x 150 w amps and a 3.5 way design instead of a 2.5 way or 3 way depending on the configuration of the A500. This will have waveguide, 6" midrange, 2 x 6" woofers in front (17-200hz) and on the back 2 x 6" woofers (17-100hz).

A700 would be 5000 euro including VAT, TAX, import fees and worldwide shipping.“

JblKid95 25th February 2020 06:45 PM

Do these count as a sealed design ?

Grrremlin 25th February 2020 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by JblKid95 (Post 14553927)
Do these count as a sealed design ?

Yes, mostly because they are.

JblKid95 25th February 2020 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Grrremlin (Post 14553932)
Yes, mostly because they are.

Any experience with them in music production ? Are the bright dark? Etc

Grrremlin 25th February 2020 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by JblKid95 (Post 14553937)
Any experience with them in music production ? Are the bright dark? Etc

They haven't been released yet.

RockinRobinSTB 7th April 2020 09:24 PM

These speakers seem to pack a lot for the money, and to even open doors for revolutionary workflows... nobody got a chance to ear them yet?

VenVile 8th April 2020 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by RockinRobinSTB (Post 14641232)
These speakers seem to pack a lot for the money, and to even open doors for revolutionary workflows... nobody got a chance to ear them yet?

I'm not sure they're released yet. Buchardt Audio received a lot of praise for the S400, and they have decent enough specs, with an incredible waveguide. I have no idea how these compare, but for all intents and purposes, they should be much improved, in all areas.

the_mixer 16th April 2020 09:37 PM

Does anyone here have any experience in mixing on Buchardt speakers?

Wiggy Neve Slut 2nd June 2020 07:10 PM

Released in June i believe.. will give lots of brands a run for their money im guessing if the feedback stays consistent with that of the S400