The Ophidian Audio P1 Evolution Loudspeakers X-DEMO
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Hi Fi Plus review by Paul Messenger - 2017 link
The Ophidian P1 is a high performance standmount speaker capable of incredibly lifelike sound reproduction and effortless dynamics" A superb performer capable of plumbing the depths and digging up superlative detail more effectively that many other speakers at this price and beyond.
The P1 Evolution is a 2-way standmount loudspeaker featuring a 180mm aluminium mid-bass driver and 27mm Sonolex coated fabric tweeter.
The 180mm mid-bass drivers were built specially for the Evolution project by SEAS of Norway and feature a large magnet for outstanding transient response and a stiff but lightweight aluminium diaphragm.
The copper clad aluminium voice coils, long throw suspension and low loss rubber surrounds allow the drivers to displace large volumes of air with very low distortion.
The 25mm thick floating baffle is mounted to the chassis via a flexible gasket which prevents much of the vibrational force generated by the drive units from transferring directly to the cabinet walls.
By acoustically isolating the drive units from the cabinet, colouration is significantly reduced and an incredible depth of detail and separation is revealed.
The combination of a cabinet structure built from plywood rather than the more common MDF and a clever floating front baffle arrangement set the P-series apart from other loudspeakers in their price range.
Plywood is stronger and has better internal damping than MDF. Along with our unique AEROFLEX technology this allows the P1 to produce a smoothly controlled and extended bass performance.
The P1 Evolution uses an optimised AEROFLEX bass loaded design built directly into the cabinet structure in order to brace and strengthen the cabinet walls. By drastically lowering port velocities the driver is properly supported throughout its stroke providing effortlessly detailed and dynamic bass.
The 27mm tweeter features an incredibly lightweight Sonolex coated diaphragm capable of producing an exceptionally lifelike sound that is also smooth and easy to listen to for extended periods. A tuned rear chamber and high power handling allows a low crossover point in order to blend seamlessly with output from the mid-bass unit.
• 180mm aluminium midbass with large magnet, low loss rubber surround and copper clad voice coil
• Plywood cabinet construction with AEROFLEX port system
• 25mm thick isolated floating front baffle
• Optimised crossover using Mundorf components
• 27mm fabric tweeter with a lightweight Sonolex coated diaphragm
• Frequency response - 45hz to 30khz
• Sensitivity - 86dB (2.83v)
• Recommended power - 50 to 100 watts
• Impedance - 8 ohms
• Dimensions - 349mm H x 192mm W x 310mm D* (plus 20mm binding posts)
• Weight - 9kg