The model line-up now comprises the R25A Anniversary, Avatar R4, IBX-R4, IBX-RW4 and OBX-RW4. Changes are predominantly, but not exclusively, to the crossover circuitry & components, and are a logical development of the work done on the R25A model, which effectively ‘opened a door’ and subsequently embodied a new approach to our crossover design.
In brief, the IBX-R4 uses different capacitor technology throughout, and all apart from two of the capacitors in the R4 series (that is to say the remaining nine capacitors in the filter circuit) are new Living Voice proprietary designs.
The IBX-RW4 and OBX-RW4 also adopt this capacitor technology, whilst the crossover point has been lowered slightly to marginally increase the level through the broad mid-range. This improves the tonal and energy balance across the full bandwidth.
There is an improved time coherence, making for a more naturally urgent and compelling story-telling ability. Depth of field is increased, and quietness of background lowered, improving tonal colours and sense of musical context. There is a slight increase in both overall scale and dynamic range and finally, a subjective and objective increase in sensitivity, without sacrificing any of the bandwidth.