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Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:41:03 PM »
PASSION.....

If you Buy a Franco Serblin Loudspeaker, you Buy a Piece of the Genius Man himself.

The Love and Care going into every set of Loudspeakers leaving this Boutique Factory is testimony to that...

Italian Hospitality at it's Best....

Thank You, my friend,  Massimiliano for an Unforgettable Day...


































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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 09:45:52 PM »
Ben, great stuff! I've never heard one in the flesh but certainly looks like I could get used to them.


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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 09:55:01 PM »
Ben, great stuff! I've never heard one in the flesh but certainly looks like I could get used to them.


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Thanx Eric

Standing next to the Original Snail Project(Early 80ís), left me with quite a bit of Nostalgia....

This is were it all started for Franco.....Sonus Faber weíre born and the rest is History.

The KtÍma is the fulfillment of that Dream for the late Franco, and His Legacy lives on through Massimiliano
 
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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 10:20:49 PM »
Sonus Faber I have certainly heard, and have the pleasure of owning a pair of SF Concertos. Didn't realise these were designed by the genius, for genius he certainly is!


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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 11:56:40 AM »
Lovely looking speakers. Would love to hear a set.



Is he using real wood?
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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »
Lovely looking speakers. Would love to hear a set.



Is he using real wood?

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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 11:34:34 PM »
Donr...  :drool:   :notworthy:
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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 02:47:11 AM »
Damn Ben you must have the best job ever and thanks for sharing  :thumbs:
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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 09:45:35 AM »
Awesome Ben, can you tell us more about this interesting creation?

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Re: Franco Serblin Factory Visit
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 07:19:22 PM »
Awesome Ben, can you tell us more about this interesting creation?



Wally, the Snail Project was the 1st design from Franco, and if my Memory serves me well, only 10 units were ever Build.

His passion for Musical instruments and Real wood became his foundation in all his designs.

To capture the Real performance and place it in front of the listener became his lifelong quest



This idea started with the Snail and only came to itís full potential with the KtÍma Loudspeakers.




Geometry: 4 ways 5 units. The two low frequency radiators are compression - loaded and room - interfaced at the lower part of the rear of the enclosure. Above the "fusion" frequency the mid - high cardioids radiators reproduce the significant part of the spectrum, at the top section of the front of the cabinet.
The cabinet: is a rigid, triple arch - shaped, structure. The two lateral front cheeks are concave, while the woofer compressor is convex.
The tweeter: is a well - established and time proven 28 mm soft - dome unit, created by Ragnar Lian, one of the greatest Danish masters of transducer design.
The midrange: array consists of two 4" units in a step - compensated, baffle, in a cardioids acoustic - resistance configuration, for the most accurate reproduction of the musical perspective. - The woofers: are two 9" metal cone, piston performance optimized units, in a compression - controlled and room - interfaced configuration.
The crossover: is a mutational variable slope, coherent spatial radiation design.


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