The Elegance collection is succeeding the very successful Ceramique line of high-end loudspeakers from Kharma. The Ceramique loudspeaker line was introduced in 1998 and the use of Ceramique-based drivers was the reason for naming this series like we did.
During the past years Kharma has been researching new technologies as how to improve and set a new standard again to the high-end audio world. We are very proud now to offer the very latest high-tech technologies again in the new Elegance series. The shape of the cabinets has been unchanged because the shape is fully functional to the way the sound develops from the loudspeakers. But the beauty of the design has been improved upon, by redesigning the stand and bottom, the redesign of the front cover and many other small design details.
Besides all drivers of the Elegance dB9 are significantly improved. The tweeter is now made of pure beryllium, which is the next best material to diamond. Furthermore the speaker is equipped with a 7-inch Kharma Composite Driver (KCD), which is based on a new cone technology especially developed by Kharma. The double 9 inch aluminium woofer equipment of this new Elegance speaker explains the appropriate name, Elegance dB9.
One of the many redesigned parts of the Elegance is the grill of the dB9. This new improved grill is made detachable by embedded magnets to really have the freedom to adapt the Elegance dB9 to your own style. With grill the Elegance gives an elegant and luxury feeling, where the dB9 without grill shows the beauty of the new composite drivers without actual showing that a grill could be attached. Therefore the Elegance dB9 can easily blend in both contemporary as well as modern interiors.
Moreover the Elegance dB9 has the new special feature of trimmable luxury rings around the drivers, which hide the mechanical screws of the driver. The unique feature is that the rings are made magnetic and so can easily be interchanged with other versions of the trimmable rings.
New connectors have especially been designed for the new Elegance series, which is done for user convenience and for high pressure quality contact. As a result the Kharma Binding Post system for the Elegance (KBPS-EL) can easily give great contact pressure applied by just the twist of a hand.
The mid range of this speaker is formed by the 7-inch Kharma Composite driver which is equipped with a new cone technology developed by Kharma. It consists of ultra-high-tech rocket science/formula 1 based fibres created into a setting with optimised behaviour for the purpose. Finite element analysis with advanced computer systems have leaded to optimised cone-shapes with a near perfect behaviour for a 7-inch driver.
The effect of this innovation combined with the new development of a pure Beryllium tweeter is very clearly audible in even a short listening session. Ultra high resolution in the midrange depicting many layers and sound colours like in excellent wines, where the complexity of the whole history of making the wine, can be tasted in a moment. It is like the music is coming from an inner space with an infinite number of layering. No mp3 allowed please, give full credit to these wonders
High frequencies: 1 x 1-inch True Beryllium tweeter
Mid frequencies: 1 x 7-inch Kharma Composite Driver (KCD)
Low frequencies: 2 x 9-inch Aluminium woofer
All new innovations and ideas have resulted in the technical specifications as given below. However, these specifications are still subject to changes, but will give a good indication till further notice.
RMS Power: 250 Watt
Program power: 500 Watt
Frequency range: 26 Hz – 30 kHz
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohm
Efficiency 2,83V / 1m: 89 dB
Maximum SPL: 113 dB
The dimensions of the Elegance dB9 is in line with the performance it can deliver. The impressive detailed bass of the dB9 is exactly what you expect from a speaker of this size. This combined with the elegant design causes the dB9 to easily blend in your living room.
Width: 410 mm / 16.14 inch
Height: 1041 mm / 40.98 inch
Depth: 606 mm / 23.86 inch
Width: 317 mm / 12.48 inch
Height: 981 mm / 38.62 inch
A Kharma product must not only have an unbelievable refined sound, which meets the needs of a true music lover, but also must have an astonishing finish to compete with the musicality of the system. As known by Kharma, every customer can have a taste of its own. Therefore Kharma developed two programs to be able to fulfil all levels of customization.
Primary Stock Program
This program has been targeted as to create the shortest possible delivery time for the official Kharma products. This program is therefore based on the most popular Kharma finishes, which have proven their looks in the past by many successful sales. In this way we can deliver both the high refined sound as the astonishing finish that can be expected from Kharma.
Kharma Optionary Program
The visual tuning in the Optionary Program will give the customer the opportunity to choose between special selected Kharma colours. These colours have a higher level of customization and therefore the delivery time will be slightly longer than a Stock Program colour.