Creating a Kharma Exquisite loudspeaker is a very long process. Looking for the perfect shape, materials and sound… that sense of graceful elegance you would expect from a handcrafted loudspeaker. The far-reaching attention to detail makes this speaker range a class of its own. This even more becomes clear by the Diamond tweeter which is standard in the Exquisite Collection. This all is the result of our unique reputation and style, which is realized by a team of highly dedicated, committed specialists.
Especially the Exquisite Classique, the prime model of the Exquisite Collection, shows the true dedication of Kharma. For many years the Exquisite Classique has been Kharma’s flagship, and the reference speaker for many audiophiles. Until the development of the Exquisite Grand it has been the ultra-high-end product of Kharma. The Exquisite Classique recently had an upgrade in name, from Exquisite Reference to Exquisite Classique, because for sure this speaker can be stated as the Classique model of the Exquisite Collection.
The cabinet of the Exquisite Classique is a piece of art in every way, from the use of perfect materials to construction and finish, all are exceptional. The cabinet is built up using vertically layered panels with carefully computed irregularity shaped cut-outs, which minimizes air born resonance. This minimization of air born resonance inside the cabinet is important, because the cabinet should absolutely have no contribution to the sound field itself.
The combination of high pressure laminate panels, the irregular shaped cut-ours and the de-coupling substance between panels to prevent structure-born energy travelling from one panel to another guarantees a resonance-dead cabinet. The Exquisite Classique has as result a patented cabinet which doesn’t contribute to the sound field itself. Simply every form and every detail on the Exquisite Classique has a purpose in the mechanism to create an absolute sound.
Moreover this loudspeaker comes standard with the Signature treatment of Kharma. The significant improvement as a result of the Signature treatment is realised by using the Silver/Gold Signature version of the Kharma Binding Post System, refining the internal cabling by proprietary Kharma processes and modifying the drivers for better performance.
The drivers can be seen as the engine of the loudspeaker, which must create the musicality that may be expected from the uncompromised design of the Exquisite Classique. Therefore the quality of the drivers is crucial for creating an ultra high-end sound.
Without a doubt the quality of the driver is guaranteed by using a Diamond tweeter as a standard in the Exquisite Collection. This high-frequency driver is a true technological wonder. The tweeter has a diamond cone which have been realised by the so called CVD process. With this process incredible stiffness is reached with a minimum of thickness of only 50 µm. Notice a human hair is in the range of 17 to 180 µm. The cone is the most essential part of the tweeter and because this cone is made of Diamond the tweeter is capable to create impressively pure high frequencies.
High frequencies: 1-inch Diamond concave tweeter
Mid frequencies: 7-inch Omega 7 driver
Low frequencies: 12-inch Nomex-Kevlar driver
The prime model of the Exquisite Collection has impressive performance for many years now, but still upgrades are done to improve the Exquisite Classique. In this way the Exquisite Classique has only reality as competitor.
RMS Power: 250 Watt
Program power: 500 Watt
Frequency range: 22 Hz – 90 kHz
Nominal Impedence: 4 Ohm
Efficience 2,83V / 1m: 90 dB
Maximum SPL: 113 dB
The cabinet of the Exquisite Classique is a piece of art and in combination with the SDSS stand, which terminates the mechanical residual vibrations of the cabinet, has the following dimensions:
Width: 565 mm / 22.24 inch (+/- 10mm)
Height: 1270 mm / 50.00 inch
Depth: 849 mm / 33.43 inch
Width: 391 mm / 15.39 inch (+/- 10mm)
Height: 1208 mm / 47.56 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 three programs to be able to fulfil all levels of customization: the Primary Stock Program, the Kharma Optionary Program and the Kharma Privileges Program.
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.