New materials and new techniques gave us the wings to further approach reality as the absolute reference in the Kharma Exquisite Collection. The far-reaching attention to detail makes this speaker range a class of its own. This is especially stressed by the Diamond cones of the tweeters, which is one of so many high-lights that are standard in the Kharma Exquisite Collection. The systems are developed, assembled and tested in the Netherlands, with the utmost care, by a team of highly dedicated and committed specialists.
The Exquisite Grand, part of the Flagship series of the Exquisite Collection, materializes the absolute end of the high-end in audio, with only reality as a real competitor. The unique capacity of the Exquisite Grand is to portray musical recordings in there realistic size. Not everything is made big as so many other big loudspeakers do, but acoustic sizes really match: a small and fragile piano note will sound like the original and will give the same feeling of that special moment, but so will a big orchestra sound as impressive as during the concert performance. All of that with utmost ease at every playing level.
The Exquisite Grand is currently the most sophisticated dynamic loudspeaker system in the world. It is a virtual point-source system, where the centre Diamond tweeters project the image very precise with incredible stage depth, height and width.
The human hearing perceives the whole sound-field from the Exquisite Grand as if being emanated from a single point that contributes to a very natural soundstage, sometimes small when recording space was small, sometimes very large when the recording was like that.
The Exquisite Grand comes with the Signature treatment of Kharma, which is mainly implemented to improve the structure born vibration properties of the driver chassis and to enhance the magnetical field handling as well as proprietary techniques. This 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 Grand. Therefore the quality of the drivers is crucial for creating an ultra-high-end sound.
Without a doubt the quality is guaranteed by using three Diamond tweeters as a standard in the Exquisite Grand. These high-frequency drivers are true technological wonders. The tweeters have 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 x 20-mm Diamond concave tweeter
High / Mid frequencies: 2 x 30-mm Diamond concave tweeter
Mid frequencies: 2 x 7-inch Omega 7 driver
Low frequencies: 2 x 12-inch Nomex-Kevlar driver
The technical specifications expose the uncompromised design of the Exquisite Grand. This is especially stressed by the wide frequency spectrum the loudspeaker can produce. In this way this loudspeaker has only reality as a real competitor.
System: 4-way, point source symmetrical system
RMS Power: 500 Watt
Program power: 1000 Watt
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 100 kHz
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohm
Efficiency 2,83V / 1m: 92 dB
Maximum SPL: 118 dB
The physical dimensions of the Exquisite Grand are as impressive as the musical performance this loudspeaker has to offer. With these dimensions the Exquisite Grand has the unique capacity to portray musical recordings in their realistic size in large rooms.
Width: 515 mm / 20.3 inch
Height: 2021 mm / 79.6 inch
Depth: 785 mm / 30.9 inch (+/- 10mm)
Width: 425 mm / 16.7 inch
Height: 1916 mm / 75.4 inch
Depth: 640 mm / 25.2 inch (+/- 10mm)
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.