The Phantom HD on-wall speaker provides a multipolar radiation pattern for the ultimate in spatial envelopment. The front firing 8” Silver/Graphite midbass and the 1”dual pole AMT folded ribbon are precisely angled for optimal coverage of the listening area, while the bipolar 5.25” drivers fill the off-axis response. On-wall mounting is easily accomplished with the included french cleat brackets, locking the speaker.
Designer Notes from Bill Dudleston on the Phantom:
"The Phantom is a very carefully conceived speaker with more technology than meets the eye... I'll explain.
Anytime you place a loudspeaker element near a boundary it is always accompanied by a reinforcement rise, then followed by a dip. The frequency of the dip is a function of the distance from the boundary. When I built the Phantom, I carefully positioned the 5.25" drivers very close to the wall to fill in the response -just where the 8" driver is subject to a dip in the frequency response.
This arrangement also enhances dispersion and prevents near field hot spots. Phantom is a diffuse field radiator that uses the wall to its advantage, yet provides great direct field clarity. The slopes in the baffles are key to the performance. They work great as side, rear, and height channels and can even be used as overhead channels on a sloped ceiling.
Consistent with the new Atmos (Dolby) standards, Phantom avoids the phasey dipole effect of the early days of home theater."
On-wall mounting is easily accomplished via the included sold aluminum French cleat brackets.
The role of the surround speaker is to create a convincing, continuous envelopment for each listener, without introducing distractions such as bright spots, dead zones, or timbre imbalance. You can be assured that each of these speakers is of premium quality and is carefully voiced to integrate within the Legacy line.
Application: Ultimate ambient dispersive on-wall side or rear surround
System Type: 4 driver, 3 way
Mounting: Wall plate included
Tweeter: 1" dual pole AMT folded ribbon
Midrange: Dual 5.25" Silver Graphite, cast frame
Midwoofer: 8" Silver Graphite woven diaphragm, cast basket, phase compensation plug
Low Frequency Alignment: Sealed, boundary compensated, M-S Array
Inputs: 1 pair binding post, recessed cup
Recommended Amplification: 25-200 Watts
Freq Response (Hz, +/-3dB): 50-25k
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Sensitivity: 93 dB (2.83V @ 1m)
Crossover Frequency (Hz): 200, 3k
Dimensions (HxWxD, inches): 19.375 x 21.25 x 9.875
Weight: 35 lbs each
Shipping Dimensions: 27.625" x 23.5" x 26" per pair
Shipping Weight: 139 lbs per pair