Castle Knight 3 & Arcam A19


Castle Knight 3

The Knight 3 is the smallest of three floorstanding speakers in the Knight series. In most loudspeaker designs, room modes are easily excited by forward or rear-firing reflex ports, which can cause resonance and a resulting 'boom' at particular bass frequencies. This is one of the main reasons we have not recommended inexpensive floorstanding speakers in the past. They simply don't sound very good. The Knight 3 is different. Unique at this price point, the Knight uses a transmission line bass port which comes out evenly in 360 degrees at the bass of the speaker. This provides a much more even bass output than a single port. As a result, bass frequencies are very natural and don't overstep the beautiful midrange and treble of this speaker. A stunning inexpensive floorstander.

Arcam A19

The amplifier's design and performance have been refined and tuned to an exquisite degree. This focus on sound quality has led to an intellegent power supply design that also enables the amplifier to offer a flexible upgrade path. The power section of the A19 is design to be able to supply two of Arcam's class-leading r-Series products in addition to its main duties. This allows the A19 to become a digital hub for a whole range of digital connection upgrades that includes both wireless Bluetooth® devices and USB sources.

 


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