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CarderSound
Product Catalog 2008


Why CarderSound?
A little about the company

Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears.
The Merchant of Venice, V, 1.

CarderSound, founded by Jeff Carder in 2007, is perhaps remarkable for the things it does not offer.

It does not offer loudspeakers using the high-technology cone material flavor of the month. It does not offer a myriad of different model ranges. It does not offer a fashionable, hyper-compact hideaway Home Theatre package that could fit into a moderately sized handbag. It does not offer loudspeakers featuring 'new, exclusive, and radical technology.'

CarderSound does, and never will, do any of these things. What then is left for CarderSound to offer to the music lover?

Dedication.

CarderSound love music. Music matters. In our age of increasing stresses, the importance of the musical expression is as great as it ever has been, if not more so. It is our love and passion for the art that drives us, and inspired our loudspeakers.

Craftsmanship.

Not a crumb of MDF, particleboard or plastic are found in CarderSound cabinets, which are crafted on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, entirely from natural solid woods and maple wood-plys, from environmentally sustainable sources. These materials were carefully selected for providing exactly the right combinations of stiffness and density required by our cabinets. All panels are CNC machined to exacting tolerances before being hand assembled, using time-honored techniques of precisian-joinery, and finished by artisans with three coats of natural clear lacquer. Construction and finish are to the standard of fine furniture.

Design.

CarderSound loudspeaker systems are designed in the United Kingdom, using traditional principles established by some of the greatest names in audio -Keele, Leach, Olson, Rayleigh, Voigt, and Webster, in conjunction with the latest in computer modeling software. This combination has allowed us to refine and tailor our speaker systems to meet their respective goals with a startling degree of precision.

Why full-range drivers? Simplicity, and elegance. No crossover, with all their attendant problems, in the all important midrange. Rapid response to musical transients due to the very powerful motor & low inductance of the drivers we employ. Highly precise imaging and 'see-though' clarity are the traits a listener will notice first. The pair-matched drivers used in CarderSound loudspeaker systems are the highly developed Planet10 range of custom 4 1/2in, 6 1/2in and 8in units from Canada, featuring hand-painted EnABL surface-wave diffraction blocks.

Why horns? Efficiency. A horn allows a far better impedance match of driver diaphragm to the air than any other form of loudspeaker enclosure. All CarderSound enclosures employ conical expansion. The simplest of all horn profiles, a cone expands in a linear fashion (thus possessing no flare rate), and distortion is intrinsically low. A very clean sound, devoid of the hollow colorations that plague many other designs, is the result.


Why the over-under mouth configuration employed by many of our speakers? A larger mouth area, and sense of height, depth and scale to the soundstage beyond that of a single-mouth design of equivalent footprint. The folding scheme and internal layout of all CarderSound cabinets are specifically designed to assist in filtering off unwanted midrange frequencies in the horn, thus improving imaging. It also maximizes the use of the cabinet volume: CarderSound Horns have no voids anywhere in their design, this efficient use of space bringing obvious sonic and environmental benefits.

Binding posts are SQ Products high-quality 5-way binding posts  The fully insulated design prevents the accidental shorting of speaker wires. A free-spinning metal ferrule on the tightening knob allows a secure connection without any tendency to work loose. The cabinet ends are terminated with .250" male-disconnect-style tabs.

Internal wire is propriety L.A.T. International 'Silverfuse.' We have found this wire to extract every last bit of detail while at the same time providing a very smooth presentation that is soft on the ears. We have found it to be an ideal match for our speakers. From the LAT International Web Site:

Silverfuse is a near alloy of silver and copper.our [Silverfuse] process starts with six nines OFHC copper wire with a diameter that is slightly larger than the required size. It is then pulled through a trough of molten silver. The wire with a silver deposit, is then forced through a compacting die where it is subject to tremendous pressure. The silver and the high purity copper are fused together into a near alloy. The compacting fusion also reduces the wire diameter to the desired size... The result provides for the benefits of silver; which are excellent definition and clarity, with the high purity copper benefits of warmth and mellowness.

The CarderSound Nina
Splendid Single Mouth Full Range Back Loaded Horn Speaker

Natural solid wood and ply construction
4.5" Full Range Driver
Freq Resp 40-25k
Custom UK designed cabinet
Stable 8ohm Impedance
Available in three solid wood veneers
Furniture Quality Finish with Clear Lacquer
Height 34" Depth 15" Width 6.5"
Weight 40 lbs each
List Price - $3500


 

The CarderSound TyBone v2
Petite Double Mouth Full Range Back Loaded Horn Speaker

Natural wood & ply construction
4.5" Full Range Driver
Freq Resp 38-25k
Custom UK designed cabinet
Stable 8ohm Impedance
Available in 3 solid wood veneers
Furniture Quality Finish with Clear Lacquer
Height 66.5" Depth 19" Width 6.5"
Weight 65 lbs each
List Price - $5900


 

The CarderSound Lissa v2
Intermediate Double Mouth Full Range Back Loaded Horn Speaker

Natural wood & ply construction
6.5" Full Range Drive
Freq Resp 35-25k
Custom UK designed cabinet
Stable 8ohm Impedance
Available in three solid wood veneers
Furniture Quality Finish with Clear Lacquer
Height 72" Depth 19" Width 10.5" Weight 65 lbs each
List Price - $7800


 

The CarderSound Madison v2
Flagship Double Mouth Full Range Back Loaded Horn Speaker

Natural solid wood and ply construction
8" Full Range Driver
Freq Resp 30-25k
Custom UK designed cabinet
Stable 8ohm Impedance
Available in three solid wood veneers
Furniture Quality Finish with Clear Lacquer
Height 72" Depth 18" Width 13"
Weight 105 lbs each
List Price - $9900


 

The CarderSound Morgan
Uniquely Designed Tower Sub Woofer
Coming soon

 

 

 

 
       

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