A collection of older models we offered in the past.
None of these models are available for purchase, they simply offer a look at past models, which came in a wide variety of sizes and designs.
The Paradox line was our first series of DIY kits, using a Focal tweeter and an early version of the M165 woofer.
This kit came in 3 versions, the Paradox 1 bookshelf, Paradox 1+ monitors, an the Paradox 3 towers.
The AV series was our first offering using all custom drivers including the smaller 5.25″ M130 Woofer. This series started with the A/V1, AV3 towers and AV3S center, later followed up with the A/VO and AV4 towers. the latter of whuch included a 12″ powered subwoofer and passive radiator built into the side of each tower.
Some of these models have been moved to the X-series under the “Bravo” name using the T26 tweeter.
When the X-Series was first developed for AV123, they used a very tweeter to the later “Encore” versions. It offered a clean response, but lacked the lower end extension of the newer T-26 tweeter. When the switch to the new “Encore” tweeter was made, the models with the original tweeter were then dubbed the “Classic” models.
A joint venture between GR-Research and CSS Audio, the Lucidity series was offered in tow Models, the Criterion and the Diluceo.
They used the The CSS ARG2 ribbon tweeter paired with the Eton 5-880/25 HEX-b woofers.
They were offered as both kits and completed speakers using high-quality components, namely Alpha-core foil inductors, Sonicaps and Mills resistors, designed to be cost no-object mini-monitors.
Looking for a step up in clarity and performance, the N-series kits offered a lot of the same models as the A/V series, exchanging the soft-dome tweeter for a BG Neo 3 PDRW tweeter which offered better detail and clarity.
The N-1X is currently used in the shop on a daily basis for music.
Support for this series ended when the tweeters in this model became unavailable.
The OB (Open Baffle) series grew from an exploration into open baffle speaker designs, offering a much more open, spacious and natural soundstage than traditional speaker designs. Like the N-series they also use the Neo 3 PDRW tweeter with the M130 woofers.
This was a hybrid design using sealed tweeters and lower woofers offering the midrange in an open panel above the main chassis.
The last model in the series was the OB-7 Plus, which included a powered subwoofer on the bottom.
The OB-5 is the direct predecessor to the larger X-Statik.
LGK 1.0 Series
The original LGK series started with the mini monitor, focused around a custom 3″ wide-band driver. Later, the Skinny 6 towers & Flat 5 designed as narrow home theater speakers, ideal where space is at a premium.
Last was the “Wedgie” a stand mount open-baffle mini monitor using four LGK drivers around a Neo3 in a waveguide. When paired with dual open-baffle subs they are tough combo to beat.
The Serenity series was a line of speakers originally designed for Serenity Acoustics.
They featured the BG Neo3 & Neo10 planar magnetic drivers, providing unparalleled speed and clarity with high efficiency, and open-baffle servo subwoofers taking control from 200Hz to 20Hz. Unfortunately, when BG sold to Kristie Digital, they also stopped producing drivers for the OEM and retail markets, making these models quite rare finds.
The last model was the “Super Mini”, a 2-way planar mini-monitor designed to set atop three 8″ servo subs.
Line Source series
The journey into line source speakers started with the LS-Alpha in the early 2000s, which was followed up by the LS6 & LS9 designed for AV-123. And an open-baffle version of the LS9 was also later developed for Mockingbird Audio.
A handful of speakers were custom designed for Carnegie Acoustic largely based on the A/V and N-series kits offering piano finishes to be sold at retail stores.
By the time they were made available, the market was already drastically changing, where shops were no longer stocked speakers in-house, just showed them off on consignment, and to be shipped and delivered directly from the manufacturer.
They ended up being sold direct to the consumer with massive discounts.
The Venue-series of high-effeciency, open-baffle speakers were developed around P-Audio coaxial drivers. It started with the V-1, which used a 12″ coaxial, and a pair of 12″ servo subwoofers.
The V-2 followed up as a smaller, passive & budget-friendly version using an 8″ coax up top & a pair of 12″ Eminence Acoustinator woofers.
Last was the Super-V which was an custom version of the V-1, using a 2.5″ open-back compression some tweeter.
Created as a loss-leader, the Desktop Mini was an entry level DIY speaker for those who want to get started. Offered at a starting price of $199, it was created using a 5″ Aluminum woofer & a 3/4 inch tweeter.
The kit included the option of a flatpack, assembled or finished cabinet.
Due to the number of tweeters available, we never expanded this series, and the remaining units are kept as spares.
The woofer would go on to be used in the LGK2.1 and later 2.2 and 2.4 models.