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Feb 20 2015

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Blanco Nu – An Ingenious Concept

A small Dutch loudspeaker manufacture:

Blanco Nu Luidsprekers.

http://www.blanko.nu

Front & Front Wide

They came up with a KILLER configuration, with an ingenious concept:
A high voltage amplifier output, driving a high voltage membrane … cuttng down the schizophrenic sequence of stepping *DOWN* with the signal … only to step it *UP* again within the electrostatic loudspeaker.

Back & Side

By eliminating a whole level of absurdity, they are on the ultimate shortcut road to perfection, in pursuit of a detailed, rich and pure sound, conveyed almost directly from the high voltage tube circuits to the high voltage driver membrane of the speaker.

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The signal path is shortened to a minimum length.

Less is MORE, in this case.  MORE of the original, undistorted signal, reaching the ultimate driver, the membrane, a full range membrane, at that.

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A single driver.  With no extra bass booster gimmicks.

A piece of Art.

Read about it, at best in “their” own words …

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“… A unique loudspeaker system – both in design as in performance  (…)

A system combined of a fullrange electrostatic loudspeaker and a specially designed tube amplifier. An electrostatic loudspeaker with a phenomenal bass performance. Vocals and voices are lifelike; every breath every emotion, instruments and sounds everything is a flawless reproduction.

Living room

A system where you can’t miss a detail. An uncompromising system that displays every detail and all dynamics from high to very low.

Blanko speaker is not only a genuine sounding speaker, but also a beautiful artistic object in the living room.

Price Excl

The only thing you need is an audio source, CD player or audio streamer with volume control.

• Height:  202 cm
• Depth:  55 cm
• Width:  43 cm
• Weight:  52 Kg/pcs.

Blanko.nu is a small Dutch company where the most fantastic things are built on a small scale.  A series of speakers of which only 4 pairs are built per year.

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Ultimate listening experience is the first thing the speakers of Blanko are about. No use of electronic tools to affect the signal. No filters, no tone control, no loudspeaker cabinet and even no volume control.

The only thing you need is an audio source, CD player or audio streamer with volume control. The Blanko speaker is not only a genuine sounding speaker, but also a beautiful artistic object in the living room. Because the speakers are completely handmade every couple is unique. Advantage is that small changes or improvements can be implemented directly.

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The combination of proven tube technology, the specially designed step-up transformer and the sublime sound of a fullrange electrostatic loudspeaker make it all to a timeless, contemporary design. (…) listening to this speaker a true experience. (…)

The design is not chosen for {zjj: optimized manufacture, as per ..} the easiest way, so every couple of speakers is built in a mirror image {configuration} and the construction time takes about 3 months to complete.

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Each component is built completely by hand with a lot of care an eye for proportion and detail. Special casted aluminum housing for the tubes and their signaling pathway, inspired by the iconic Jazz microphone from the 1950 ‘s are completely hand crafted, casted, finished and polished, piece by piece.

The specially designed step-up transformer of no less than 6 Kg is completely house made and is an extremely important part of the amplifier.

In normal combinations { , configurations } with electrostatic loudspeaker and tube amp,  {at least} 2 transformers are used. By combining this system { into a single package } only one single transformer is used, which makes that { , or results in that } the signal path is practically halved { SHORTENED !!!},  resulting in an extremely natural sound, { where } no detail is lost.

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Vocals and voices, are lifelike: every breath, every emotion, instruments and sounds – everything is a flawless reproduction. An uncompromising system that displays every detail, all dynamics from high to very low.

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The only thing you need is an audio source, CD player or audio streamer with volume control.

Of course you can come and listen to the speakers, this can be any working day after 5 p.m. or at weekends, both daytime and evening hours.

Size & Weight

The speakers are located in a spacious neutral listening room where only the installed speakers are located for an as honest as possible soundstage.

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Would you like to come and listen?

Of course you can bring your own CDs and listen in all peace to your own music without time pressure.

Call for an listening appointment: + 31614140960 or use the contact form on the website.

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