The M808 Home Audio Speaker takes us in a new direction of modern acoustic engineering and design. Right away you’ll notice that these speakers look different but give them a real good look and you’ll discover the famous Swans speaker build quality. Connect them to a reference quality preamp/power amplifier or high-end receiver and you’ll soon discover that they sound different too.
The front baffle is sculptured to reduce edge diffraction enhancing imaging while providing a dramatic look to the design. Crystal clear high-frequency response is delivered by a metal dome tweeter implemented the right way – yes a metal dome tweeter chosen for its fast system response and smooth performance as much as its open sound quality. Perfectly matched with a 6.5-inch mid-bass driver the high frequency and midrange response is honest, natural and very musical.
Two 8-inch woofers were chosen to match up with the tweeter and midrange drivers producing an abundance of low bass energy. The woofers are loaded into a transmission line enclosure that’s been built from heavy-duty MDF and is well braced to reduce cabinet vibration interference. This system will reproduce ultralow, 35Hz bass frequencies effortlessly.
Of course that famous fit and finish that Swans is known for can be found in the rich wood veneer sides and high quality construction. The enclosure is canted slightly back to direct sound to multiple sitting heights. This system can handle very high amounts of power (up to 300 watts) for the sort of dynamic system response needed for all genres of contemporary recordings while still maintaining a linear, open system response.