Compression drivers can generate more energy than dome tweeters and are considered the signature of classic horn speakers. Classical 8M features a computer-calculated circular wooden horn with a 44mm diaphragm titanium compression driver. When listening from a distance, one can still experience full and rich sound presented by Classical 8M.
The 8-inch woofer is made of rigid and lightweight carbon fiber, and the high-quality crossover network components set the crossover frequency at a low 1200Hz. Classical 8M can deliver a huge sense of scale, much larger than competitors' sound stage. The sound is open and warm with a lively presentation. Classical 8M can easily generate a room-filling sound when pairing with small amps, thanks to the high-efficiency design. High power amps can also drive it to obtain more authoritative sound.
With Classical 8M, LALS offers the same strong dynamics on large speakers in a smaller package. The sound dispersion and directivity are designed with precise calculation, and ideal frequency response is achieved. Classical 8M is well made, solidly engineered, and sounds good when pairing with the right equipment.
Horn speakers are highly efficient. This allows them to achieve lifelike and highly realistic sound effortlessly. In the meantime, the high energy output from the horns can sometimes lead to shouty and harsh sounds in some spaces like concrete houses that have room modes emphasizing high frequencies. To better tame the treble under these circumstances, LALS has put the treble attenuators at the back of Classical 8EX. This way, one can easily adjust for optimal performances simply by turning the knob.
The nice wooden enclosure of Classical 8M ishandmade in Taiwan with the highest standard. Russian birch plywood that is stronger and denser than ordinaryMedium-density fiberboard (MDF) is used to gain lower resonances for better acoustic performance. The high-quality wooden veneer finishing of Classical 8M makes it aesthetically appealing and is suitable for various spaces.