UNHEARD-OF

A loudspeaker system for reproducing classical music and jazz.

Philosophy

Looking at the cultural landscape in Germany, one should not overlook the fact that a good number of remarkable concert halls have been designed and built in recent years.

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg may be mentioned as an outstanding example. It is the city’s new landmark. The new concert hall in Bochum, with its shoe-box design, is also receiving great attention throughout Germany.

Concerts in these perfectly designed and meticulously aligned music halls give concertgoers an unparalleled and unforgettable musical experience. But what about the reproduction of music in our homes, provided by hi-fi? If we take a closer look at the all-important loudspeakers, for example, it quickly becomes clear that nearly all of them follow the principle of direct radiation. However, this prevalent approach completely ignores the radiation characteristics of musical instruments, which, it turns out, consist of about 20% direct sound and 80% room acoustics. This fundamental finding has led us to a new way of thinking and we have implemented it in the speaker designs of Dorn Acoustics.

About Me

I have been in close cooperation with the HEED AUDIO company since 2016.

  • I studied at the University of Music in Detmold, majoring in the flute.

  • Orchestral engagements

  • Ensemble Modern

  • Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (North West German Philharmonic Orchestra)

  • Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen (Württemberg Phiharmonic Orchestra)

  • Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz (South West German Philharmonic Orchestra)

  • German Bach Soloists (Helmut Winschermann)

  • Chamber Orchestra Tibor Varga

  • Chamber Orchestra Arpeggione (Austria)

  • Chamber Philharmony Bodensee-Oberschwaben

  • Town Orchestra of Westallgäu

  • Co-founder of Chamber Ensemble EnCasa

  • Engagement at the Youth Music School in Westallgäu (of which, headmaster for 10 years)

  • Sideline activities as wine consultant

A loudspeaker system for reproducing classical music and jazz. In partnership with the Jost Thöne Verlag.


ANTONIO STRADIVARI


A truly special listening experience

Attention to detail

Limited to only 100 pairs worldwide, in Piano Black and Piano White versions, with the exclusive “Antonio Stradivari” brand mark, when it comes to high-quality classical recordings these absolutely unique speakers are the fulfillment of every connoisseur’s dreams in terms of both sound and appearance.

Lean back, close your eyes and let yourself be engrossed by a listening experience full of enchantment, magic and passion.

Your impression will be that the soloist is standing right in front of you and that you can feel the musician’s every breath. You will even hear the fingers of a violin virtuoso as they fret a partita by Johann Sebastian Bach into life!

An immediate and uncannily three-dimensional sound lets you immerse yourself in the spatial and deeply emotional real-world atmosphere of a concert.

Spatial sound at its finest

After many years of work, it is now possible to offer a special, inevitably small circle of classical fans a high-quality pair of loudspeakers that rightfully deserve the name "Antonio Stradivari".

I stake my reputation based on thirty years’ expertise as a Stradivari connoisseur and put my name with pride to this unheard-of instrument of musical reproduction.

Acquire these "Antonio Stradivari" speakers and guarantee yourself an astounding listening experience!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ANTONIO STRADIVARI


  • System:

    3-Weg

  • Loading:

    TMR (Transmissionline - Reflex)

  • Frequency response (in-room measurement):

    33 Hz - 26 kHz (+/- 6 dB)

  • Impedance:

    6 Ohm nominal, 4.1 Ohm minimum bei 130 Hz

  • Efficiency:

    90 dB / 2.83 V / m

  • Recommended amplifier power:

    50 - 200 W

  • Weight (with stand):

    41 kg

  • Dimensions (W, D, H with stand):

    270 x 370 x 1170 mm

Photography: Stefan Ibele

GRAND ENIGMA


The Grand Enigma delivers an exceptionally deep and full-bodied bass response, combined with resolution, airiness and a holographic soundstage that is just astounding. It seems to transform the domestic listening space into a concert hall or jazz club: the music is fully present wherever you sit. The almost palpable physical presence, indeed a musical experience imbued with an uncanny sense of “being there”, is breathtakingly real with these speakers.

The cabinet design employs a unique solution: the TMR loading of its bass-driver: a combination of transmission line (‘TM’) and bass-reflex (‘R’), resulting in a bass response that defies the Grand Enigma’s compact physical size. The custom-made 6-inch damped polymer composite woofer and the Acuflex™ hand-coated soft-dome tweeter from Morel, both with extremely robust Hexatech™ aluminum voice coils, ensure an exceptional response capability of short peak (10ms) transients up to 1000W, free of distortion. Carefully selected high-grade crossover components, inner wiring and WBT connection terminals complete this sophisticated design.

IMPRESSIONS


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

GRAND ENIGMA


  • System:

    2-Weg

  • Loading:

    TMR (Transmissionline - Reflex)

  • Frequency response (in-room measurement):

    40 Hz - 26 kHz (+/- 6 dB)

  • Impedance:

    8 Ohm nominal, 5.4 Ohm minimum bei 180 Hz

  • Efficiency:

    88 dB / 2.83 V / m

  • Recommended amplifier power:

    50 - 120 W

  • Weight (with stand):

    21 kg

  • Dimensions (W, D, H with stand):

    220 x 280 x 820 mm

HEED AUDIO


These loudspeakers are ideally matched with the state-of-the-art electronics of HEED AUDIO.  These are timeless designs, paired with a clean, three-dimensional and tonally perfect ambient sound.

CONTACT


nolte[at]dorn-acoustics.com

These loudspeakers are available exclusively from Dorn Acoustics.
They are made by the hi-fi manufacturer HEED AUDIO.

I am delighted about your interest. Prices are available on request. I look forward to welcoming you in the Hagmühle for an extensive consultation and audition. If you live further away – that is, beyond a radius of 200 km from Amtzell

I shall be happy to come and visit you bringing along speakers and electronics to demonstrate them in your home, provided five or more interested people attend.