The CLASSIC 30 is the flagship model of our newest AUDIO PHYSIC CLASSIC loudspeaker line and is not only the largest, but also the most innovative model in this family. Users of our CLASSIC 30 loudspeaker can make the most of both basic AUDIO PHYSIC technologies from our top-line models and new groundbreaking innovations such as its bass unit, which is integrated into the loudspeaker cabinet and therefore cannot be seen from the outside. These new features enable the CLASSIC 30 to achieve new previously unattainable benchmarks that even put it in a category outside of its price range.
The development of loudspeaker drivers has made continuous progress over the past few decades and as a result, this technology is now achieving performance values that seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. As can be expected, AUDIO PHYSIC also works intensively on developing its moving systems and their mechanical construction, which has in turn led to a clear and extremely positive result: the modern AUDIO PHYSIC HHC drivers.
The drivers used in the CLASSIC 30 also benefit from the experience gained from these developments. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the cleaner a driver functions in its respective frequency ranges, the more other factors that influence the sound produced are able to come to the forefront.
It is still often the case that users and listeners underestimate the acoustic influence that a loudspeaker cabinet has on the sound produced. Driver movements not only displace the air in front of the diaphragms, but also the air behind them. The forces created by this movement can cause a cabinet to produce natural vibrations, meaning that parts of the loudspeaker body itself are transformed into an unwanted source of sound. Nipping this problem in the bud was and, indeed, still is the aim of our developers and has already led to the development of an elaborate and extremely stiff cabinet.
When working on our CLASSIC line, our engineers were able to use a novel cabinet construction to successfully transfer these sound-related abilities in terms of precision and neutrality to more moderate price ranges for the first time.
The walls of our CLASSIC loudspeakers are constructed from three layers with extremely different resonant behaviour characteristics. This combination of layers results in an extremely rigid cabinet that is virtually immune to self-resonances, especially in the glass design. The CLASSIC 30’s comparatively large cabinet enables it to benefit from this innovative construction to a particularly large extent. On top of this, the developers of the CLASSIC 30 have also succeeded in incorporating the push-push technology favoured by AUDIO PHYSIC in its loudspeaker woofers into this price range for the first time ever. The AUDIO PHYSIC push-push technology involves integrating a bass unit woofers release into the cabinet virtually cancel each other out.
The front-facing drivers of the CLASSIC 30 are mounted flush with an ‘open’ solid front panel. Users can choose to simply replace this ‘open’ panel with a panel sporting a fabric covering to suit their own personal tastes. Both panel designs are supplied with the loudspeaker.