Not willing to rest on our laurels, we decided to see if we could further improve value in the Swans Diva speaker
models. We did. However, before sitting down to determine any
make-overs, we talked with some very important people indeed, our
end-users. We especially targeted the women involved and we listened, and learned that we could improve the design lines of this already sleek model range as well as their sonic performance, while becoming even more attractive those homemakers determined to make all parties happy in real-world living environments.
We rolled up our sleeves and got out the sharp pencils to demonstrate
what was possible for the eye as well as the ear, for relatively little
financial investment. We worked long to bring to market a sonic
masterpiece at an unbeatable value. For the financial investment, we
know of no speaker series to come close to matching the value we offer
here. Audition them yourself with your own film or musical material and
we think you will wholeheartedly agree with us.
Be they in high-quality hi-fi or home cinema applications, Swans Divas convince in every aspect.
The Divas play quite effortlessly, pleasant, neutral and honest,
for hours on end ...
The hallmark for Diva sonic design was to produce an item with no contrived sonic signature whatsoever. This may come to some as strange-sounding but it is very easy, there are many avenues available, to manipulate the performance of a loudspeaker. The treble is by design and positioning quite easy to listen to with very wide sound stage-producing capacity. The midrange convinces with absolute neutrality and is practically distortion-free. Through the double bass reflex system the lower octaves come across as very powerful and dynamic. Even the entry-level model Diva 4.2 are suitable for bombastic musical high-level peaks and serious home theater system drama. Regardless of the type of music or soundtrack, Divas create sophisticated non-fatiquing entertainment for hours on end.
For acoustic reasons, the 28mm high-definition doped silk-dome tweeter is placed in an acoustically improved enclosure on top and somewhat back of the front baffle. This guarantees a very large dispersion with minimal reflections as well as a phase-integrity with fewer parts in the crossover to compensate. The neodymium magnet driven tweeter operates in an effectively dampened yet magnifying enclosure for optimum output and maximal diffusion. The massive MDF housing, additionally reinforced by internal struts, effectively suppresses cabinet resonance and standing waves. The YT low-midrange speaker produces sound with minimal distortion and is placed in a separate chamber to enable almost flawless voice presentation. In the lower frequency range are two parallel YT-bass chassis operating in bass reflex with oversize magnets and high power-handling moving coils. The bass reflex opening is placed in front to allow a positioning nearer walls. A high-quality 4th order filter crossover provides for a phase-exact allocation of frequencies. Premium terminals as well as adjustable spikes are included.
The Divas present themselves in a very noble dress ... With the housing surface being polished to a high finish followed by a black piano lacquer top plate and complimented by an aesthetic form, even demanding design critics and technique-antagonists alike find them attractive 'sonic furniture.'
Swans Diva 4.2 technology, specifications and cabinet options: