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Tweeter: ribon Swans RT1;
Midwoofer: 5 con kevlar Swans F5.
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the Swans M1 monitors, please be prepared for a BIG surprise!
The word is out about these, that if quality electronics are provided they are completely able to fade into the background, become thoroughly invisible. Audition the Swans M1 at your local dealer, who will likely connect them to top of the line amps, sources and speaker cables - each of which surprisingly being sometimes priced well above that of the Swans M1 speakers itself.
You will soon come to understand that the Swans M1 appear to have no limits!
Especially in combination with premium Class A- or tube-amplifiers, the 'better', the better these jewels unfold their true skills. The experience will be far from ordinary hi-fi trivia. These transducers produce...
Music: Pure - Clear - Holographic
The RT1 ribbon tweeter lets music flow into the room, incredibly detailed, fast and accurate, without ever being annoying or brash. The F5 mixed-fiber Kevlar midrange bass, with its full-range characteristics never has problems to keep the pace. Through the amazing dynamic bass output, the stage is produced and presented in an astonishing holographic way. Even at higher levels no compression effects appear at all. Acoustic errors are unknown to these luxurious small speakers. The noble genuine wood cabinet supplemented by a an unique leather-coved baffle underlines the high standards of the Swans M1. It is no surprise the M1 are the favorite child of our developer Dennis Colin.
The tweeter sounds state-of-the-art to me, which is no surprise considering its well-designed ribbon construction. What most surprised me, though, is the top-to-bottom neutrality, literally free of audible coloration, even compared to a live voice! I guess that speaks well for tonal accuracy. Regarding imaging, the M1 are uncannily solid - no crossover audibility, let alone smearing', even off vertical-axis (just a very natural HF roll off). Horizontal dispersion is very wide, maintaining tonal neutrality and imaging. This, I believe, is responsible for the unusually wide, deep, and open spatial reproduction. The transient response sounds free of any percussive delay-smearing effect. Transparency and detail resolution sound extremely good, possibly as good as an electrostatic. The bass quality is so natural and detailed that I hardly missed the below-55Hz stuff. (But since I love deep bass, I would add a good subwoofer.) With the M1, I heard the things a live acoustic string bass produces: both the extended series of harmonics and the vibrating string pulsiness; the latter requires excellent phase coherence as well as a smooth frequency response. With 86dB (1W/m) sensitivity and 50W handling, they won't safely sustain above 103db SPL. But to find criticism of the M1' musical realism, you'll need one of those hi-end magazine reviewers who can hear the benefits of plutonium-enriched superconducting binding posts (those on the M1 are close).
SWANS Speaker Designer, Dennis Colin
Swans M1 Monitor Technology:
The 'B' in M1B could stand for 'best of' the M1 series...
the upgraded version of our legendary M1 model
SWANS M1B contains our latest engineering developments. The ribbon tweeter with enlarged foil membrane and better magnet flux geometry now has wider dispersion characteristics and lower harmonic distortion. The crossover had to be complimented for the midrange-bass driver too which now sports an even lighter yet stiffer composite cone material, better voice coil and machined cast aluminum basket.
The solid wood ebony-piano lacquered cabinet is statement of today's highest possible manufacturing techniques but what this simply boils down to is that these speakers are real eye catchers!
In comparing the listening experience to the M1, the M1B plays more softly yet with more dynamics and vastly larger stage presentation and even greater realistic overtone reproduction.
Already reviewers are reporting that, this is the best speaker that I have yet heard!
SWANS M1B HighEnd-Monitor technology, specifications and cabinet:
of the German online magazine Area DVD after testing the Swans M1:
Reference - Audiophile jewel with excellent build quality.
Swans M1 speakers are the benchmark of its class.
fileadmin/Dokumente/PDF/Test_Swans_M1_AREADVD_12_Dezember_2007.pdf (in German)
Conclusion of the high-end magazine LP:
SWANS M1 speakers are surprisingly affordable for being such an universal talent. A slim bass and excellent dispersion radiation makes them ideal for a setup in places with space- and positioning problems. They satisfy highest standards, are able to keep up with increasing quality of equipment upgrades for quite a time and convince with grown-up sound and attractive appearance.
Not only does the M1 deserve the term monitor absolutely, but also represents an impressive amount of value in the categories of ingredients and production quality.
the Hi-fi and Home-Cinema Home Cinema High Fidelity event in Hanover
(Germany) the M1 speakers combined with audio components from
Mastersound, German Highend and RTFS received the Home Cinema
High Fidelity Award (Best of Show) for best 2-channel sound.nd.
Saving the Best for last...
For the Central European market starting in December 2007 there is a state of the art version of the M1.
SWANS M1-GH State of the Art Monitor
The following customizations are already included in our European Swans M1 special edition:
The M1-GH is produced special order only, therefore expect some delivery lead time