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Natural Sound Inc.
(508) 879-3556
401 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Natural Sound Inc.
(508) 879-3556
401 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
Services
Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
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Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bill Jennings, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

simpleHome LLC
(508) 616-0952
69 Milk StreetSte. 108
Westborough, MA
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Savant, Control4, Runco, B&W, Genelec, ADA, Lutron, Rotel, Integra, Velodyne, Bay Audio, James, Apple
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Andy Comeau, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Sounds Good Corporation
(781) 890-8700
26 Fox RoadSte. 1
Waltham, MA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Brands
Integra,Speakercraft,Boston Acoustics,Russound, Triad,Denon,Klipsch,LG,Sharp,Fujitsu,Ixos,Artison, Panasonic, Monster Cable, Draper, Viewsonic, Tannoy,Morell,Triad,Universal Remote Control,Salamander Designs,Control 4,Chief
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Robin McCune, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Keith McDonald, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- David Noland, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Nicholas Tam, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Audio Video Designs
(617) 965-4600
170 Needham St.
Newton, MA
 
Best Buy
1 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
 
Bose Showcase Store
(508) 628-0297
Located inside Jordan''s Furniture,1 Underprice Way
Natick, MA
 
Custom Cable Services
(781) 935-0300
P.O. Box 6351
Lincoln, MA
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Audio / Video, Environmental Controls, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
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LG, Samsung, Parasound, Tannoy, Yamaha, Nuvo, Sphere, Triad, Crestron, Russound, Peerless, EAW, Mitsubishi, NEC, InFocus, RDL, NEVO, DaLite and Universal.
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Eric Sigman, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Robert Soluri, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Electronic Interiors, Inc.
(508) 634-1442
194 West StreetSte. 13
Milford, MA
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Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
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ATM, Crestron, Denon, Ei Custom, Extron, Fujitsu, GoldLine, ISF, Liberty, LG, Lutron, Middle Atlantic, Pullman Seating, ReQuest Multimedia, Sherbourn, Sim2, Sonance, Sony, SoundWalls, Stewart, SurgeX, Triad, Vimco & other fine manufacturers
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Chris Kangis, CEDIA Professional Subject Matter Expert, CEDIA Certified Professional Home Theater Designer

Audio Video Design
(617) 965-4600
170 Needham Street
Newton, MA
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Mark & Daniel sapphires

mark & daniel

Sapphire loudspeakers

as reviewed by John Potis

 

 

 

The Mark & Daniel Sapphire loudspeaker stands a good chance of being one of the least understood and most underestimated products I've ever used. Despite the fact that it's also one of the more interesting ones, in some ways, it could be its own worst enemy. But before I get to why that is, let's get the basics out of the way.

The Sapphire from Mark & Daniel is a small speaker, but it is remarkably heavy for its size. It stands a scant 11.4 inches tall by 6.7 inches wide and only 8.4 inches deep. Even with its extremely heavy and inert synthetic marble enclosure—which is very dense and heavy as compared to the MDF used in most loudspeakers— the Sapphire only tips the scale at 21 pounds. Sapphire uses Mark & Daniel's own proprietary SX 5.5 mid-woofer, with its 5.5-inch high-excursion driver that achieves a full ±10mm linear. That's .9 inches; which is huge. There are subwoofer drivers that can't approach that. All Mark & Daniel woofers utilize long magnetic gaps and NdFeB magnets for superb control. The Sapphire has a system F3 of 45Hz. On paper, that's some excellent bass extension for such a small speaker. In practice, it's remarkable.

Those unfamiliar with the Mark & Daniel line of loudspeakers might mistake the second driver for a ribbon tweeter …you will be forgiven as it's actually something quite different. It's really a rethinking of Oskar Heil's Air Motion Transformer (AMT), which dates back to 1972. Now that the original patents have expired, clever designers are free to use it in their designs or give it a modern spin of their own. What Mark & Daniel does is springboard off the original AMT design to create what they call their Directly Responding Emitter by Air Motion Structure driver, or DREAMS as M&D calls it. In a nut shell, the DREAMS are indeed a variation upon the AMT and if you want to think of it as a folded ribbon that may help in understanding the way it works. Once folded it works—pumps, if you will—in three dimensions as opposed to the two-dimensional pistonic motion of most drivers. Couple that with a radiating surface that dwarfs other such drivers and the DREAMS becomes efficient at coupling with the air that it excites. It's said to move air four times faster than conventional drivers. This all adds up to a driver within a huge surface area that is also extremely efficient, so much so that the DREAMS' driver is capable of frequency response down to 900Hz and an upper limit of 25kHz. That, in turn, means that from 900Hz up through 25kHz the Sapphire uses a single driver. This means that the speaker suffers none of the discontinuities normally associated with separate midrange drivers and tweeters as well as no crossover components in the signal path.

Like most small speakers that make an effort optimize reproduction of bass frequencies in terms o...

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