Do you really price match?
We will match any e-Commerce (Online store) Authorized USA Dealer's advertised price. Please call us toll free (877) 370-1972 and alert us to where you found the product cheaper. We will verify, and if the site is an Authorized US Dealer- we will match their price. However, if the price is below the manufacturer Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)- we will have to get authorization to match the price. We will not violate our signed agreements that we have with our vendors.
What about price matching from an auction site?
We do not price match any auction or "grey market" site.
Be advised, any purchases from an auction or unauthorized (grey market) websites can lead to future issues in regards to warranty or support. Most manufacturers will not honor any claims or warranty from these type of sales. Spend your money wisely by purchasing from an Authorized Dealer. In a lot of cases, saving a little bit of money can cost you more after the sale is completed.
We offer a 30 Day Return Policy should you choose to return a product for any reason.
Since 1972 Sound Approach has backed all items that we sell. If the product you have purchased is not right for you, let us know. We strive to find the right product for your unique situation. We will work with you to find a sound solution and recommend what product will resolve your issue. That being said, we will credit, refund, or exchange any product you purchase within 30 days of your purchase.
Certain products, may be returned, but are subject to a restocking fee of 20%. Please contact us to determine, before ordering, if the item will fall into this category. Usually it is for the high-end electronics & audiophile-grade speakers. We want to make sure that we match you with the correct product, so please call and speak to any of our technical experts prior to ordering.
Four Important Conditions:
1. We need to get the original box, manuals, and any materials that came with the product for you to receive a full refund- with no re-stocking charges. The item/product must still be in like-new condition.
2. If the item had Free Shipping and you are returning a non-defective product, the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total that will be refunded back.
3. Special Ordered items are not returnable (see below).
4. Once an RMA is issued- it is valid for 10 business days. After 10 days, the RMA is canceled and returns will not be accepted.
Shipping and handling charges cannot be reimbursed unless it is our mistake. Yes, we can make mistakes – not often, but it can happen.
Capriccio Continuo - Auralea 309 Full Range 2 Way Loudspeaker (Pair)
The new Auralea series from Capriccio Continuo
introduces a number of innovative features:
The Cabinet: It introduces the new “arch dam” philosophy for the cabinet where the inner side in concave and the outer side is convex. This allows to have a very rigid cabinet structure, not unlike the “arch water dam” and to have well distributed panel resonances, due to the fact that the left and the right sides of the cabinet are different in all aspects (curvature radius, angle and dimensions).
Of course the cabinet is heavily braced, to damp any residual interior resonance.
The very slim nature of both the front and the rear face of the cabinet allow to have very rigid panels even considering the flat nature of these. Also, the front and the rear are not parallel, the converging angle of the front has been chosen to optimize the 3 dimensional stereo reproduction, by focusing towards the listener.
The Crossover: “T20 Z” is a further evolution of the “T20” structure. “Transfert 0” crossovers were first introduced by Christian Yvon, at the end of the 70’s with the Logos Dialogue speaker systems, soon to become the Goldmund Dialogue and to be followed by the Apologue etc…One of the main ideas is to use elliptical transfer functions to “accelerate” the slope near the crossover frequency, to avoid destructive interference of the radiation, by limiting overlap. Neville Thiele has recently published an interesting relative analysis on the JAES, in September 2000 (Loudspeaker Crossovers with Notched Responses) however, besides the Yvon/Goldmund applications, also Richard Modafferi in the USA has been using similar crossovers since 1987 and some articles have been published in Electronics World previously (August 1999). Also, the “Transfert 0” solutions are more evolved and elaborate than Thiele’s implementations.
The main drawback of the symmetric scholastic approaches, like the Thiele “notched” and the classic Riley-Linkwitz solutions, is the assumption of the same radiation characteristics (identical directivity index at and around the c/o frequency) of the 2 units, which is seldom the case. The more “symbiotic” approach of “Transfert 0” takes into account both the drive unit transfer functions and also the directivity indexes. The “T20” crossovers, short for “Transitional Transfert 0” are an evolution of the “Transfert 0” solutions, the focus being on back-emf from the drive units. In this implementation, a particular care has been taken of the “look back” impedance of the filter, i.e. the impedance seen by the drive unit towards the filter (as opposed to the input impedance, seen by the amplifier), which is very often a neglected factor.
The Drive Units: The tweeter is our newest implementation of our “FAST” philosophy (Folded Aero Striction Transducer). It is a 3rd generation evolution of the Oskar Heil Air Motion Transformer type tweeter, in this case optimized for a frontal cardioid radiation, instead of the traditional dipole one. The use of a Kapton diaphragm was chosen to give the best match sonically to the woofer, which also uses a Kapton voice-coil former. Besides the 3.7 : 1 velocity transformation, the important radiating surface (de facto, if unfolded, equivalent to the surface of the woofer and 15 times superior to the one of a conventional dome) allows for very low modulation distortion.
The woofer is a classical 6.5” unit, using an IMN cone (Isotact Matrix Nano), a 5th generation mono-composite with nano-carbon enhancement. Its structure follows the English school with wave-damped inverted edge, as seen in the BBC monitors.
This unit has been optimized for low coloration and best articulation.It has been voiced to match at the best the “FAST” tweeter.
Crossover Frequency and Structure
High Frequency Driver
Low Frequency Driver
Recommended Amplifier Power
Dimensions (Feet not included)