Argon3L floorstander is closely based on the Argon3 bookshelf, which is praised for its midrange resolution. The design concept of Argon³L was simple, yet highly challenging:
Take Argon3 - one of world´s best bookshelf speakers
Create more bass extention without loosing midrange magic.
Solution: Keeping midrange separated from the woofer section. Developing an internal bass loading for the lower registers.Develop a transparent floorstander - or a reference quality monitor with integrated stand.
End result: A floorstander with midrange purity which equals the best mini-monitors, yet provides added authority for low registers.
To achieve the almost undoable task of keeping the midrange magic while creating more bass energy a highly complex and innovative enclosure structure was developed. Midrange and woofer chambers are separated, which keeps the upper bass from interfering with the midrange.
A very solid, complex and heavily braced cabinet and a proprietary bass loading system allows the woofer to keep its midrange clarity yet produce lower octaves with more authority.
Added enclosure volume allows bass frequencies to reach below 30Hz. Furthermore Argon3L has true realistic bass authority without the usual midrange-masking upper bass bloat present in most mid priced floorstanders. And a true reference quality mini-monitor midrange.
High degree of three dimensionality and good bass extention make Argon3L a perfect speakers for high quality two-channel systems, which are also used for enjoying movies. Argon3L produces a fulfilling cinema experience - no subwoofer or center speaker needed.
U/D/D stands for Uniformly Directive Diffusion. By creating even dispersion the anomalies caused by wall, floor and ceiling reflections are minimized. This allows the listener to hear less of their room and more of their music.
|Operating principle:||2-way, vented|
|Tweeter:||1" titanium integrator|
|Mid / woofer:||6,5" aluminium|
|Crossover point:||1600 Hz|
|Frequency response:||30 - 30 000 Hz|
|Power recommendation:||30 - 150 W|
|Measurements (h x w x d):||968 x 191 x 305 mm|
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Basics: standard white, full white, black
Veneers: birch, walnut, cherry*
Colour grids: 9 different colours, RAL colour of choice*
Reviews & Awards
"Smooth, clean, neutral and very well controlled, with a wide dynamic range."
Paul Messenger, Hifi Choice
"Insightful, engaging, detailed and distinguished sounding floorstanding speakers with ice cool aesthetics."
"An interesting pair of loudspeakers, the Amphion Argon3Ls proved a calm, reassuringly accurate and engaging listening companion with oodles of detail and insight, especially, across the midband. They get on with playing music in an enjoyably complete way. Well worth braving the cold for an audition!"
David Price, Hi-Fi World
"Waveguide loaded tweeter delivers superior coherence and imaging. Argon3L has its special voice, like the unclouded sky, clean and exquisite.”
Argon3L customer Morgan Woo, Shanghai, China
"If I were allowed only three words to summarize the performance of the Amphion Argon3L, they would be pure,powerful, and precise. I have not heard another speaker as beautifully integrated, as wonderfully coherent, or as close to full-range as this. For my tastes, the Argon3L performed a near-perfect balancing act: it sounded astonishingly clean and faithful to the signals fed it, while remaining musical and capable of holding my attention for long periods of time. Add to this its ability to produce sufficient low-end weight to give music a real firm underpinning, and an appearance that has earned it the title "best-looking speaker I’ve had in my listening room," and I think the Argon3L makes a strong case for being a complete speaker. At just under $4000/pair it isn’t cheap, but I’ve heard more expensive speakers that don’t sound nearly as good. While there’s no such thing as a perfect speaker, Amphion’s Argon3L comes as close as I’ve heard to reaching that elusive ideal."
Philip Beaudette, www.soundstage.com