Falcon Acoustics unveils IMF100 home assembly speaker kit

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by Andy Bassett
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Falcon Acoustics unveils IMF100 home assembly speaker kit

Falcon Acoustics has introduced the IMF100, the first of six build-your-own loudspeaker models.

Launched under the company’s [email protected] initiative, the home assembly kits will offer high quality speakers at less than half the price of an ‘out of the box’ equivalent for just a small amount of the listener’s time to put them together. There’s no soldering, all the necessary tools are provided and the build is supported by a YouTube tutorial video.

The first [email protected] model on offer is the IMF100 which is a two way speaker and the kit includes Falcon drive units, Italian birch ply cabinets and Falcon factory-assembled pre-wired crossovers. Completion time is estimated at around half an hour.

Hailing from the same factory as the renowned Falcon Acoustics BBC LS3/5a, the IMF100 is a two-way 1/8th wave transmission line system. The similarities with the LS3/5a continue with the use of matched pairs of Falcon B110 and T27 drive units which lead to a similar voicing to the famous forebear but with extra bass extension. 

Falcon Acoustics IMF100 [email protected] speaker kit 

The IMF100 system uses parts that are exclusively sourced and manufactured in the UK/EU for the best quality and consistency and the kit also includes precision CNC-engineered B110 retaining rings, precision-matched Falcon crossovers and full production-grade birch ply cabinets, made in Italy from natural walnut or rosewood veneers. 

Specification

Cabinet                   1/8th wave folded TL.  Italian manufactured Plywood cabinet in 12mm and
                                 9mm graded Birch Ply, natural Walnut or Rosewood veneers.  Magnetic
                                 attached Cloth grille.

Drive Units              Falcon B110 (5”) Bextrene Cone bass unit; 19mm (¾”) Falcon T27 Mylar dome
                                tweeter. Matched pairs

Freq. response         38Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB

Impedance              8 ohms

Sensitivity               86dB/2.83V/m

Power handling      15-100W

Connector               4mm Custom-Designed nickel-plated binding posts

Dimensions(hxwxd) 460 x 225 x 275mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)

Finish                      Natural wood veneer - Walnut or Rosewood

Weight                   12.5kg each, 28 kgs per pair shipping weight.

Packing                   Pr speakers per shipping carton

UK pricing per IMF100 pair is £1,495 and the kits are available in September.

Source: Press Release
Image Source: Falcon

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