From Non smoking household, collectors, approx. 1,5 years young, nice condition, minimal traces of use on the underside (spike traces), 1 year residual warranty.
Pure music, that's how you imagine Highend. Ideal for small rooms and well suited for tube devices from 3 Watts.
|B x H x D:||17 x 22 x 27 cm|
4 Ohm, 90dB, amplifier power of 3 - 40 Watt recommended.
Quotes Semper Audio:
Only a few inches in width, height and depth measures the Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor, which is thus quite rightly bearing its name, and yet with outstanding quality to show.
As a compact music monitor, A & M Limited refers to the Air Tight AL-05, which succeeds the Air Tight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor and was designed as an optimal solution for micro power amplifiers
The Japanese company A & M Limited, based in Osaka, has dedicated itself to the development and production of particularly sophisticated hi-fi solutions under the Air Tight brand. The company covers a very wide range, especially in the field of amplifiers, where you can choose from a variety of extremely remarkable pre- and final stages, one finer than the other. One focus here is clearly on solutions based on tube technology.
It also fits perfectly that the Japanese have selected loudspeaker systems in their offer, which are optimally tuned to their own amplifier, but of course can also be used for a variety of other fine electronics.
In the field of loudspeaker systems, one concentrates entirely on particularly compact solutions, one would almost say, especially tiny products, all of which are based on the AirTight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor.
The Air Tight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor has the nickname "The Bonsai," and that's the name that brings the concept of the speaker to the point. The aim of the developers around Air Tight mastermind Atsushi Miura was to develop a particularly compact reference system that can easily be operated with any kind of electronics with a comparatively high sensitivity in this class, and even with relatively low-power, but nevertheless very good Fine amplifiers based on tube technology achieved no less than great results. The results obtained with the Air Tight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor should be in no way inferior to those of "full-blown" speaker systems.
Well, the Air Tight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor can still be found on the Japanese website of the company, but with the note that this would no longer be offered. The successor was the Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor, which not only continues the design concept based on the AirTight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor, but further optimizes it in essential areas.
The Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor measures no more than 170 mm in width, only 220 mm in depth, and 270 mm in height. Nevertheless, this speaker system weighs 5 kg, a clear indication of how solid its housing is made.
Incidentally, this case presents itself in impeccable workmanship and with a noble real wood finish, whereby not even the anchorages for the loudspeaker grill included in the delivery interfere, since these are made of metal and thus convey value even without a mounted grill.
The interesting thing is that the developers here rely on a very small chassis, thus building the Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor based on the concept of a broadband driver. In order to meet the high expectations, a specially designed chassis is of course used here, namely one with a particularly light polymer-coated 4 paper cone, the manufacturer even speaks of an ultralight membrane. The drive of the chassis is based on a special AlNiCo magnet. The broadband chassis is supported by an optimally adapted bass reflex system, so that the Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor can ultimately map a frequency range between 70 and 20.000 Hz. With an impedance of 4 ohms and a sensitivity of 89 dB, it has a rated load of 25 Watts.
The sales department AXISS Europe GmbH describes the Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor as a quantum leap in comparison to the already mentioned predecessor Air Tight MSM-1 Micro Studio Monitor and recommends it, as already indicated by us, for amplifiers with correspondingly discreet performance, but with the necessary quality to fully exploit the potential of the Air Tight AL-05 Compact Music Monitor.