The Carmelita Active lets you pare your system down to its essentials, while experiencing electrostatic clarity and neutrality, right along with maximum bass depth and punch. The remote control, built-in bi-amplification, DAC, automatic input selection, and high input sensitivity let you eliminate most of the equipment stack, not to mention speaker cables..
It's available in three figured veneers with a furniture grade finish: maple, cherry, and walnut.
There are five independent inputs: two analog (one RCA single ended and one XLR balanced) and three digital inputs (RCA S/PDIF, TOSLINK optical S/PDIF, and AES3 balanced). The speakers can detect which is active and automatically select it, so there's no need for external input selection. Also, the inputs are sensitive enough that there's no need for preamplification. The digital inputs make an external DAC unnecessary, A complete system can be as simple as a Bluetooth aptX-HD receiver or a NAS connected to the speakers plus a phone or tablet for streaming or control.
Stands are optional. Those we offer can support up to 80 lbs, [36 kg], have a glass base and powder coated post and top plate. They are available as stand-alone units that the speakers are simply set down upon, or integrated with vibration isolation mounts that are fastened to the top plate.
Working together with the massive 35 lb [16 kg] weight of each speaker, the mounts decouple practically all vibrations down to 2 Hz from the floor, which is low enough even to completely prevent rumble feedback from poorly isolated turntables through flexible wooden floors and thus avoid the need to engage an electrical rumble filter.
Unlisted customizations are available at extra cost, such as specialty wire, inductors, and capacitors, and painted finishes. If interested, please inquire directly.
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