For years PBN Audio has researched, recovered, and restored the most time-honored components from earlier masterpieces of audio engineering and creatively integrated them with the finest components currently available—an approach that has been truly transformative. From the GrooveMaster turntables to the M! Series speaker systems, Peter Noerbaek has defined a new generation of audio equipment that leaves reviewers searching for new superlatives. The Studio Reference Series, starting with the Studio Reference 14 featuring 14” hybrid woofers with classic AQP coated cones, is the culmination of decades of immersion in the art and engineering of superb soundscapes. You must hear to believe!
The vintage woofers, celebrated for liberating the “soul” in music, are a pure PBN hybrid. Original baskets are sandblasted and powder-coated. Magnet systems are cleaned. The sexy “whitewall” AQP-coated cones match perfectly, merging the best of two very different audio generations.
The 3” midrange, with a smooth, effortless response, features an 8” ceramic magnet and carries a deeply enhanced sensitivity level. The Beryllium dome tweeter balances the two throatier drives with a pure, low-resonant tone with producing an extended frequency range.
Frequency response 30Hz to 40kHz +/- 3dB
Impedance Nominal 4 ohms
LF = 2 x LE14H1 14” Woofers with AQP Coated Cones Front and Back
MF= Volt 3” Midrange Dome
HF = SB 1” BE Dome with Neodymium Magnet
Crossover points 625Hz/2500Hz
Size 17” x 18” x 47” WxDxH
Weight 185 Lbs