CARLA Reference III

CARLA Reference III, a quantum leap in acoustic rendering

CARLA Reference III  innovative design breaks away from the unnatural sound shape of box loudspeakers, creating an acoustic envelope that brings the listener to center stage without artifacts. The key of this innovation is controlled directivity, where the boundaries of a listening room are brought into the equation, using them rather than trying to minimize them.

The no-compromises approach to design blends the upper panel transducers with an 8 inches midrange that creates an immersive soundstage, complemented by a 10 inches woofer that sets a new reference in quality acoustic drivers.

Sound is reproduced in the most natural way and creates a unique unmatched listening experience.

The CARLA Reference III drivers are impulse compensated by design, to match signal phases among all drivers. The crossover network uses pure analogue components and is completely transparent to the sound; it also supports bi-amping.

The Italian minimalistic design and pure forms, along with the use of specific materials and our special tone woods, eliminate any unwanted resonances and negative energy stores, creating a timeless piece of furniture.

Carla Reference III features a number of bronze bass-reliefs and sculptures designed by the finest Italian artists and produced in limited number, making this a world class pieceof art that delivers stunning ultra-high-end sound, a totally unique and exclusive loudspeaker.

Technical Specifications

Principle

Blending waves, controlled directivity

Drivers

Ondacustica custom AMT upper panel driver

Ondacustica custom 5” upper panel driver

Ondacustica® custom 8" bass driver
Ondacustica® custom 10" ultra bass driver

Electronics

Integrated passive crossover, pure analogue components

Bi-amping supported

Cabinet

·Finest Italian artistry and craftmanship

  • bronze sculptures

  • Hand made Sorrento solid walnut (3cm thick) cabinet

 

Standard finishes

High grade pure 17th century style shellac finish; bee wax optional

Real piano lacquer black/white
Additional custom finishes on request

Impedance

Nominal 4 Ohm

Efficiency

87 dB / 1 W / 1m

Frequency response

24 Hz - 31.000 Hz

Dimensions

Base: 38 (W) x 44 (D) cm
Total height: 105 (H) cm

Weight

48 kg