Nola Boxer 2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker (pair)
The Boxer is a 2-way stand-mounted monitor built to Nola standards throughout. It incorporates a low-mass 6½-inch bass/midrange driver with a laminated pulp cone for low coloration and high speed. The high frequency driver is a high-resolution silk dome tweeter with smooth extended response. In addition, a diffraction ring is utilized. The bass driver is loaded by a rear firing twin-flared port for low distortion and noise. Although the main priority here is the best possible mid-range quality (as in all Nola speakers), the bass response has been extended to 44 Hz in order to provide a full range sound. Rear connection is by a pair of high quality all metal gold-plated 5-way binding posts. These connectors are fixed directly to the cabinet, thereby omitting the sonically deleterious effects of plastic connection plates often used.
The all-important crossover is a shallow slope design with excellent phase characteristics. The construction employs only point-to-point hand wiring of very high quality components. Capacitors are 630-volt high purity polypropylene types and only air core inductors are used. Resistors are close tolerance 2% metal types.
Wiring is proprietary low-loss oxygen-free copper. The crossover also incorporates a shock-isolation system in order to minimize the effects of vibration for a cleaner sound. The 90dB sensitivity combined with an 8-ohm impedance makes the Boxer easy to drive.
The net result is a wide range dynamic transducer that is accurate but is also truthful to the music. The sound stage is very large and "open", yet has excellent focus. The low distortion provided by the Boxer means that long listening sessions are possible without fatigue.
Boxer S2 Upgrade Available - The Boxer S2 is an optional upgraded version of the Boxer 2. High speed Mundorf oil capacitors along with Nordost silver mono- filament wiring are employed to compliment the new bass drivers. Improvements in transparency, dynamics, bass definition and reduction in "hash" are very audible.
Dimensions: 15.5 inches H x 8 inches W x 11.5 inches D
Bass / Midrange: 6½-inch laminated low-mass cone
High Frequency: 1 inch high-resolution silk dome
Response: 44 Hz to 28 kHz
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Impedance: 8 ohms
Finish: True Piano Finish Cherry Wood or True Piano Black / Black Cloth Grill