Eternal Arts Dipole

You think to a dipole loudspeaker, it is often the image of a surface radiator such as Martin Logan or Magnepan, that comes first to mind. The eternal Arts dipole (15,000 euros) is different and rather than recognize such one – you must Kalou already the back cover to see the open working completely backwards means sound chassis.

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Eternal arts? Never heard. Similar to many HiFi fans respond and in fact the brand from Hannover is an insider tip previously. Behind the tube specialist Burkhardt Saleem, who has made a name for himself with output Transformerless amplifiers. But why then build a box?

Quite simply: transfer he loose tube amps deliver high-voltage, but currents, thus need speakers with high impedance. Such boxes are increasingly rare in the era of stable transistors. And so it was “Dipole”, optimized for 16 ohm average impedance speaker to a cooperation with your boxing expert Dieter Fricke, longtime AUDIO readers as the inventor of the renowned Ecouton boxes such as boxing Restorer under the label “sound master” for the new, simply best known.

German open

The dipole does not as such be seen from the outside – you must lift already the rear cover to watch the open working completely backwards means sound chassis by Galm at work. The two 16 with Kevlar membrane not completely work in the acoustic short circuit – a chamfer running diagonally to the rear of the baffle ensures a sufficient delay between sound blasted to the front and to the rear.

Starting at 1500 Hertz, the two are hidden to make the vertical bundling are not too strong. It assumes an air motion transformer of the specialist Mundorf, whose laminate curved baffle combines with the ease of a Magnetostats small radiation surface. He also consistently works back open. There it stands to reason to submit to this principle the bass. In the bass, which is non-trivial; Membrane area and much lifting is required in the acoustic short-circuit. Two 30s Fricke appeared as a good compromise – but a wide box would have been not living-room-friendly. So it was decided to modify the dipole principle by Siegfried Hpang, so across to incorporate the two basses, at 180 Hz to hide and to provide with an s-shaped folded baffle. By this detour, the sound at least in the upper bass is not wiped out forward.

Conspicuously inconspicuous

At the first bars of Brahms’ piano trio No. 1 (Storioni trio) was the EA unobtrusively, and shone with a natural, more restrained tonality. Thereby, she covered a wide area and presented the instruments with a relaxed nonchalance without any exaggeration in the listening room, remained dynamic but rather on the slow side. Struck its first hour at Kari Bremnes’ “Norwegian Mood” even deeper tones were much: your bass Keller knew no audible limit, each still so deep tone with a such perfect accuracy came, that moved the language listeners.

Where even a recognized precise Canton reference on thickened something 2.2DC in Poulenc’s organ Concerto (Eschenbach) in the linearity and deported swinging out a long low tone, gave the eternal a consistently Precise acoustic image and reveled in the rhythmic nuances of the music. When Linkin Park “Re-Animated” recommended itself as fine dynamic artisan ALLROUNDER who could spread a lot of fun with rich bass volleys, if not too high party level.


“May not work” – many technicians respond dipole + tube on the concept. A hearing check can be so prejudiced quickly burst: how large, open and plays rhythmically exactly the eternal arts, borders on a miracle. With its uncomplicated nature, she is good also for dipole beginners. With her it is no longer thinking about boxing purchase. Maybe never again.

Eternal Arts dipole

Manufacturer Eternal arts
Price €15000.00
Rating 102.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 26.0 x 125.5 x 37.0 cm
Weight 34.0
Surfaces Acrylic
Color Black
Technical characteristics
Bass principle way dipole
Number of ways 3
Working principle of full Active
Connections BI-wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 98 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 20 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 17 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 8 ohm
extremely relaxed, of course with gigantic panoramic, sensational bass precision
Sometimes some bite in the low bass is missing not so large reserves
Bass quality 115
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 110
Attention to detail (precision) 105
Dynamic 95
Maximum level (vitality) 75
Neutrality 95
Imaging 105
Spatial (airiness) 115
Processing well
Sound judgment outstanding 102
tested in issue: 2 / 11


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