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Micro Statement

A smaller monitor sized Statement design using top quality drivers.
by Curt Campbell 


Main / Design Goals
I have Mark and the gang at Meniscus to thank for the idea and support for the Micro Statement design. Use the same drivers as the Statement design, (well, close) but leave off the woofer for a smaller, more personally sized design suitable for surrounds, desktop speakers, or anywhere a small speaker with excellent sound is required. Per Marks suggestion, we utilized the NE149-08 (8-ohm) driver this time to make it amp friendly. And of course, the ubiquitous Fountek NeoCD3.0 tweeter.

Major specifications
A 2-way vented design with the Fountek NeoCD3.0 ribbon tweeter, and the Vifa NE149W-08 reed paper cone neodymium driver housed in an conventional vented enclosure.

Nominal Impedance: I'll call this one 8 ohms as the impedance curve flirts with, but never quite reaches 5 ohms at any frequency, and spends as much of its time above 8 ohms as it does below. The impedance is above 10 ohms below 120 Hz. The minima is 5.8 ohms at 200 Hz, increases to above 8 ohms at above 500 Hz. This suggests an easy load for any reputable 8 ohm rated amplifier.

Dimensions: external: 8.5" wide, 12.5" tall, 10.0" deep
Basic Sensitivity: Approximately 84 dB / 2.83v / 1 meter  
Max SPL: (Modeled at woofer published Xmax) 102 dB / 1 meter

Listening Impressions:

There is just something about the Micro Statements that I find very appealing. Icing on the cake, so to speak. To me they have a more relaxing, coherent sound. Personally, I suspect it is the higher crossover point, but for all I know, I just got the correct mix of dark energy to dark matter in these. 

See the full design below.

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