According to Peak philosophy no sound character is added, we strive to present you with no more than a perfect realistic tonal balance within the entire frequency spectrum.
The Sonora is a two-way floor standing speaker with a passive radiator design. It has the same footprint as a bookshelf speaker on a stand. Due to its perfectly build cabinet together with the passive radiator design, it offers a much deeper and more precise bass response accompanied with remarkable bass dynamics. The crossover is 100% separated acoustically to avoid any unwanted microphonic effects.
Many audiophiles find Two-way speakers very attractive as they are much less critical to listening room acoustics than large 3- or 4-way speakers. The crossover design in a two-way speaker is much simpler as well as phase and time alignment between drivers are less critical. The Sonora crossover is created with only the best components, cost no object!
The Sonora enchants the listener with “live music experience” and a broad and open sound stage. The impedance of the speaker is leveled why this speaker is a comfortable partner for most amplifiers. Classical music and Jazz are reproduced pleasantly in the most natural and balanced way. Human voices sound truly natural. At the same time, without increased distortion, all sorts of modern music can be enjoyed even at high volume. The Sonora is the perfect all-round speaker and due to the slim design, it´s easily placed in most listening rooms.
The Drive Units
Our handmade drive units are the ”beating hearts” of each Peak speaker built. Clearly, we use only the most sophisticated driver technology as regards to magnet technology, basket, voice coil or cone and dome materiel etc. As it is important with unique drivers to various purposes it´s essential that configuration of the driver accentuates the demands for the specific purpose. At Peak speakers we focus intensively on each part and component keeping the vision for the completed product and the overall performance in mind.
All Peak speaker systems are designed with a 26 mm silk soft dome tweeter as this principle grants the best transient response and the most natural sound. These tweeters are handmade in Denmark with highest accuracy available due to cutting edge technology and highly skilled craftsmen.
- A roll surround and textile dome diaphragm provide a flat frequency response to above 30KHz with outstanding off-axis dispersion.
- The unique magnet system consists of 6 neodymium magnets in a precise configuration that is far superior to the performance of traditional motors.
- A unique rear chamber eliminates unwanted reflections and resonances.
- The tweeters are matched within the smallest tolerances.
Midrange and the bass drivers
All Midrange and bass drivers in PEAK speakers are tailor made to fit the driver configuration required for each specific model. The drivers are extremely fast and move without any dynamic compression due to the mechanical construction and rear ventilation. These drive units are all hand build in Denmark.
- One-piece sandwich molded cone that has no breakups and the ultimate balance in rigidity and damping.
- Flow optimized diecast basket with internal magnet system minimalizing basket reflections.
- Kapton voice coil with aluminum wire and hexacoil winding technology resulting in capability of high-power handling and minimum weight.
The Peak Cabinets
The cabinets for all Peak speakers are produced in house in our own artisan’s workshop. This supreme craftmanship is the DNA of Peak speakers originating from the outstanding Danish furniture tradition.
There are two main criteria for our cabinets:
The first is a construction that eliminates all resonances. In contrast to a musical instrument, where the resonance of the corpus defines the beautiful sound, a speaker cabinet must not have a sound itself. Resonances in speaker cabinets will affect the music reproduction. We put a lot of effort into eliminating resonances to least possible level where the music will not be affected.
Our cabinets are created from numerous layers of HDF affixed with special damping glue to a solid wall thickness above 30mm. Inside the cabinets we use several accurately calculated bracings making the cabinets extremely rigid. Furthermore, all cabinets are covered with a 14mm hard wood and acrylic finish. The extreme weight of Peak Speakers emphasizes these excessive measures.
The next step to a perfect cabinet is the rigorous finish and final esthetics. We use real hard wood in particular American Walnut as the finishing coat to our cabinets. Here it becomes obvious how thoroughly our artisans perform their skill! The Peak owner can see, feel and even smell this superior quality. The acrylic bar on the side of the speaker completes the timeless and elegant design.
All together a fully completed Peak cabinet is the perfect environment for our high-performance drive units. They are able to perform with no limitation in dynamics and musical balance presenting you to experience reality.
The crossover being a vital part of a speaker it may be difficult for the end user to understand what it does, and consists of, as it cannot be seen due to the internal location within the speaker. What is the exact purpose and why are Peak´s crossovers in a superior category of their own?
The crossover separates music signal into specific frequencies for each driver, adjusts the level of the drivers together and balancing the frequency response. All Peak speakers have an integrated equalization of the impedance making the impedance curve exceptionally flat. This causes a significant advantage for the amplifier as it easily can perform as intended not troubling with unwanted heavy loads.
Peak speakers are equipped with extreme high-quality components: capacitors, coils, and resistors. Most of these parts are handmade. Each driver section has it´s designated crossover meaning that Peak speakers contain of as many crossovers as they do drivers. To avoid microphonic effects the separate parts are mounted using a special damping glue together with the finished crossover being totally separated from the driver cabinet! This crossover philosophy means that no acoustic energy can influence or obstruct the intentions of the crossover. The selection of all crossover components and further development is done through countless listening session by our engineers in close cooperation with dedicated audiophiles. The sensitivity of human hearing is outstanding and as our ears can tell differences that can´t be measured it vital to the Peak team only to complete our extreme speakers with these extraordinary “tools” we all are equipped with.
|Design:||2 way with passive radiotor|
|Crossover Freq.:||2.500 Hz|
|Frequency response:||28 – 30.000 Hz -3dB|
|Sensitivity:||90 dB @ 1 w. / 1 m.|
|Dimensions (H x W x D):||113 x 28 x 38.5 cm|
|Weight:||65 kg each|