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The long-awaited HUMAN 81 DK is now available.
Best viewed in "landscape" mode.

Model 81+

(see the interesting pictures
and the Hollywood glamour shots)

(build a pair yourself using HUMAN parts!)

The HUMAN 81+ is no longer available.
I am replacing it with the 81 DK model.

Oak HUMAN 81+ at an interesting angle The quality goes in before the badge goes on The HUMAN 81+ is the best possible two-way speaker I can build using my hand-made woofers and tweeters.

(A "budget" version, the model 81, is available in a smaller, vinyl-clad enclosure, using the same basic design and parts.)

My speaker parts are rugged and purist. They are designed to complement each other's range and clarity. The woofer, in this cabinet, is flat from 37 Hz (-6 dB at 26 Hz, -12 dB at 18 Hz) to 1800 Hz, where the tweeter takes over (most tweeters couldn't handle a crossover this low) and finishes the job out to 26 kHz, beyond human hearing. A minimalist crossover design prevents stored energy from smearing the musical detail and provides excellent transient response.

This speaker is built to "high end" standards, with high quality binding posts, an audiophile grade crossover capacitor, 16 gauge internal wiring, and extensive internal bracing and damping.

The cabinet volume, while a bit demanding of living space, results in an incredibly extended flat bass response - getting the most possible out of the specially designed woofer.

Bi-wiring/bi-amplification terminals are standard, but you don't have to use them. The base is provided with 1/4-20 threaded sockets for the feet of your choice; flat glides and basic spikes are included, along with a nifty custom stamped-steel 7/16" wrench to tighten the locking nuts on the spikes. A dedicated bolt-on stand which can be loaded with twenty pounds of sand is available separately.

It is available in black lacquered oak with a silvery grey grill or natural oak with a black grill (the natural oak finish is temporarily out of stock). The stands are either natural oak or tastefully presented black-painted MDF.

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