The long-awaited HUMAN 81 DK is now available.
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Founded in 1987, HUMAN Speakers has been shipping various models to happy customers worldwide since early 1988, and continues to do so to this day.
Here is an outline of the products and the time period during which they have been built (some model numbers have been truncated to fit this format):
|2022||88-41||81+||81||66||61||QT-1||A 61||C2+||A 81||C3+||QT-0|
- C2 and C3
- The C2 and C3 center channel speakers, while still viable designs in terms of speaker quality, were both based around using the space under a CRT-type television monitor for the cabinet - they were both wide, deep, and short. The general replacement of such monitors with modern plasma and LCD type monitors having very little depth brings with it the requirement for center channel speakers of shallow depth front to rear. Both these models will now be built in wide, shallow cabinets, for placement against the wall below such monitors, and the new versions will be known as the C2+ and the C3+. Photos will become available in time.
- The QT-2+ was originally a six inch two way system in a small acoustic suspension enclosure. The original version of this speaker, built in a vinyl clad box, has evolved into the model 61, whether in a wood veneer or vinyl-clad cabinet.
- I reintroduced the model number as a wood veneer cabinet version of the QT-1+, however, the cabinet source for these evaporated.
- 81-10 (formerly 81.5)
- The 81-10 is an 8-inch two way system using a 10" passive radiator in a cabinet with 45 degree bevelled front corners, descended from the Genesis 44. I no longer have cabinets to build this version of the speaker. Originally named the 81.5, I started calling them 81-10s in about 1996, I think. I may reintroduce it as a unique descendant of the Genesis 2 and Genesis 44 someday.
- The InHUMAN is a joke, folks, so stop asking me how many of them I sell! I find it really hard to understand how anyone could justify spending more than $10,000 for a pair of speakers, let alone $50,000 or over $100,000, other than that they have so much money the only thing they can do with it is show it off. Give it to the poor... pay your employees more... do something useful with it!
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