“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” — Marc Chagall
Loiminchay Audio, manufacturers of hand-crafted luxurious, extreme performance, limited-edition loudspeakers for connoisseurs, features their Chagall speaker system. They’re artist inspired and artisan crafted for a unique and exceptional appearance and a totally remarkable musical experience.
They’re designed in New York by owner Patrick Chu and hand made by dedicated teams in his atelier in China. Each heavily-braced enclosure is painstakingly crafted, layer by layer, from beautifully formed Birch MultiPly laminate resulting in a sensually shaped, extremely nonresonant structure. The cabinets are bored out then finished inside and out with fully sixteen coats of the finest hand-polished lacquer for a lustrous cabinet so finely sealed that no air bubbles remain to leak internal pressurized air. Loiminchay employ three people just to route the interior and driver holes, and even the baffles are hand-shaped in the laminate during fabrication.
The top enclosure, available on its own as the Degas, is fabricated of beautifully sculpted 30mm/1.2-inch Birch MultiPly laminate with sturdy internal bracing and top-quality lamb’s wool filling. The Chagall can be supplied with a 30mm/1.2-inch ceramic tweeter extending to 28kHz, while the sparkling diamond tweeter’s response is out to 40kHz for unmatched texture and nuance in the upper frequencies.
The high-performance 6.8-inch ceramic midrange driver has effortless speed, integrating superbly with the ceramic or diamond tweeters above and the bass below. The elegant bass module is fabricated from the same 30mm/1.2-inch Birch laminate, mounting a 220mm/8.6-inch woofer in a 1-inch thick concrete plinth wrapped with high-quality leather for a remarkably nonresonant driver platform with response down to a stygian 28Hz. Inside the voluptuously-shaped cabinet you’ll find substantial bracing and premium lamb’s wool.
The Chagall is rated at 89dB/2m sensitivity with 100 watts of power handling with separate midrange and bass controls, biwire-equipped with silver internal wiring, weighing about 150 lbs each in your listening room.
“Measurements are very important but only part of the story,” explains Patrick. “Everything makes a difference in the sound; the choice of drivers, the shape and density of the cabinet, how well it’s braced, the quality and quantity of the lamb’s wool stuffing, how the sound waves flow around the cabinet’s exterior surfaces, and even which lacquer finish you choose! That’s right, the Chagall in high gloss black piano lacquer sounds slightly different than one in MultiClear lacquer. That’s why every pair’s crossover is optimized for the best possible overall sound.”
A Full Measure
It is said that Marc Chagall’s inventive, colorful dreams floated lightly in the air; “Supernatural” said no less than Apollinaire of Chagall’s ethereal canvasses. He engaged the viewer with form and color, light and dark, luminosity and detail. “My art is an extravagant art, a flaming vermilion, a blue soul flooding over my paintings,” he declared.
The Chagall is a dynamic, passionate performer in medium to fairly large rooms, a magnificent speaker to recreate the composers’ own extravagant art for you!
With the same imaging precision and upper frequency air as the stand-mounted Degas, the same unmatched midrange sonorities, the Chagall also makes stunning, powerful bass that delivers the sense of the original recording venue as well as pressurizing your listening room with rich and controlled low frequencies.
With an enveloping sense of experiencing performers on stage, The Chagall rises to the musical and emotional occasion each and every time you listen. Their exotic, sculptural shapes reveal an extraordinary build quality, complemented by the deep natural luster of clear lacquer over Birch, or a deep, rich, lustrous piano lacquer finish. You can even order them custom-made in cherry.
Loiminchay systems reproduce the precise to the passionate: Glenn Gould caressing his master’s voice or Vladimir Horowitz in full expressive flight. Loiminchay effortlessly takes you to the very essence of the music.
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