Philharmonic Audio

The New Affordable Accuracy Plus Monitor

Although cost increases have forced us to discontinue the highly popular Affordable Accuracy Monitor, we are pleased to offer an upgraded replacement that features a premium silk dome tweeter from Morel of France.  The new tweeter looks identical to the Parts Express unit in the previous AA monitor, but it uses higher quality parts and provides a substantially smoother response and much tighter quality control.  You can see details about the Morel tweeter here.  The robust silk dome tweeter is crossed at a very low 1900 Hz, which provides exceptionally broad dispersion and maximizes detail in the lower treble and upper midrange.  Seamless integration between the tweeter and woofer is assured by a complex 12-element crossover.

The new Plus AA monitor retains the excellent Parts Express 6.5" woofer.  We are not aware of any woofer near its price that can provide such deep bass response.  Although we have specified the bass reach very conservatively at a -3 dB point of 48 Hz, the monitors will in fact produce very audible output at 34 Hz.  You can test that for yourself with a demo CD that we include with every pair of monitors.  The result is a firm bass foundation and very high power handling on music material without the cost and complexity of a subwoofer.  The new Plus Affordable Accuracy Monitor is priced at $290/pair plus shipping, which is capped at $40 for West Coast customers.  For ordering information, click here.

Frequency Response

On-Axis Quasi-Anechoic Response at 1 meter

Specifications

Cabinet Black Wood Grain Vinyl
Tweeter Morel MDT32S 1" Silk Dome
Woofer Parts Express 6.5" treated paper cone with rubber surround
Crossover 12 element 4th Order Acoustic Linkwitz-Riley, 1900 Hz Crossover Frequency
Frequency Response 48 Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3db) Anechoic
Sensitivity 84.5 dB (dB/2.83v/1M)
Impedance 6 Ohms
Box Alignment Bass Reflex
Dimensions 14" H x 9" W x 11" D
Weight 16 lbs each

The Affordable Accuracy Center Channel

This MTM center channel is an extensively modified version of the popular Pioneer Electronics C22 loudspeaker.  Although the Pioneer speaker is an excellent buy and will perform very well in many applications, it lacks the clarity and neutrality of the Affordable Accuracy monitor.  The tweeter is the principal limitation.  We have replaced the stock tweeter with an excellent unit from Vifa of Scandinavia.  The new nine-element crossover optimizes the response with the new tweeter to achieve a level of performance consistent with that of the monitor.  Both speakers feature the same black finish and voicing over the critical midrange frequencies.  The Affordable Accuracy center channel is priced at $150 plus shipping.

Frequency Response

Specifications

Tweeter 1" Fabric Dome
Woofer 4" Treated Paper x2
Frequency Response 70Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3db)
Sensitivity 88 dB (dB/2.83v/1M)
Impedance 6 ohms
Dimensions 7 1/8" H X 18 1/8" W X 8.5" D
Weight 14 lbs