Studio7 is Jamo’s new range of passive loudspeakers consisting of two pairs of floorstanders, as many bookshelf models and a couple of centre channel units. They have an all-new 1-inch tweeter featuring a copper faraday ring which increases sensitivity and reduces non-linear distortion. The tweeter and surround are made from fabric and exhibit excellent distortion characteristics and wide bandwidth for a non-fatiguing yet detailed sound.
To ensure a coherent sound stage, Jamo have time-aligned the acoustic centres of the drive units by tilting the cabinet back by seven degrees and mounting it on a plinth that houses the speaker crossover. This implementation helps minimise the timing anomalies in a more traditional enclosure.
The bass drivers feature embossed paper cones, high strength motor assemblies incorporating aluminium inductance shorting rings that enhance power handling and lower distortion. The aluminium shorting ring lowers distortion for clean, dynamic bass and increases power handling as the aluminium ring acts as a heat sink. The embossed paper cone with “Thor’s Hammer” detailing increases the rigidity to improve the transient response for that snappy yet natural bass. When a speaker driver produces sound, energy spreads across the speaker’s baffle towards the edge of the cabinet. If that energy hits a hard cabinet edge, a smaller version of this energy reflects towards the driver, causing a time-shifted low-level signal that can corrupt the sound of the driver. To help prevent colouring of the driver’s signal, Jamo rounds the cabinet edge, meaning the energy gently dissipates naturally.
The Jamo Studio7 speakers’ cabinet walls are thicker (15 mm MDF with 18 mm Front baffle) and critically braced to ensure a low degree of ‘self-noise’. This design allows you to hear more low-level detail and increases resolution when playing at any output level compared to competing products in their class. Jamo houses the crossover in its sealed plinth to minimise interaction between the large bass driver magnet and the inductors in the crossover. The Studio7 design also pays particular attention to the topology and component selection. Using Mylar and non-polarised electrolytic capacitors, along with iron and air core inductors and 25 W resistors.
Jamo chose the Studio7 range’s colours from the chromatic palette of Scandinavian landscapes. Norwegian fjords inspire the dark blue, while the grey finish channels the hue of fog hanging over a Finnish forest.
Jamo Studio7 UK / Euro prices
Jamo S7-17B bookshelf: £549.00 / €549.00
Jamo S7-15B bookshelf: £449.00 / €449.00
Jamo S7-25F floorstanders: £799.00 / €799.00
Jamo S7-27F floorstanders: £949.00 / €949.00