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Sicilian sound & style
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

DoAcoustics from Scilly is now selling its MicroDesign range of loudspeakers in the UK. Featuring 2-channel stereo, home cinema and active models, the range consists of stand-mount, floor standing and home cinema speakers that all carry the same design philosophy – “discrete, slim and understated in appearance, yet able to produce a very natural performance that belies the cabinet size”.

All the models are transmission-line designs, yet offer a very slim 10cm wide front profile thanks to the use of TB and SEAS 3” drivers throughout. Featuring a mixture of full-range and bass-only drivers depending on model, DoAcoustic’s found that the use of multiple smaller drivers meant that their designs were faster to react to transient signals, have better off-axis dispersion and a better damping factor, all of which delivered the performance they were aiming for. These are combined with point-to-point hard-wired crossovers, fitted throughout with Mundorf components.

The three stand-mount designs - Microcosmo, Macrocosmo and Macrocosmo Reference - feature a single 3” full-range Polypropylene-Paper-coned driver, delivering “true point-source performance”. Slightly larger in height, the 2-way Macrocosmo Reference Impact features an additional 3” bass driver, whilst the larger again Jupiter houses two full-range drivers and two bass drivers in a reverse D’Appolito design. Adding an additional out-of-phase tweeter to the rear of the cabinet, the Jupiter Impact can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. 

Moving onto the floorstanders, all of which stand 86.5cm tall, three models are available: Armonia Mundi, Armonia Mundi Impact and Armonia Mundi Impact Active. The Armonia Mundi houses 1 x full-range and 1 x bass driver, whilst the Armonia Mundi Impact ads an additional full-range and bass driver per side, along with a tweeter mounted on the rear panel. For those looking for total flexibility, the Armoni Mundi Impact Active packs in a 90 Watt per channel amplifier, Bluetooth 4.0 Aptx, S/PDIF and USB digital inputs, along with analogue inputs and outputs. Each of the floor standers come with a spiked plinth for extra stability.

All MicroDesign models are available in a range of standard colours that include white matt, black matt, natural bamboo, purple matt and green matt. The industrial design opens the range up to music lovers who not only want beautiful sound to listen to but also beautiful products to look at. Prices start at £739 for the Macrocosmo in paint finishes.