WHT loudspeakers PR 1 Falcon – mk 2

Planet Audio
Planet Audio

The PR1 MKII combines a very unique blend of bass reflector and unconventional rear loading without the traditional cupped-hands colorations or slow, ill-defined bass typical of all ported designs. The main driver is a custom-built 8″ unit of our own design mated to the Neo ribbon. At 43″ x 11″ x 14″ HxWxD, the dimensions are deliberately living-room friendly while the combination of piano-gloss lacquer on the sides, real black leather on top and front and exotic red Jarrah wood for the scoop will appeal to even jaded interior decorators.

A true 2.83V/ 1w/1m sensitivity of 96dB combined with a nominal 10-ohm impedance that never drops below 8 and doesn’t rise above 19 welcomes low-power tube amps as well as high-power solid state.

Exceptional speed and coherence are made possible by true in-phase operation of both drive units within their respective pass bands. Bi-wirable, the weight is 42 kg. each.

1.) PR1 MKII parts are cut from a low resonance HDF using CNC Precision Technology

2.) Internal walls are lead lined first then treated with bitumen and MIS (Multipurpose Isolation Solution).
Lead lining is not a new process and it has been known to loudspeaker makers for years. Unfortunately when mass production was introduced to the lead lining became almost impossible to apply and became very costly for the audio industry

3.) WHT own 8″ woofer is designed to work with special phase plug and hand made minimal crossover. Point to point silver annealed wiring is used to provide maximum transparency speed and accuracy when coupling with modified ribbon tweeter.

 

PR 1 MK II Technical Details

Description:

2 way reflector construction with Jarrah scoop acting as a
18″ passive cone.

Driver units:

8″ WHT mid/bass (crossover less)  woofer. Paper cone treated moulded not press. Annealed silver ribbons wired directly from woofer to the binding  post – no solder.

Tweeter:

4.3″ diameter 96 db/M/W ribbon enforced sandwich. Tweeter
frequency response 1350 Hz -42KHz. Wired with silver ribbons direct – no solder

Frequency range:

Frequency response:

Sensitivity:

Nominal impedance:

Crossover frequency:

Rec amp power:

6dB at 25- 48 KHz

28Hz- 42KHz +_ 3dB

96dB spl (2.83,1m)

10 OHM ( minimal 8)

Woofer: no crossover
Tweeter: 1700Hz

1Watt – 350 Watts

Dimensions:

Height:
Width:
Depth:

Net weight:

Finishes:

109 cm
28cm
35.5cm

42KG each speaker

Piano Black Finish/ Leather/ Jarrah