The S 500 FCR is the first external loudspeaker worldwide to have passed the stringent THX Select 2 certification.
Based on the horizontal configuration of its acclaimed predecessor M 550 FCR, this model has been significantly enhanced. Immediately noticeable changes are the newly developed high-tech, flat-diaphragm midrange drivers radiating all midrange frequencies from the entire effective driver surface. They are also free of phase shifts generated conventional cone drivers. The absence of phase opposition reduces distortion drastically. Because of their extremely rigid sandwich-construction the flat drivers manifest exceptional impulse behaviour and reproduce a superbly balanced frequency response, augmented by the central placement of its dome tweeter. The proximity of tweeter and midrange drivers improves overall sound radiation. Now the listener can enjoy the full range of sound even outside the acoustic “sweet spot.” This is an additional benefit of the higher THX Select 2 standards.
The flat diaphragms in their flush integrated cages avoid negative “diffraction” effects – there are no corners or edges after all. In order to eliminate distortion fields like those caused by holding grooves, the speaker grille is realised as cover hood eliminating the need for bolts.
The rapid and highly responsive sound reproduction of the set is the consequence its excellent efficiency rated at 91 dB/w/m. Additional benefit: even less powerful AV-receivers will deliver enormous volume outputs.
The low depth of the speakers - only 16 cm – allows for unobtrusive placement in any home environment – they are perfect for mounting to the wall! Brackets for this purpose are already attached to the speakers. Otherwise, you can simply place them on a shelf or mount them on the optional M 4002 P speaker.