Ocean Way Audio Sausalito
At CES 2015 in Las Vegas (January 6-9), Ocean Way Audio (Venetian Tower Suite 29-334) is introducing its Sausalito reference loudspeaker system ($35,000 MSRP), designed by Allen Sides, the Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer and founder of Ocean Way Recording. After having received positive responses to their larger speaker systems, the team at Ocean Way Audio was asked for a design to fit smaller spaces yet still deliver full-range accurate reproduction. With that in mind they developed Sausalito, the newest member of the company’s high-bandwidth speaker systems.
Each cabinet is 42×16.5x 22.75 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 148 pounds.
As with all of Ocean Way Audio’s systems, Sausalito allows the listener to move around the room and hear the same natural, open and accurate image. It features a highly refined three-way reflex design that incorporates a new midrange and tweeter. The crossover has been updated to accommodate these changes, while the cabinet features a sleeker design to maintain time alignment and reduce baffle reflection, and new materials to minimize low-frequency resonance.
Ocean Way Audio Sausalito features a 1-inch fabric dome tweeter with ferro fluid cooling and low resonant frequency; an 8-inch geometrically reinforced aluminum cone with shorting-ring motor and cast aluminum frame; and a 12-inch woofer with an aluminum cone, low distortion triple shorting-ring motor and cast aluminum frame.
The crossovers use high quality components from Solen, Jantzen, Mundorf, and Mills. All components hand matched to 0.1% tolerances for best imaging. Crossover frequencies are stated to be 160 Hz and 1,850 Hz, with 3rd order filters and 85dB efficiency.
For more information, go to oceanwayaudio.com/oceanway-monitors/sausalito/.