OUR APPROACH TO LOUDSPEAKER DESIGN
Designed, engineered, and manufactured in North Carolina, USA to deliver the greatest performance, from the smallest cabinets, with the least impact on our global environment.
Role Audio loudspeakers are designed to anticipate the needs of 21st century audiophiles, music lovers, and theater buffs. Designed for use in stereo, multi-channel audio, and home theater systems, Role Audio loudspeakers are small, potent, and elegant. And while we pay attention to decorator issues, these loudspeakers achieve or surpass the holy grails of audiophile loudspeaker design. They are point source, or quasi point source, time coherent, first order crossover, acoustic suspension or transmission line designs for the utmost accuracy in sound reproduction.
The design and construction of loudspeaker cabinets play a critical role in determining the quality of the sound. Our cabinets are designed to meet tolerances that are among the highest in the industry. Unlike most loudspeaker manufacturers, all our cabinets are manufactured in-house and hand finished. This allows the highest level of quality control. And because our cabinets are not manufactured by an outside entity which has to turn at least a 100% profit, we are able to pass on considerable cost savings to our customers and to provide them with some of the best constructed and most beautiful loudspeaker cabinets for the price.
Black cabinets are manufactured from medium density fiberboard and feature a satin hand painted finish that blends well with the black finishes typically found on TV sets. Wood finishes feature high grade wood veneers laid on top of MDF or expensive plywood finished to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Black and wood finished cabinets feature user friendly rounded edges that enhance imaging.
Loudspeaker Electronic Circuits
All our loudspeakers feature minimalist, first-order, transient perfect crossovers in order to preserve the timing and timbre of the sound source. Our loudspeakers use high quality laminated or perfect lay air core coils, full value film foil capacitors, and metal oxide resistors. Regardless of the price of the loudspeaker the crossover components and drivers are the highest quality in order to produce the Role Audio sonic signature.
We use DH Labs Silver Sonic wire to ensure the most transparent transfer of musical signals to our tweeters and custom multi-strand oxygen free copper wire to our woofers to ensure excellent bass response. As of 10/20/09, we use only led free silver solder in our loudspeakers.
We use non-allergenic 100% polyester ply-fill bonded batting which maintains a consistent loft through years in all of our loudspeakers.
We use genuine SUPERIOR ELECTRIC (TM) gold plated, fully shielded, five-way binding posts described by one reviewer this way:
(M.L. Gneier, tnt-audio.com, Italy, May 2001)
All our drivers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference with equipment that use cathode ray tubes such as TVs and computer screens. This is essential in an age marked by convergence between stereo and home theater systems.
We care about your health and the environment.
BREATHE EASY WITH OUR HEALTH-FRIENDLY FORMALDEHYDE-FREE LOUDSPEAKERS
All ROLE AUDIO loudspeakers are intended for use in music and home theater systems and are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship that occur in normal use for ten (10) years from the date of original purchase.
ROLE AUDIO will repair, replace or adjust defective parts for the original owner without charge for parts or labor, provided the loudspeaker is returned at the owner's cost to the dealer from which it was purchased or to ROLE AUDIO.
This warranty does not apply to damage that results from abuse or misuse, accidents including those that occur during shipping, and any damage that results from repair or modification by anyone not specifically authorized to make repairs by ROLE AUDIO.
In order to claim coverage under this warranty, you must provide proof of purchase in the form of a sales slip or proof of product registration with ROLE AUDIO. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.