The Starship

Live Soundtrack

Role Audio Starship
Shown: satin black and red birch

"Well-built, easy to place and drive, and blessed with a balance, speed and focus that makes listening to music of all varieties just plain fun..."

"...the SEs capture the music's micro-dynamic ebb and flow more naturally than my reference Maggie 1.7is.   

" Bass notes start and stop with impressive speed and no overhang or boom."

(Review of Starship SE)
Positive Feedback, Maurice Jeffries, Issue 88, 11/29/2016


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Our new Starship combines our established design principles, exemplified by our Windjammer and Enterprise loudspeakers, with a new breakout proprietary four transmission lines design (Quad TLTM), an unprecedented four woofer and a tweeter point source array, and a driver cover to reduce diffraction around the driver and a magnetic grill.

The Starship carries on the tradition of the Windjammer and Enterprise delivering better bass, better imaging, and better musicality at a fraction of the cost of the ultra high end competition. It offers big concert hall performance in a very elegant compact cabinet design that is intended for use in large and medium sized rooms. 

Listen to a live recording on the Starship SE and you will hear something few loudspeakers can do. Instead of a detached soundstage with the audience behind the singer, the Starship SE images so well it can place the audience between you and the singer and immerse you in the audience with unmatchable immediacy and palpability.

Our loudspeakers are known for their musicality, tonal accuracy and neutrality. The Starship epitomizes these musical values. The Starship's timbre and tonal balance are very natural and real. Male and Female vocals shine. Its level of focus, leading edge precision and transient acuity are simply unsurpassed. In addition, the combination of the Starship's prowess in resolving low level detail, its ability to deliver laser like imaging in a humongous soundstage, and its relaxed delivery of large scale dynamics are simply unprecedented for its size and price. 

The bass of the Enterprise has been described as “bass to die for” and the bass of the Windjammer has been described as “airing outside the box.” The Starship employs four of the transmission lines used in the Windjammer and Enterprise. We vent the transmission lines through the bottom of the cabinet to produce very robust low bass output. Because we vent the transmission lines through the bottom of the cabinet, the Starship requires clearance between the bottom of the cabinet and the floor and cannot be used without the outriggers and accompanying spikes.  With four transmission lines the Starship's delivers fast and extended bass that is absolutely boxless, with incredible dynamic headroom and ease that is unprecedented for a loudspeaker of its compact size.

We have justly earned a reputation for inventing small loudspeakers that can replace large floor standers. In an experiment, everyone though music coming from our Sampan micro tower was coming from a large floor standing Triangle Cello. And reviewer Mike Peshkin lauded the ability of our svelte Windjammer to fill his 50' x 25' living room with music. No one should be surprised that the Starship can full large rooms with dynamic concert hall music in a very relaxed non-fatiguing manner.

The Starship's cabinet is an ode to modern design with old world fit and finish. Like all our loudspeakers, the Starship is manufactured from non-toxic and or sealed lumber, nontoxic adhesives, and painted with non-toxic paints. The Starship exemplifies the beautiful " striking two-tone" handcrafted cabinets of the Windjammer and Enterprise that feature all rounded edges and sophisticated lock miter construction.

The design, fit and finish of the Starship's cabinet show we pay attention to our loudspeakers not only as fine musical instruments but also as objects of art. One veteran reviewer described the Enterprise as some of the best cabinet work he has seen. And another veteran reviewer said the Windjammers were so very attractive that not only did his wife not complain about them after an extended stay, “...she asked that they not leave.."

We say, without hesitation, that the Starship delivers a level of imaging, soundstaging, and dynamic performance in a gorgeous non-toxic cabinet that no other loudspeaker anywhere near its very compact size and price can match.

Role Audio Starship
Shown: satin black and red birch

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Two-way, first-order, minimum phase design
  • Point source, time aligned 4 woofer and 1 tweeter driver array
  • ​Proprietary Quad TL (four transmission line) design
  • ​One inch soft dome tweeter for non-fatiguing sound
  • Woven carbon fiber woofers for fast transparent response
  • Minimalist first-order crossover (perfect lay air core copper inductor, film-foil capacitor)
  • Pure multi-strand OFC copper wiring
  • Hard wired, hand soldered electrical connections
  • Superior ElectricTM fully insulated, gold plated five-way binding  posts 
  • Bi-wire-able, bi-amp-able
  • Driver cover to reduce baffle diffraction
  • Bottom vented transmission line for more robust bass output
  • Magnetic grill
  • Custom non-toxic paint
  • Eco-friendly and Health-friendly
  • ​Cabinets manufactured with non-toxic/sealed lumber and non-toxic adhesives
  • Satin black red birch standard finish (custom finishes available)
  • Warranty:10-year limited

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Dimensions: 10X11X43.75 inch, 25X28X111 cm  (WXDXH)

Frequency Response: 35Hz - 26kHz, +/- 3.5 dB

-6dB referenced to 1kHz: 30Hz.

Sensitivity: 93 dB 1/watt/m

Rated impedance: 8 ohms

Minimum impedance 10 ohms

Weight: 55 pounds each