Dutch & Dutch - 8c Studio - Bookshelf Speakers
The 8c studio shares the same dimensions, components and specs as the 8c but is built into an MDF wood based cabinet as opposed to Dutch & Dutch's solid oak 8c cabinets. To clearly distinguish between the two products the differences in the 8c studio will, besides the different cabinet material, have to do without streaming audio over ethernet capabilities.
The 8c studio will be able to handle 192 kHz on the AES/EBU input similar to the 8c.
Dutch & Dutch have incorporated M10 threads in the sides of the 8c studio to cope with the demand of being able to fly or pole mount the cabinets for surround, Dolby Atmos and similar install applications. U bracket and accessories to deal with the above will become available shortly. For the time being the 8c studio will be made in black only.
Completely accurate music reproduction requires more than a thoroughly optimized speaker. It requires a speaker that works together with the acoustics of the listening room.
The 8c is more than just a loudspeaker. It is a unique acoustic concept, because its revolutionary design provides constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards. As a result, the 8c is above and beyond any other system in terms of neutrality, precision, and in-room tonal balance.
The 8c represents our commitment to accuracy and clarity. With its constant directivity from 100Hz upwards and +/-0.5dB frequency response from 35Hz upwards, music can now be experienced exactly as it was intended. Nothing is added, nothing left out.
Experience the sensation of truly accurate music reproduction, hear truth in audio like never before.
Tune the system to the room, not the room to the system. 8c’s adapt to the room they are in and can be placed (very) close to room boundaries without losing performance.
To achieve this, 8c’s combine a proprietary waveguide tweeter with an acoustic cardioid midrange, boundary-coupled bass drivers and active room matching. The result: superb acoustical reproduction in any room.
Besides drivers, the 8c’s small footprint presence holds high-end DACs, amps, subwoofers and a DSP. The system also comes with room matching and streaming capabilities out-of-the-box.
All components match each other perfectly and together deliver a “big sound” at 106 dB continuously from 35 Hz upwards, while keeping the signal-to-noise ratio very high.
After the 8c’s are automatically discovered on your LAN, you’ll have full control of settings like gain, distance to front and side walls, updates and many parametric filters. Internet connectivity is not required.
Besides balanced analogue or AES3 input, you will able in the near future to stream digital music directly to your 8c’s. Setup left and right position using your mobile device and the rest is done automatically.
Within your LAN, 8c’s can be grouped into multiple zones. Perfectly synchronised music can then be played effortlessly in those zones.
Automatic updates can keep your 8c’s up-to-date with industry standards and trends. After extensive testing periods, new firmware versions are made available from our cloud based software platform. If so desired and set up, 8c’s will download and install these updates automatically, adding new features overnight.
- Components: LF: 8″ High Excursion Subwoofer (2x), MF: 8″ Mid-Range Driver, HF: 1″ Alloy Dome Tweeter
- Enclosure Type: LF: Sealed, MF: Passive Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 30 Hz – 20 kHz ± 1 DB
- Amplifier Power: LF: 500 W, MF: 250 W, HF: 250 W
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 485 x 270 380 MM
- Weight: 26 KG