The Kensington speakers are reminiscent of Japanese acoustics from the mid-80s. Canadian firm Arteluthe has created a high performance two-way speaker with a vintage design, but with modern technology.
These technologies are primarily seen in the design of the Faital Pro 15 “woofer and 1” compression driver. The bass driver operates on two bass-reflex ports at the bottom of the front panel of the case. The buzzer is mounted in an exponential horn, which is complemented by a classic louvre acoustic lens.
For this acoustics, a sensitivity of 94 dB is declared, which is quite suitable for operation from a tube amplifier. Frequency Response Range: 35 Hz to 20 kHz. The height of the speakers is a little less than a meter. The cabinets have been finished with walnut veneer. The textured black front panel can be covered with a fabric grill.
The novelty has already gone on sale with delivery, but only in North America. The Arteluthe Kensington discounted price of 6,500 Canadian dollars (approximately $5,250) at a total cost of $ 9,000 (approximately $7,000).