Scan-Speak has expanded its line of Ellipticor low frequency drivers with the 38WE / 8582T00. Unlike the existing models, the novelty received a multi-wavelength linear suspension of the classic configuration. For a 15-inch woofer, it was possible to achieve a sensitivity indicator of 95 dB at a maximum power of 350 W.
The name of the series comes from the elliptical shape of the magnetic gap and, accordingly, the voice coil in its cross section. According to Scan-Speak, this solution improved the resonant characteristics of the driver, increased its resistance to cone-destructive loads and reduced distortion.
The novelty used the optimized SD (Symmetric Drive) AirCirc magnet system based on neodymium elements. The speaker received a cone made of classical cellulose. The design differences inherent in the Ellipticor models are noticeable only in the shape of the dust cap: like the coil, it is elliptical.
The company has not announced the cost of the Scan-Speak Ellipticor 38WE/8582T00 speaker.