DC Gold Audio
TAC (January 14, 2006): Thank you for your patience as we restructure our business. My name is David Chaffey and I have purchased the assets, tooling and design rights of the speakers that have brought you many years of pleasure. I am working with the chief engineer and the manufacturing expertise of the previous staff to bring you a better speaker; one that has evolved from the previous generation of loudspeakers you have come to love. My goal is to update the drivers with innovative, more reliable materials and upgraded performance to bring you the best full range speakers in the world. With the improvements made, we are looking forward to meeting and exceeding yours and your customers needs. We are excited about our audio partnership in the future.
Estimated date of new production is the end of September €ś at the earliest. Basic sizes, models and retail prices will remain in effect until further notice. New specifications will be posted as soon as NEO magnet designs have been completed. The new drivers will be universal €ś marine (still the best waterproof driver), aircraft, cars, outdoor, home audio and home theater.
For previous Babb customers with warranty issues, we will honor all speakers for three years from date of purchase with copy of original sales receipt. Speakers that were returned for warranty issues, but never returned €ś please call (972) 249-8959.
DC Gold Audio web site (July 14, 2009): At DC GOLD AUDIO we have worked to improve the basic design of speakers. The patented designs enable DC GOLD speakers to sound better. Our speakers are designed and built in America by people who are passionate about the reproduction of music. Listen to a pair and hear for yourself, the quality speaks for itself.
One design improvement is the elimination of the spiderť, the corrugated cloth diaphragm behind the speaker cone. DC GOLD speakers utilize ferrofluid to both aid centering and cool the coil. The elimination of the spiderť eliminates the reflexion of sound though the cone and helps with the speed and detailed yet delicate highs you hear from our speakers. It also allows unrestricted movement for clean fast bass.
The other major design aspect of DC GOLD speakers is they are all full range. One speaker handles all of the frequencies from the lowest bass to the highest notes. Most speakers have woofers and tweeters and associated crossover components. The best analogy is pebbles in a pond; a still pond with one pebble dropped in it allows a natural concentric waveform pattern to flow from the center. This is the same as a sound pattern as the microphone that recorded the event in the first place. If done correctly, it is the best, most natural way to listen to music. Back to the pond: we now drop 2 or 3 pebbles into the pond. No matter how carefully we try, we will have many waveforms and ripples that cross over one another; this is distortion. It can be measured and can be heard!
The other aspect of a full range speaker is the elimination of all of the crossover components. The capacitors, inductors and resistors all add or subtract from the music and add phase and time distortions. KISS €ś keep it simple¦.. A good full range eliminates all of the crossover components; the music goes from amplifier to voice-coil with no impedance.
Our aluminum alloy cone, with a proprietary coating, allows it to cover the full range and be totally impervious to the elements. Our aluminum voice-coil and fluid bearing allow it to handle tremendous power and keep its cool. Most of our speakers are utilizing neodymium magnets. They are a more powerful yet much lighter magnet than the ceramic magnets most companies use. This allows for a lighter, smaller magnet structure than you might be used to. The benefit is: our speakers might just fit where others will not.
Listen to our speakers with the most complex music possible. Voices are particularly difficult to reproduce well. Pick a piece of music that covers the full frequency spectrum. The DC GOLD will cover it with the speed and detail of the recorded performance. Listen and compare to any speaker made; we think you will become as passionate about our speakers as we are!
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