US company Ex Machina Soundworks has announced a new compact loudspeaker, Ganymede.

Ex Machina Soundworks Ganymede‘Building on our popular Pulsar model, Ganymede is our most compact 3-way monitor yet,’ the company says. ‘Ganymede is ideal for near-field, surround, and Atmos applications in professional studios, yet provides full range response and enough output headroom to serve as primary monitors in smaller rooms as well. As with all our models, Ganymede features custom drivers designed in collaboration with SEAS, and uses Composite Sound Metamodal TX material and technology in the new midrange and tweeter diaphragms.’

Ganymede uses the same DSP and converters as its larger siblings, Pulsar and Quasar, with coaxial midrange and tweeter crafted using Metamodal TX space age material, but in a more compact footprint – a 7-inch LF driver, 5.5-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter.

Flagship discrete AKM AK5572EN and AK4493EQ AD/DA chips and optimised clocking and analogue circuitry improve the S/N ratio to 123dBA. Dedicated low power Amtel processors and new power regulation code ensure safe shutdown behaviour under a wide range of fault conditions. Fifth generation Sharc+ AD21565 DSPs provides four times the available computing power.

‘We’ve taken full advantage of our newly available computing headroom and brand new multimillion dollar facility – featuring Brooklyn’s only hemi-anechoic chamber – to further improve our proprietary calibration algorithms,’ the company says.

As with Pulsar and Quasar, Ganymede can now maintain phase linearity within ±15° down to 30Hz, and within ±5° from 80Hz to 30kHz. New advancements in code have also allowed control of hysteresis (the natural overshoot from a pistonic driver’s momentum); as a result, all models now reproduce a square wave even at crossover frequencies, and can reproduce single cycle tone bursts (as generated using an Audio Precision 555b Analyzer).

Ganymede is expected to begin shipping by Q4, 2022.


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