Which is why the egg was chosen to house the new Waveform Mach 17 loudspeaker's tweeter and midrange drivers. The egg-shaped housing virtually eliminates diffraction and offers a very wide even field of dispersion, to afford the listener soundstaging and imaging uncompromised by the hard edge of a box. For more than twelve years Waveform has been practising the art of speaker building. Waveform has gained a loyal following of devoted audiophiles and has been chosen for full range reference monitors for several classical recording studios.
Perhaps the best measure of a loudspeaker's performance is a frequency response graph. An examination of the 0o, 30o and 60o offset family of curves reveals the near straight-line dispersion for the Waveform Mach 17, unheard of in other loudspeakers. A room sensitivity of 94 dB at IW/IM, along with a room-adjustable crossover, promises the listener all the subtle differences found within various recordings. The Waveform Mach17 throws a huge soundstage, focusing sound wide and deep with precise three-dimensional imaging.
Waveform Mach17 is the collaborative effort of John Ötvös, master craftsman and audio enthusiast, acoustic designer Dr. Claude Fortier, who conducted final development and evaluation at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and Bryston, designer and manufacturer of the Mach 17's custom electronic crossover. Together, they have achieved a speaker which represents the highest form of acoustic development and technology available today.