Test & measurement
Scan-Speak was founded in 1970 by Ejvind Skaaning and is today a world leader in the development and manufacture of high-end transducers for top international loudspeakers’ brands. Skaaning’s vision of producing customized loudspeaker drivers has led to the 50 years legacy that is Scan-Speak. There are not many brands that have such longevity, and we, at SoundImports, are proud to be offering the result of such high-end products. All Scan-Speak woofers and tweeters are developed, designed, and manufactured by 50 dedicated employees in Videbaek, Denmark.
Scan-Speak pays a lot of attention to each of his products’ data-sheet. Each one is divided into paragraphs that each lists quantities and parameters belonging to the specific driver. Apart from the detailed picture and the sketch with dimensions, there are the following key features: Recommendations, T/S parameters, Mechanical data, Electrical data, Power handling, Acoustic/electric measurement results. On their website, you can also find a description of the method used at Scan-Speak to calculate T/S parameters.
The Discovery family is one of the largest lines in Scan-Speak’s families, and a lot of its divers are best sellers in our webshop. This line of products is so popular because it offers a wide variety of choices of sizes. The design is based on traditional electroacoustic knowledge and craftsmanship. The cones are made of a glass fibre material coated to achieve proper damping, and all cones are shaped with the NRSC (Non-Resonant Suspension Coupling) principle that ensures smooth sound pressure frequency response. In this family, the well-known design, namely the 3” dome midrange Scan-Speak D7608/920000, still goes strong in terms of quality and performance despite its many years on the market. Other popular products in this family are theScan-Speak Discovery R2604/832000, theScan-Speak Discovery D2606/922000, and theScan-Speak Discovery D2604/833000.
Products in the Illuminator family feature many advanced technologies, materials, and sophisticated designs. Their common features are the voice coil configuration and a large linear excursion capability. Carefully designed and combined with a unique cone structure, the transparency, detail, and lack of distortion even at higher levels is hard to find elsewhere. The most popular example of this family is the Scan-Speak Illuminator 18WU/8741T00.
Products in the Revelator family feature a slit-paper uncoated non-resonant cone that reproduces music at a dynamic level, and clarity was unparalleled in the market. The tweeters are predominantly designed with a large roll surround, a powerful ring of Neodymium magnets, and optimized airflow systems. Within the wide Revelator range, you will find everything you need when it comes to high-end audio transducers, whether you need drivers for a small 2-way system or a giant multi-way loudspeaker. The Scan-Speak 15W/4531G, for example, provides a more extended frequency response than its brothers but still fantastic bass in a vented enclosure.
The many decades' heritage, quality, and success of Scan-Speak's designs are found in the Classic family with such patented and proprietary technologies as the Symmetrical Drive, Low Loss Linear Suspension, cones of air-dried carbon-reinforced paper, and nylon reinforced paper. The latest additions are the Scan-Speak Classic D2904/980000 and the Scan-Speak Classic D2008/851100.
One of the goals for a new driver concept at Scan-Speak was to minimize cone modes, and this family uses an innovative concept: an elliptical-shaped voice coils to control the cone and dome. By not driving the diaphragm asymmetrically, what you get is an “infinite” number of Eigen frequencies, but less contribution for each frequency and overall lower distortion. Driving the diaphragm symmetrically gets you a finite number of Eigen frequencies with a higher contribution combining at certain frequencies producing the “dreaded” colouration modes. From this concept, it was developed the Scan-Speak Ellipticor 18WE/4542T00.