Davone Riva
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Open Sound

This mid range driver is paramount to the open sound picture the Riva portrays. Based on listening tests, the diaphragm is made from a blend of different pulp to obtain the desired balance of stiffnes, damping and density. A small but precise amount of Egyptian papyrus fibers are added to make the membrane less isotropic and to further enhance the sonic character.

Crossover Optimization

Crossover Optimization

The Riva cross-over is computer modelled to optimise driver integration and response accuracy, and then fine-tuned by ear to ensure naturalness and a musically rewarding listening experience. All components are carefully laid out to minimise electro-magnetic interactions, and the quality of the critical signal path is maintained by taking advantage of the minimal losses in polypropylene capacitors and the linearity of air-cored inductors.

Integrated Grill on Davone Riva

Integrated Grill

For critical listening the grille is usually removed from the loudspeaker. By intergrating the grille into the design, this is no longer needed with the Riva. Only 3mm thick, the sound is not at all blocked anymore by the grille. By gluing it to the cabinet, it is furthermore no longer a potential source of resonance.

Davone Riva

Who's that tall drink of water? With a slim profile and a laid back posture Riva stands proud as it lets it all hang out in an authorities presentation. Great imaging and solid sound staging are the stand out traits of this remarkable speaker. Our advice "get comfortable", you're gonna be here a while as the Riva tends to make the world disappear and time slip by.

Online Price (US): $6200.00

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Frequency response: 38 - 30.000 Hz
Impedance: 4 ohm, 3.8 ohm minimum at 40Hz
Sensitivity: 89 dB/2,83V/m
Max power: 70W (IEC 17.1)
Woofer: 7” sliced paper cone, Xmax 22mm peak-peak Patented Symmetrical Drive Motor Design
Mid: 4", Proprietary cone material with the optimal balance of stiffness, damping and density, strengthened with Egyptian papyrus fibers. Foam surround (made from polyether foam, not the the usual polyester foam which is infamous for it's short life time) for maximum transparency and midrange resolution.
Tweeter: 1", wide surround silk dome diaphragm
Crossover: 450 Hz, 3kHz
System: Bass reflex/ Closed
Cabinet: 12 layer beech wood form pressed veneer with multiple internal stiffeners
Weight: 17kg / piece