2-way Bookshelf speaker with SATORI® Beryllium tweeters
The ARA Be is designed to deliver top level transparent and dynamic sound reproduction, now equipped with TW29BN, touted as the best tweeter in the world.
Advanced High End SATORI® Beryllium tweeter, paired with our unique Egyptian Papyrus midwoofers
Elegantly inclined cabinet for time alignment
Faceted baffle and optimized tweeter position for reduced diffraction
Slanted internal partition for reduced standing waves
Large low noise rear firing vent
Gold-plated WBT-style binding posts
Frequency range: 45-30000 Hz +/-3dB
Sensitivity ( 2.83V/1m ): 87 dB
Nominal impedance: 4 Ω
Max SPL: 105 dB
Recommended amplifier: 40-150 W
Cross-over frequency: 2300 Hz
Enclosure type: Bass reflex
Port tuning frequency: 36.5 Hz
Driver units: SATORI TW29BN & 6 ½” SATORI MW16P-4
Cabinet material: 18 mm MDF
Dimension (HxWxD): 391 x 190 x 388 mm
Net weight: 9.6 kg
"I was quite surprised that the tweeter which has a beryllium dome did not sound bright or hard. I have heard other beryllium dome tweeters that sounded bright, hard and even metallic. Indeed, the SB Acoustics’ treble sounded extended and smooth without any touch of harshness." - AV2Day.com
The Ara Be is built with two internal chambers to isolate vibrations from either drivers, minimising coloration. The Ara Be features a unique slanted cabinet construction that helps with time coherence - creating an audio experience that feels airy and life-like.
SB Acoustics was formed to bring an alternative to the high-end transducer market. Marrying the design talents of Danesian Audio (Denmark), a company filled with industry veterans, responsible for many well known and revolutionary designs, and manufacturing expert Sinar Baja Electric (Indonesia), a vertically integrated company with more than 40 years of transducer manufacturing experience.
Artisan Acoustics was founded with a passion for high-end High-fidelity audio in Singapore, and now distributes SB Acoustics products in Asia (Malaysia) outside of Indonesia. Here at AA, we want to bring the masses to enjoy, and appreciate the art of music and audio, and the amazing engineering that goes behind audio systems.