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Precision. Control. Dynamics.

These are the pillars the Founder Series was built on.

Every once in awhile, something special comes along and changes the rules.  The perfect blend of technology, design, and performance.  At the start of Founder's development, we knew one thing:  When Art Embraces Science, anything is possible, and we exceeded our wildest expectations.

 

Founder is no ordinary loudspeaker.  Every component, large and small, was scrutinized down to the tiniest detail.  Every component has been thoroughly researched, designed, and engineered, exclusively for Founder's.  New patented technologies were developed for the acoustic platform.  The new cabinet is not just a stunning design, its unique shape and integrated structural bracing delivers acoustic performance that cannot be matched by traditional square boxes.  By leaving no element unaddressed, Founder's is so much more than the sum of its parts.

 

During our exhaustive research, design, and engineering process, we looked closely and carefully at how speakers interact with their environment.  The contemporary home interior presents design challengfes that have become even more prominent over the last decade.  Stone, glass and wood have become the materials of choice and open concepts dominate.  Founder's design has evolved with this trend and is perfectly suited to deliver its maximum performance in rooms that would challenge traditionally designed speakers.  Whether you enjoy movies and music in a more traditional listening space, or your home is from the pages of Architectural Digest, you can be sure Founder's will sound as good as they look.

The Technologies

Aluminum Magnesium Ceramic (AL-MAC) High-Frequency Driver

Any high - performance speaker driver (in this case, the tweeter) must be both very strong (to prevent distortion), and very light (to be agile, responsive, and accurate).  This quest of design and engineering has led the industry to try many different exotic materials.  Some of them found practical application and many did not.  AL-MAC is our unique blend of Aluminum, Magnesium and Ceramic materials; each of which contribute to the end gfoal of greater accuracy and realism.  Their special properties contribute to the final product which is not only strong and lightweight, but embodies a natural anti-resonance to ensure the tweeter doesn't just sound good "on paper", but truly sounds incredible in the ral world.  Cutting edge technology, with real benefits, in practical applications - this is what the Founder Series is all about.

Aluminum Magnesium (AL-MAG) Midrange Driver

Similar to the goals we had in mind when developing the AL-MAC tweeter, AL-MAG was conceived to bring the same elevated level of performance to the area where our ears are the most sensitive: The midrange.  If you have ever read a speaker review, the midrange typically gets a lot of attention, and rightly so.  By nature, human hearing places an emphasis on things like voices so that we know when we're interacting with someone familiar.  Think about how instantly recognizable your favorite recording artist of actor's voice sounds.  Our goal here was to have the midrange driver sound as realistic as possible.  After all, isn't that why you have a nice audio system?  To make it sound like, "you are there?"  With AL-MAG technology, Founder Series comes another step closer.

Ultra High Excursion AL-MAG Bass Midrange Driver (Only on 40B & 80F)

The Founder's mid/bass driver is a 6" Ultra-High-Excursion Aluminum Magnesium (AL-MAG) cone with Perforated Phase Aligning PPA Lens, Gen3 Active Ridge Technology (ART) Surround with Vertical Mounting System, Advanced SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation, and a 1.5" high-temp multi layered voice coil with ventilated Apical former.

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Ultra High Excursion CARBON-X Unibody Bass Driver

The Founder's Bass driver is a 6", 7" or 8" Ultra-High Excursion Unibody CARBON-X Cone, overmolded Gen3 Active Ridge Technology (ART) Surround with Vertical Mounting System, Advanced SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation and a 1.5" high-temp multi-layered voice coil with venitlated Apical former.

ADVANCED Shock-Mount Feet

Founder Floorstanding Speakers include Advanced Shock-Mount Feet which decouple the cabinet from the floor, not just once, but twice, for extremely effective vibration decoupling.  Interchangeable hardware is included for both carpet and hard surfaces.  The feet can be adjusted from above to level the cabinet with ease.

ADVANCED Shock-Mount System

The Founder Series midrange and bass drivers are mechanically decoupled from the front beffle by our Advanced SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation Mounting System.  This special mounting hardware uses an elastomer suspension to prevent any transfer of vibration from the driver to the cabinet, and from the cabinet to the driver.  By eliminating resonance, the driver is free to render sound purely and efficiently with no audible distortion and maximum clarity.

Dual-Sync Continuous Flux Motor

TheFounder's new coaxial midrange driver found on the center channel models employs OSW's oblate spheroid shape with a coaxially mounted tweeter.  It maintains detail and sonic focus within the broad and deep sound stage by acting as the waveguide for the tweeter, making its dispersion characteristics ideal for any listening space.  Our patented Dual-Sync Continuous Flux Motor has taken away the limitations of combined magnet structures as well as having a full sized, low distortion and higher output midrange tweeter combination while maintaining a relatively low height for the center channel cabinet, allowing for greater placement flexibility.

Cascade-Fusion Bracing

Cascade-Fusion Bracing inside Founder Series' faceted cabinets increase rigidity and break up standing low-frequency waves.  This delivers much tighter bass with greater clarity into a monolith stronger than the sum of its parts.  The inherent strength of the geometric cabinet profile distributes the load points across a larger cabinet area providing greater support and rigidity than can be achieved with traditional square cabinet geometry.