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design and art customisation consultancy craftmanship

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Technology acoustic quality omnidirection wireless waterproof materials

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Classic Line Zemi Omni Woof

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Power Line Thor Atun Wodan

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Evolution Line Ingo Kayak Freewheeler

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Design Art Line Francesco Pellisari Ron Arad Marta Gatti

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Patio Line Zemi Omni Thor Ingo Kayak Freewheeler

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Accessories Balestra Squadra Virgola

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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ONCE UPON A TIME‌.

NACSound is the creation of Italian acoustic designer Francesco Pellisari. In 1992 while working as an industrial robot designer, he spent some time with Acoustic Research to follow his passion for acoustics. Once back in Italy he struck out on his own and in 1995 established Acoustic Design and built his ďŹ rst speaker. Over the years he has collaborated with big names such as Ken Ishiwata, Roy Allison and Ron Arad. By 1997 Acoustic Design had become New Acoustic Concept (NAC), a company dedicated to manufacturing highly individualistic speakers without compromising audio quality. NACSound handmade speakers are now sold worldwide but the company remains small and independent, dedicated to combining exciting design with high-quality sound.

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������� �������������� Every ��������� speaker has its own story to tell. Each one is unique and distinctive with the design, art and technology skilfully united. Every speaker must undergo many minute and manually intricate processes before completion as a high quality product. ������������� As our speakers are handmade to order we are able to build speakers that are exclusive to our customers� requirements

installation requests. Customisation can vary from simple, individual preferences to complex projects. Small or large we always adopt the same approach: create exclusive models to suit every project, taking into account the choice of materials, colours to suit the setting and technological solutions.

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����������� After decades of of applied acoustics and design, ��������� o ers an avant-garde technical consultancy with special regard for fundamental design and engineering matters.

������������� Every piece is carefully handcrafted by expert craftspeople perpetuating centuries-old, traditional techniques. This is a complex journey involving many professions and places from Deruta in Umbria, a city famous for the exceptional properties of its soil, to Faenza in Emilia where experts produce custom-made pieces for many of the most important artists to Marcon, an industrial centre close to Venice which has become one of Italy’s most productive regions.


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Civic Theatre Schio Verona


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Speakers with Wi-Fi (without audio cables and control links) but with their own electrical connections o er easy y. The modular and cable-free system means that each speaker can be hung from the ceiling, wall panels or false ceiling without the need for supplementary, ���������������� The acoustic image is produced when the brain senses an acoustic wave and together with other data, such as where the sound comes from, it draws a three-dimensional image identifying the sound, its direction and volume. Our approach is not only the study of the acoustic waves, their measurements and graphics, but is also based on the awareness of psychoacoustics, or rather how the sound is interpreted by the human brain.

������������� The NACSound patented omnidirectional technology allows the speakers to radiate sound spherically. This creates a stable sound emitted equally in all directions. With none of the usual positioning restrictions, the mechanical resonance is reduced to produce a rich, natural and consistent sound almost everywhere in the setting. By suspending the speakers from the ceiling it is possible to adjust them for any requirement.

����� All NACSound speakers are available in the waterproof “Patio” version designed for outdoor use. This waterpr method has a special insulating cone placed inside a double plexiglass disc at the back of the speaker. This seals a 7.2 mm diameter cable encasing the two electrical wires and the steel suspension cable.

��������� The ceramic speakers are shaped and glazed by hand. This material has excellent acoustic properties producing a neutral and pure sound. Ceramic is extremely itself to hand-crafted and industrial production methods. But when red it becomes very rigid and further reduces unwanted resonance. Other materials are also used, including aluminium, wood, reglass. 7


CLASSIC LINE ���� ���� ����

OMNI

Time means nothing for some objects because they are designed to delight. Some ideas are created and instantly copied to become objects of desire and forever loved. Time for these objects is called history and is a journey down a road rich with praiseworthy results and kept promises. Promotion to a ‘classic’ can only be achieved through formal coherence and technical excellence. A timeless object marks a milestone and becomes a new benchmark of taste and style. These qualities sum up the essence of the speakers from the Classic line: a collection representing the genesis of NACSound’s production through time and design trends.

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WOOF


POWER LINE

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THOR

WODAN

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ATUN

“Give it all you’ve got”. This is the aim of the speakers from the Power line. They have a clean shape built around a powerful body that encases powerful acoustic components. They have a power that restores familiar, vibrant sensations to nature’s ample spaces. This collection typifies NACSound’s design objective for high-performance speakers. Their fluid natural power creates a unique listening experience. If only the best is good enough, these speakers offer a spontaneous, fresh experience with every ‘play’.

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EVOLUTION LINE

KAYAK

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INGO

FREE WHEELER

If ‘breaking boundaries’ means to take on a challenge then this is NACSound ’s motto. Every project aims to open new perspectives, make a breakthrough, create awareness and collaborate. All the speakers from the Evolution line follow these principles. New materials, shapes and technology are the catchwords for this collection. The common thread linking all these products is a passion for research with a look to the future for unexpected technical discoveries. Evolution is ongoing and this also applies to the innovation in these designs.

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When technology unites with creativity anything is possible, next add a touch of good taste and we have originality. The Design Art line marks an artistic pinnacle and is the natural outcome of a journey, both professional and human. The artistic elements of the construction determine the outcome and each piece is unique and numbered. Their spectacular aesthetic merits equal their impeccable audio value. To listen, look and touch together with the desire to recognise the sublime, beyond the confines of the ordinary, are key to a deep understanding of creativity.

References Autocentri Balduina, s onoris a tion s howroom Lamborghini, event Coca Cola fashion, event Spazio Krizia, event Museo Pompidou, Ron Arad exhibition Teatro di Schio, event Rossi Abitare il tempo, stand Stokke Museo victoria albert museum, Ron Arad Ristorante Tata Roma, sonorisation Open Colonna, Palazzo delle Esposizioni Snow Crasch, acoustic consultancy Museo Vitra Berlino, sonorisation Chiesa S. Chiara in Foggia, sonorisation Ciare, acoustic consultancy Auditorium Roma, acoustic consultancy Museo Luzzati Genova, sonorisation Cappella della Parola, Collegio di S.Lorenzo da Brindisi, Roma

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PATIO LINE ���� ���� ���� ���� ����� �����������

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R adisson Hotel R oma

All models in the collection are suitable for outdoor use. NACSound’s aim is to create the best sound quality for every setting. Innovation means researching the best technology to allow these speakers to outwit the forces of nature.


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All models can be fitted with a range of accessories, studied by N ACSound to obtain the best performance and aesthetic results.

S QUADRA

VIRGOLA

ACCESSORIES

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ZEMI

A sphere shaped ceramic with its own unique aesthetic, Zemi can be either suspended from the ceiling or placed on any convenient surface in its own holder. Zemi uses NAC Sound’s patented central ceramic r y, based on a variable section pipe which passes through the sphere, to create a high quality and natural sound with exceptional clarity of image. With an output of more than 70W and an extension range at low frequencies of 40Hz, it is designed for all types of music, and it o ers a perfect load r museums, restaurants or shops. It is also perfect for home theatre systems, particularly if coupled with a set of omni�directional speakers. The new model Zemi MK represents a further evolution of the Zemi idea. With its larger 160mm drive unit and its own sub-woofer Woof, Zemi MK is a more powerful model, offering up to 150W output.

SPECIFICATIONS Designer

Elisabeth Frolet

Position

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diam. 26 cm

Cabinet

porcelain

Power max

75 W rms

Power recommendation

50 W rms

Impedance

8 ohm-Re 6.7 ohm

E ective frequency range

45 Hz-18.000 Hz

Ef

86 dB

Cabinet acoustics

r

Cabinet volume

6.8 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

142 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter

19 mm, neodyum

Cross over

F c L ow

960 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Cross over

F c High

1240 Hz-24 dB/oct.

Wave emission

multidirectional

Connections

5 m cable

Weight

4.7 kg

grill

brass

50

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Dimension

36

150 160

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

OMNI

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Omni, like Thor and Atun, is a ceramic bodied speaker which uses NAC Sound’s omni-directional technology with twin speakers and a central hardwood r r. Slightly slimmer than the Atun, Omni is perhaps the most elegant of the NAC Sound range. With its reduced size and a 70W output, it has an excellent sound quality: lifelike, and clean at all frequencies. referably with a sub-woofer), and it is also suitable for home theatre, particularly if coupled with a model such as Zemi. Omni is available with a stand as an optional extra.

Francesco Pellisari

Dimension

high 86 cm, diam. 18 cm

Position

hanging

Cabinet

porcelain

Power max

75W rms

Power recommendation

50W rms

Impedance

8 ohm-Re 6.7 ohm

E ective frequency range

50 Hz-18.000 Hz

Ef

86 dB

Cabinet acoustics

conical transmission line

Cabinet volume

5.9 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

142 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter

19 mm, neodyum

Cross over

F c L ow

960 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Cross over

F c High

1240 Hz-24 dB/oct.

Wave emission

omnidirectional

Connections

5 m cable

Weight

7,2 kg

Waveguide

natural wood

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Designer

867

SPECIFICATIONS

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ATUN

A AC Sound speaker to be developed with omnidirectional and transmission r y rom the enhanced sound quality o ered from being suspended from the ceiling; and today it remains at the heart of the omni-directional range. Handcrafted in a ceramic body, Atun has a hardwood central r r. With an output of 100W, it o ers an exceptional presence. Atun�s�sound is natural and lifelike and, thanks to an excellent Scan Speak tweeter, it yields superbly clean and precise sound imaging at all frequencies. In addition, each pair of speakers is matched with tolerances of less than 5%, resulting in a more even and matched sound than is found with most speakers. Atun Power is a more recent addition to the NAC Sound range. With a similar form and size to the classic Atun but an output of 150W, this model has been designed for professional use in, for example, recording studios and concert halls.

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high 87cm, diam. 22cm

Position

hanging

Cabinet

porcelain

Power max

150 W rms

Power recommendation

100 W rms

Impedance

8 ohm-Re 6.2 ohm

E ective frequency range

36 Hz-21.000 Hz

Ef

88 dB

Cabinet acoustics

conical transmission line

Cabinet volume

9.2 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

176 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter F c L ow

920 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Cross over

F c High

1220 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Wave emission

omnidirectional

Connections

5 m cable or Speakon

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28 mm, ceramic

Cross over

140

Francesco Pellisari

Dimension

710

Designer

570

SPECIFICATIONS

8.5 kg �natural wood

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

THOR

The most powerful of the N AC Sound omni-directional range, Thor has a very high ef Like all of the speakers in the omni-directional range, the tweeter and woofer face each other, with a central r This is made of a solid piece of lathed aluminium, so as to dampen resonance even at the highest output levels. Designed for professional applications, Thor is intended to be used in large indoor spaces - theatres, cinemas, concert halls - as well as outdoors. Not surprisingly, it works best with a pr r. While the regular Thor requires an additional sub-woofer such as our Wodan for full bass coverage, the less powerful Thor Full Range covers the entire frequency spectrum. Thor is available both in the full range of re. 659

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Francesco Pellisari

Dimension

high 105 cm, diam. 26 cm

Position

hanging

Cabinet

porcelain

Power max

400 W rms

Power recommendation

200 W rms

Impedance

4 ohm-Re 3.2 ohm

E ective frequency range

80 Hz-16.000 Hz

Ef

96 dB

Cabinet acoustics

conical transmission line

Cabinet volume

18 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

208 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter

242

Designer

1054

SPECIFICATIONS

44 mm, neodyum

Cross over

F c L ow

3250 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Cross over

F c High

4620 Hz-24 dB/oct.

Wave emission

omnidirectional 360° or. - 120° vert.

Connections

speakon

Weight

16 kg

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

KAYAK

Kayak is the latest addition to the N AC Sound range. It builds on the technologic research started with Freewheeler, designed with Ron Arad, which intr the concept of a single body with stereophonic emission. Kayak is designed to be suspended horizontally between two opposing

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With its output of 60W, it is ideal for use in homes or anywhere with insuf rom the ceiling.

Francesco Pellisari & Donatella Pinocci

Position

hanging

Dimension

high 78 cm, diam. 18 cm

Cabinet

aluminium

Power max

60+60 W rms

Power recommendation

40W

Impedance

8 ohm-Re 6.7 ohm

E ective frequency range

60 Hz-14.000 Hz

Ef

86 dB

Cabinet acoustics

conical transmission line close

Cabinet volume

2.2 L + 2.2 L

Magnetic shielded

Yes

Woofer

142 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter

22

19 mm, neodyum

Cross over

F c L ow

1360 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Cross over

F c High

1420 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Wave emission

stereo omnidirectional

Connections

3 m cable

Weight

5.6 kg

Waveguide

natural wood

139

Designer

780

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

INGO

The Ingo is an impressive dish that will be the new centrepiece of your sound system. With its bold shape and strong visual impact this speaker makes an immediate statement of quality design. It is a Francesco Pellisari acoustic construction so you are assured of a superior stereo sound quality. This is derived from the front�facing driver and tweeter set-up which is uniquely enhanced by a rear-facing woofer. The ceramic itself is hand-made porcelain, heavy and rigid enough to produce a clean natural sound but with no signs of resonance. Whether it sits on a table or mounted on a wall, it will provide many years of visual and acoustic pleasure. We picture here the amazing platinum ish, which positively gleams. It is also available in the full range of N ACSound’s ceramic . What is more, this is a pure Italian product. The ceramics are made in the Umbrian foothills and ished in Tuscany; the drivers and electronics are N ACSound designed and are all sourced and ed in Italy.

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SPECIFICATIONS Designer

Francesco Pellisari

Dimension

high 21 cm, diam. 58cm 70+70 W rms

Power recommendation

50 W+50 W

Impedance

8 ohm-Re 6.7 ohm

E ective frequency range

38 Hz-18.000 Hz

Ef

88 dB

Cabinet acoustics

circular trasmission line

Cabinet volume

6,8

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

142 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter

593

Power max

180

Position

19 mm, neodyum

Cross over

F c L ow

960 Hz-12 dB/oct.

Cross over

F c High

1240 Hz-24 dB/oct.

Wave emission

stereo omnidirectional

Connections

5 m cable

Weight

16.8 kg 23


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

WODAN

A Thor, Wodan is extremely powerful and has a very high ef hanging and the standing versions. A re or ceramic body, it uses two massive opposing 250mm speakers in push-pull / transmission line r AC Sound patent) to extend the sound emission to the low and extremely low frequency range.

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Francesco Pellisari

Dimension

high 80 cm, diam. 28cm

Position

24

Cabinet

porcelain

Power max

1000 W rms

Power recommendation

500 W rms

Impedance

4 ohm-Re 3.2 ohm

E ective frequency range

38 Hz-150 Hz

Ef

96 dB

Cabinet acoustics

conical transmission line

Cabinet volume

42 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

push pull 250 mm, aluminium basket

Wave emission

omnidirectional

Connections

speakon

Weight

21 kg

Weight

5.6 Kg

796

Designer

659

SPECIFICATIONS

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

WOOF

260

350

50

T Omni and Zemi. Extremely powerful (150W), it is the only sub-woofer in the world with separated stereo emission, for a precise control of sound quality. It uses two 130 mm high range speakers facing each other, in transmission line r extremely low frequencies. Available also in active version for home theatre.

SPECIFICATIONS Designer

Francesco Pellisari

150 160

Position Dimension

diam. 26 cm

Cabinet

porcelain

Power max

150 W rms

Power recommendation

100 W

Impedance

4 ohm-Re 3.2 ohm - 8 ohm-Re 6.7 ohm

E ective frequency range

36 Hz-120 Hz

Ef

87 dB

Cabinet acoustics

conical transmission line

Cabinet volume

36 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

142 mm, aluminium basket

Wave emission

stereo emission in a single body

Connections

5 m cable

Weight

7.7 kg 25


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FREEWHEELER

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252 220 52

Created in collaboration with designer Ron Arad, Freewheeler is a cordless stereo speaker wheel that can be rolled around, indoors or outside. Made of high-quality lacquered wood, it has the unique quality of generating a high quality stereo sound from one component instead of the usual two separate elements. The sound signal is conveyed directly from the CD player to the speaker by a two-way FM transmitter. A receiver inside the wheel picks up the signal, reo channels and then sends the two signals to a battery-run inter r. The signals are then sent in opposite directions to two multi-directional coaxial speakers. This produces two separate sets of sound waves which in turn create the stereo e ect. Available in NAC Orange or Cool White, it can also be made to order in any colour.

SPECIFICATIONS Ron Arad & Francesco Pellisari

Dimension

diam. 58 cm, width 25 cm

26

Cabinet

MDF or natural wood

inter

150 W

power recharge supply

125/220 V - 50/60 Hz

recharge

12 hours-fast 2hours

E ective frequency range

48 Hz-18.000 Hz

wireless reception range

100 m

Cabinet acoustics

pneumatic suspension

Cabinet volume

42 L

Magnetic shielded

No

Woofer

142 mm, aluminium basket

Tweeter

19 mm, neodyum

plug transmitter

rca

power supply transmitter

125/220 V - 50/60 Hz

Wave emission

stereo emission in a single body

Connections

wireless

Weight

28.6 kg

grill

brass

168

r, rolls

Position

171 27

146 587

Designer


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NAC SOUND Brochure 2013