Rega Kyte Bookshelf Loudspeaker

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Price:
£499

Description

KYTE 

Become immersed in the stunningly natural sound of the Kyte loudspeakers, designed to deliver the true Rega sound at an affordable price. Using our own ZRR high frequency unit and a handmade pair of MX-125 bass-mid drivers, this compact bookshelf speaker is designed to complement any hi-fi or audio system.


Experience Rega

Experience the true voice of Rega components with the all new Kyte loudspeaker. The Kytes are meticulously hand assembled in house using our unique design phenolic resin cabinet. Internally they feature ceramic plates and carefully engineered cross bracing developed to make the cabinet extremely stiff. This prevents unwanted resonances interfering with the accurate output of the drive units and directly improves both dynamics and the bass performance from the speaker. The Kytes are easy to position and are supplied with an optional foot to allow for various positioning giving the user greater flexibility.


KEY FEATURES

  • Custom designed phenolic resin cabinets
  • Unique ceramic plate & cross brace construction
  • Handmade MX-125 bass-mid unit
  • Rega designed ZRR high frequency unit
  • Bass reflex design, rear ported
  • UK designed and manufactured
  • Lifetime Warranty against manufacture defects

Rega fans out there will know that we have always questioned the marketing and science surrounding turntables. Experiments and research have allowed us to debunk most commonly held beliefs and use real engineering to produce world beating sound quality at sensible prices. However, the loudspeaker market is very different because a valid scientific and engineering discipline exists which in turn has created hundreds of competitors in the loudspeaker marketplace. The success of many loudspeakers depends on powerful marketing, eye watering advertising budgets (of which Rega spends zero) and financial inducement to retailers. The funds that most loudspeaker companies would spend on marketing Rega has put it all in to research and develop to achieve a totally unique cabinet constructions and our own high frequency unit and bass/midrange driver (incorporating a four layer voice coil). We even manufacture and wind our crossover components in house. So why phenolic? Historically the accepted perception of a loudspeaker was a rectangular shaped wood veneered cabinet to compliment household wood furniture.

The market has always demanded loudspeaker to be furniture and since the 90’s European manufacturers were left with the choice of Far Eastern manufacturing or inflated prices for home built wooden cabinets. However, recent times have seen the world change styling perceptions and there has been a wholesale investment in modern moulding shapes and the use of functional materials. Injection moulded plastic loudspeaker cabinets are not new but flexible moulded plastic has been reserved for the PA world or small desktop loudspeakers where convenience and portability were a priority over sonic performance. This more recent domestic acceptance of non-wood functional cabinet shapes has allowed Rega to achieve a long term dream. We have made a massive investment into compression moulding of stiff polymer phenolic resin and collaborated with British company to achieve it. The natural stiffness of phenolic resin is a big advantage which has been further enhanced with ceramic bracing and a cross brace structure internally. This unique cabinet constructions has been achieved at one third of the price of other British made quality loudspeakers.



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

System

2 way

Enclosure Design

Bass reflex, rear ported

Cabinet Construction

Phenolic resin

Mid / Bass Unit

Rega MX-125

Impedance

 

Nominal 6 Ω

Sensitivity

89 dB

High Frequency Unit

Rega ZZR

Dimensions (with rear foot fitted) (H x W x D)

325 x 188 x 232 mm

Weight (each)

3.73 kg

Power Handling

80 W per channel (this figure is intended purely as a guide as it depends on the quality of amplifications used).

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