JansZen

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JansZen Loudspeakers was founded in 2005 by David Janszen, son of Arthur, the inventor of the first practical electrostatic high fidelity loudspeaker based on his academic research work in the 1940’s. David A. Janszen, an engineer, amateur musician, and first son of Arthur A. Janszen, has renewed the JansZen charter, and is developing JansZen loudspeaker systems once again.

The JansZen line up consist of two speaker models: the Carmelita monitor (formerly zA1.1) and the Valentina floorstander (formerly zA2.1). The Carmelita monitor is slightly smaller, suitable for smaller listening spaces, whereas the Valentina floorstander is a hybrid speaker design. An Active version is also available for the two models.

Specifications of the Carmelita monitor:

Frequency response: 30 Hz – 40 kHz +/- 3 dB on axis (in room)
Sensitivity: 85 dB/1W/1m (pink noise)
Power handling: 40W – 400W RMS/ch/8 Ohm recommended; higher than 400W risks damage; 120W nominal for max steady state SPL; 240W for full headroom for transients
Impedance: 8 Ohm nominal, 4 Ohm minimum at low bass frequencies only
Fully enclosed, not dipoles, eases placement
Weight: 16 kg

[35 lbs] each

Dimensions:
Speaker enclosure — 43 cm tall x 20 cm wide x 33 cm deep [17″H x 8″W x 13″D] Warranty — 5 years on all components against defects in materials and manufacturing

The Valentina floorstander employs a electrostatic panel covering 500Hz and above and two woofers handle everything below 500Hz. The result is a high quality speaker with smoothness and fidelity that rivals speakers many times its price.

Specifications of the Valentina floorstander:

Frequency response: 30 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 3 dB on axis (in room)
Sensitivity: 87 dB/1W/1m (pink noise)
Power handling: 25W – 250W RMS/ch/8 Ohm recommended; up to 400W tolerated (800W/4 Ohm)
Impedance: 5 Ohm nominal, 4 Ohm minimum, 7 Ohm maximum
Fully enclosed, not dipoles, eases placement
Weight: 30 kg [67 lbs] each

Dimensions:
Speaker enclosure — 91 cm tall x 26 cm wide x 22.6 cm deep [35.9″H x 10.2″W x 8.9″D] Plinth — 30 cm wide x 35 cm deep x 6 cm high [12″W x 14″D x 2.5″H] Warranty — 5 years on all components against defects in materials and manufacturing

For details, please visit JansZen Electrostatic Speakers Website blue-link-hi