Peerless 100-20 co-ax drivers

Rare 9 inch drivers with tweeter on frame in front of bass-driver dust cap.

Alnico magnets.

Not the first time I find a good co-axial driver outperforms a good full ranger. E.g. Visaton B200.

Peerless did not bother replying regarding driver parameters but sensitivity seems quite high.

Pictures to follow.

Gold Note XS-93 speakers ex-dem £3995

Retail £7500

White leather with piano black lacquered baffles.

Classic 3 way design with paper drivers.

Includes bespoke stands and spikes.

Rhodium plated terminals.

93db sensitivity, infinite baffle (sealed) , thin-wall construction.

Deep, fast bass, great detail.

Like a Spendor SP100R but faster, more responsive and suited to all music types.

A pretty-unique design combining the best practices of classic designs with modern technology.

More information gleaned from Gold Note’s website at the time in 2013 directly below the images…

The XS-93 is a real 93dB high sensitivity 3way sealed loudspeaker designed to achieve the best possible natural audio resolution in a beautiful convenient size and cosmetic match any modern classical environment. The XS-93 provide the new extra light plywood cabinet specifically tuned which features the whole frame treated with real leather that provides a rational frequency resonance control. The rear panel works as passive driver helping the bass response extension of the speaker, thus obtaining an exceptional lifelike sound quality. The 100 litres volume cabinet houses one 12.5″ paper custom cone woofer, the only available today on the market of this size can power a sealed design. This special driver has a soft foam suspension that ensures low bass response, astonishing speed and a very high efficiency. The 6.5″ midrange is the same XS-96 top quality hand made paper semi-flat cone capable of handling high power but real fine details and fast transients response enabling incredible dynamic response. The 1″ soft dome tweeter has a double split phaser enables great dispersion over the front baffle of the speaker, which provides ultra-fine details that guarantees a wide and deep soundstage with a very natural resolution. The hand made crossover is made with custom components such as large size film foil capacitors and precision MOX resistors wired with Goldenote solid core custom cables. The XS-93 features the Goldenote BP-01 binding posts exclusively treated with rhodium 100% nickel free to preserve perfect conductivity.

MAIN DETAILS Loudspeaker – 93dB high efficiency sealed speaker – 6ohm – 3way Floorstanding 105cm tall, 37cm large, 40cm deep – 40Hz-20000Hz – 12″ paper woofer – 6,5″ paper Midrange – 1″ soft dome Tweeter TYPE: 3 way sealed speaker FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 40-20000Hz ±3dB SENSITIVITY: 93dB spl (2,83Volts/1mt) TWEETER: 1″ soft dome driver MIDRANGE: 6,5″ paper cone driver WOOFER: 12,5″ paper cone custom driver SUGGESTED POWER AMPLIFIER: 5Watts – 100Watt MAX POWER HANDLING: 160Watts RMS IMPEDANCE: 4Ω nominal (8Ω on 500-20000Hz) quite resistive phase CROSSOVER: 350Hz@12dB/Octave – 4500Hz@12dB/Octave UPGRADES CROSSOVER components: PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: (LxDxH): 360mm x 400mm x 1050mm with Integrated Stand VOLUME: 100 Litres each WEIGHT: 30.00 Kilos (88Lbs.) each packed FINISHES GENUINE LEATHER: Handcrafted real Italian leather with walnut front panel.