DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference
A Four-Piece Speaker System representing the ultimate expression of the DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Series. Offering an astonishing eight octave bandwidth with unprecedented flexibility and customization, the O/Reference can be installed in nearly any size room, and built to fit nearly any decor.
10” paper-cone woofer with a cast Bronze chassis and an all new woofer motor, fully optimized with a pure AlNiCo magnet, copper Faraday rings above and below the gap, a titanium former, and a machined bronze phase plug resulting in better magnetic and inductive linearity, increased sensitivity, and an order of magnitude lower distortion throughout most of the frequency range.
1” silk dome tweeter loaded by a cast & machined Bronze horn with an all new tweeter motor utilizing a large rare-earth magnet and an underhung voice-coil for increased linearity at lower treble frequencies and higher sensitivity.
.75” silk dome super-tweeter with a cast & machined bronze horn and rare-earth magnet.
Solid machined Bronze port tubes and machined brass input-plate are de-coupled from the cabinet to reduce vibration.
11-inch reinforced aluminum woofer and all-new motor system capable of a massive 2 1/4 inch excursion.
11-inch reinforced aluminum passive radiator naturally tuned below 20Hz in-cabinet with no equalization.
Rigid two-inch thick birch plywood front baffle and solid machined brass input-plate to reduce vibration.
Dedicated 700 watt amplifier and all analog signal path including fully adjustable low-pass crossover, variable phase, subsonic filter, and equalization at 20Hz and 35Hz to tailor response to different room installations.
THE O/Ref 3
The O/Reference system scaled down to three pieces, utilizing the same main speakers and a single Bassmachine. While there are clear benefits to using two Bassmachines as in the O/Reference system, including ambience retrieval, low bass dynamic impact, and easier room response optimization, there is no question that the lowest octave has the narrowest cost/performance benefit: it is very expensive to reproduce the bottom octave with the highest fidelity. By using a single Bassmachine and summing the left and right information of the lowest octave to mono, significant cost savings are gained in a system that still achieves a very high measure of the O/Reference performance.
“John Devore unveiled his first attack on state-of-the-art sound and hit out of the park. An immersive musical experience rarely experienced with most audio systems. Extraordinary dynamic ease.”
—Myles Astor, Audio Nirvana
“The level of refinement and power embodied in the O/Ref System is a thing to behold”
—Michael Lavorgna, Twittering Machines
“O/Reference: heaven on earth
If you’re done chasing the rabbit and want to finally catch it, you’ve come to the right place..”
—Waldemar Nowa, Info Audio
“They take up a whole lot less space than any of the other statement systems I know of, but don’t think for a minute that the DeVore Fidelity’s Orangutan Reference Speaker System isn’t in that league. I promise you they compete with any speaker system.”
—Jack Roberts, The Audio Beatnik
“In the end this was a showstopper of a room where time and space seemed at odds and had me low-whistling a few times at what I was hearing.”
—Rafe Arnot, Audiostream
Impedance: 12 Ohms
WxHxD (incl stands): 18×35.5×12 inches each