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Gato Audio launches the Performance Monitor range & FTC – The new speaker cables from Gato Audio

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Following the breakthrough performance and styling of the cost-no-object Gato Audio FM loudspeaker range, our engineers could easily have rested on their laurels. Instead, they chose an unusual way to celebrate, by immediately applying their considerable skills and newfound insight to the even more daunting task of preserving as much as possible of that exalted performance in a – by High End standards – significantly more affordable loudspeaker series.

This is the genesis of the Gato Audio PM Performance Monitor range.

Acknowledging the irrefutable fact that the enclosure is the very foundation upon which any loudspeaker is built, the PM speakers are constructed from high-density fibreboard with sleek, curved side panels laminated with up to five layers to ensure maximum strength, rigidity and resonance control.

The elegant curvature of the enclosure is more than a design affectation. The specific geometry of the cabinet eliminates internal standing waves, because reflections between boundaries are never in synchronism. Enclosure geometry is carefully calculated so that any vibration in the front baffle is immediately transferred to the rear where it is absorbed harmlessly in the rounded back profile integrated into the enclosure specifically to provide additional mass loading to aid in damping resonance and vibration.

The PM speakers employs Gato Audio’s exclusive version of the now legendary Danish developed 38 mm ring radiator high frequency transducer with a powerful ferrite motor and optimised rear chamber cavity. This much praised driver design is employed in some of the world’s most expensive High End loudspeakers and is universally acclaimed for its accuracy, detail retrieval and efficiency.

To match the extraordinary resolution of the ring radiator, the Gato Audio PM speakers incorporate a highly customised Danish designed bass/midrange driver featuring a 170 mm paper cone, ultra low-loss suspension and a powerful motor system with optimised voice coil and shorting rings at both ends of the pole piece for reduced inductance and distortion. This outstanding drive unit ensures tonal accuracy, precise handling of the subtlest micro-details and breathtaking transient response.

The Gato Audio PM-2 compact monitor offers extraordinary tonal fidelity, effortless dynamic expansion and natural, almost holographic illumination into the deepest corners of the soundstage. Acknowledging the irrefutable fact that the enclosure is the very foundation upon which any loudspeaker is built, the PM-2 is constructed from high-density fibreboard with sleek, curved side panels laminated with up to five layers to ensure maximum strength, rigidity and resonance control. Learn more about PM-2

As the top of the line model in the all-new Gato Audio Performance Monitor range, the floorstanding PM-6 is, naturally, the object of great expectations. Drawing heavily on the extensive original research and experimentation in materials technologies, driver design and crossover configuration that underpin the elevated performance of the original, groundbreaking Gato Audio FM loudspeakers, the floorstanding PM-6 offers Gato Audio’s renowned musical involvement and emotional immersion at a more accessible price point. Learn more about PM-6

Gato Audio PM speakers are available in handsome Glossy Black or Glossy White finish. Front grilles attach magnetically. Dual sets of gold-plated copper binding posts facilitate bi-wiring or bi-amping.

FTC – The new speaker cables from Gato Audio

The Gato Audio FTC loudspeaker cable has been conceived and executed to act as a wide open, unrestricted conduit between amplifier and speaker. To achieve this lofty objective, the cable has been designed and built with meticulous care and attention to ensure absolutely minimal resistance, capacitance and microphony.

FTC cables are constructed from twin conductors, each consisting of 19 silver-clad copper strands, providing an ideal electron highway of 10AWG and extensive conductor surface area to convey high frequencies under optimal conditions. Each conductor is tightly wound and secured with a rigid, tight-fitting layer of Teflon for electrical insulation and to eliminate any microphonic interference. The two conductors are sheathed in a protective sleeve that also adds damping mass to the overall construction. The result is a speaker cable of extraordinary build quality with extreme high current capacity, ultra-low noise and no sonic footprint of its own.

FTC loudspeaker cables are available in three standard lengths: 2×2, 2×3 and 2×4 meters, fitted with gold-plated, low-mass hollow banana plugs. Other lengths, terminations or an odd number of channels (eg. for a surround system) can be built to your exact specifications.

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source:  Gate Audio

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