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THE ENCLOSURE:

Having designed and engineered the finest drivers and crossovers available, Lars Hansen then started incorporating all his ideas of producing the perfect enclosures. This task is perhaps the most important ingredient in achieving the ultimate in sound reproduction. It is without doubt the most difficult. To make things even more daunting, the enclosures had to be beautiful "Works of Art". A very accomplished designer was consulted; she presented graceful elegant designs that now needed to be made sonically and acoustically perfect. The only way to address all the sonic parameters was to abandon traditional "panel construction" enclosures. The enclosures had to be free flowing organic designs to prevent any diffraction distortion. The enclosures had to be able to get completely out of the way of the sound waves emitting from the drivers. The enclosures had to be "Dispersion Coherent". The finished loudspeakers had to be "Phase Coherent" both acoustically and electrically. Once the acoustically corrected elegant shape of each speaker was finalized, and then a mould of each speaker had to be manufactured to precisely reflect the design.

With the mould completed, the material that was to be used now had to be invented. The material had to be harder than conventional wood products. The material had to be stronger and more durable than conventional wood products. Most important, the material had to be inert, unlike all conventional wood products. That meant that Lars Hansen had to invent and develop a new material. After many months of intense research and development using the expertise of many different engineers from numerous different fields, Hansen finally succeeded. The new Hansen Matrix 2 material is the result of this long and expensive research. This material has multiple layers. Each layer has numerous different components. Each layer has different properties. The new Hansen Matrix 2 material meets all of the stated sonic parameters. A new standard had been set.

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