FACTS Pure silver nozzle with “Organic Horn Nozzle™” geometry BADD™ Hybrid Low-End Technology Thirteen drivers, tri-brid construction, six-way crossover: one 7mm Titanium-Diaphragm DD for infra-sub frequencies two BA for subwoofer frequencies, two BA for low frequencies, two BA (vented) for midrange, two BA for high frequencies four EST for ultra-high frequencies Hand-finished acrylic shells with Bello Opal™ faceplates Graphene-coated SPC cable (0.05mm*144strands), symmetrical (4.4mm) Handcrafted genuine leather storage case PHILOSOPHY Idea behind Anima was to create monitors with engaging but elegant sonic characteristics that would reveal the details one have had never previously heard in the recordings. Yet the sound was meant to be relaxing and fun to listen to. Path to that goal was to take the designing process to the whole new level. We wanted to take advantage of each and every driver technology implemented not forgetting about the looks and ergonomics. Buy ANIMA universal now Buy ANIMA in Custom-Fit version SPACE Anima is all about space. Lively, airy, breathing. Holographic image of unsurpassed extention in its width, depth and height. TONALITY Starting with subsonic rumble provided by dynamic driver, through heavy but precise punch presented by armature subwoofers, textured lows, gentle, laidback, mids and well defined high mids, Anima tops your experience with sparkly, yet elegant highs iced with breath and air provided by electrostatic supertweeters. Slightly W-shaped response provides fun listening experience maintaining monitor-like technical qualities. Shifting from track to track, precisely reflecting timbre and tonal balance of the original recording. FEATURES FACEPLATES First extraordinary things that one would notice are Bello Opal faceplates. This material truly is the king among lab-grown opals. The extremely complex and precise manufacturing process gives it an awesome play of colour, impossible to find in any other material. Lab-grown opals are physically almost identical to natural opals, which is why they’ve gained such a reputation and can be found in masterpieces of jewellery around the world. Every piece is unique, with crystals of different shapes and sizes. Spirit of Anima captured in ever-changing colour play. THE NOZZLES Another thing your sharp eyes will notice are the nozzles. They’re unlike any others. Think of them as crucial elements between the drivers and your eardrums, like a tiny room housing your speakers. Every listening room needs precise geometry and special finishing materials to bring out the best in your audio. Let’s dive deeper into both of these aspects. GEOMETRY After dozens of simulations and prototypes, based on our VariBore™ technology, we finally came up with the Organic Horn Nozzle™. The gradual change in the shape ensures matching impedance and suppresses the resonances you get with traditional straight-tube models. As the old saying goes: “Everything is in the details.” THE MATERIAL But what about the material? After dozens of trials (and errors), we realized the significant role material plays in the final timbre and imaging. We needed some sort of mass to ensure the weight and clarity of the low end while ensuring the perfect transfer of high and ultra-high frequencies. The manufacturing technology, including a considerable amount of hand-processing, leaves the inside of the horn slightly textured. Combined with the geometry, this texture enhances the reflection and dispersion of high and ultra-high frequencies, directing them straight to your ear. Silver oxidizes over time and changes like its owner. Sorry… did we not mention the nozzles are made of pure silver? ORGANIC HORN NOZZLE Look a little closer, and you’ll notice precisely selected areas where signals from different groups of drivers are added to the sound mixture.First come the ultra-high frequencies, provided by electrostatic drivers—no filtering, no tubes. Ultra-high frequencies pass through the nozzle in the shortest, most efficient way possible. The ultra-highs are joined by mid and high frequencies, dispersed precisely by the extraordinary horn geometry. Last but not least come the lows, sub-lows and infra-subs, delivering their powerful impact via the narrowest bore. These nozzles are painstakingly made by hand by combining 3D, jewellery-grade wax printing and precision metal casting. The magic is in the mix…. HYBRID LOW-END TECHNOLOGY After long conversations with audiophiles worldwide and dozens of trials utilizing both balanced armature and dynamic drivers for low end, we came up with an idea: what if we took the punch and clarity of Balanced Armature subwoofers and perfectly combined them with the weight and low-end rumble produced by our 7mm Titanium-Diaphragm Dynamic Driver?Without a carefully designed crossover, it wouldn’t be possible to ensure the phase coherence that bridges these two technical worlds. We called it BADD™ Hybrid Low-End Technology. Can we call this a perfect match? ULTRAHIGH TWEETER TECHNOLOGY Electrostatic tweeters are animals that need to be properly tamed. We went with ultra-high quad drivers to ensure maximum output in the highest part of the spectrum, maintaining the lowest possible distortion. The remaining drivers are coupled with a high-impedance crossover section to make the ultra-high frequencies run in optimal conditions. That is why Anima would greatly appreciate DAP or DAC with a little bit more headroom than your average smartphone. Everything beauty needs is time and space for it to happen… THE CABLE Very important element: the cable. We chose graphene-coated silver-plated copper cable with a hundred and forty-four strands to maintain smoothness, detail, and extraordinary staging. It demonstrated ideal synergy with the sound of the Anima. This handmade work of art was further customized with crushed Bello Opal particles by the amazing artists at @vikingweavecables. Sound crafted in every aspect. THE CROSSOVER We mentioned the crossover. Developed from the ground up, extremely complex yet causing zero complications for the signal. Perfectly matching drivers in tribrid technology. The crossover precisely splits electrical audio signals to produce the most pleasant and coherent sound right where it meets your eardrum. Sometimes things must get very complicated. Only to become simple in the end. THE MAKING The extreme complexity of Anima required exceptional designing practices. This is where computer-aided design (CAD) and the state-of-the-art manufacturing process meet. Every element is perfectly matched and hand-finished to the highest standards. In the ANIMA manufacturing process, wax 3D printing, waterjet cutting, pure silver casting, resin 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC cutting with hand assembly, point-to-point soldering and hand-finishing come together to give birth to every truly magical Anima experience. A fine example of a place where history meets the future.