The Philharmonic

Upstaging César – Franck Tchang's new omnipolar flagship from Paris is called the Philharmonic [€58'000/pr]. It combines his two custom 5" widebanders with Indian rosewood bullet phase plugs with a now 15" downfiring woofer and upfiring 1" true not plated diamond super tweeter. The lot slots into a 95kg enclosure with aluminium base plate and maple, cherry or walnut high-gloss veneer. Claimed bandwidth is 20Hz-75kHz. Dimensions remain a manageable 145x68x55cm. Also new is the add-on diamond/magnesium super tweeter with selectable 15/18kHz hi-pass and extension to 45kHz [€2'800/pr]. That slots between the existing magnesium alloy and pure diamond versions.