British pro audio manufacturer Flare Audio has unveiled Flare Zero, a four-way speaker aimed at studios, musicians and audiophiles.
Described as "the jewel in the crown" of Flare's range of speakers, Flare Zero is fabricated from inch-thick aerospace-grade aluminium, stands 1.8m high and weighs over 110kg. It throws out 3.5kW of sound, the equivalent of a club audio installation, in a studio or private space.
Flare Zero is a stack of four circular cabinets, each containing a single driver – 1in, 5in, 10in and 18in. Maximum SPLs for these vary between 114dB (the 5in Zero 5) and 128.8dB (the 18in Zero 18)
Flare Zero features the company’s patent-pending 3D printed spiralled Vortex exhausts and Space technologies, which are designed to minimise distortion by eliminating resonance in the enclosure and allowing linear movement of the driver.
“Zero will break all audio boundaries,” said Davies Roberts, CEO of Flare and inventor of the system. “Standing at roughly head height, it’s designed to be integrated into studio control rooms, eliminating any sound distortion between recording artists and their engineers.”
Visitors at the launch event – at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London – reported hearing a highly detailed sound from Flare Zero. "I was blown away by Zero. Not only is it the most wonderful sounding system that I have heard but it looks stunning as well," said Gary Langan, music producer and founding member of The Art of Noise.
Each system purchased is personally delivered and installed by the team, and is supplied with a Flare ONE amplifier with integrated linear phase signal processing. Price is available on application.