- Technical specifications
Its message is difficult to miss. SA ranger is shaped like a discreet exclamation mark as a reminder of just how pleasurable it is to come home to top-class entertainment.
SA ranger is for people who want to be inspired by top-class entertainment in their homes. When you close your door, shutting out the hectic outside world, SA ranger is open to any kind of musical experience: rock, pop, jazz, classical – or whatever else you fancy. You can play soft background music or blast it out at high volume for hours. You can move around or sit down. Everywhere you go, you will experience uniform and faithfully reproduced sound quality. SA ranger can also be integrated into your home cinema, and will convince you that it is worth spending time spoiling yourself with large-scale experiences.
Genuine product development
SA ranger is a genuine innovation. It doesn’t just disguise old technology in new packaging, as you will find elsewhere in the speaker industry. SA is not the biggest speaker brand, so we have to do a better job to be noticed. And we take our job seriously. All the parts in an SA ranger have been specially developed for the speaker, so it is able to set new standards in its class. It isn’t called ‘ranger’ for nothing. Its job is to introduce you to experiences you haven’t experienced before.
the mutual positioning of the speakers, their size, their tone area, distance to the floor and
the shape of the cabinet are among the factors that influence the acoustics – and therefore
the sound – of the speaker. Part of the acoustic design of SA ranger
wasdone with the help of advanced computer simulations
Acoustics – invisible quality
Acoustics is one of the least visible sciences. But superb acoustics liberate music and provide extraordinarily good sound. Acoustic perfection is only one of our goals, and our development process starts far away from laboratories. Our speakers are designed to work in the homes of the people who choose to live with them. A number of the world’s leading acoustic engineers helped develop SA ranger. Their contribution may be difficult to see, but you can’t help hearing it.
Sound for the home – not the lab
In an ordinary home, both the floor and the ceiling have even surfaces, almost completely devoid of breaks or variations. Although a typical domestic listening room will have various items of furniture, these are insufficient to prevent the surfaces of the floor and ceiling from generating a large number of reflections. These reflections make the sound of traditional speakers sound unnatural. SA ranger solves this problem by distributing less sound in the direction of the floor and ceiling than you are used to from other speakers. The narrow design also helps prevent reflections from the front plate, while the relatively deep cabinet prevents sound reflections from the inside of the cabinet escaping through the membranes of the drive units. All of this is clearly audible because the reduced reflections and the excellent acoustics combine to make you feel closer to the artists.
Right in the ear
SA ranger can be positioned anywhere you want – although it does always pay to experiment a bit to get the best possible sound. And when you sit in front of the speakers the sound comes straight at you at ear height, as if you were sitting right in front of the musicians.
World class know-how behind the product:
Global development team behind the technologies
Some of the technology in SA speakers has been developed by specialist companies from all over the world, each a leader in their field. The development method is both bold and visionary, and it creates better products for our customers.
In the early 20th century, the rise of industrialisation generated products that could be acquired by everybody, and not just by the wealthy. Companies used to consider it a matter of honour to produce everything themselves, but today this attitude seems old fashioned. The industrial society has been succeeded by the society of specialist knowledge, and technological development is now so rapid that there is no longer any point in producing everything under one roof. SA adopted this new approach a long time ago.
Best developers in the world
We want to enthral people with better sound, and this is the inspiration behind each SA speaker. There are no other speakers like them. All our speakers are assembled at our own factory in Denmark and are personally approved by members of staff, who put their signature on every single product. But the advanced acoustic, mechanical and electrical components are developed and produced by specialist companies who are world leaders based in the USA, Europe or the Far East. SA is possibly the only speaker brand that has embraced globalisation in such an ambitious way. But who is behind the technology in SA speakers? Ultimately, SA is. No speakers are like ours. The developers behind all kinds of professional studio speakers, which have played a vital role in creating the majority of your music collection, have a share in the sound of SA. The companies behind the sound on most of the world’s film productions also do development work for SA. The people behind some of the world’s most advanced speakers are also involved in projects for us. Even the cables inside the speakers – and the terminals on the back – are produced by companies who don’t do anything else. One of the speaker industry’s oldest consultants, which was founded in 1926, and which deserves a great deal of the credit for the fact that speakers exist at all, is involved in development projects for SA. System Audio is not an inward-looking company that has an out-of-date picture of the world around us. We are constantly on the lookout for new ideas that will provide our customers with better sound experiences.
SA ranger attracts attention by looking like a discreet exclamation mark
The best speakers for your home
Making the best possible speakers for the home involves a range of specialised tasks that can’t be carried out by a single company working alone. Nevertheless, SA is one of the only speaker brands that dares to break with the old-fashioned principle that a factory should produce everything itself.
We prefer to enthral people with better sound.
The SA W1104XL woofer:
Almost unbelievable performance
The little woofer has to be heard to be believed. W1104XL is the first 10.4 cm woofer capable of producing a genuinely deep and full-bodied bass sound. It is a technological achievement that will significantly enhance your musical experience.
Small woofers have advantages over big ones, and SA passes a milestone with the W1104XL. The light membranes sound more natural, and their small diameter allows for superior distribution of the sound. Reproducing bass sound is all about the ability of the speaker to move air. A small membrane has to work significantly harder to move the same air as a large membrane and so the challenge is to increase the membrane’s mobility. In this respect W1104XL outperforms every other woofer of the same size
Inside the solid aluminium chassis sits a powerful engine that gets big sound out of the little speaker
XL technology means that the woofer has an extra-long stroke system (only available in SA speakers)
The membrane’s mobility is 3,5 times greater than an ordinary woofer
Incredibly durable construction, both mechanical and electrical
The specially designed membrane weighs just 0.8 grams and is made of a paper-like material
The chassis is cast in aluminium and designed to enable substantial airflow
The heat is drained off by cooling ducts
The voice coil is made of fibreglass
A magnet system with built-in metal rings reduces distortion
XL technology is only available in SA speakers
The SA T2506XS2 tweeter:
Where the most delicate nuances of sound are produced
Acoustics, precision engineering and musicality converge in the T2506XS2 tweeter to provide a fantastically subtle reproduction of every detail of the sound. With a membrane weight of just 80 mg, the almost transparent membrane is possibly the lightest ever made.
Behind the cast aluminium front plate, the incredibly light membrane is slotted into its own chamber
XS technology allows you to experience more uniform sound quality, no matter where you are in the room
XS technology also ensures that the tweeter distributes sound over a greater area than traditional tweeters. Wherever you sit in the room, or even while moving around, you’ll still experience uniform sound quality. Ordinary tweeters emit the highest tones as a narrow ray, meaning that you have to sit right in front of the speaker to get the full benefit of the experience
XS technology extends the area in which you can enjoy the best possible sound quality
A 12 mm front plate made of cast aluminium serves as the vibration-free base from which the tweeter transmits information that requires precise membrane
movements – all the way down to 0,0005
The unique textile membrane weighs only 80 mg – possibly the lightest ever made
Separate built-in chamber behind the membrane
The T2506XS2 tweeter is magnetically shielded
XS technology is only available in SA speakers