Mini Dragon Satellites
DragonFire Acoustics Mini Dragon Satellites
Satellite Speakers for Nearfield Listening
The Mini Dragon planar magnetic speakers are sleek and elegant, housed in adjustable, collapsible, aircraft-grade anodized aluminum frames.
They literally define the state-of-the-art in professional, full-range, nearfield /desktop monitoring.
DragonFire uses the strongest rare-earth N50 Neodymium magnets arrayed into proprietary dual-pole push-pull motor structures for a combined magnetic flux density of an astonishing 1.8 Tesla. For the diaphragm, aerospace-grade polyamide film is mechanically drawn to less than 2 micron thickness. The film is then cryogenically-tempered, electro-conductively traced, and precisely tensioned to achieve a uniform planar magnetic driving surface. What does this all mean? It means you have a very lightweight element controlled by a very powerful motor. It's ability to stop (and start) on a dime gives the Mini Dragons excellent transient response and low distortion.
High Efficiency Planar Dynamics
You won’t have to turn them up loud for full-range, full-impact sound; they’ll do that at any SPL level with spectacular sound and imaging. Their high efficiency (100dB @ 1 watt) means they are very dynamic and do not require much power at all.
How so? Conventional dynamic-driver speakers propagate outwards in all directions, diffracting off speaker cabinets and reflecting sound from nearby surfaces. These reflected soundwaves bounce back and crash into each other causing interfering peaks and nulls at the listening position. That means more distortion and a higher noise floor that limits dynamics.
By contrast sound emanating from a planar magnetic source coherently propagates along the axis of the originating plane – like a laser beam – interfering far less with surrounding surfaces resulting in much less distortion. Results are more dynamic lifelike sound with astounding imaging and soundstaging that effortlessly draws you into the music.
The Mini Dragons’ planar driver is ultra-efficient and require only few watts to generate normal listening levels. As a purely resistive load, the Mini Dragons can be driven by a wide variety of high-end audio amplifiers. For best performance Dragonfire (and Tweek Geek) recommends the DFA MD-4 amplifier with built-in advanced DAC/DSP/Crossover.
If you're in the area, come by and audition the Mini Dragon nearfield audio system. Call 303-653-6341 to schedule your audition!
Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
Driver Size: 5" x 10"
Driver Diaphragm: aerospace-grade polyamide film, precision tensioned, ultra-thin with Force Equalization. The lightest in the industry.
Driver Frame: Machined Aluminum
Sensitivity: 100 dB @ 1 watt
Frequency Response Satellites only: 200Hz-50kHz
Power Handling: 80 watts RMS, 200 watts music
THD: <1% @ 100dB (when used with the Mini Dragon System)
Impedance: 20 ohms purely resistive
Speaker Dimensions: 6" x 12"
Weight: 7 lbs