Why does high-end audio have to be so complicated?
Our new line of Absolut systems include a pair of loudspeakers and one special Box.
The Absolut Box is a hand-crafted component combining a cutting-edge DAC/DSP with Class A/B amplification – custom tailored to make the most of the frequency response from our most accessible line of loudspeakers, the Hagen monitors (and soon, Zeth). To play music, all you need is a smartphone or computer to wirelessly connect your source files or streaming service (TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, ROON endpoint, etc.) to the Absolut Box via Wifi or Bluetooth (APTX).
There was an early sneak preview at the NDHT Show in Hamburg 02.-03. Feb 2019. John Darko of Darko.audio was there to get an exclusive first look and listen of the Hagen Absolut (prototype Hagen Digital) in action.
The US debut will be at AXPONA Chicago in (April 2019), quickly followed up by our annual appearance at the High End show in Munich (May 2019).
The Hagen Absolut system consists of two handcrafted components:
A set of Voxativ Hagen monitors with modified Voxativ AF-1n drivers
and a Voxativ Absolut Box (DAC/Amp with DSP optimized for Hagen)
ChromeCast Audio embedded (compatible as a ROON endpoint)
Analog (ie, for Phono stage, other source, etc)
Preamp Analog RCA out (for active subwoofer or tube amp)
Inside the Voxativ Absolut Box electronics:
Custom DSP dir assigned for specific Voxativ speakers (Hagen now, soon FIT and Zeth)
DAC with Voxativ quality customized architecture
2X20 Watt Class A/B amplifier in Voxativ quality
ChromeCast module for direct streaming (Tidal, Qobuz, ROON access over Wifi)
Remote Control for volume
Switching power supply with automatic 115/230V selection
Inside the Hagen speakers:
Voxativ AF-1n drivers, modified version
It’s pure plug+play listening with any smart phone or computer for streaming or analog input for one other source. The embedded ChromeCast audio module allows for direct streaming over WifI via Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify in the highest quality (ROON Endpoint compatible).
With our custom approach to the DSP, we can realize huge bass output from a simple set of horn-loaded, full-range monitors. In this case, Hagen plays linear down to 40Hz. No sub needed (although it’s your choice). An Absolut system is the perfect pairing of electronics and loudspeaker in one Voxativ quality package.
As a luxury power version we do offer the Hagen Absolut System with a pair of AF-2.6 drivers and one Voxativ Z-Bass woofer in a bundle.