Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure


Cube Audio (Poland) designs single drivers and single driver speakers. 

Principals are Grzegorz Rulka and Marek Kostrzyński.

Link to the Cube Audio Nenuphar (with F10 Neo driver) speaker page: 

https://www.cubeaudio.eu/cube-audio-nenuphar

Link to 6Moons review by Srajan Ebaen (August 2018):

https://6moons.com/audioreview_articles/cubeaudio2/

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Parameters (from Cube Audio):

Power: 40 W

Efficiency: 92 dB

Frequency response: 30Hz - 18kHz ( 6db)*

Dimensions: 30 x 50 x 105 cm

Weight: 40 Kg


* Frequency response may vary and depends on room size and accompanying electronic equipment.
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@charles1dad I know some Avantgarde Duo XD owners uses SIT-3. The Avantgarde’s nominal impedance is 18Ohm which is way too high for the SIT-3. Hence many uses another 12Ohm register (off-coarse based on Pass recommendation) in parallel for the amp to see a lower load impedance just under 8Ohms. Its interesting that adding a register in series lowers the damping factor but this will also increase the nominal impedance. I am now curious if this technique could be applied with the SIT-3 and Nenuphars to further reduce the damping factor. I guess the only way to find out is to write to Pass :-)
Hi debjit_g,
DF=Speaker impedance (In ohms) ÷amplifier output impedance. 
So to lower the DF either the amp output impedance must increase (Denominator) or the nominal speaker impedance is decreased (Numerator). Unless there's something I'm missing. With amplifier specifications the lower the output impedance the higher the amp's DF. This usually reflects the amount of NFB employed in the circuit. 
Charles 
Obviously a positive outcome regardless of the reason, but this discussion just makes me more confused. In the numbers posted above, doubling load resistance doubles dampening factor while VR indicates that adding 1 ohm to the load cuts damping but a factor of 10??

Does anyone know what might differentiate between a resistor changing output impedance vs changing amplifier load?  As I see it, this alters how much resistance is in the post-amplification circuit. Good that it worked, but color me confused.
Yes I wondered the same in terms of the exponential (10x)  change in the DF value with just a simple resistor addition. I'm surprised that its of such magnitude. But in practical terms the sound quality did improve. 
Charles 
"Parts Connexion listing for the part which is actually a 1 ohm resister not a 100 ohm resistor as the listing states.  Which interestingly enough brings the damping factor to 8."

I assume the two resistances (the speaker at 8ohm and the 1ohm added) are in parallel. Thus the total resistance would be related to the inverses.

1/8 + 1/1 = 1.125

1/1.125 = 0.889 ohms seen by the amplifier. The lower resistance makes for a lower damping factor (by a factor of 9 or so) which would be why Vinnie recommended adding the resistors.

Note: I am not a EE and I don't play one on TV.