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Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colours: midnight blue, black, and silver. We also offer a special service that can match any colour from a sample or colour reference.
Choose your finish:
The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray energy.
At a glance, you can see Nautilus is no ordinary speaker, and after almost a quarter of century it still defines high-end audio.
Constructing the complex shapes and precision drive units demands decades of experience and exacting attention to detail.
Nautilus is hand-built to order, alongside the 800 Series Diamond™, by a dedicated specialist team in our Worthing factory.
Nautilus comes in three standard colours: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any colour you specify.
The striking spirals and tubes of Nautilus came from our research into making speaker drive units behave as we wanted: this Nautilus Tube™ technology, for which we won a Queen's Award for Innovation, is now found in almost every speaker we make.
Nautilus is quite unlike a conventional box speaker: to package our unique Nautilus tubes for use in the home, our designers developed the striking, and space-efficient, spiral form from which the speaker takes its name.
We want to hear a speaker driver, not its side-effects – conventional boxes contain sound from the rear of the driver, but bring their own problems. Nautilus tapering tubes soak up wayward energy and reduce resonances to the point of insignificance.
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass|
|Frequency range||6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <1% 86Hz - 28kHz <0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)|
|Frequency response||46Hz - 28kHz ±3dB|
|Recommended amplifier power||30W - 300W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Sensitivity||90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)|
|Technical features||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeterSolid Body Tweeter-on-TopContinuum™ cone FST™ midrangeDecoupled midrange Aerofoil™ Profile bass conesFlowport™|
|Net weight||29.5kg (65 lb)|
|Dimensions||Height: 994mm (39 in) cabinet only 1087mm (42.8 in) including tweeter and plinth Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only 366mm (14.4 in) including plinthDepth: 337mm (13.3 in) cabinet only 364mm (14.3 in) inc. grille and terminals 452mm including plinth|
|Cabinet finishes||Gloss Black Satin White Rosenut|
|Grille finishes||BlackGrey (Satin White only)|