Philosophy

Driade Summarized

 

Bold and provocative, the timeless classic Driade shape has returned!
Redesigned in state-of-the-art high tech style, proudly bearing the authentic Arnold Heres signature.
Thorough research, dedicated to achieving the ultimate in listening pleasure, resulted in a new musical dimension.
The new Driade loudspeakers stand for natural sound, pace & rhythm and revived joy in music!
The Driade Premium Series Model 1 retains the original Driade shape which is mirrored in all other Driade models. The Model 1 constitutes the foundation of the overall Driade design, from which all other Driade models have derived.

 

Driade is one of a few high-end loudspeaker manufacturers who develop their own drivers.
Our hand-coated silk dome tweeter that is featured in every Driade Premium Series loudspeaker boasts an extremely low resonance frequency of 570-680 Hz and will mesmerize the listener with rich, warm, yet crisp, uncolored sound reproduction with authentic staging. The volume behind the membrane is air flow optimized with specific damping.

 

All 7” bass drivers feature an open, air flow optimized phase plug, a 32mm voice coil and a massive, under-hung magnet system with polished open pole plates. The 4” Driade midrange drivers have the exact same properties, except that a 25 mm voice coil is used. Furthermore, the drivers differ with regard to the cone materials, the material of the voice coil formers, the length of the voice coil and the magnetic flux density.

 

In Model 1 as well as Model 3 a 7” bass-midrange driver with an extremely light ripped paper-carbon membrane is used, which delivers a pleasing, warm and open sound with contoured midrange and powerful bass.
Model 2 uses a 7” bass-midrange transducer with the famous 3-layer Hexacone sandwich membrane. This driver generates a solid uncolored bass and adds up to a crystal clear overall sound performance. The Hexacone drivers have originally been developed by Driade and were and are always used in the Driade loudspeakers as a standard feature.

 

The Driade Elite models use 4” and 7” Arcosia drivers with Magnesium composite cones, combining stiffness and inner damping, and a dynamic cone geometry which delivers an unheard of natural sound and depth of stage.

 

Our research is mostly focused on natural sound reproduction. We do not use standard enclosure damping material; neither do we use copper sleeves which encapsulate the voice coil gap. Internally we use OFC 150-300 isolated stranded cables and there’s no bi-wiring option. For our crossovers we use polycarbonate capacitors and carbon film resistors. All components are measured and paired.

 

We have strived to design, develop and manufacture our Driade high fidelity products to attain the incomparable, natural Driade sound with pace & rhythm and revived joy in music!