The Lowther Hegeman is more than just a speaker; it's an emblem of sonic artistry. Revisiting the fabled collaboration between Donald Chave and Stewart Hegeman, this masterpiece was crafted to enhance the PM4A drive unit's capabilities, setting a new benchmark for Lowther's iconic sound.
Innovations in Field Coil Design
Lowther's journey of innovation continues. The modern Hegeman, while honouring its classic roots, houses Lowther's groundbreaking field coil driver, alongside the the option of the legendary PM4A unit. This blend of old and new engineering offers an unparalleled sonic experience for today's audiophile.
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A Deep Dive into History
Stewart Hegeman, an American luminary, sits alongside the likes of Sidney Harman, Avery Fisher, and Saul Marantz in the annals of hi-fi history. His alliance with Lowther's Donald Chave in the 1950s led to the birth of the original Hegeman. Now, six decades on, the Hegeman is reclaiming its crown as the flagship speaker of Lowther's Heritage Range, symbolizing a momentous chapter in Hi-Fi chronicles.
The Art of the Horn
In its initial form, the Hegeman employed a delicate plaster horn. The reimagined Hegeman, however, embraces features an upper-horn crafted from curved composite, which replaces the original's fragile plaster and sets a new industry standard. And with veneers that rival the finest Italian craftsmanship, the Hegeman stands as a testament to Lowther's dedication to both form and function.
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Authentic Experience, Contemporary Setting
Ken Kessler, a name synonymous with trusted hi-fi reviews, recently experienced the Hegeman's magic at our Kent listening room in the UK. Even for someone familiar with the rich tapestry of audio history, the Hegeman's performance was transformative for him. The Hegeman promises an auditory experience that bridges the best of the golden age with today's technological prowess. From its complex cabinetry to its unparalleled sonic clarity, the Lowther Hegeman is set to redefine audio excellence for a new generation.
Embodying Lowther's storied tradition, the Hegeman exemplifies unparalleled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Every driver and component within the Hegeman is artfully crafted in our UK facility, where the unique hand-winding technique of the field coil demonstrates our commitment to preserving the human touch. Our seasoned experts take the painstaking effort of bending the horn, an intricate process that celebrates the complexity and beauty of handwork. Each component is precisely cut, hand-assembled, and rigorously fine-tuned to ensure peak performance.
Limited in production, we commit to constructing a maximum of only four Hegeman speakers annually. This intentional limitation underscores the time, dedication, and expertise invested in each unit, ensuring that every Hegeman loudspeaker is not just an engineering marvel but a distinct creation meticulously tested for harmonic brilliance.
The inherent warmth and authenticity of the Hegeman speak volumes of the human essence deeply woven into its assembly, a quality that machines can never emulate. From innovative designs birthed in the 1950s to the present-day masterpiece of the Hegeman, our master artisans uphold Lowther's revered legacy of achieving musical transcendence. We take immense pride in ushering this esteemed lineage forward with the Hegeman, as we step into a new era of auditory excellence.
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