Indiana Line Diva 252
Indiana Line is one of the most important Italian brands offering loudspeakers, with a tradition dating back to 1977. Indiana Line’s engineers and designers have always aimed at the highest quality of performance and rational use of components to achieve sonic qualities that go far beyond the parameters that can be obtained in this price range.
Diva – unique in every detail
Indiana Line Diva is the flagship series in the brand’s offer and the real pride of its main designer. It has been finished with beautiful, black piano lacquer. The distinctive elegance of the Diva models hides hot, southern emotions inside. This is a real Italian diva – when it enters the stage, the whispers stop and the spectacle of excellent sound begins.
A bookshelf model for a stereo set
The Indiana Line Diva 252 is a 2-way bookshelf speaker with a 140 mm mid-woofer. The classic, compact cabinet of the Diva 252 model with optimal proportions can be placed near the wall to enhance low frequencies. It is possible thanks to the rear-firing bass reflex port. The loudspeaker is perfect for rooms of up to about 15 m2 in area, e.g. as a high-quality substitute for speakers for micro-sound systems or as an element of a compact stereo set. It will play best with an amplifier with a power of 30 to 100 W. The impedance of the Diva 252 is 4 – 8 ohms.
Well-thought 2-way design
The new revision of the tweeter with a 26 mm silk dome tweeter is equipped with a radial rear chamber with two types of damping materials. This driver is propelled by a neodymium magnet, which is embedded in the cabinet with a soft, rubber spring, isolating it from the potential vibrations of the speaker cabinet. A midrange driver, designed especially for the Diva series has been located under the tweeter. Its unique Curv cone is made of woven polypropylene, which has been formed into a profile providing excellent directional characteristics and optimal damping in a wide frequency range. The cast aluminum basket is of high-class construction, ensuring no coloration of the midrange. The magnetic drive of the mid-woofer has been equipped with an aluminum impedance linearizing ring to reduce harmonic distortions and improve the thermal conditions of the coils. It is reflected in an exceptionally dynamic and clear sound, even at high volume levels. This is facilitated by the traditional bass reflex system low tuning, which ensures great extension of bass together with a great impulse response.
A perfectly tuned crossover
The proper bandwidth distribution in the Diva 252 model is ensured by a properly tuned crossover, which uses only air coils (instead of ferrite core coils making unnecessary distortions). The tweeter filter-branch is based solely on foil capacitors. The loudspeaker terminals are made of magnetically inert materials, offering bi-wiring and bi-amping possibilities.
The manufacturer’s attention to detail and the high quality of the components used, allowed Diva to go to the heights in terms of sound quality. The sophisticated geometry and materials used resulted in a clear and strong midrange. Isolating the tweeter from the cabinet resulted in a detailed and open treble sound. They are complemented by a deep and warm bass that does not dominate, but at the same time is present with a strong foundation and a great impulse, giving the music a decisive rhythm. The soundstage is wide and thrillingly engaging. The high-quality speaker drivers used in the Diva 252 speaker can face even more powerful transistor amplifiers, allowing the orchestra for fortissimo without much effort. The best sonic results can be achieved with newer, integrated transistor power amplifiers.
The most important features of the Diva 252 model:
- 2-way acoustical bookshelf design
- Crossover frequency: 2,9 kHz
- 140 mm mid-woofer with Curv cone
- 26 mm silk dome tweeter
- Bass reflex cabinet with a port at the back
- Frequency response: 48 Hz to 22 kHz
- Bi-amping / bi-wiring capability
- Black piano lacquer finish
- Suggested amplifier power: 30 – 100 W
- Sensitivity: 90 dB (2,8 V / 1 m)
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 280 x 160 x 275 mm
- Weight: 5,3 kg