Indiana Line Diva 262
Indiana Line is one of the most important Italian brands that designs and manufactures loudspeakers. Its traditions date back to 1977. When introducing new models to the market, Indiana Line engineers and designers focus primarily on high-quality workmanship, but also the rational use of components. All this is to achieve sonic qualities that go beyond the technical parameters that are possible in this price range.
The pride of Italian designers
Diva is the top series of speakers in the Indiana Line offer and the pride of its designers. It received a beautiful piano black lacquer as a finish. The construction of the loudspeakers belonging to the Diva series hides hot, true southern emotions inside. The name of the series is not accidental. The speakers belonging to it – like an Italian diva – dazzle the listeners with their vocal talent, and in this case – sound.
A bookshelf with front-ported bass reflex
The Indiana Line Diva 262 is a 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker based on a 180 mm mid-woofer with a large membrane excursion. Thanks to the great sonic potential of this construction, it is possible to create a high-quality stereo system wherever it is impossible to place floor-standing speakers. The loudspeaker has been designed for use in rooms with an area of up to 20 m2 and will play best with an amplifier with a power from 30 to 120 W. Noteworthy is also the location of the bass reflex port on the front, which allows you to place the loudspeaker even close to the wall.
A two-way model with a Curv cone
The 26 mm silk dome tweeter used in the Diva 262 features a radial rear chamber damped with two different materials. The tweeter also uses a strong neodymium magnet. The driver is mounted in the cabinet with a rubber spring, which isolates the electro-acoustic driver from possible cabinet vibrations. Under the tweeter, there is the already mentioned 180 mm woofer with a unique Curv cone. It has been made of polypropylene. The membrane profile allows for excellent directional characteristics, and at the same time ensures optimal damping in a wide frequency range. The basket of the mid-woofer is a structure cast from aluminum, which is acoustically transparent, and at the same time guarantees no coloration of the midrange. The drive system of the woofer uses aluminum rings to linearize the impedance. All this is to reduce harmonic distortions and improve the thermal working conditions of the coils. Additionally, the low aversion of bass-reflex guarantees adequates bass extension combined with an excellent impulse response. The applied solutions translate into a clear and dynamic sound, also with a high-intensity signal.
Appropriate bandwidth distribution
The processed frequency band (from 44 Hz to 22 kHz) was appropriately distributed using a crossover (the crossover frequency in the Diva 262 model is 1.9 kHz). Only air coils (instead of core coils) and foil capacitors (in the tweeter filter-branch) have been used here. What’s more, the speaker terminals used in this bookshelf model have been made of magnetically inert materials, offering the possibility of connecting the speaker in bi-wire or bi-amping mode.
The Diva 262 model reflects the manufacturer’s attention to care about detail and high quality of workmanship. Appropriate geometry and materials used, among others on the membranes, allowed to obtain exceptionally strong and, above all, clear mid-tones. The open treble sound was achieved thanks to the isolation of the tweeter from the cabinet. It is worth noticing the deep and warm bass, which does not dominate but gives firm character to the music played. Also worth mentioning is the wide soundstage, which is at the same time emotionally engaging. The Diva 262 model is perfect for even more powerful amplifiers based on transistors.
The most important features of the Diva 262 model:
- 2-way acoustical design
- Crossover frequency: 1,9 kHz
- 180 mm mid-woofer with Curv cone
- 26 mm silk dome tweeter
- Bass reflex cabinet with a port at the front
- Frequency response: 44 Hz to 22 kHz
- Bi-amping / bi-wiring capability
- Black piano lacquer finish
- Suggested amplifier power: 30 – 120 W
- Sensitivity: 91 dB (2,8 V / 1 m)
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 400 x 200 x 310 mm
- Weight: 8,7 kg