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OUR APPROACH TO LOUDSPEAKER DESIGN

 

 

Design Approach

Designed, engineered, and manufactured in North Carolina, USA to deliver the greatest performance, from the smallest cabinets, with the least impact on our global environment.

Role Audio loudspeakers are designed to anticipate the needs of 21st century audiophiles, music lovers, and theater buffs. Designed for use in stereo, multi-channel audio, and home theater systems, Role Audio loudspeakers are small, potent, and elegant. And while we pay attention to decorator issues, these loudspeakers achieve or surpass the holy grails of audiophile loudspeaker design. They are point source, or quasi point source, time coherent, first order crossover, acoustic suspension or transmission line designs for the utmost accuracy in sound reproduction.

Cabinet Design

The design and construction of loudspeaker cabinets play a critical role in determining the quality of the sound. Our cabinets are designed to meet tolerances that are among the highest in the industry. Unlike most loudspeaker manufacturers, all our cabinets are manufactured in-house and hand finished. This allows the highest level of quality control. And because our cabinets are not manufactured by an outside entity which has to turn at least a 100% profit, we are able to pass on considerable cost savings to our customers and to provide them with some of the best constructed and most beautiful loudspeaker cabinets for the price.

Black cabinets are manufactured from medium density fiberboard and feature a satin hand painted finish that blends well with the black finishes typically found on TV sets. Wood finishes feature high grade wood veneers laid on top of MDF or expensive plywood finished to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Black and wood finished cabinets feature user friendly rounded edges that enhance imaging.

Loudspeaker Electronic Circuits

All our loudspeakers feature minimalist, first-order, transient perfect crossovers in order to preserve the timing and timbre of the sound source. Our loudspeakers use high quality laminated or perfect lay air core coils, full value film foil capacitors, and metal oxide resistors. Regardless of the price of the loudspeaker the crossover components and drivers are the highest quality in order to produce the Role Audio sonic signature. 

Internal Wiring

We use DH Labs Silver Sonic wire to ensure the most transparent transfer of musical signals to our tweeters and custom multi-strand oxygen free copper wire to our woofers to ensure excellent bass response. As of 10/20/09, we use only led free silver solder in our loudspeakers.

Internal Dampening

We use non-allergenic 100% polyester ply-fill bonded batting which maintains a consistent loft through years in all of our loudspeakers.

Terminals

We use genuine SUPERIOR ELECTRIC (TM) gold plated, fully shielded, five-way binding posts described by one reviewer this way:  "Superior posts are truly the finest posts available. They may lack the neoindustrial look of an all metal post, but they are better in every other respect including strength, sonics, durability and suitability of virtually every type of connector. Be aware of poor imitations, but once you use these posts you'll have a very hard time being happy with any other design."
(M.L. Gneier, tnt-audio.com, Italy, May 2001)

Magnetic Shielding

All our drivers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference with equipment that use cathode ray tubes such as TVs and computer screens. This is essential in an age marked by convergence between stereo and home theater systems.


 We care about your health and the environment.

BREATHE EASY WITH OUR HEALTH-FRIENDLY FORMALDEHYDE-FREE LOUDSPEAKERS

As of 10/20/09, we offer environmentally and health friendly, formaldehyde free loudspeakers for our full line of critically acclaimed small loudspeakers. Our formaldehyde-free loudspeakers are manufactured from formaldehyde free plywoods, and from MDFs that use no urea or formaldehyde in the manufacturing process. They are assembled with non toxic glues, and finished water borne coatings that are certified by the Greenguard Environmental institute. The grills are manufactured from formaldehyde free MDF, non-toxic glues, and nylon fabrics. All our new loudspeakers are either Eco-friendly and health friendly, or Eco-friendly, health friendly, and formaldehyde-free


ECO-FRIENDLY LOUDSPEAKERS

Sealed and painted with certified "green" water based paints to prevent toxic formaldehyde vapors that may be present in manufactured lumber and can harm your health rom escaping into indoor air and the environment.

Assembled with non-toxic glues and lead-free solder.

Small size produces big sound but uses less natural resources and has a smaller carbon foot print than larger loudspeakers.

Packaged with biodegradable honeycomb paper product and/or foam that does not cause ozone depletion.

Shipped in cartons made from recycled and/or non-toxic materials.

FORMALDEHYDE-FREE LOUDSPEAKERS

Manufactured from formaldehyde free plywoods that are made with PureBond® ‘formaldehyde-free technology

Manufactured from Medium Density Fiberboard that use no urea or formaldehyde in the manufacturing process.

Sealed and painted with certified "green" water based paints to prevent any toxic formaldehyde vapors that may be present in manufactured lumber from escaping into indoor air and the environment.

Assembled with non-toxic glues and lead-free solder.

Small size produces big sound but uses less natural resources and has smaller carbon foot print than larger loudspeakers.

Packaged with biodegradable honeycomb paper product and/or foam that does not cause ozone depletion.

Shipped in cartons made from recycled and/or non-toxic materials.

read more about our green or Eco-friendly loudspeakers


 

WARRANTY
All ROLE AUDIO loudspeakers
 are intended for use in music and home theater systems and are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship that occur in normal use for ten (10) years from the date of original purchase.

ROLE AUDIO will repair, replace or adjust defective parts for the original owner without charge for parts or labor, provided the loudspeaker is returned at the owner's cost to the dealer from which it was purchased or to ROLE AUDIO.

This warranty does not apply to damage that results from abuse or misuse, accidents including those that occur during shipping, and any damage that results from repair or modification by anyone not specifically authorized to make repairs by ROLE AUDIO.

In order to claim coverage under this warranty, you must provide proof of purchase in the form of a sales slip or proof of product registration with ROLE AUDIO. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.