Node will be showcasing full production models of HYLIXA for the very first time in public
Node‘s debut HYLIXA speakers feature a revolutionary ‘helical bass’ structure - created with cutting-edge, laser sintering 3D printers.
Node is the vision of renowned British industrial designers Ashley May and David Evans, who set out to reimagine what could be possible from a modern loudspeaker.
Their debut product, HYLIXA, embodies a raft of elegant innovations that combine to deliver outstanding acoustic performance and an iconic design.
HYLIXA is designed and built at their facility in rural Cambridgeshire – with first production samples debuting at the Audio and AV show in new paint finishes.
HYLIXA masters vocal reproduction by replicating the sonic signature of a human head. Its compact, curved cabinet lifts the veil of box-like colouration associated with traditional cabinets; whilst the wide-bandwidth BMR™ driver removes any crossover anomalies from the region where human hearing is most sensitive.
HYLIXA pioneers the industry’s first ‘Helical Transmission Line’ (HTL) - to deliver remarkable bass extension from a compact, passive design.
Driven by a rearward firing internal woofer, the low-impedance orbital path exits concentrically around the baffle; maintaining a wide-bandwidth point-source output, without ‘smearing’ in the time domain. HYLIXA’s ability to resolve subtle harmonics makes instruments sound startlingly lifelike.
Fully optimised using advanced computer simulations, HYLIXA’s cabinet is devoid of any flat surfaces; is radially braced by the internal HTL; and features a constantly changing wall section, to prevent the build-up of standing wave cabinet resonance.
To make these innovations possible, HYLIXA exploits manufacturing techniques that are new to the audio industry. Each cabinet is systematically fused from particles of glass and nylon by a computer-controlled laser, each 0.2mm layer at a time. This allows the complex (patent pending) cabinet geometry to be grown as a single, unified part of remarkable rigidity, with laser accuracy.
To find out more, visit: node-audio.com