Davone Reference One

No compromise. Is the best way to describe the new Davone flagship model. With precise engineering guiding us every step of the way, we have created a loudspeaker that reveals the full tonal spectrum of even the most convoluted music. Sounding clean, natural and unconstrained, hidden subtleties in the music are revealed while always remaining in control.

the Colour of Sound

String instruments create a base tone and a very large set of higher harmonics. They are proof that the human ear likes a rich, harmonic sound. Record players and tube amplifiers also add harmonics and we experience this as a vibrant and colourful addition, just like the right room acoustics can be. Most loudspeakers also add colour. Aluminium tweeters can have a very open, clear and transparent sound. But this pleasant colouring of sound can be overshadowing and lead to a timbre poverty. Tones are masked by the added colour. The natural sounding Beryllium tweeter in the Reference One has a softer percussion presentation. It is better in distinguishing tones, has better micro details reproduction and therefore musical instruments are better separated in space. Likewise, the Textreme Carbon mid range has a smooth and balanced timbre. It reveals the micro-texture of sound without adding colour. Hence, where drivers based on more basic materials like aluminium or paper can sound attractive with relatively simple music such as classical guitar or vocal solos, the Beryllium and Textreme Carbon drivers do not have that limitation. The Reference One will reveal the full tonal spectrum of even the most convoluted music.

Extensive Bracing

The speakers vibrate and in response the cabinet vibrates. Cabinet vibrations are delayed relative to the music and we hear this as sound becoming blurred, less well defined, mostly in the lower midrange. The cabinet is made from 25mm thick form pressed wood. Both the curved shape and high pressure and temperature bending process further increase the stiffness. The inside is further reinforced with extensive bracing of 18 and 22mm thick plywood in strategic places.

  • Frequency response

    29 - 30.000 Hz, -3dB


    4 ohm, 3.4 ohm minimum at 26Hz, above 4 ohm from 37Hz


    87 dB/2,83V/m

    Recommended Amplifer

    100 watt or more


    10” Hard paper cone, 3" diameter, long throw voice coil, limiting spider

    Mid range Driver

    4,5" Multimodal Textreme membrane with distributed low energy breakup modes

  • Tweeter

    Flush mount 1" Beryllium with extremely light 0.1g dome and a first breakup mode above 40kHz


    Upwards directed bass reflex with a linear, oversized and damped port

    Cabinet Construction

    25mm form pressed plywood with extensive bracing and tuned absorbers


    42 kg / piece

    Height / Width / Depth

    97 / 47 / 37 cm


    Paul Schenkel

Leather finish options

    Fabric colour black
    Soft white leather, Quarter cut walnut veneer
    Fabric colour black
    Black leather, Quarter cut walnut veneer

The Finishing Touch

A loudspeaker of this calibre demands a high quality finish to reflect the high sound quality. Selected quarter cut walnut veneer, real leather from European origin, an elegant grille to cover the bass reflex port outlet. Discretely placed Davone spikes and an all round cared for finish. All materials are chosen for their practicality and longevity for you to enjoy many years to come.