To get the best possible playback (neutral, mind you!) it's not sufficient to manufacture finest electronics and use it. The whole thing is more or less always suffering from passive crossover caused by their limitations due to physics. This is true independent from any manufacturer / brand and is widely accepted. Developing the behold electronics we stepped far aside from treaded paths the same as we do now with our loudspeakers.
In principle we do claim that every behold speaker is something special and not to be compared with conventional speakers due to the fact that a traditional crossover simply doesn’t exist.
Further more we do claim for the fact that even between the behold speakers a comparison is also not feasible they are simply too different. For sure there is common ground, for example all of them do have equalisation of amplitude, phase and group delay, but with different effort. All do have cone drivers for the bass. And all cabinets consist of wood, beech, birch and tank wood and they are available in various veneers. Also common is the fact that they are all manufactured in Germany in the Black Forest by a clockmaker Fa. Josef Wochner GmbH, on a fife axis high precision CNC machine, else they would never meet the very high quality in the cabinets and the finish also.
Special remark was focused on the size of the speakers, as small and neutral playback as possible. This is why we do it without an artificial reinforcement from 60Hz to 80Hz. Result is a flat bass response. Previous customers praised the “playback without breakage”. By stating this they mean the absence of any transition between the different ways (bass to midrange to tweeter). And besides that they also mean the well-balanced radiation related to the phase-correct behaviour even at the crossover frequencies. This should not be mixed up with other manufacturers claims for “phase corrected speakers”.
In addition every individual chassis is driven individually when you look at the atacama and tatanka. Every individual behaviour is measured and individually compensated, in amplitude and phase. Admittedly a very big effort and I can only be done with an electronic able to handle those technical advantages. The behold electronics are some of the very few able to perform that way.
Even with the partly active tanara it is not done without. The individual treatment of every driver must be given up price related. At the same time the Gentle G192 integrated amplifier is not able to distinguish between left and right. But amplitude, phase and group delay are fully compensated. Not only that, but the enormous phase shift of the high pass filter in the tanara of at least 1750° to cut off the mid-range is for the Gentle G192 no challenge at all.
These speakers generate a musical playback that is impossible to get with passive crossover and conventional power amplifiers. This is true for the past and will be true all future. The reasons why this is true, already mentioned, is because of very simple physics and will never be denied by any serious speaker manufacturer ever.