Node announces the Signature Edition of their Hylixa loudspeakers


Press release | Back in 2018 Node launched Hylixa, the world’s first "Helical Bass" loudspeaker, which was made possible using advanced laser-based 3D printing. The result was stand-out bass extension and imaging thanks to its coiled internal transmission line and streamlined external profile. Since then, the Node’s Cambridge-based team have been busy further refining Hylixa’s sonic performance and aesthetic beauty, culminating in the newly announced Hylixa Signature.

Most visually apparent is an all-new base design, featuring a heavyweight disc which has been machined from a solid billet of Stainless Steel. This helps reduce unwanted vibrational energy and provides an aesthetic which is more compatible with different interior styles. The single central pillar of the legacy model remains, but here it has been thoroughly re-engineered for improved acoustic transparency. Gone is the extruded aluminium, now replaced by a single laser-fused pillar component from the same dynamically inert glass-nylon material as the head of the speaker. This provides increased internal space for the upgraded crossover, completely eliminating the proximity of metal components which can degrade the signal.

Hylixa’s crossover likewise introduced another industry first in its true 3D chassis, which cradles each component within a rigid body to reduce vibrational interference. Here, the Hylixa Signature goes one step further. A larger, magazine-loaded, laser-fused structure further spaces the components, and becomes a structural element to the main pillar for enhanced external vibrational deadening. The binding posts are now at floor level for even more discrete hook-up.

The crossover receives upgraded Mundorf™ capacitors, with Duelund™ internal wiring throughout. The result of which is a greater dynamic expression, realism and natural tone, whilst preserving the holographic imaging, and wide bandwidth that has defined Node’s legacy Hylixa loudspeakers. Node’s Director Ashley May explains more: “Our Hylixa speakers embrace laser-based 3D printing to deliver a product where acoustics and aesthetics converge. However, as innovators and engineers we are constantly pursuing improvements in every area. Hylixa Signature is the culmination of several advancements to deliver a better product, and will replace the legacy model as of September 2021.”

The Signature version of Hylixa takes bespoke up a notch. As well as the endless cabinet paint options and precious metal fascia plating, the base is available as bright stainless steel or chemically blackened, so prospective owners can create a truly unique aesthetic to complement their homes. Node offer a complimentary CGI visualisation service for thorough experimentation to achieve the perfect combination.
Node will demonstrate a pre-production pair at next months Salon Privé show at Blenheim Palace, whilst show-goers to October’s UK Audio Show in Daventry will be the first to experience the finalised production versions.

Prices start from 30,000 GBP. For more information, or to arrange a demonstration, visit our website here.

For further info: to Node Audio website

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