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Richter Mentor (Dark Jarrah)

Richter

2-Driver, 2-Way Standmount Speaker

Richter Mentor Bookshelf Speakers - Front view.

Richter Mentor Bookshelf Speakers - Front view.
 

Possibly The Best Compact Speaker You Will Ever Hear At This Price-Point! Fast, Tight Bass And Wide-Dispersion High Frequencies


Australian Designed, Double Skin Front Baffle. High Quality Bi-Wire Speaker Terminals


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Product Description

For around three decades, Richter have been committed to building some very good speakers at very competitive prices. The Mentor name has been around before, but not to the exceptional standards presented now.

Overview

Here we feature the Richter Mentor Series V, a compact bookshelf speaker that features an 150mm woofer and 25mm Tweeter. Cabinet construction is to the same standard as the bigger floor standing models - in fact all the key essentials are included, just in a smaller enclosure. The drivers are sourced from Asia - almost everything is these days - but are absolutely built to Richter's non-compromise design, featuring very high tolerance demands and have the full 5 Year Warranty against faulty workmanship and materials. 

The Richter Legend Series V is all about - the music – the sheer magic of your favourite listening delivered in astounding stereo high fidelity for decades to come. The V Series is also about improved levels of musicality and these are thanks to Richter’s brand new proprietary drivers and careful acoustic design. This has been 'cooking' in the research lab for the last two years (2012-2014) and the team have adhered closely to Richter’s philosophy of musicality and affordability. If you want audiophile sound on a budget, then the Richter Mentor's are hard to beat at even twice the price and leave the majority of the competition so far behind it isn't funny.

Impressive Sound Quality: The performance surpasses absolutely everything in the price-range and comes close to others at nearly twice the price! To explain this is simple. We buy directly from Richter. There is one less link in the distribution chain and these savings are passed on which creates a 'win win' scenario. The Mentor's will work well with low powered Hi-Fi or Home Theatre Amplifiers and Receivers but will sound significantly better with higher quality amplification. 

Audiophile Design

The true two-way design features Richter’s top-of-the-line wide-dispersion soft-dome tweeter and the same powerful 150mm (6") bass/midrange drivers as used in other models. This makes them ideal for a quality hi-fi stereo in a small to medium room, but four or more of them would be ideal for anchoring the sonic drama of your Home Theatre. You would still need a decent subwoofer.

Tweeters: The soft-dome neodymium tweeters provide wide dispersion, producing a lively and spacious sound stage with smooth musicality, and a response extending well beyond human hearing.

Mid-Bass Drivers: The highly efficient 150mm (6") mid/bass driver harness composite cones combining the natural acoustic finesse of paper with the strength of modern carbon-fibre technology. This produces ideal damping characteristics plus the coherence and timing essential to draw you into the music. The awesome bass is rich, deep and firm.

Crossover Network: You don't see this, but the crossover network or circuitry inside each enclosure is a key factor in any speakers performance. The all-new designed crossovers were painstakingly designed with feedback from a large team of audio specialists across Australia to produce emotional vocals, an astonishingly vivid sound stage and a smooth blending of frequencies. The highly stable off-axis response means the Legend V series maintain realism in a wide spectrum of listening environments – because everyone’s listening room is different.

Cabinets: The cabinets or enclosures as some call them have been completely redesigned using non-parallel panels to reduce 'standing waves' which are an annoying problem that every speaker maufacturer has to address if they want tight and accurately pleasing sound. Also invisible to the naked eye is the comprehensive bracing that has been positioned to minimise harmonics. Double thickness rear and front baffles and new high density damping makes these the most neutral and musical cabinets Richter have ever produced.

Stands: All compact speakers sound better when placed on stands around 50cm from any solid item. As there are a number of factors that affect each individual consumer, they are sold separately.

In The News

It’s another milestone from Richter, the only brand to win 26 industry and government awards, twice-named ‘Australian Manufacturer of the Year.’ “The brand has developed a solid reputation, especially for subwoofers…its Wizard model is the biggest-selling Australian speaker in history” – Rod Easdown, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Our Take

The Richter design team is headed up by Dr. Martin Gosnell BE (Hons) PhD who has worked with Richter since approx. 2000 and is supported by the very experienced and highly respected Audio Engineer Brad Serhan. Together with the experience of audiophile owner John Cornell they have really set a new benchmark in Australian speaker design. You could pay a whole lot more for an international brand name and get not only an inferior product, but one that doesn't sound anywhere near any of the Richter Legend series. The Mentor's will also please your eyes with their classic yet contemporary looks – perfect for hi-fi stereo or your home theatre system, without breaking the bank. Do yourself a favour, just come in and listen!

  • Design: 2-Driver, 2-Way Bookshelf or Standmount Speakers - (stands sold separately)
  • Enclosure: Vented/Bass Reflex.
  • Woofer Technology
    • 150mm (130mm EPD*) sealed composite paper/fibre cone, inverted cap.
    • Woofer Cone: Two-Layer construction.
    • Magnets: Highly stable Neodymium magnets which are oversize and high-flux.
    • Voice-Coils: Polyester Imide voice coil windings.
  • Tweeter
    • 25mm Precision Dome.
    • Ferro-Fluid Cooled.
  • Power Recommendation: Typically match with Amplifier/Receiver 75–150 Watts RMS - Must be 'clean' power.
  • Cabinets: Acoustically neutral fibre board cabinet.
  • Finish: Imitation Dark Jarrah.
  • Impedance: Nominal 6 Ohms.
  • Crossover Network
    • Phase compensated.
    • Non-ageing components inc polyester capacitors.
    • Crossover Frequency: Not stated.
  • Frequency Response: 47–25kHz ± 3dB.
  • Sensitivity: 88dB
  • Speaker Terminals: Dual Gold-Plated
  • Bi-Wire Capable - Recommended for high quality 2-Channel systems.
  • Speaker Grilles: Removable MDF covered with Black cloth.
  • Dimensions(WxHxD): 205 x 375 x 290mm
  • Nett Weight: 7.5Kg each
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 Years

 Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. *EPD is short for Effective Piston Diameter.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 2-Driver, 2-Way Standmount Speaker
Brand Richter
Finish/Colour Jarrah
Enclosure Design Bass Reflex
Impedance (Nominal) 6 Ohms
Other Features Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire Ready, 2-Way Design, 2-Drivers
Stands/Brackets Floor Stands Optional Extra
Shipping Weight (kg) 20.0000
Price Range $999

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