The Divine 100.33 competes with the finest high-end speakers. Its audiophile genes are apparent when taking a closer look at the drivers. The two mid-bass ceramic units are made by the German high-end manufacturer Accuton and belong to the best in the world. They are mounted in a D'Appolito arrangement around a world-class ceramic dome tweeter from Visaton. The cabinet is perfectly finished and gives the 100.33 an absolutely exclusive and distinguished look. At the same time, the cabinet is perfectly selected to optimally support the drivers. You will enjoy this loudspeaker in every way possible.
The Divine 100.33 is fundamentally based on the same excellent components as the Divine 100.49. The dome tweeter is also the KE25SC from Visaton, one of the best ceramic tweeters ever, unbeatable in its speed and its minimum distortion levels. For the mid-bass, two C173-11-191 drivers from Accuton are used in a D'Appolito arrangement. These drivers play very deep yet are extremely accurate. Overall, these drivers are among the best in the world and make a significant contribution to the incomparable sound of the 100.33.
The complexly designed crossover of the Divine 100.33 provides the ability to make adjustments to the tweeter and adapt the entire speaker not only to its environment, but also according to personal preference. Further adjustments can be made with the help of the supplied plugs for the bass reflex ports. By closing both of the ports, the 100.33 will behave like a sealed box construction and will play in an even more precise fashion. Opening one or two of the ports increases the level of the bass which produces additional power in the deeper frequencies.
The housing of the Divine 100.33 consists of several layers of MDF with a thickness of up to 65mm, to achieve a very high degree of structural rigidity. As an additional support, the convex sidewalls keep resonances inside the cabinet to a minimum. The housing is also triply stiffened to break standing waves and to increase the stiffness even further. These measures lead to an extremely smooth and accurate sound.
Two options are available for the surface of the Divine 100.49. One is a black piano lacquer finish that is applied in a complex multi-layered process to achieve an absolutely pure and homogeneous surface quality. Alternatively, a high-quality real wood walnut veneer can be chosen which gives the Divine a unique appearance.
The connection terminal of the Divine 100.33 provides gold plated bi-wiring terminals to provide a perfect fit for the speaker wire. Optimum signal transmission is thus ensured. At the terminal you will also find the available options to make tone adjustments to the tweeter.
All drivers of the Divine 100.33 are protected by metal grills to avoid potential damage. These grills are permanently installed and optimally matched to the drivers so as to ensure they do not interfere with the sound in any way.
We have chosen an ultra-fast ceramic tweeter, made for reproducing crystal clear sound, even at high SPL levels without any distortion. The tweeter is produced by the German company Visaton, and is an absolute reference class unit. It is shielded, with an internally damped cavity and a ventilated voice coil. The tweeter offers an extremely flat frequency response and a low resonance frequency.
Midrange / Woofer Driver
Thiel & Partner, also called Accuton, is one of the most famous manufacturers of loudspeaker drivers. XTZ Divine 100.33 uses T & H C173-11-191, a 6.5” driver that is in the top of Accuton’s line. This woofer and midrange driver are among the top in the world and can only be found in the very best high end loudspeakers. T&P C173-11-191 is a ceramic driver with a light cone, equipped with a neodymium magnet. The driver is extremely stiff and at the same time light, which contributes to its high sensitivity.
When XTZ produced the Divine 100.33, a great deal of effort was put into the crossover filter. All passive components are of the highest possible quality to minimize the influence on the signal. We use an optimal selection of air wound coils (with low internal resistance) and coils with steel cores (these accept a high level of magnetic saturation), MKP capacitors and MOX resistors. The Divine crossover is basically a 3rd order filter for woofer and tweeter and a 2nd in the midrange. The exceptionally good Accuton midrange driver led us to this solution. With its smoother roll off it contributes to both bass and treble response, leading to a more consistent sound as a result of this smoother filter.
The Divine 100.33 is equipped with XTZ’s Room Tuning concept which with simple settings can alter the speaker’s sound character. With the two bass plugs that can be inserted in the vented holes it’s possible to alter the bass characteristics in three different ways. Even the character of the tweeter can be changed in different ways. The terminal is equipped with jumpers so the tweeter can be adjusted in 4 increments: 0db, +4db, -2db, and -4db.