MarkAudio-SOTA searched the world to find the best designers and engineers in their respective fields with the goal to create a unique series of loudspeaker products that provide simple and faithful musical playback. The speakers employ a number of key features, such as wide-range driver-technology and minimal control networks to produce natural, detailed music that preserves the realistic richness of voices and instruments.
MarkAudio-SOTA loudspeakers are built from the ground up, including the cabinets, crossovers and speaker drivers. Many manufacturers choose off-the-shelf components that aren’t always a perfect match to their system design targets, MarkAudio-SOTA, purists by engineering standards, build their components to precisely match the specific design characteristics of the speaker systems.
MarkAudio-SOTA’s unique dual-driver, all-range approach offers the rich midrange that is typical of a wide-range single speaker design, while providing a full frequency range extending from 40Hz to 25kHz, and the high-impact dynamics of more typical multi-way speakers. Using a custom-designed, 110mm (Sota 11) wide-range acoustically-isolated mid-bass driver, with a 50mm (Sota 5) tweeter, the drivers’ low mass mixed-alloy cone provides transparency and detail.
MarkAudio-SOTA uses its own symmetrical technology. The dual, wide dispersion, shallow-profile cone drivers replace conventional cone-woofer and dome-tweeter combinations. With their matched dispersion and output characteristics, along with a minimal crossover slope, the two custom-made Sota drivers provide an audibly seamless integration between high and low frequencies.
Our speaker enclosures are constructed from high-density fibreboard giving maximum acoustic stability. The rigidity and mass of the panels are carefully balanced to avoid audible resonances and provide our custom drive-units with a solid platform. The Sota 5 high-frequency driver is isolated in its own sealed sub-chamber.
The simple but elegant crossover design progressively transitions the higher and lower ranges of the audio signal to the driver optimized to handle that part of the spectrum. The 2.4 kHz crossover frequency uses gentle 2nd order electrical and acoustic slopes that gradually blend the outputs, maximizing the advantages of our symmetric wide-dispersion drivers.
Our speaker designs combine Italian flair with clean minimalist industrial design. Our lacquer finishes are produced to a standard rarely seen at this price point. Our proprietary shallow waveguide helps to guide the sound-energy into the room and provides a unique, elegant visual feature.
We are so confident that you’ll have no problem getting great sound from your MarkAudio-SOTA loudspeakers that we offer you 30 days to order the speakers, get them home, set them up and listen to them before making your final decision.