Gato FM-9 Loudspeakers
This artistic and discrete on-wall speaker will integrate itself into any home and offers peerless performance and style.
The FM-9 on-wall speaker features 9 liters of internal sealed volume to serve the specially adapted 6” bass/midrange driver. This speaker is specifically designed to hang on the wall, so uses the wall behind the speaker to enhance the low frequency range and dynamics. The FM-9 will impress even a critical listener with its full bodied sound and precise soundstage, even in a less than ideal listening room.
We designed the FM-9 as small and discrete as possible without compromising the performance and the quality. The curved sides and rear makes the speaker look like it is floating rather than being joined to the wall. The performance is secured by the adaptation of internal technics from the FM-15 bookshelf speaker but modified to accommodate the support of a close rear wall and the acoustics surrounding it. The FM-9 will be a workhorse in a stereo system, in a full surround system or as support as rear speakers in a larger multichannel setup.
Easy Wall Mounting
The slimline and elegant FM9 can be mounted on a wall using the integrated ”keyhole” brackets and just two screws. This mounting bracket is located on the back of the speaker so ensures invisble and easy mounting. Simply follow the supplied drawing and installation guide or use the drill hole template for even easier installation. Four rubber damping pads are supplied to ensure that the speaker will not created unwanted resonances against the wall.
Custom Made Drivers
We develop and adapt each driver for its own specific purpose in every individual speaker model, combining our own team’s wealth of experience together with some of the leading transducer engineers in Denmark. With our approach of developing and adapting the driver to our desired performance and design needs, we benefit from not having to compromize our sonic and visual performance and can simply deliver a better sounding product.
Since the invention of the loudspeaker back in 1925, not much has visually changed to the naked eye - and from the outside, most speakers still look very similar. However, developments during the last decade in the use of high-tech materials, optimized magnet systems, low memory rubber surrounds and mineral filled cones are some of the technologies that we are fully taking advantage of to reach our goal of a perfect sonic perfomance.
FusedMASS Cabinet Technology
The multilayer construction of the Gato Audio FusedMASS cabinet ensures extremely high internal damping, a minimum of resonances and providing extra strength and material stability. By laminating different materials in different thicknesses and adding a special glue, we have intelligently removed the resonance problem that otherwise normally have been approached by just adding more and more material.
PurePHASE Crossover Technology
With our PurePHASE crossover designs we focus on three major technical aspects that seamlessly combines our state-of-the-art transducer designs into a truly outstanding loudspeaker system. Beside the usual job of a crossover - dividing the correct frequencies for each individual driver – the PurePHASE system also provides exact acoustic phase control, low linear group delay and wide linear dispersion too. This crossover technology was developed in house specifically for our FM loudspeaker range.
Lossless Crossover Adjustment
Another special feature of our FM speaker range is the opportunity for the listener to adjust or customise the sonic performance of the loudspeaker. Not only does this gentle sonic adjustment enable the listener to adapt the speaker to their own specific taste, amplifier or listening room – it also ensures that no details are lost and that the listener retains the full, rich original sound.
Gato FM-9 Loudspeakers
- Low compression, low hysteresis driver design
- PurePHASE crossover
- FusedMASS cabinet
- Controlled dispersion and phase
- Adjustable adaptation to the listening room
- Elegant magnetic grille cloth
- Designed, developed and build in Copenhagen, Denmark
Frequency response 45 Hz – 35kHz Sensitivity (2,83v) 86dB Recommended power amplifier 50 to 200Watts Nominal impedance 4 ohm Connectors Gold plated binding post / 4mm Plugs Cabinet Laminated FusedMass cabinet Crossover Advanced PurePhase crossover technology
High Frequency 38mm ring radiator, powerful ferrite motor and optimised chamber Mid & Low Frequency 170mm mineral cone, low loss suspension, motor with shorting rings and optimised voice coil
Weight & Dimensions
Weight 10 Kg / 22 lb