The ARC represents the very essence of our design philosophy. A refined reduction of the Citation 13 which I (Richard) designed in 1970 at Harman-Kardon, it is the synthesis of 30 years of investigation into loudspeaker geometry. Cost-effective, compact, elegant, flexible, ideally suited for reproduction of natural instruments and voices. Its vertical, angular, indirect presentation produces such a sense of effortless space, as to make most conventional speakers sound like mistakes. (Which they are, anyway, so there!) Seriously, though, the ARC is so convincing in its re-creation of the real event, one concentrates on the music and forgets the means. A wide variety of room placement choices are possible, as the shape lends to partial blocking behind furniture or plants. The bass response is ample and clear down to 30 Hz, and organ pedals in particular will surprise you with the lack of Doppler interference. Bass drum explosions from a speaker of this size will truly astound you. And yet, a solo harpsichord will produce no weight of tone beyond its own. We are most proud of this speaker, which was chosen for a design and engineering award at the 1984 C.E.S.


Rear-mounted passive radiator design with 8-in polypropylene curvilinear cone woofer with 1 ½” high-temperature patented D.D. voice coil and 28-oz ceramic magnet; 38-mm titanium ultralight exposed dome midrange, and 1-in titanium-neodymium supertweeter. 3.0 amp quick blow fuse; filters at 6 dB woofer, 18 dB midrange, 18 dB tweeter. Dual binding posts.

Power handling: 250 W max

Frequency Response: -3dB/28-18,000 Hz

Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms.

Sensitivity: 87 dB

Dimensions: 14 ¼” x 27 ½” x 9 ¾”

Finish: Oak, Walnut, Cherry, or Black

Weight: 33 lbs.

Now Available £ 4584

Delivery and vat not included

TThe Shahinian LARC combines at least half a dozen of Shahinian Acoustics best techniques. This is a speaker for high quality and scale in any environment where space is limited, larger boxes are unwelcome or acoustics are tricky. 

Everyone boasts how their small speakers play much more bass than you’d ever think possible. I’m sure that those of you who know Shahinian Acoustic’s views on speakers without true scale will realise that the LARC has to have broken the usual rules spectacularly just to be allowed out of the factory. We’re not going to boast, much... We would just like you to have a listen and make your mind up.

 We’ve used them in all sorts of systems in all kinds of ways: on floors, stands, bookshelves, lying on their backs, standing upright. They have worked with televisions, laptops, turntables, streamers, tuners, small amps and big amps. They’ve been to parties and survived.

 The LARC idea has been around for a good while as a work in progress mainly waiting for the right drive elements to appear. The new SEAS series which feature in Obelisk, Arc and Compass 2 have proved to be the missing link for the LARC. Along with the an Obelisk 2 tweeter and the Shahinian Acoustics developed cabinet loading system in Finnish birch ply.

Available now.  

Dimensions 34 x 15 x 22 cm 

£ 2167
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Compass 2

In common with the Obelisk 2s and Arc 2s the Shahinian Compass 2s haven’t changed their outward appearance much. Still an elegant shape with the customary cunning Shahinian geometric devices. Still employing friction bass loading based on Briggs and Voight techniques and giving an even more convincing performance than before.

Now Available


New version Of Shahinian Obelisk featuring  new Bass Unit and Passive radiator as well as extensively reworked cabinets. The Pyramid is now made of Finland Birch plywood as Hawk and Diapason and internal cabinet bracing improved. Finishes available are Oak and Walnut.

Now Available £ 5417

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 Obelisk 2


Arc 2