Welcome!



You love music and sound more than anything else
You appreciate beautiful objects, craftsmanship, noble materials?

Planned obsolescence makes you nauseous?
You've just found in Klinger Favre a company that feels the same as you.

Our research? A perfect sound fidelity.

Built to last, with French and European materials, our speakers and all the electronic are developed in an Eco Friendly manner.
Resulting from over 40 years of research & Development, our "modules" of electronic components insure an easy maintenance, and constant technology update.
Our cabinetries are made of real wood in our wood-workshop. The finishing is a non COV( je sais pas ce que COV stands for)  paint for the colors and our natural wood spray is an organic Scandinavian oil based finish

When one chooses its sound system, it has to be heard: make an appointment and come visit us! 
Saint-Dié des Vosges is located 3 hours east of Paris by high speed train (TGV) , and 1 hour from the international airport of Strasbourg , France

Please contact us for more information!
klinger.favre@wanadoo.fr

Discover Klinger Favre on TV5 Monde channel, program #Version Française



And here is a direct recording of the speakers playing Nicolas Prent Trio

Ultra Tweeters

This is the most incredible inovation by Klinger Favre.
Did you know that you are able to perceive frequencies far beyond 20kHz, which is widely agreed as being the limit of human hearing ?
These ultrasounds are all around us all day long and have an important part in the timber of music instruments.  Therefore, we are right to play them !
By ingenious intermodulations and using your ocular and bones perceptions our UT has an impressive impact on the realism of your music . It increases trebles definition of course, but the medium and low frequencies surprisingly get a refined articulation.

Ultra Tweeters are available in UT1 Plate or UT2 Box.
They can also mounted coaxially in the boomers of the Studio 17 (Sudio 17 UT option)

UT2 BOX
UT2 boxes are designed to be used in addition to our Studio 17, Studio 20 or with any High-end speakers of a 90 to  94 dB /2,8v/1m sensitivity .
Just install them one box on top of each speaker, and plug them in parallel with your speaker.
Each box is mounted with 2 UT. Use one box per speaker.

ultra tweeter Klinger Favre 100kHz


UT2 BOX TECHNICAL DATA
Fréquency range 20kHz - 100kHz
Passive filter 24 dB/octave
Speakon Output, delivered with a speakon/banana cable
Size: L 10 x D 20 x H 8 cm
Finish: Satin plain color, Mahogany or Beechwood




UT1 PLATE
If you are lucky enough to own a pair of D56 Klinger Favre speakers, you'll be glad to know that you can turn them into a pair of D56UT, just by replacing your usual Floating Board by this UT plate, that includes one Ultra Tweeter. Plug it in parallel with your speaker, the upgrade is done !

ultra tweeter Klinger Favre 100kHz


UT1 Plate TECHNICAL DATA
Upgrade Board for D56 Klinger Favre
Fréquency range 20kHz - 100kHz
Passive filter 24 dB/octave
Integrated banana cable
L 26 x D 32 x H 6 cm
Finish: Satin black

Loudspeaker D36

D36 Klinger Favre

D36 speaker can be used
in many wasy:
As hi-fi system is medium sized living room or cabin return in cinema/theater control rooms.

Using the Klinger Favre tweeter combined with a specially designed boomer made on specifications by Davis Acoustics, this small speaker offers incredibly detailed and highly wide range regarding it's dimensions.


Among D36 users::
Klavierhaus/One soul(en régie son)
La Comédie Francaise (surround system)
Théâtre de Chaillot (sound cabin)
Top Master, mastering studio
Actis mastering studio
and many domestic users


TECHNICAL DATA D36

W20 x H 35 xD 25 cm

Admissible power 40W
Sensitivity 90dB/2,8v/1m
Impedance 4 Ohms
13cm paper membrane boomer made by Davis Acoustic on a KF design
28mm moving coil tweeter
Bi-wiring
Bass Reflex system, vent on the back of the enclosure
Stark and heavy enclosure
Protection grid
Laminated natural wood finish or satin color painting finish

Loudspeaker D56



D56 speaker is the flagship of Klinger Favre's domestic line:
Exceptional power and amplitude in a very convenient size.

Above all, D56 speaker has been created by and for great music lovers.
And for those who are keen on big thrills, they can also be a gripping surrounding system in a 5.1 home theater.
D56 includes a KF designed 17cm carbon boomer custom build by Davis Acoustics.


Among D56 users:
Théâtre des Champs Elysées (as return speakers on stage)
ACTIS studio (5.1)
ARTE TV channels studios
Many Music lovers







TECHNICAL DATA D56

W 26 x H 43 x D 32 cm

Admissible power 40W
Sensitivity 90dB/2,8v/1m
Impedance 8 Ohms

17cm carbon membrane boomer (KF designed boomer on D56)
28 mm soft dome tweeter
Bi-wiring
Bass Reflex system, vent on the back of the enclosure
Stark and heavy enclosure
Protection grid
Anti-vibration floating board system
Laminated natural wood finish or satin color painting finish

Loudspeaker Studio 17



A new Klinger Favre studio speaker is born!
It's the most elegant monitoring loudspeaker ever.
Using a KF designed 17cm carbon boomer custom built by Davis Acoustics,
it is a perfectly accurate tool for sound engineers
but it is nevertheless a genuine delight for audiophiles.

TECHICAL DATA STUDIO 17

W 30 x H 69 x D 50 cm
Each speaker: 34kg (74.8 lbs) Each stand: 44kg (96.8 lbs)
Admissible power 100 Watts
Sensitivity 91dB/2,8v/1m
Impedance 4 Ohms

Appolito 2 ways speaker
2 KF designed carbon boomers 17cm
Die cast Alu Chassis vented below spider
Silk soft dome, neodynium magnet
Bi-wiring
Bass Reflex system, vent on the back of the speaker

Stark and heavy 30mm thick enclosure
Anti-vibration floating board system


Steady steel base, standard height 50cm et 75cm (other height on demand)
Laminated natural wood finish or satin color painting finish
Replacable frontplate (optional)


NEW ! : UT Option
On demand, we are now able to integrate coaxial Ultra tweeters in the S17 boomers
Know more about Ultra Tweeters



Loudspeaker STUDIO 20

Studio 20 is a monitoring studio speaker
that perfectly fits also to a domestic or a home theater installation

Inspired by studio 30's technology, this speaker was born to satisfy customers
looking for a system that can be accommodated in an average sized room.
The design of Studio 20 is based on 3 separate enclosures, that contribute to improve the vibration behavior of each speaker.
Davis boomers with Kevlar Velvet membrane produces articulated, powerful and deep bass,
while massive resin horn brings the mids and high frequencies range creates an amazing realism.





Technical data STUDIO 20:

W 36 x D 50 x H 93cm(witout stand) or H 144cm (with stand)
Total weight of the 4 elements: 120Kg

Admissible power 200 Watts
Sensitivity 94 dB/2,8v/1m
Impedance 4 Ohms

Appolito 2 ways speaker
2 kevlar velvet membrane boomers 20cm, 37 mm coil
vented below spider,
1 inch driving and solid cast resin horm (specific KF design)
Bi-wiring
Bass Reflex system, vent on the back of the enclosure
Stark and heavy 30mm thick enclosure

Steady steel base, standard height 50cm et 75cm (other height on demand)
Laminated natural wood finish or satin color painting finish

Loudspeaker STUDIO 30

Studio 30 is THE ultimate working equipment for studio monitoring;
power, articulation and terrific accuracy.
We've been designing this loudspeaker considering the responsability of the loudspeaker that is being used in recording and mastering (whose eventual imperfections would be unusefully overcorrected or whose imprecision would drown or hide evident mix flaw.)
Therefore, we've reached a top in matter of precision and balance;
from the finest trebble details, to the most precise bass and telluric sub bass, nothing gets lost.
So...from the intimate ambiances to the actions movies sound track, Studio30 takes on all challenges.

As its performance can fully be appreciated in bigger spaces (minimum around 20m²),
they are the best choice to equip large studios and cinema rooms.

klinger favre studio30 speakers


Among Studio 30 users:
Orion Productions recording studio
ACTIS Mastering Studio
"Le Monde" newspaper headquarters Cinema- Paris

Technical data STUDIO 30

W 43 x D 60 x H 110cm(witout stand) or H 168cm (with stand)
Total weight of the 4 elements: 200Kg

Admissible power 500 Watts
Sensitivity 100dB/2,8v/1m
Impedance 4 Ohms

Appolito 2 ways speaker
2 paper membrane boomers 30cm, 50 mm coil
vented below spider, M shaped suspension
1 inch driving and solid cast resin horm (specific KF design)
Bi-wiring
Bass Reflex system, vent on the back of the enclosure
Stark and heavy 30mm thick enclosure

Steady steel base, standard height 50cm et 75cm (other height on demand)
Laminated natural wood finish or satin color painting finish

MASTER Amplifier

MASTER Amplifier by Klinger Favre is the one you are looking for:
Zero compromise

This amp is the quintessence of 40 years of work and research in high-end electronics
in a brand new design, both cosy and contemporary.

Klinger Favre Amplifier Master
Klinger Favre Amplifier Master

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Volume: Remote control and front panel
Volume display on the front panel
Power 2 x 80W/ 8 Ohms
Input sensibility: 1v
RCA input asymetric connectors
Eight high currents Sanken outputs bipolar transistors
Current and voltage regulators for each channel
The dual mono configuration contributes to create focus, space and depth
Large main supply possibility from 180 to 250 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Individual bypass film capacitors for each transistor
Double ultra soft recovery bridge rectifier
Wide frequency response voluntarily limitated to 50Khz
High resolution internal wiring
Custom made torroïdal transformers
No output rela
Class B biais
Two line input (enable in most cases to skip the use of a preamp)
All unnecessary components banished from the signal path
Plug in modules for quick maintenance and upgrade when technology evolves
70µm thickness printed circuit board use for amplifiers modules
Absolute minimum of internal wiring
H 21 cm x D 42 cm x W 48,5 cm
Weight 30Kg
Floating boards system to prevent from parasite noisy vibrations.


MASTER DAC

The MASTER LINE is the climax of the french "savoir-faire" of Klinger Favre
It is the result of 40 years expertise in high-end electronics. No compromise! this DAC is build with the best component in the world.
Throught this quest for perfection, we are glad to offer you a way
to get the very best out of your CD or digital music files

Klinger Favre DAC MASTER

Klinger Favre DAC MASTER

TECHNICAL DATA Modular digital audio sections for possible future upgrades Two double separate custom-built toroidal transformers for digital and analog sections 30,000 microFarad power capacitor banks per channel True Dual Mono Configuration Ultra-short signal path with minimal Internal wiring Balanced analog outputs with gold-plated Swiss Neutrik XLR sockets. Balanced 110Ohm AES/EBU and 75Ohm S/PDIF digital outputs Dimensions H 21 x D 42 x W 48,5 cm. Weight 18 kg Floating board system avoiding noisy vibrations Maximum Output (0dBFS) : 2V RMS 4 power supply for digital and analog sections Large 30,000 microFarad power capacitor banks per channel Main filter inside. Mains Frequency : 50 or 60 Hz Mains Voltage : 180 to 260V auto setting Digital signal up to 24 bits/ 192 kHz. Balanced 110Ohm AES/EBU and 75Ohm S/PDIF digital outputs Reset switch Modular design for future evolution Dynamic range higher than 100 dB

DAC Digital-to-Analog Converter

DAC Klinger Favre

This DAC converter is designed to get the very best of your CD player ressources and digital files.
The leading conception idea is to minimise the digital and analog signal paths.
Unless it's very complex to make things simple, the winner at the end is allways the music.
This converter gives uncredibly much details, transparency and nuancies.

TECHNICAL DATA
Modular digital audio sections for possible future upgrades
Two double separate custom-built toroidal transformers for digital and analog sections
30,000 microFarad power capacitor banks per channel
True Dual Mono Configuration
Ultra-short signal path with minimal Internal wiring
Balanced analog outputs with gold-plated Swiss Neutrik XLR sockets.
Balanced 110Ohm AES/EBU and 75Ohm S/PDIF digital outputs

Dimensions H 20 x D 40 x W 45 cm. Weight 15 kg
Floating board system avoiding noisy vibrations
Maximum Output (0dBFS) : 2V RMS
4 power supply for digital and analog sections
Large 30,000 microFarad power capacitor banks per channel
Main filter inside.
Mains Frequency : 50 or 60 Hz
Mains Voltage : 180 to 260V auto setting
Digital signal up to 24 bits/ 192 kHz.
Balanced 110Ohm AES/EBU and 75Ohm S/PDIF digital outputs
Reset switch
Modular design for future evolution
Dynamic range higher than 100 dB

AMPLIFIER "Précision Studio"

Klinger Favre Amplificateur
Klinger Favre Amplificateur


The "Précision studio" amplifier has been mentioned and choosen as a golden diapason 2005 for its extraordinary musical qualities.
The restitution is blowing; Striking realism.
Finest details appear to create a confusingly real stereo image and give a real "live" feeling. In classical recording, all the concert hall features become recognizable. You really get s sense of depth in space; even the most remote sounds can be distinguished, all the tones are held until their very end, until silence.
The delicate medium , the bubtle trebble and the strenght of bass are more than a thrill!
The stabilised power that makes the amplifier independant from any tension variation enables the tiniest sounds not to be covered by the strong ones.
The technological knowledge becomes the best servant for music lovers.

TECHNICAL DATA

Power 2 x 40W/ 4 and 8 Ohms
Input sensibility: 0,775 V RMS
RCA input asymetric connectors.
Eight high currents Sanken outputs bipolar transistors.
Current and voltage regulators for each channel.
The dual mono configuration contributes to create focus, space and depth.
Large main supply possibility from 180 to 250 V, 50 to 60 Hz.
Individual bypass film capacitors for each transistor.
Double ultra soft recovery bridge rectifier.
Wide frequency response voluntarily limitated to 50Khz
High resolution internal wiring.
Custom made torroïdal transformers.
No output relay
Class B biais
Volume control
Two line input (enable in most cases to skip the use of a preamp)
All unnecessary components banished from the signal path
Plug in modules for quick maintenance and upgrade when technology evolves
70µm thickness printed circuit board use for amplifiers modules
Absolute minimum of internal wiring
H 20 cm x D 40 cm x W 45 cm
Weight 25Kg
Floating boards system to prevent from parasite noisy vibrations.



High precision cables




Cables have a dramatic influence on the sound result of a hi-fi system.
Cables are to be considered as a whole, rather than just as a costumizing prop.

The line of high precision cables is the result of rigorous studies on the composing elements and on their impact onto the subjective musical domain.
Accurate researches in the technology of isolating materials, random contacts within the wires, of capilarity phenomens, magnetic fields interferences and loudspeaker parasites, lead us to develop this cable line.


- Neutrality
- Amazing sound spacialization
- No agressivity
- Very fine timber
- Absolute focus
- Natural articulation and fluidity
- Unusual silence quality
- Ultimate transparency


RCA, XLR or mixed modulation cables are available.

The plugs have been chosen for their exceptionnal musical qualities: RCA Bullet, Multicontact banana plugs.

Loudspeakers cables are designed to be easily modulated from a bi-wiring into a mono-wiring by using embedable plugs.


Exterior isolating shield is made out of a single metalic ribbon that constitutes a hermetic shield against interferences. It also has a protection purpose against accidental crushing.

Lenght: on demand

About us


French craftmanshift for exceptionnal High-End systems 
In 1975 Jean-Jacques Bacquet created his enterprise Klinger Favre 
dedicated to the quest of perfect sound. Gifted self-taught and adventurous developer, 
Jean-Jacques combines his audiology skills and scintific rigor learned at the medical school 
with his intuitive passion for electronics and creates mind-blowing hand-made hi-fi products.
He settled in the east of France and chose Vosgian region for its woodwork culture. 
In over 40 years, the entreprise had peaks and troughs, but Jean-Jacques has been faithfull to his guilding star:
-No compromise
-Evolutive long lasting products
-Noble material
Our guests can attest : everything in made in our workshop and nothing can replace a true visite with a pleasant listening session in our 2 Auditoriums. 
In 2005 Studio Amplifier got the Golden Diapason.
In 2011 Soundstrips Label made an entire movie about Jean-Jacques and his work.
Then his daughter got graduated from « Arts Décoratifs School, space design and scenography » and chose to join the company. 
She decided to use her drawing skills to develop an acoustic consulting and sound architecture section in France and in the USA. She has also refreshed the speakers line and designed the new Master Amplifier. 
From 1975 until today, Klinger Favre has sold equipement to :
Comédie Française, The French Theater in Paris
Cité de la Musique - Paris
Théâtre des Champs Elysées - Paris
CNSAD National School for Theater - Paris
F.E.M.I.S National Cinema School- Paris
Theâtre de Chaillot - Paris
Private cinema room for « Le Monde » - Newspaper
Biennale di Venezia 2009 - Venice French Pavillion
Comédie de L’Est - Classical theater in Colmar
Théâtre des Célestins - Classical Theater in Lyon
TAPS Scala - City Theater of Strasbourg
GMEM - Experimental electroacoustic music center in Marseille
TNG - National Theater in Lyon
La Muse en Circuit - Experimental electroacoustic music center in Alfortville
Kevork Mastering Studio
One Soul Studio New-York
Studio7 - Karlsruhe, Plus 30 - Mastering Paris
Top Master - mastering Paris
Studio ARTE TV - Strasbourg
Studio Sinus - Frankfurt
Télétota - Strasbourg et Paris
Angström Mastering - Bruxelles
La Villa Mastering - Paris
Orion Productions - Dunkerque
We have also provided acoustic consulting to : 
Pôle audiovisuel de Château Morange - La Réunion Island
Hotel Parker Meridien - New-York
Klavierhaus - New-York
Festival Musicalta - Barocco Music Festival in Rouffach
Haute école de Arts du Rhin -National Art school in Mulhouse
Festival de violon de Mirecourt - international Violin Contest
Auditorium Saint-André - Private college in Colmar
Amphithéâtre de l’Escarpe - Univeristy of Strasbourg
Beethoven Pianos - Piano shop and recording room in New-York
Auditorium Stephen Paulello - French exceptionnal piano maker in Sens
and many individual music lovers

Where to buy?

To provide you the best price/quality ratio, we only practice direct selling.
Please contact us for any question or quotation.
klinger.favre@wanadoo.fr

For our USA friends: we do have a USA representative in New York, and are presently working on a nice listening room over there... Stay tuned!
klingerfavreus@gmail.com

FAQ

Frequently asked questions:

Do you have international dealers?
For Europe, we only proceed to direct selling. Please, feel free to send us an email at klinger.favre@wanadoo.fr!
For USA, we have an international representative in New York klingerfavreus@gmail.com
For Asia, we soon will be distributed by Grand Art Acoustique, in 2019.

Do you have a showroom in Paris?
Our workhops and showroom are situated in the North East of France.
But every year in April, we are invited to demonstrate our products in Paris, in a free event: the Audio days.
It is an excellent event, more info: http://www.audiodays.eu

Do you build custom-made systems?
We have developped a very complete range of speakers, from small bookshelve speakers to giant studio speakers. Most music lovers find the speakers of their dreams in our D or Studio Line.
However, we sometimes design very special speakers when we meet special needs.
For instance:
-Special model for Villa Mastering Studio including a vintage horn and deep subbass demand
-Active Studio 15 for Art Biennale in Venizia
-Hyper directive wedges speakers for the Théâtre des Champs Elysées 

 What is your manufacturing time?
We build our products on demand to be able to satisfy and finishing demands;
Depending on the size, it take from 2 weeks for small models to 6 weeks for the biggest one.


Is noble-wood finish more expensive than Painted MDF?
No. Noble wood is a much more expensive but also a huge time saving material compared to pained MDF finish. Therefor we've decided to offer both finishing at them at the same price.
We generally use beechwood and mahogany, a 20% pricing supplement will be charged for other species of wood.

Why can't I find your pricellist on the net?
To get our price list, just send us an email! klinger.favre@wanadoo.fr
High quality speakers are to be listened to, it is a non-sense to put a price beside a nice picture, you have to live the experience !
If you're far from France and have a nice headphone or an accurate Hi-fi system, then you may use these videos to realize how neutral our systems are:
D56 on Youtube
Studio 17 UT on Youtube
Studio 30 on Youtube


I want to know EVERYTHING! 
Then, send us an email! klinger.favre@wanadoo.fr

Contact

Klinger Favre Audio

8 rue de Richardville

88100 Saint-Dié des Vosges

France

+33 3 29 56 35 70


France and Europe:

klinger.favre@wanadoo.fr



USA:

klingerfavreus@gmail.com