Chario Aviator

Loudspeakers.

Okay, so what do aircraft and speakers have to do with each other? The visual inspiration for Aviator comes from the history of flight for the last century and Chario’s heritage of making products from massive sections of solid walnut. Even the name of every Aviator model comes from the name of an important pilot or the concept of flight.

We’re highlighting the Aviator name to point out the similarities between aeronautics and speaker design. Both apply engineering solutions to the same problems: strength, flexibility, shape, control of moving parts, how they affect the air around them, and how they work in a given environment to name just a few. Design is not just what it looks and feels like, design is also how it works.

Aerospace principals are required for audio driver and cabinet design.

Rigidity: to keep the cone’s shape in order. Mass: too much mass won’t allow the aircraft to achieve liftoff or will hinder a driver’s excursion and return to properly re-create the audio signal. Finally, damping: this might be the most difficult to grasp, but all moving parts on an aircraft as well as the forces on them create resonance. This resonance must be controlled and manipulated to prevent instability—not good at 35,000 feet! Audio cabinets and drivers can also succumb to these same gremlins and flex in the wrong place or time to create distortion.

Aerospace principals are required for audio driver and cabinet design.

Rigidity: to keep the cone’s shape in order. Mass: too much mass won’t allow the aircraft to achieve liftoff or will hinder a driver’s controlled excursion and return to properly re-create the audio signal. Finally, damping: this might be the most difficult to grasp, but all moving parts on an aircraft as well as the forces on them create resonance. This resonance must be controlled and manipulated to prevent instability—not good at 35,000 feet! Audio cabinets and drivers can also succumb to these same gremlins and flex in the wrong place or time to create distortion.

Most listening spaces are also living spaces. They have varying mixes of acoustic and interior design. Aviator was designed and engineered to deal with the acoustic problems that affect most home environments. Each model easily overcomes the problems of an unbalanced acoustic environment (too much or too little reflective or absorptive surfaces). Energy coming from the speaker is focused toward the listener. This is one of the reasons why the speakers in the Aviator line are so much fun to listen to: they prevent the listening fatigue that typically occurs in an untreated acoustic space. The reversed-array driver alignment chosen for the line comes from studying psychoacoustics for decades. The distance between the tweeter and the ground is pre-calculated to allow perfect in-room response, meaning that the height of the tweeter works with a seated listener.

Like all good engineering companies where design and fabrication are controlled in-house, the ability to percolate the efforts of their flagship products down and into more affordable offerings is always there. This translates into greater value across all products. Aviator sits in the middle of Chario’s line and covers the greatest range in terms of different designs. It’s equally comfortable in demanding two-channel systems and in home theater applications. Whether your set-up is dedicated to music, multi-purpose, or used for cinema, Aviator is in complete control. Are you ready to take flight?

Aviator Series

ARIA
CIELO
AMELIA
NOBILE
GHIBLI
BALBO