Introducing the Global Design Project Be-718. These captivating, high performance monitor speakers are engineered with the finest hand-picked components sourced from around the world. We always look for the absolute best price/performance ratio from our suppliers wherever they are, creating real value for you. Our Global Design Project is the key to the Be-718's Amazing Sound and Surprising Value!
The Be-718 story begins with MusikMatters visiting high-end dealers to learn what their customers really wanted. It seemed clear that everyone's looking for easy-to-place great sounding monitor speakers that look as beautifully finished as they sound. Plus one other small thing: They have to offer outstanding value! That's not asking too much, is it? Working closely with Usher, and in a surprisingly short time, the latest addition to the Usher Dancer line appeared, the Tiny Dancers!
Just how global is our design project? The high technology drivers, crossovers, and perfectly timed-aligned cabinets are designed and built by Mr. Tsai Lien Shui at Usher Taiwan, with finishing cosmetics supplied by a firm in the United Kingdom. Dr. Joseph D'Appolito, Usher's long-serving technical consultant, provides crossover tuning here in the 'States. Crossover parts and JPS Labs internal wiring are made in the USA. Design wizard Danny Richie, of Texas based GR-Research, boosts the stock crossover's performance to unprecedented levels by selecting premium crossover parts, altering parts values, re-tuning baffle step compensation and smoothing out the speaker's vertical off axis response.
The Be-718s feature beautifully-crafted and lustrously-finished cabinets plus advanced tweeters for smoothly extended highs. A new mid-woofer controls and articulates the bass, providing a solid foundation for an open and inviting midrange. The integration, extension, solidity, speed and clarity of the Be-718s uncover low-level detail usually lost in the noise floor of less resolving speakers. They are certainly one of the finest and most satisfying values on the market today.
Audition the Be-718 and find out why everyone's talking about our Global Design Project and their Amazing Sound and Surprising Value!
JPS Labs Alumiloy internal wiring
Front ports for easy placement
Dancer-style best quality speaker terminals
Cosmetics redesign by Kam Young in the UK
Retuned crossovers featuring all new/upgraded parts as follows:
Erse high-purity oxygen free copper air-core inductors
Erse poly caps
$ 2,795per pair
Dancer Diamond Series Catalog
Dancer Diamond Series Catalog
Loudspeaker Owners Manual
Information on how to setup and maintain your Usher loudspeakers
|2-way System||tweeter 1.25" (9980-20BEA), mid-bass 7" (8948A)|
|Sensitivity||87 dB @ 1 watt / 1m|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Frequency Response (-3 dB)||42 Hz ~ 35 kHz|
|Power Handling||200 watts|
|Crossover Frequencies||2.06 kHz|
|Dimensions (w x d x h)||10.2" x 16.9" x 15.2"|
|Shipping Weight||82 lbs|
|Shipping Box (w x d x h)||24" x 19.1" x 18.9"|
|6 Moons Be-718|
John Potis, 6moons Review “Exceptionally endearing and involving ... If I were in the market for a stand mount these would be my first choice...”
|Stereophile Review of Be-718|
John Atkinson, Stereophile Online “This is a speaker that deserves review coverage in Stereophile...”
|avguide review of Be-718|
Jacob Heilbrunn, TAS Reviewer “The Usher Be-718s punched way above their weight... How on earth they could fill up a large room with that much sound remains a mystery to me. The crescendos reached true fortissimo levels.”
|Be-718 6moons October 07|
Be-718, Winner of the 6moons Blue Moon Award.
|Be-718 Soundstage October 07|
Doug Schneider of Sound Stage “... 'remarkable' is a word that sums up the performance of the Be-718s quite nicely.”
"... No Elton John playing when I entered, but the sound produced by the new Ushers and a complete system by Oracle had me walking a Yellow Brick Road. ... "
"... these speakers demonstrated the kind of tonal balance, linearity, image stability, soundstaging depth, frequency extension and overall coherence I covet in a minimonitor. ..."
|The Rise of the House of Usher|
"Have you heard the little Ushers? ... I see, umm, hear, what people were buzzing about. ... The little Ushers, I mean the system, sounded good, with a fabulous sense of body and an extremely tuneful midrange ..."