The extreme performance of the THE BLACK SWAN ACTIVE EXT RC with two 15" woofer units sets with its maximum sound pressure level of 140 dB (Mid / Low) new standards.

Each BLACK SWAN channel is capable of incredible SPL levels, but also the more impressive dynamic contrasts from whispering dialogues to explosive effects. The volume ranges your home theatre speakers needs to be able to handle without audible distortion is huge, especially if you look for a reference level director’s cut performance - this level difference from softest to loudest sounds is called ‘dynamic range’. The THE BLACK SWAN RC reproduces every possible dynamic range with ease. Even the most complex film passages with extreme dynamic requirements are reproduced at the highest clarity and lowest distortion. Imagine a life-like drum solo rendered exactly to the point by hearing and feeling the tremendous dynamic leaps of a bass drum and snare, while at the same time the humming of the cymbals fading away airily into the dark silence of the room giving way to the tiniest fine details. 

This very precision lets the listener immerse entirely into the direct and intense visual action. Whether film or music – this sonic experience is not distinguishable from reality anymore.

The expertly engineered 4” mid-high unit is arranged next to the 15-inch mid-woofer units. All drivers are driven by a separate (not included) DSP-controlled three-channel amplifier. Their results merge perfectly and allow for a time and phase-coherent lifelike reproduction of all acoustic events with reference level in every seat. The brain can therefore relax and stop trying to process the timing and phase errors far too common in other speaker designs. 

Combined with our PRO and Infrasonic subwoofers you will experience unimaginable realism of sound paired with sheer limitless dynamics.

THE BLACK SWAN REFERENCE CINEMA RC – The most realistic high performance cinema experience.


Speaker type

4" compression driver with proprietary ellyptical horn and 2 x custom built 15" midwoofer 



Passive / Active

Active, 3Ch DSP + 3Ch Amplifier are required  

Recommended amplifiers 

2 x low-mid amp channels with 85 Vrms, 120 Vpk, 10,6 A; high 44 Vrms, 62Vpk, 5,5 A; equivalent to 1 x LF 900W@8Ω, 1 x HF 240W@ 8Ω


Calculated data
137 dB cont. / 140 dB peak

Frequency range 

Calculated data
55 Hz - 25 kHz 


2 х Custom built 15" 

Mid / High

4" dome, with ultra high pecision diaphragm centering system and BEM optimized 4-slot phaseplug design (horn)

Directivity horizontal x vertical in Deg°

90° x 45°

Output terminal horn

Neutrik Speakon 

Input terminal horn

Neutrik Speakon 

Input terminal woofer

Neutrik Speakon 


Internally braced birch ply and MDF


35,43 " | 900 mm


53,54" |1360 mm

Hight with feet

54,53" |1385 mm

Depth with plug 

22,83 " | 580 mm

Depth without grill 

22,83 " | 580 mm


252,43 lbs |114,5 kg


Woofer unit: structural paint black, horn: black matte 

Custom colour options 

Piano lacquer colour of choice, matte or other finishes upon request

Shape customization 

Upon request 

The BLACK SWAN woofer unit are supplied with a front cover as standard

Technical modifications subject to change without further notice | Technische Änderungen vorbehalten