Birdland 10: Small speakers, huge soundstage. Thanks to ceramic cone drivers especially developed for Lindemann, this monitor loudspeaker will enchant you with its electrostatic-like directness. At the same time, it offers an amazingly in-depth and powerful performance for its size. Pure music.
Compact dimensions, with high efficiency and the ultimate in resolution, these speakers have what it takes to become an audio industry benchmark. No compromises have been accepted in pursuit of this ambitious goal, and only the best of today's available materials have been used in their construction. Completely handmade in Germany, Birdland speakers promise a totally new listening experience.
Latest generation ceramic cone drivers
The latest generation of German-made ceramic cone drivers is used throughout. Extremely stiff, leight weight, solid ceramic cones give these drivers a potential for outstanding resolution, efficiency and life like performance. At the same time, however, these drivers present a great challenge to the speaker designer, since they are very unforgiving of errors in crossover or cabinet design.
Intelligent Minimum Phase Crossover
The crossovers in the Birdland Series do not force the drivers to maintain a specific transfer function such as »Butterworth« or »Bessel«; instead, their slopes are derived from the »natural« transfer function of the drivers modified (by computer simulation) for minimum phase behaviour. This »Intelligent Minimum Phase Crossover« delivers perfect frequency- and time-domain performance by having just a single component in the signal path of the midrange driver. Unparalleled coherence and wide dispersion are the direct result.
Unique multilayer cabinet material
We undertook a great deal of research to optimize the cabinet as a critical component of the speaker system. Many cabinet materials were tested for energy storage, resonance behaviour and self-damping. Conventional materials such as MDF, plywood, stone and aluminium were all found to be unsatisfactory in at least some of these aspects. We therefore decided to look for a new combination of materials that would offer lightness, stiffness and good self-damping at the same time. The outcome is a unique multilayer composite made from plywood, cork and furniture linoleum. Because it does not store energy, the cabinet does not produce a delayed resonance »response«. As a result, the power of the amplifier is directed much more effectively towards making music rather than being partly absorbed by the cabinet materials. This leads to an impressively powerful, well defined and exceptionally balanced performance at lower midrange and bass frequencies.
“This is the kind of soundstage that many audiophiles dream for.”
Jack Roberts, dagogo
“These Lindemann loudspeakers were easily the best sound of the show, they drew us back more than once.“
Dave Clark, Positive Feedback
“These small stand mounted monitors featured room-filling sound, hyper-precision and Rolex-like craftsmanship.“
Josh Ray, Sonicflare
“…it’s one of the best-sounding small speakers that I’ve heard.”
Robert Deutsch, Stereophile
"There is something immediately right about their balance -- something unforced, pleasing to the ear and free-flowing -- that is ultra responsive to flavor and mood."
Chris Thomas, The Audio Beat
“...the breathtaking openness and unobtrusive transparency of the BL-10 were virtually compelling us to listen.“
Holger Biermann, Stereoplay
“The BL-10 is simply the best compact speaker I have ever come across."
Meik Wippermann, Hörerlebnis
„I have heard no stand mount speakers that have come close to the BL-10 at their size and price point and I have spent many a happy hour exploring music through them.”
Chris Thomas, HiFi+
More design highlights
- Cryogenically treated WBT "nextgen®" terminals
- German-made copper foil inductors from Mundorf
- German-made neodymium tweeter with ceramic-coated magnesium dome
- Handmade "Master Refererence" capacitors from the UK
- Lindemann »Kind of Blue«, cryogenically treated, pure copper internal wiring
- Controlled decoupling from the floor through stainless steel feet resting on ceramic balls and tonewood
- Rear-vented resonator: plug-and-play performance, positioning not room-critical
- 5 years warranty