More than two decades ago, Bastanis introduced open-baffle speakers to modern homes and made them popular. Throughout this time, there has been consistent research into the drivers and methods to ensure that the large 12" wideband drivers perform optimally without the need for any crossovers. The Bastanis Imperial speakers represent the next evolutionary step, delivering superior sound quality. They offer the most realistic sound experience combined with an iconic look, making them perfect for integrating into home living spaces. The Spectre 15" bass horns are discreetly housed inside an elegant, high-class side table. This table is decoupled from the woofers, accommodating the woofer electronics and providing a surface for placing your sources and electronics.
The Bastanis Imperial open-baffle speakers provide a superlative listening experience comparable only to a live performance. The look of the Bastanis Imperial speakers is an iconic piece of art. They stand as the only speakers today with an ultimate approach that seamlessly integrates into a living room.
The Bastanis Imperial open baffles are dipole speakers, offering the dynamics and efficiency of large front-loaded horn speakers, along with a full, relaxed, non-fatiguing sound and significant natural imaging with point-source precision for an otherworldly listening experience. There are two new models: the Imperial Uno for medium-sized rooms and the Imperial Duo with the Spectre bass horn woofers for medium to very large listening rooms.

The Bastanis Imperial speakers offer:

  • Realistic uncompressed live music dynamics.
  • Superior low-level detail.
  • Beautiful natural sound free from any disturbing artifacts.
  • Big, realistic imaging due to the dipole characteristics of the open baffles.
  • Highest efficiency, compatible with any high-quality amplifiers, including fly-powered SE tubed amps.
  • Coherent sound based on the Bastanis 12" wideband drivers covering the frequency spectrum from below 100Hz to 7KHz.
  • For optimal imaging, the Bastanis Gemini MKIII horn tweeters are dipole, like the wideband drivers, adding air and resolution.
  • The Bastanis 15" floor-firing horn woofers guarantee seamless integration and offer fundamental bass free from compression even at high listening levels.
  • The Spectre woofer system introduces a fundamental new perspective in the world of large bass horns. In the big version, no less than four 15" bass horn woofers offer unlimited dynamics even in large rooms, all while remaining fully invisible. The beautiful solid wooden sideboard furniture, with no visible technical function, houses one of the biggest, most dynamic, and best-sounding home stereo bass systems of all time. Due to the absence of a physical connection between the invisible horn woofers and the visible sideboard, the sideboard serves as a high-quality rack for electronics and accommodates the woofer electronics hidden inside the middle part of the sideboard.

The Bastanis Imperial speakers are designed for living and listening to music inside the living room. If you have a separate listening room, they will enhance its aesthetics and bring you closer to the live experience — engaging, dynamic, beautiful, and fully relaxed, providing a deep and immersive experience, only limited by the quality of recordings.

*In French mythology, Spectre is a ghost or an invisible demon.



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