FM-15 - 2-way Passive
Bookshelf Loudspeaker

The grand bookshelf speaker of the Gato Audio FM series will knock your socks off with its huge soundstage and headroom

The Chameleon

Big brother FM-15 offers a respectable 15 liters of internal volume and a powerful yet delicate 6” bass/midrange providing is great rich, tight bass response and huge soundstage even in bigger rooms. It will fit well on a cupboard, on a bookshelf or even better on a pair of dedicated speaker stands. It is a speaker that will grow with the job.

FM-15 is designed as the chameleon of the FM range of speakers. It is a discrete beautiful crafted speaker that is easy to fit into any living room and yet easily fills the room with great sounding music. It is an easy load and will work well with most amplifiers but the better you treat it in respect of placement, amplification, cables and source material – the better the performance will be. It can go from good Hi-Fi to true High End in the blink of an eye.

Custom Made Drivers

We develop and adapt each driver for its own specific purpose in every individual speaker model, combining our own team’s wealth of experience together with some of the leading transducer engineers in Denmark. With our approach of developing and adapting the driver to our desired performance and design needs, we benefit from not having to compromize our sonic and visual performance and can simply deliver a better sounding product.

Driver Technology

Since the invention of the loudspeaker back in 1925, not much has visually changed to the naked eye - and from the outside, most speakers still look very similar. However, developments during the last decade in the use of high-tech materials, optimized magnet systems, low memory rubber surrounds and mineral filled cones are some of the technologies that we are fully taking advantage of to reach our goal of a perfect sonic perfomance. Read more about Driver Technology

FusedMASS Cabinet Technology

The multilayer construction of the Gato Audio FusedMASS cabinet ensures extremely high internal damping, a minimum of resonances and providing extra strength and material stability. By laminating different materials in different thicknesses and adding a special glue, we have intelligently removed the resonance problem that otherwise normally have been approached by just adding more and more material. Read more about FusedMASS Technology.

PurePHASE Crossover Technology

With our PurePHASE crossover designs we focus on three major technical aspects that seamlessly combines our state-of-the-art transducer designs into a truly outstanding loudspeaker system. Beside the usual job of a crossover - dividing the correct frequencies for each individual driver – the PurePHASE system also provides exact acoustic phase control, low linear group delay and wide linear dispersion too. This crossover technology was developed in house specifically for our FM loudspeaker range. Read more about PurePHASE Technology.

Lossless Crossover Adjustment

Another special feature of our FM speaker range is the opportunity for the listener to adjust or customise the sonic performance of the loudspeaker. Not only does this gentle sonic adjustment enable the listener to adapt the speaker to their own specific taste, amplifier or listening room – it also ensures that no details are lost and that the listener retains the full, rich original sound.

Features:

  • Low compression, low hysteresis driver design
  • PurePHASE crossover
  • FusedMASS cabinet
  • Controlled dispersion and phase
  • Adjustable adaptation to the listening room
  • Elegant magnetic grille cloth
  • Designed, developed and build in Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Technical stuff

      • Frequency response 40 Hz – 35kHz
        Sensitivity (2,83v) 86dB
        Recommended power amplifier 50 to 200Watts
        Nominal impedance 4 ohm
        Connectors Gold plated binding post / 4mm Plugs, bi-wire
        Cabinet Laminated FusedMass cabinet
        Crossover Advanced PurePhase crossover technology


        Drivers

        High Frequency 38mm ring radiator, powerful ferrite motor and optimised chamber
        Mid & Low Frequency 170mm mineral cone, low loss suspension, motor with shorting rings and optimised voice coil


        Weight & Dimensions

        Weight 11.5 Kg / 25 lb

Downloads

FM-15 user manual (pdf)