Diptyque audio collection
These flat speakers were born from the meeting of two men passionate about acoustics: Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix. From a first prototype made in 2001 as part of an exhibition of contemporary art, they made many experiments, on materials, shapes, components, assembly processes, to develop a high-end speaker in the service of musical emotion. As result of their aesthetic and sound requirements, each Diptyque is an exceptional handcrafted object.
Since his adolescence, Gilles Douziech is passionate about loudspeakers and high fidelity. At 19, during his studies of electronics, he decided to cross France to do an internship with Marcel Rochet, designer of Mulidine speakers. This passionate acoustician gave him fundamental notions about harmonic resonances but also the design of distribution filters. Then he continued his studies with an internship at the acoustic laboratory of the Toulouse university. Without ever ceasing to conceive loudspeakers, he realized for ten years a career in medical electronics in hospital.
He specializes in ultrasound and trained by the largest companies: Hewlett Packard, Siemens, Philips and General Electric. Then he chose teaching and at the same time created his first ribbon loudspeakers to broadcast his sound creations in the context of contemporary art exhibitions. His meeting with Eric Poix will be crucial to develop the high fidelity Diptyque Audio speakers.
As a lover of high-fidelity for more than 25 years, Eric Poix has never ceased to evolve his listening system, looking for great musicality without giving into fashions and tricks. His skills and know-how in mechanics and ironwork led him to create high fidelity loudspeaker and electronics stands with great acoustic and aesthetic quality. Thanks to him, the Diptyque speakers are endowed with a very sophisticated mechanical structure giving them an extreme rigidity. The tension of the membrane is thus perfectly mastered, an essential point for the acoustic quality of these flat speakers.
« Our loudspeakers are integrally manufactured in our workshops in Montauban (France). Like luthiers, we assemble by hand each element of our models which requires a great thoroughness and a unique know-how to guarantee an irreproachable quality. At the end of the manufacturing process, each loudspeaker is acoustically measured and tested to ensure its musicality. » Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix. more
Small body with the Huge Spirit!
In its apparent simplicity, the dp77 contains a concentrate of technology and know-how signed Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix. It is composed of a 0.132 m2 bass / medium membrane operating according to the exclusive PPBM* principle and a 30 cm high ribbon tweeter. Its mechanical sandwich structure is extremely rigid and guarantees the absence of coloring… more
This new Diptyque DP107 model was born after 10 years of research and development. They are based on technology and design of very famous DP77 with a top size of 30cm. They are composed of a bass-medium membrane of 0.198m² operating on our exclusive PPBM * technology and a ribbon tweeter with neodynium magnets of 45cm long. Its mechanical sandwich structure is extremely rigid and guarantees the absence of coloring sound… more
The Diptyque Audio dp140 inaugurates a new generation of isodynamic speakers designed by Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix, for the most demanding music lovers. It is composed of a 0,198 m2 bass / medium membrane operating according to the exclusive PPBM* principle. The TW116 ribbon tweeter is mounted in a decoupled panel made in Finnish birch-tree, contoured for a perfect dispersion of high frequencies in space. The filter located at the base of the wooden panel is made with very high quality components manufactured in France: air choke of strong section, polypropylene capacitors with tin structure and non-inductive resistors… more
The dp160 concentrates all the know-how of Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix for the design of high-end isodynamic speakers, thought for the most demanding music lovers. They are composed of two bass / medium membranes with a total area of 0.36 m2. This equipment operates according to the exclusive principle PPBM* and are calibrated in their tension in order to obtain a more extensive and linear bass. The TW116 ribbon tweeter is mounted in a decoupled panel made in Finnish birch-tree, profiled for a perfect dispersion of high frequencies in space.The filter located at the base of the wooden panel is made with very high quality components manufactured in France: air choke of strong section, polypropylene capacitors with tin structure and non-inductive resistors… more
In March 2020, during the first COVID 19 containment, everything stopped but our imagination! In this suspended time, we dreamed of an ultimate loudspeaker, without compromise, capable of reproducing the entire spectrum from infra-bass to ultrasound with all the naturalness, speed and transparency that only isodynamic technology is capable of reproducing with perfect consistency. As a sign of providence, at the same time, we received a phone call from Philippe Teissier du Cros, a fabulous sound engineer who has been practicing his art for many years with our favourite musicians. We asked him to accompany us in this ambitious project, to which he responded with enthusiasm! The specifications for the diptyque reference were born out of our questions and passionate exchanges. We questioned all the existing technical solutions, and in particular to obtain powerful and controlled low frequencies down to the infra-bass. Our research and innovation work led us to develop a totally new technology that we have patented: the “Crossed Push pull”… more