Apogee Slant 8Slant 8

The Slant 8 was the effective replacement for the Centaur Major, but slightly shorter at 60" high 40" ribbon located vertically along the inner edge. (You can experiment by positioning the ribbons on the outer edges by switching L and R speakers.)

The woofer is a 8"  Vifa which is positioned 39" from the floor, hidden behind a grille cloth that covers most of the front face (and the grille cloth is not easily removed without a special service tool).

The woofer's front slot-loaded box tapers from top to bottom and is very rigidly constructed

Input is via two pairs of binding posts, so bi-wiring or bi-amping is possible.

A toggle switch on the rear adjusts the woofer output up or down by 2 dB.

The speaker comes with a set of four spikes and matching screw-in sockets in the base. Something to do when you have it properly positioned as they weight 120lbs each.

Apogee supplied information:

The Slant series is a new line of hybrid loudspeakers from Apogee Acoustics, Inc. These systems incorporate three key technologies: Open dipole Ribbon midrange/tweeter elements, advanced crossover design and dynamic high power woofers in computer optimised enclosures.

Many of the design advancements made during the development of the Grand series have been incorporated into the Slant series.


* Deeper bass extension and a ore dynamic sound with excellent impact.

* Ribbons have suspension control to allow louder playback levels with lower distortion

* Slanted cabinets reduce internal standing waves for cleaner bass and midrange

* Slanted cabinets provide the ribbon midrange with a trapezoidal rear acoustic path for smoother midrange treble response

* Seamless crossovers assure a wide stable sound stage with excellent image depth



59.5 inches


17.5 inches

Depth 17 iinches

Bass driver

8" dynamic cone


40" Aluminium/Mylar ribbon (etched 5 segment)

Max Sound Level


Sensitivity @ 3m


Frequency response

26Hz to 20kHz

Suggested amp power

200W (8 ohm load)

Impedance nominal/minimum

6/4 ohms

Weight 120lbs each

Finishes available

Black or taupe sand

Price (1996)