Exquisite Classique

Creating a Kharma Exquisite loudspeaker is a very long process. Looking for the perfect shape, materials and sound... that sense of graceful elegance you would expect from a handcrafted loudspeaker. The far-reaching attention to detail makes this speaker range a class of its own. This even more becomes clear by the Diamond tweeter which is standard in the Exquisite Collection. This all is the result of our unique reputation and style, which is realized by a team of highly dedicated, committed specialists.

Especially the Exquisite Classique, the prime model of the Exquisite Collection, shows the true dedication of Kharma. For many years the Exquisite Classique has been Kharma's flagship, and the reference speaker for many audiophiles. Until the development of the Exquisite Grand it has been the ultra-high-end product of Kharma. The Exquisite Classique recently had an upgrade in name, from Exquisite Reference to Exquisite Classique, because for sure this speaker can be stated as the Classique model of the Exquisite Collection.

Exquisite Classique: Specifications


The cabinet of the Exquisite Classique is a piece of art in every way, from the use of perfect materials to construction and finish, all are exceptional. The cabinet is built up using vertically layered panels with carefully computed irregularity shaped cut-outs, which minimizes air born resonance. This minimization of air born resonance inside the cabinet is important, because the cabinet should absolutely have no contribution to the sound field itself.

The combination of high pressure laminate panels, the irregular shaped cut-ours and the de-coupling substance between panels to prevent structure-born energy travelling from one panel to another guarantees a resonance-dead cabinet. The Exquisite Classique has as result a patented cabinet which doesn’t contribute to the sound field itself. Simply every form and every detail on the Exquisite Classique has a purpose in the mechanism to create an absolute sound.

Moreover this loudspeaker comes standard with the Signature treatment of Kharma. The significant improvement as a result of the Signature treatment is realised by using the Silver/Gold Signature version of the Kharma Binding Post System, refining the internal cabling by proprietary Kharma processes and modifying the drivers for better performance.


The drivers can be seen as the engine of the loudspeaker, which must create the musicality that may be expected from the uncompromised design of the Exquisite Classique. Therefore the quality of the drivers is crucial for creating an ultra high-end sound.

Without a doubt the quality of the driver is guaranteed by using a Diamond tweeter as a standard in the Exquisite Collection. This high-frequency driver is a true technological wonder. The tweeter has a diamond cone which have been realised by the so called CVD process. With this process incredible stiffness is reached with a minimum of thickness of only 50 µm. Notice a human hair is in the range of 17 to 180 µm. The cone is the most essential part of the tweeter and because this cone is made of Diamond the tweeter is capable to create impressively pure high frequencies.

High frequencies: 1-inch Diamond concave tweeter
Mid frequencies: 7-inch Omega 7 driver
Low frequencies: 12-inch Nomex-Kevlar driver

Technical specs

The prime model of the Exquisite Collection has impressive performance for many years now, but still upgrades are done to improve the Exquisite Classique. In this way the Exquisite Classique has only reality as competitor.

Type: EXQ-CS-1.1-S
System: 3-way
RMS Power: 250 Watt
Program power: 500 Watt
Frequency range: 22 Hz – 90 kHz
Nominal Impedence: 4 Ohm
Efficience 2,83V / 1m: 90 dB
Maximum SPL: 113 dB


The cabinet of the Exquisite Classique is a piece of art and in combination with the SDSS stand, which terminates the mechanical residual vibrations of the cabinet, has the following dimensions:

Including Stand:
Width: 565 mm / 22.24 inch (+/- 10mm)
Height: 1270 mm / 50.00 inch
Depth: 849 mm / 33.43 inch

Excluding stand:

Width: 391 mm / 15.39 inch (+/- 10mm)
Height: 1208 mm / 47.56 inch


Advised amplifier
The recommended amplifier for the Exquisite Classique is an amplifier of the Exquisite MP1000 Series. There are several reasons why we recommend a Exquisite MP1000 amplifier for the Exquisite Classique.

  • First of all it has sufficient power to drive the Exquisite Classique to its full capacity, allowing you to drive the system in both small and large spaces.
  • The second reason is that the system has been voiced in with Exquisite MP1000 amplifiers during many listening sections and in this way is optimized to achieve the Kharma sound.

Advised external cable
The Exquisite Classique has an uncompromised design to the finest detail. For this reason there can only put justice to the quality of the Classique, when the used external cable is also uncompromised to the highest level. Therefore the Enigma Signature cable series is advised to complement the ultra high-end sound of the Exquisite Classique. However the true connoisseurs of musical art will even go one step further by complementing their Exquisite Classique with the Enigma Extreme Signature cable series.

Exquisite Classique: Options

Stock Program

A Kharma product must not only have an unbelievable refined sound, which meets the needs of a true music lover, but also must have an astonishing finish to compete with the musicality of the system. As known by Kharma, every customer can have a taste of its own. Therefore Kharma developed three programs to be able to fulfil all levels of customization: the Primary Stock Program, the Kharma Optionary Program and the Kharma Privileges Program.  

Primary Stock Program
This program has been targeted as to create the shortest possible delivery time for the official Kharma products. This program is therefore based on the most popular Kharma finishes, which have proven their looks in the past by many successful sales. In this way we can deliver both the high refined sound as the astonishing finish that can be expected from Kharma.

Optionary Program

The Kharma Optionary Program gives the freedom to tune the system both visual, to personalize the look of your speaker, as well as technical, to further refine the astonishing sound of your speaker.  

The visual tuning in the Optionary Program will give the customer the opportunity to choose between special selected Kharma colours. These finishes have a higher level of customization and therefore the delivery time will be slightly longer than in the Stock Program. There is no extra charge for the Optionary paint colours, except for the colour indicated as special. The technical updates in this program will bring extra costs and can vary per option. 

Technical updates:    

  • Extreme Signature treatment
  • Signature Extended (external crossover in Signature version)
  • Diamond Stand

Feel free to contact your dealer for more details

Privileges Program

The Privileges program gives access to the most exclusive treatment Kharma has to offer, which only can be accessed by the happy few who purchase a loudspeaker from the Exquisite Collection.

The Privileges program is both an extension of service Kharma has to offer and an opportunity to customize your product without any limitations. Any desired finish of the product is possible: any cabinet paint colour, panel finishes can be of leather, carbon or lasercutted wooden inlays. The flanges, spike cones can be matched with these or any other desire can be fulfilled. Moreover technical customization is also possible, comprising the enhancement of the sound quality.   

Additional benefits:

  • Lifetime Guarantee first owner
  • All products will be individually tuned    
  • 2 year Concierge Service
  • Lifetime Kharma Platinum Membership

Read more about the Privileges program in the whitepaper of this product, which can be found in the infotainment section.

Exquisite Classique: Infotainment


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