“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” ― Groucho Marx
Loudspeakers convert an electrical signal into acoustic energy, i.e. sound waves. Sounds simple. With such a simple sounding job, I find it more than fascinating that the world of available loudspeakers diverge more than they converge when it comes to the mechanics of approaching this […]
Take one look at the Fern & Roby Raven III floorstanding speakers and a few things should become evident.
The midrange and treble DPC-Array (Directivity Pattern Control) lies at the heart of the speaker in the Perlisten line.
How a loudspeaker releases sound energy into a room can make all of the difference in the world. The last thing I want is a hifi that constantly reminds me how impressive it is, how exceptional it is at this or that area of reproduction.
Engineering an awesome loudspeaker is easy. You simply have to do everything yourself and in a different way than everybody else.
Public Address (PA) systems are used in any public venue that requires an announcer, performer, etc. to be sufficiently audible at a distance or over a large area. In hifi, clarity is also prized but in measured doses. Too little and music sounds like mud, […]
Rooms are funny things. Speakers can be funny, too. Add these together, and you can get funny results.
I can’t imagine anyone looking at the Sonus Faber Olympica Nova III and thinking anything other than, “Damn, those are exceptionally well made.” Because they are exceptionally well made.
At times, writing about hifi makes me search for the right words, and this search can be rather arduous when a product’s performance is very nearly overwhelming. Such was the case with the EgglestonWorks Oso floor standing speakers.
The new Cardeas loudspeaker captivates any listener with its unparalleled vigor and vibrancy. Built by Audio Physic – based in Brilon, Germany – this new, top-end model is one of those rare speakers that makes the world around you disappear. But the new Cardeas has […]
Some people look at a speaker and see an accumulation of parts — drivers, crossovers, and cabinets. From this perspective, you can be fooled into thinking that a few photos and a spec sheet go a long way in revealing how a speaker will perform.
Full range. There are an abundance of words and phrases used to describe aspects of the reproduction of music, but few are as meaningful and without controversy as full range. In an ideal world, who wouldn’t want full range?
FinkTeam has designed a loudspeaker jam-packed full of sophisticated visual and technical features and has left us all scratching our head with its quirky name.
The time between the test lab and the living room was only supposed to be a short breather for the sweet little Avantgarde Acoustic. But “short and sweet” just wasn’t possible: During its layover with us, the UNO XD cast such a spell over everyone […]