The brightness seen in these measurements was immediately and obviously audible, the more so because the low frequency end is both dry and notably clean.
While there’s no denying that this speaker is significantly brighter than average and the top end does immediately draw attention to itself, happily the top end is also pretty clean and well integrated.
Although there is a mild tendency to emphasise sibilants, the bonus is that it does ensure speech sounds open, clear and intelligible even at the very lowest of listening levels. The corresponding disadvantage being a tendency to become aggressive if the volume is turned up high.
The bass alignment might not have been ideal under our room conditions, but the strength and shape of the enclosure are very effective at avoiding any boxiness or thickening coloration. Indeed, the bottom end here is unusually crisp and clean, with good drive and purpose, albeit with a rather dry and cool character.
Some midband coloration is audible, with slight thickening and pinched voice reproduction, but neither are excessive. The point source coherence supplied by the co-axial driver delivers fine stable stereo imaging across a generous listening zone, assisted by the low box coloration and the advantage of a quality ‘head-size’ standmount.
- Design: Two-way bass reflex
- Drive Units: 165 mm (6.5″) Uni-Q with 19 mm (0.75″) aluminium dome HF
- Crossover Frequency: 2.4 kHz
- Amplifier Requirements: 15 – 120W
- Sensitivity: 88db
- Maximum Output: 109 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Magnetically Shielded
- Finishes: Birds-Eye Maple, Khaya Mahogany or Piano Black.