Top Audio & Video 2003 Milan, Italy
Saturday Part 1
With both style and substance is Waterfall with their Krystal-Line glass enclosure loudspeakers and small stand mounted Satellite that can also simply be placed on a bookshelf. The small Satellite has both a 20mm tweeter and 100mm midrange/bass driver to reproduce frequencies from 130Hz to 20kHz. Naturally for full range a subwoofer, such as Waterfall's Hurricane (not pictured) would assist in producing frequencies down to 35Hz.
NewTec has these very interesting (€1,300) that have a top mounted, down firing tweeter with an opposing dome midrange. The basic theory is that each dome driver reflects off the other to disperse a 360-degree sound. The very top cone is a tweeter attenuator to tune the sound.
Looking quite impressive in the high value category is Sherbourn with their multi-channel amplifiers. The model 7/2100 (€2,850) as seen to the right provides seven channels with 200 solid-state watts each. Both balanced an unbalanced inputs and easy access to the rail fuses, should they ever blow.
Roksan Audio Limited's new Radius turntable (€1,550 in wood, €1,700 in all acrylic) plays both 33.3 and 45rpm discs and includes the aluminum tube tonearm. The acrylic headshell and platter are standard.
Loudspeaker manufacturer 440HZ were showcasing these thin, yet nearly six-foot high units called Largo. With sixteen 4-inch cone drivers and eight ribbon tweeters, a subwoofer is highly recommended for producing the lowermost frequencies.
Analog replay is quite popular in Italy as expressed here with this
Morsiani turntable. Just add lots of custom shaped aluminum block with unipivot bearing
tonearm that employs magnetic anti-skating with four Alnico magnets and wood tonearm.
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