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I've heard them at three different Capital Audio Fests. They have evolved a tremendous amount since they were first introduced. Each time they sound better, last time he said they were finito. Everybody I spoke with seems to like them very much, and some people really love them. I seem to be the only person who ever had a second thought. I think that's because my favorite genres don't usually lend themselves to horns. These are traditional, rectangular, PA style horns, keeping in the Klipsch tradition. They are not modern, symmetric, mathematically optimized horns like Geddes or Le Cleac'h. So the internal horn reflections do affect the tonal purity to some degree. For classic rock and jazz, you'll never notice the midhorn coloration, it's subtle. If you really care about absolute tone on piano, flute, double reeds, then you already know how hard it is to get those right on any horn. I remember Greg telling me that the compression drivers are very special and expensive to get the best mid tone possible. The bass horn works very well, great prat like all bass horns. Easy load, plays well with low-watt tube amps, but I'd use a SS amp to get the impedance down to get as much slam from that bass horn as possible. Overall balance is great, these are grown up speakers for music lovers. The cabinet build quality could safely be described as the best available - molded, epoxy laminated hardwood ply shell, solid wood custom midhorns, perfect veneer. Same goes for the crossover design, build and parts quality. Amazing heirloom quality would be an understatement, these are the Bentleys of the speaker world. They look great, modern art furniture, WAF should be easy.
Has anyone heard both the Volti Vittora and Alura?
I was in the room next door to Greg and his Volti Vittora's at RMAF 2013, and looks like we'll both be in the same rooms this year. Only got to pop into his room for a few minutes, but they sounded magnificent. In particular, Greg did an excellent job on the crossover. It's easy to design a crossover, but it's hard to design a really good one.
Has anyone heard this speaker system? The engineer does a good demo before one hears the actual speaker in the second link. Looks and sounds nice too me!http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2013/02/17/hello-goodbye-six-weeks-with-the-volti-audio-vittora/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hU4tDnZ7I
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