Ahhhh....speakers...I like speakers...because without them, I couldn't hear the music...
They come in all sizes and shapes - I've heard many....and so many brands...makes your head spin.
Back in 2008, at RMAF , I heard a really good pair that I really enjoyed. Not the biggest, nor the smallest...but just right.
The Kaiser Kawero loudspeakers....
A few review comments...they have a better way with words...
The LessLoss Audio Devices room featured a pair of Mastersound Marconi 845
mono tube amps driving a pair of German-made Kaiser Kawero loudspeakers
(approximately $50,000/pair). Interconnect cabling was by Echole. Each of the
Mastersound amps uses two 845 tubes for a total output of 50 Watts.
It was design of the Kaiser Kawero speakers that impressed me the most. From the
front, the Kawero looks like your every-day 95-Kilogram two-way speaker utilizing a
ribbon tweeter. It is substantially more than that, however. On the rear of the
speaker are a second cone midrange and the cone bass driver; the reflex port is in
the bottom of the speaker. The RAAL ribbon tweeter can be positioned
independently of the rest of the cabinet so that midrange imaging can be optimized
without compromising high frequency dispersion. The midrange unit on the front of
the speaker is usable down to 70 Hz! This is remarkably low for any midrange driver.
According to Rainer Weber, Technical Director at Kaiser GmbH, the speaker was
designed to keep the entire vocal range free of crossover problems. The Kaiser
does not use a metal plate to mount its single pair of WBT binding posts on the rear
of the speaker. It sets the binding posts in a wooden plate, a different type of wood
than that used in the cabinet. Kaiser believes that this reduces resonance problems
that could affect the incoming signal. A smaller wooden ring is inset into the top of
the speaker where the ribbon tweeter plugs into it, for the same reason. The overall
design is best described by the word “fanatical.” As Rainer pointed out when he
showed me the Kaiser’s shipping crates, “Our shipping crates are better built than
most manufacturers’ speaker cabinets.”
You know something is right when you play Mahler's Symphony No.2 through 50W Mastersound Finals 845 SET monoblocks and not very large Kaiser Kawero 92dB-sensitive speakers and experience an image of tremendous size and weight that effortlessly captures the essence of the symphonic experience.
I totally agree.....a really great sounding system....