The Bowers & Wilkins 705 is a large stand-mount two way design that uses high quality proprietary drivers that are the culmination of a rather long technical evolution.
What makes the new Tryptix speakers so dramatically different from anything Krix has ever done before is that their cabinets are made from plastic… or to be more precise from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (aka ‘ABS’).
Bowers & Wilkins has over the past few years been delivering a few loudspeaker models clearly designed to work well with modern display equipment. Essentially the challenge is to reduce the size of the speakers so that they can be placed nearer to plasmas and LCDs without poking out from the wall. With the VM6 loudspeakers B&W has achieved just this.
Weatherproof and wireless the Outcast provides party-level music to your patio with an absolute minimum of fuss.
The superb results speak for themselves. This is a fantastic result for Jamo’s design engineers.
If you love the idea of having what sounds like a movie theatre in your own home this surround sound projector from Yamaha could be the solution for you.
The Wilson Audio’s Sophia 2 is a superb loudspeaker in every respect: design build quality and performance.
So far no-one has yet developed the perfect electrostatic loudspeaker but the company that’s come the closest is undoubtedly US-based MartinLogan which started building superior electrostatic speakers more than two decades ago and has been improving them ever since.
The tiny ProAc Response One SC has some big shoes to fill: the Response 1S was lauded as ‘redefining the state-of-the-art’ and was one of my favourite small loudspeakers. Despite its stature it is still in the words of its British designer ‘reassuringly expensive’…
the Elac FS249s just respond to increases in volume in text-book fashion by simply delivering more of the same… except louder!
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