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Jez Ford Editor Sound & Image magazine
 

The speakers are designed in Sweden by Kolja Willimzik from Sweden, who has also designed speakers for Perfect8 Technologies, including The Cube, which has garnered impressive reviews and show commentaries around the world.

The new glass speakers are produced in Germany by glass maker Malte Herbs from Dreieck Sound, while the filters are made in Australia by Spunc’s Roland Boitor.

“As a longtime specialist for glass design we have joined efforts with international audio experts and proudly present a glass speaker system which is not only a visual highlight but plays at the top of the high-end audio league”, says the company. “These new speakers have the same principles as the Cube, but the inner volume has been increased, which has enriched the sound quality and balance.”

 And is glass a suitable enclosure material?

“Glass has become the ideal structural material for this revolutionary high-end audio solution,” says the company. “By employing a specially developed holistic concept that is sonically optimised in every possible way, their sound and appearance unite in a unique symbiosis. It redefines the state of the art – and not only when it comes to design.”

The new standmount speaker stands 37cm high and uses a sealed glass enclosure with coated 35mm fabric-dome tweeter quoted up to 25kHz at -5dB, plus twin opposed 7-inch aluminium-cone drivers in each speaker, thereby delivering a relatively omnidirectional radiation pattern from the lower limit of 50Hz (-6dB with a -12dB/octave roll-off) up to 900Hz, says the company.

The Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show will be the world-first presentation of these speakers – visit Room 313 to hear if the difference is clear.