Primare CD32 – $1,900
Every component of the CD32, from the CD transport to the audio output stage, has been designed to achieve the highest possible audio performance.
Asatech 8210.B01-02, Sanyo SF-P101N
D/A Converter 2x PCM1704, DF1706 (digital filter), 24/96kHz
2.1 VRMS, 390Ω impedanceBalanced output
4.1 VRMS. 47Ω impedanceDigital outputs
Coaxial: SPDIF Optical: TOSlink AES/EBU: XLR
PCM Sample Rate 44.1kHz
Upsampling 44.1kHz, 48kHz, or 96kHz.
File format MP3 or WMA
Disk format FAT16 or FAT32
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz (-0.5dB)
Signal to noise ratio 20Hz – 20kHz unweighted -100 dB THD + N: 20Hz – 20kHz <0.01%
Power Consumption Operating 25W Idle 22W Standby 0.5W
Size 430 x 375 x 106 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 9 kg
Usher CP7388 – $2000
New – $4000
4 OHM and 90 DB. The drivers are a one inch tweeter, one six inch mid-range and two eight inch woofers.
Alta Audio Rhea – $3500 Dealer Demo SALE
new – $4500
Alta Audio’s Rhea is unimposing in physical size, but presents a large and wide image with extraordinary bass. An audition will make you wonder how it can recreate the space and specificity of the concert hall while packing the wallop and power of live instruments. Created using the same XTL transmission line bass and DampHard cabinet construction on the faceplate as our highly reviewed Celesta FRM-2 speakers, it does so at a far more attainable price and is housed in a beautiful Rosewood standard cabinet. The black seven inch midrange/woofer blends smoothly and seamlessly into the five inch pure ribbon tweeter, creating a sweet sound that can move you physically, while presenting intimate details of three dimensional images from the front to the deepest parts of the concert hall.
At audio festivals, all a blogger like me can hope for are a few scattered moments of sonic immersion. By the grace of some audio gods, I found some of those moments in the Alta Audio room. At first I was caught off guard. The music coming out of the rosewood Alta Audio Rhea loudspeakers ($4495/pair) seemed almost too good to be true. Not that Alta loudspeakers don’t always play nicely, but what I was hearing seemed extra-ordinary… With both CD and LP sources, the Altas played like they cost $50k.
–Stereophile, Oct 2015
Height: 35 inches, 36.5 inches with spikes
Width: 8 inches at top, 12 inches at bottom
Depth: 11 inches
Weight: 49 lbs
– One 5 3/4 inch ribbon tweeter
– One 7 inch woofer
Sensitivity: 87.5 dB / 2.83 Volts @
Frequency response: 32Hz to 47kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Requirements: 50 to 150 Watts per channel
Alta XTL Bass with DampHard faceplate
Voxativ Zeth – $7000 Dealer Demo
Holger Adlers’ personal Zeth. The housing is a special rubberized coating. This modal has the AC-Zeth driver.
|Frequency Response||40 – 20.000 Hz|
|Efficiency||96 dB / 1W / 1 m|
|Capacity||50 W sinus|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||33 x 108 x 25 cm / 13 x 42,5 x 10 “|
|Color||Several wood veneers, Piano Finish white or black|
|Weight||32 kg / 62 lbs each|
Alta Audio Solo – $750
Full-range driver speakers have clear advantages in reproducing a sweet sound with smooth clear imaging and exacting detail. Alta Audio’s Solo packs rich, clear sound into a small single driver form factor. The Solos take the very best sound of a full range driver and make it even better using the specialized Alta XTL tuning system. The result is a superb loudspeaker for reproducing a wide variety of live music including classical, jazz, acoustic rock, and other sweet and detailed live genres.
The theoretical advantages of a single full range driver system are realized to the state of the art in Alta’s new Solo speakers. Audio design theorists and audiophiles have written extensively on single full range driver design and how it is closer to the theoretical dream of a point source. The first part in achieving that goal is realized in the Solo’s 6 inch driver. It has a low mass voice coil for extended and detailed treble, a phase plug for a smooth transition to the midrange, and a high compliance butyl surround for dynamic bass response. The second part is the Alta XTL bass tuning system which couples to the driver to fully realize its bass response.
…a detailed, smooth, full and transparent sound with a very nice sound stage and imaging. They were a pleasure to listen to even for long periods of time. I can’t imagine any audiophile not being impressed.
Height: 11 ⅛ inches
Width: 8 ½ inches
Depth: 11 ½ inches
Weight: 15 Lbs
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Rated Power: 25-75 Watts
Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1 watt and 1 meter
Frequency Response: 60Hz to 22,000 Hz