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LARSEN ORTHO-ACOUSTIC SPEAKERS
Stig Carlsson invented the unique acoustic design principle used in Larsen speakers. A patented design developed when Mr. Carlsson created speakers for Sonab in the 60’s and 70’s. John Larsen, the designer behind Larsen, worked with Mr. Carlsson for sixteen years, learned all of Carlsson’s design secrets and took over the plant, when Mr. Carlsson’s died. Larsen has further improved upon these innovative design principles to build the Larsen speakers. Larsen believes in evolution and not revolution when it comes to his products.
Larsen speakers are designed to stand against the wall. This placement, combined with the unique positioning and angle of the drivers, flanked by absorption material, creates a rich three-dimensional soundstage with a wide listening area; virtually eliminating the wall behind the speakers and eliminating early sound reflections from interfering with the direct sound from the speaker. Making the speaker work with the room, not against it, like almost all conventional speakers. Anyone with a narrow, small, odd-sized room with bad acoustics, will get better sound in their room with a Larsen speaker
Neutral, natural and alive with an amazing ability to recreate the 3D sound stage, with a vivid and visceral tone quality are just some of the outstanding listening characteristics. Feel the excitement of the musicians, as you experience the thrill of the music in your own living room. It’s the next best thing to hearing it live.
The principles of Ortho-acoustics used in Larsen speakers
Reflected sound from boundary surfaces is a part of the recording and listening process. This reflected sound adds natural timbre and fullness to the music. Larsen speakers are designed and constructed to thrive and perform phenomenally in “normal” rooms, by incorporating surface reflections in the design process; enriching the listening experience, instead of degrading it
Conventional speakers are designed for, and tested in a room without sound reflections. Which is why conventional speakers often sound dull or have huge dips and peeks in their frequency response in “normal” rooms, thus creating a huge discrepancy between stated and real performance.
Designed to be placed against the wall, virtually disappearing – Visually and audibly.
It’s just you and your music!
Even though Larsen 4 is our smallest model, it is still built and designed on the same principles as out top model, Larsen 8 and like all Larsen speakers designed to be placed against the wall, while eliminating the need for room treatment. Despite its relative small dimensions the Larsen 4 creates a deep and precise bass all the way down to 28 Hz, an impressive mid-range, topped by of a transparent tweeter, playing well beyond its physical dimensions.
Now you can experience music that sounds fantastic at a price that’s music for your ears.
Crossover frequency: 2,5kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohm
Weight: 11,5 kg/ 26 lbs
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 735 x 230 x 260 mm
“The final aspect of the Larsen speakers that is highly commendable is their natural tonality…Listening to some early Bill Evans, the Larsen’s nail the complex overtones of the piano with ease, not a feat all speakers can accomplish.”
Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio Tone Audio Larsen 6 review
Larsen 6 is designed and built on the same principles as our current top model Larsen 8. The Larsen 6 is also equipped with the same high quality bass and tweeter ScanSpeak drivers as the Larsen 8 and ready for bi-wire speaker cables. Creating a deep and precise bass all the way down to 26 Hz. Above it, a true and clean mid-range, topped off by a clear and transparent tweeter. Larsen 6 presents the high-end technologies of our top model in a timeless design. Creating a muscular, neutral and amazing three-dimensional soundstage for serious audiophiles to enjoy.
Crossover frequency: 2,5kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohm
Weight: 12,5 kg/ 28 lbs
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 750 x 230 x 260 mm
“The Larsen’s, most impressively, really sound the way music actually does sound.”
Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound – TAS Larsen 8 review
The Larsen 8 is winner of The Absolute Sounds Editor’s Choice Award 3 years running.
The Larsen 8 is designed to stand against the wall, like all Larsen speakers. This placement, combined with the unique positioning and angle of the drivers, flanked by absorption material, creates a rich and deep three-dimensional soundstage with a wide listening area. The two high quality Scan-Speak drivers, working together under 300 Hz inside separate chambers, create a deep, crisp and precise bass, all the way down to 23 Hz. Above it, a true and clean mid-range, topped off by a clear and transparent high quality Scan-Speak tweeter with great dispersion and fluidity. The stainless steel plate around the extremely light polymer membrane in the tweeter is a first; and because it is integrated completely, it reproduces the upper octaves with more body, an amazing treble character and a more linear frequency response.
Natural and transparent with an amazing ability to recreate the 3D sound stage with a vivid and visceral tone quality, are just some of the outstanding listening characteristics of the Larsen 8. Feel the excitement of the musicians, as you experience the thrill of the music in your own living room. It’s the next best thing to hearing music live.
Crossover frequency: 300Hz, 2,5kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohm
Bass drivers: 2 X 177 mm
Weight: 25 kg/ 55 lbs
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 916 x 278 x 328 mm
All Larsen speakers are handmade by John Larsen in Skillingaryd, Sweden, with help from local suppliers. Every Larsen speaker goes through extensive quality control before leaving his plant.
For more information please click on the Larsen logo above.
PEAR AUDIO BLUE
HANDCRAFTED TURNTABLES WITH PEDIGREE
Pear Audio Analogue introduces a range of turntables and tonearms based on Tom Fletcher’s last ideas on turntable construction. Unrestricted from past designs Tom Fletcher designed a new range of turntables and tonearms for his good friend Peter Mezek, called Pear Audio Blue.
Pear Audio Blue turntables and tonearms do not represent a revolution, but rather an evolution in Tom Fletcher’s approach to turntable design.
Several features of Tom Fletcher’s designs from Nottingham Analogue remain. Pear Audio Blue uses the same motor principle and the motor still has to be initially spun by hand. This motor principle drastically reduces the resonance going from the motor to the platter and ensures speed accuracy.
Pear Audio Blue features an essential parameter in turntable design: matching materials able to control resonance naturally and that are sonically in phase. Components are selected to work perfectly together, making the whole more than the sum of its parts – creating a turntable in sonic harmony.
Special attention has been placed on a new bearing development along with a new and improved plinth. An improved motor arrangement and a different platter were implemented along with other improvements to achieve superior organic sound quality. The perfect marriage of materials results in astonishing realism, tonal quality and balance, with a realistic and deep 3D soundstage. You’ll be able to hear an astonishing, near-live performance of your favorite musicians.
Tom Fletcher and Peter Mezek often listened to New Orleans jazz together so each turntable is named after famous New Orleans jazz musicians. Each model is built upon the same design principles and all offer high performance sound, quality build and value way beyond their price.
Each model is handcrafted and undergoes extensive quality control before being shipping.
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Our new entry level turntable with a double layer plinth made of Baltic Birch state-of-the art engineered wood, with sonic properties way beyond similar “looking” engineered wood plinths. It uses the same high quality low torque motor and design principles as the top model, Kid Thomas. Comes standard in Gloss Baltic Birch or can be ordered with a Gloss Black or Burgundy top finish.
CAPT. JOHN HANDY
Same solid wood plinth material as the top model Kid Thomas, but the same compact size as the Robin Hood, but with the platter from the Kid Howard and superior feet and motor insulation. same high quality low torque motor and design principles as the top model, Kid Thomas.
“Striking is a fitting description of the player’s powers of scale: The Kid Howard and Cornet 2 created a soundfield that was engagingly, involvingly big.” – Art Dudley, Stereophile – Stereophile Kid Howard review
The Kid Howard is made of the same unique solid wood plinth and utilizes a separate motor housing as the two top Pear Audio Blue models. Like all Pear Audio Blue turntables it is made from the same materials and uses the same low torque motor as the top model, the Kid Thomas. The Kid Howard delivers sound and musical ability way beyond expectations at this price range.
As striking in appearance as it is in performance, with a suspended double-layer plinth identical to the one on the top model, Kid Thomas. A turntable for the serious audiophile who demands high performance sound quality.
“That midrange was something special, with black backgrounds and tapelike musical flow and drive.”
Michael Fremer, Stereophile – Stereophile Kid Thomas review
Building upon the solid foundation of the Kid Punch, every design principle of the Kid Thomas is taken to it’s fullest potential, regardless of cost, creating a sublime turntable in sonic harmony, able to reproduce the momentum, the timbre and the excitement of your music, just as you would experience a live concert. A 2.5 inch platter, with a double layer plinth and massive separate motor housing and armboard.
The Kid Thomas is the lowest priced turntable with a Class A rating from Stereophile’s Recommended Components.
Cornet 1 and Cornet 2 tonearms designed by Tom Fletcher are the triumphant culmination of the Tom’s continuing development of the Space Arm.
Unipivot arms are usually designed with the pivot sitting in a silicone bath. The problem with this design is that the silicone bath takes quite a while to settle down so the sound of the arm changes as it plays. Many unipivots uses eccentric counter weights to insure proper azimuth.
Cornet’s unipivot design uses a new approach to maintain azimuth, along with a special material developed, with viscosity properties that does not flow and does not require “settling time”. A hi-tech carbon fibre tube with fibres along the length and not wrapped around the arm, greatly increasing the strength, resonance control and rigidity of the arm.
Cornet arms also have an unusual new headshell design. Meticulous attention to the material went in to the development, producing an arm more sonically in phase. The headshell also has no finger lift. These features ensure that the arm is properly balanced and no uncontrolled resonances run around the headshell.
“The improvements that Tom Fletcher made to his final design have translated in better-focused, more transparent, faster-paced sound.” – Michael Fremer, Stereophile
PEAR AUDIO ANALOGUE
“The Pear Audio Blue Reference preamplifier delivered the musicality, meaning and a wonderfully transcendent experience of a wordless journey. When my mind wanders because of the emotions the music conveys, that’s a component that captures my interest.” Larry Cox, Positive Feedback Online – PFO Pear Audio Blue – Reference preamp review
Pear Audio Analogue introduces a complete line of tube audio gear; including preamps, power amps, integrated amps and phono stages. Pear Audio Blue amplifiers feature excellent design, remarkable build quality and great components. The result is nothing less than the joy and satisfaction that happens when recorded music that sounds like real music – silky smooth and dynamic.
Pear Audio Blue tube electronics are marvels of minimalist design, providing the purest possible sound without any unnecessary components or frills. All of our amplifier products offer sonic performance far above and beyond what should expected at their respective price points.
Pear Audio Blue amplifiers share the following features:
• Shortest possible circuit paths
• High quality valves
• Point-to-point wiring
• Matched components
• Hand-built in the UK
• Low noise floor
• High quality connectors
• Large Toroidal transformers
Pear Audio Blue amplifiers are available in three series: Elemental, Classic & Reference. Preamps and integrated amps are available with or without integrated phono sections.
Simple circuits provides great sound, unsurpassed at their modest price point.
• Elemental Phono Stage
• Elemental Preamp w/ Phono
• Elemental Power Amp (Hybrid)
• Elemental Integrated Amp
• Elemental Integrated Amp w/ Phono
The addition of tube regulated power supplies provide a smoother, more refined sound. These amps deliver tremendous performance and a fantastic value
• Classic Phono Stage
• Classic Preamp w/ Phono
• Classic Power Amp (Hybrid)
• Classic Integrated Amp
Featuring outboard power supplies and the highest quality components, we believe that our Reference series delivers the best value and sound experience compared with any other audio product on the market.
• Phono Stage
• Preamp w/ Phono
• Power Amps (mono block, pair)
Sean McCaughan, creator of the legendary ESP Concert Grand SI speakers has created three new speakers: The ESP Cello/Bassoon, the ESP Tuba, The ESP Double Bass – as was well as a complete line of cables. Like all other ESP components these new products follow the same strict adherence to quality without compromise. Sean has furthermore revised and improved upon his already sublime Concert Grand SI’s and Bodram speakers.
ESP audio components are designed and built by an enthusiastic music lover and frequent concertgoer who is also one of the world’s great speaker designers. That is why ESP speakers sound so extraordinarily close to live music and why they have been owned by so many musically discerning reviewers and industry insiders.
ESP audio components are hand-built and tested by the designer himself, working with a small team of master artisans. This allows us to go to perfectionist extremes that others do not; our design and build quality are absolutely without compromise.
ESP audio components are often said by reviewers and industry insiders to sonically surpass the most expensive speakers in the world; yet while ESP parts are very costly and all ESP components are handcrafted and of uncompromising build quality that does indeed exceed those of speakers priced well above ours, our prices reflect a concern for value which is second only to our concern for absolutely unsurpassed musical realism.
ESP audio components deliver unparalleled musical involvement. There is nothing “hi-fi” or artificial about our sound. Our speakers are legendary for their timbre, their natural tonal balance, seamlessness, dimensionality, dynamic ease, and presence, which lead to more involving, longer music sessions.
ESP audio components are classics, with time-tested design, perfectionist build quality, non-intrusive furniture-grade looks, and sound quality so close to that of live music that they will allow you to get off the upgrade merry-go-round once and for all.
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