Category: Monitor

Review MOON Voice 22 monitor speaker

A MOON speaker? Yep… we too had to take a closer look. We know the Canadian brand MOON mainly from amplifiers, dacs and, for example, phono preamplifiers. But a loudspeaker? The question is of course whether MOON as an “electronics manufacturer” can make a decent loudspeaker. After all, a Dutch saying says: cobbler stick to […]

Review Acoustic Energy AE300 bookshelf – Relaxed reproducer

Faithful readers know that this author once started with a set of Acoustic Energy AE301. The AE301 was a compact, affordable speaker (funds were limited) that looked good and that you could place close to the back wall. Everything we were looking for in a speaker. Today, the successor to that AE301 is shining in […]

Review Kudos Cardea Super 10A – Active pacifist

Kudos Audio from Britain has been making loudspeakers since 1991 and has been distributed by Latham Audio for several years now. So that we too, across the channel, can enjoy all the beauty this company has to offer. Alpha Audio has now tested the Titan 606 and Cardea Super 20A. Today it’s the turn of […]

Review ELAC 4Pi Plus.2 super tweeter – Airy lightness

Sometimes you see products that you know exist, but have simply never tried. A super tweeter is one of those things. So when Elac launched the new 4Pi Plus.2 (what a name), your author did not really have to think long: this is the moment to put a pair of ‘bulbs’ on our speakers! And […]

Wharfedale Diamond 12.2

Review Wharfedale Diamond 12.2 – Bright like a diamond?

Wharfedale is a big name in the hi-fi world. The originally British brand has put many beautiful – affordable – speakers on the market. It is now part of IAG – International Audio Group – Audiolab, Quad, Castle, Mission, Leak and for example Elco – A big player. Let’s see if Wharfedale can still make […]

Xavian Corallo Esclusivo

Review Xavian Corallo Esclusivo speaker – Power to Prague

Xavian Audio is no stranger to Alpha Audio. We’ve reviewed several of their speakers in the past. This Czech company, with Italian owner, therefore makes exceptional loudspeakers that try to distinguish themselves from the pack in various ways. Big boss is the flamboyant Italian Roberto Barletta who followed his heart to the rural Czech Republic. […]

Triple Test bookshelf speakers – 1000 Euro – Sonus Faber – Focal – Elac

On Sunday, March 27, we tested three impressive pairs of bookshelfs live for you. We also measured them and combined them with three amplifiers. This is to paint a complete picture. It was therefore a somewhat complex live stream, but certainly interesting. At least, that’s what we thought, because the results were surprising. Why? Welll… […]

Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4

Review Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 – A Fresh New Start

August 2021: Bowers & Wilkins introduces the new 800 D4 series. This is always a “happening”, as Bowers & Wilkins can rightfully be called an icon in our industry. The British brand has several innovations to its name. With the ‘Nautilus Tube’ as one of the most famous. In the D4 line this ‘tube’ has […]

Cabasse Pearl Keshi

Review Cabasse Pearl Keshi – delusions of grandeur?

“What cool desktop speakers,” I hear as my visitor walks in. “Well… this isn’t really for the desk,” I report cautiously. “But it can be done, right?”, the editorial visitor asks. “Yes, anything goes…”, I say somewhat reservedly. Anyone who hears these Cabasse Pearl Keshi’s will understand that it can offer something more than some […]

Elac Uni-Fi Reference UBR62

Review Elac Uni-Fi Reference UBR62 bookshelf – Three’s a charm?

Every speaker is different. Believe us we know. We have tested dozens of them and they all sound different. And that, of course, is what makes this hobby so fascinating. Sure, anyone can put a tweeter and a woofer in a cabinet, but whether the music will touch you… that question still remains. Whether the […]