Category: Monitor

Multitest bookshelf speakers – 2500 Euro – part 3

We have already reached the final part of this triptych. Finally, we have heard fourteen bookshelf speakers pass by. That’s a lot of speakers. And we tested them not on one but on two amplifiers. So that amounts to 28 combinations and then on three tracks. A lot of listening, but incredibly interesting! This time […]

Multitest bookshelf speakers – 2500 euros – part 2

On Sunday, March 19, we did part two of the mega test of monitor speakers. We again listened to five speakers live for you to give you an idea of their sound characteristics. This time it’s the Sonus Faber Sonetto I, Audio Physic Step 35, GoldenEar BRX, JBL HDI 1600 and the Neat Petite Classic.

Multitest bookshelf speakers – 2500 Euro – part 1

On Sunday, Feb. 26, we live streamed the first part of the multitest bookshelf speakers around $2,500. Listening to different speakers is always interesting. With no product are you going to hear such big differences. Even an amplifier or dac results in less difference in sound. Let’s go through the first five models. We have […]

Review TAD CE1TX monitor – off the scale

The Japanese brand TAD we know pretty well at Alpha Audio. Well before we started using our own TAD E2s in the reference system, we enjoyed those (sort of) wacky speakers with their famous coax drivers a few times at shows and demos. We now have the ‘Compact Evolution 1 TX’ in the listening room. […]

Perlisten S4b

Review Perlisten S4b monitor speaker – Honestly lasts the longest

The American brand Perlisten is a newcomer to the scene but is rapidly gaining a foothold in the crowded audio market. They are doing this by having their loudspeakers confidently tested by the entire international press. And by doing things a little differently than usual. In fact, they are fully committed to innovation, and this […]

Neat Petite Classic

Review Neat Petite Classic – Fine Art

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Neat Acoustics of Great Britain recently released the limited edition Neat Classic 30. It sold out so quickly that they decided to release a “regular” version called the Neat Petite Classic. Thus, a whole new generation can discover why the primal version of this speaker has since become legendary. […]

JBL 4312G Ghost Edition (3)

Review JBL Model 4312G Ghost Edition Control Monitor – Witty!

JBL, James Bullough Lansing, who doesn’t know him? Possibly everyone knows the famous brand, if only from their popular boomboxes. But there’s more. JBL also has a hi-fi division of which the Classic L100 is probably the best known representative. For this author, it is the first “hands on” introduction to this illustrious brand and […]

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 […]