Welcoming a new member to the audiophile Chillin’ community.
Yes, quite a story behind this opportune side-by-side comparison of the similarly priced Acapella “Cellini High” speakers and their “Campanile 2” speakers.
Let’s just say, in my opinion [and I think the others present], in this size of a room (20 feet by 30 feet) the Campanile was better in just about every way and in some ways much better [dynamics, general openness of the sound from bass to midrange].
This looks so much more comfortable than putting our feet up on our glass-top table…
The Sphaeron Excalibur speakers weigh over 3000 lbs each, use a powered plasma (ION) massless tweeter and have four 18 inch woofers per speaker.
If you listen carefully, you will hear notes in the music you have never heard before. That is because the notes have been on the CD all along [which was uploaded to a music server for this demo] but no speaker has been able produce the notes correctly and distinctly before [having to do with the high efficiency of these speakers, the accommodating load they present to the amplifier, the ION Tweeter, etc].
And it is not just the notes, so much more emotion and excitement of the music is also audible for the first time.
Who knew that all our music had all this extra yummy goodness all along, but our speakers just kind of weren’t up to the task.
Associated gear (all extremely modest as these things go): Acapella “Audio One” music server, prototype of Acapella’s forthcoming dac/pre, new Acapella monoblock amplifiers.
People: Neli, of Audio Federation. Hermann Winters, of Acapella Audio Arts.
Mike and Neli went on a little audio adventure to visit Audio Note in the U.K., the Munich High-end 2019 show, and the Acapella Audio arts factory where we listened to the Sphaeron Excalibur speakers (pictured) for most of the day.
Details galore forthcoming after sleep and uploading and sifting through several thousand photos, 100s of videos and many recordings of various systems in 24×96 hi-res audio.