On news-stands now, the Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook 2017 singles out the greatest-sounding audio products reviewed by the magazine’s expert team throughout the year. Every product listed is a coveted Hi-Fi Choice badge winner – hardly an easy accomplishment given the “staggering number of high-performance components emerging to feed our passions in increasingly innovative ways,” writes editor Lee Dunkley. Among the chosen few is the multi award-winning Larsen 8 floorstanding loudspeaker by Swedish brand Larsen.
“Most speakers are tuned for ideal acoustic conditions,” notes Chris Ward in the April Issue of Hi-Fi Choice. But in reality very few of us live in a home that offers such conditions – which is why Swedish brand Larsen takes a decidedly different approach to loudspeaker design. Ward puts the top-of-range Larsen 8 though its paces. Continue reading “Glorious reflections”: Hi-Fi Choice reviews the ‘real-world approach’ of the Larsen 8 loudspeaker
US-based hi-fi magazine The Absolute Sound has just published its prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017.
Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team of expert audiophile reviewers offer their top product recommendations from across the world of all things audio, along with mini-reviews of each award-winning product. First up, loudspeakers….
Continue reading Magnepan, Raidho, Gamut, Larsen & Riva loudspeakers collect multiple Editors’ Choice Awards from The Absolute Sound
Most loudspeakers are designed for, and tested in, an anechoic chamber – an echo-free room with absorbent material on all surfaces, hence one without sound reflections. But in reality we neither live nor listen in such a room, so to get optimal sound from conventional speakers requires precise placement well away from walls – leaving us with a lot less ‘room’ for living and listening.
Larsen is a Swedish loudspeaker brand whose models are specifically designed to resolve this conundrum by working with, rather than fighting, sound reflections.