AEQUO AUDIO IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
Its launch of the rather swish looking Stilla speaker was swiftly followed by two new speakers priced at both ends of the audio spectrum.
Having made it crystal clear Aequo Audio is a force to be reckoned with, the new models are called the Gladium and the Diluvium.
Dunno' what either name signifies, but we applaud Aequo’s creativity and class when assigning names to speakers.
The Gladium’s name rolls off the tongue, but it’s been built to please the ears and not the palette.
The big news about the Gladium is that it’s the brand’s first passive speaker. Aequos loves to do the active thing with all its other models. Maybe this one is a foretaste of what’s to come.
The Gladium will be priced at about $17,000 in Australia. It’s solidly built with a 30mm thick baffle, equipped with what Aequos says are state of the art drivers.
The Gladium’s three drivers are described as super-fast, with very low distortion. The three drivers are directly derived from the brand’s more costly Ensis and Stilla speakers.
The Diluvium also has a classy ring to its name. And classy it is because it's Aequo Audio’s all-out assault on what a high-end loudspeaker should be.
The Diluvium is equipped with five drivers including an 11-inch, 13-inch and an 8-inch upper bass driver. Cost is expected to be more than $100,000. However, local availability for either speaker hasn’t been finalised as yet.
We're itching to hear these when the show officially opens Thursday.
See Aequo Audio at the Melbourne International HiFi Show, October 12-14, 2018 at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park.
For more information visit Aequo Audio.
One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.