AEQUO AUDIO STILLA SPEAKER COMING TO AUSTRALIA
Debuting at this year’s High End Show in Munich next week is the Stilla speaker from Netherlands based audio specialists, Aequo Audio.
The new model coincides with the appointment of Australian distributor, Pure Music Group to represent the brand locally.
Stylistically a stunner, the Stilla’s slimly profiled and angled cabinet is bound to look a treat for the eyes in any living room, let alone an audio show.
As for the sound, the Stilla builds on the pedigree of the brand’s inaugural, award-winning model called the Ensis. And like the Ensis, the Stilla is said to boast a full range sound with a holographic soundstage.
The semi-active Stilla is built entirely by hand using exotic materials such as Scandinavian plywood, high stiffness artificial stone, and aerospace grade billet CNC aluminium.
As for its impeccable finish, Aequo Audio says the Stilla is highly customisable so its colour will match with every smart living environment.
The outstanding spatial audio qualities of the Stilla has much to do with its use of a time coherent tweeter with an acoustic lens that fully integrates seamlessly with an in-phase midbass and subwoofer alignment.
Aequo Audio says the cabinets have very little diffraction thanks to the Stilla’s slim size, curved sides and the use of high-density sheep wool placed behind the front hood.
The Stilla is also said to be dynamically alive thanks to its high linear excursion drivers that include two 7-inch subwoofers.
These very fast to respond, compact drivers are aided by a low order crossover filter and closed enclosures. A design approach ensuring minimal group delay in the crossover band.
Being a hybrid model, the Stilla has a passive treble and midrange while all the heavy low-frequency wallop is provided by the 7-inch active subwoofers powered by their built-in N-Core amplifiers.
The Stilla’s passive drivers are efficient and easy to drive. Impedance is 8ohms and the frequency response 14-35,000 Hz.
Aequo Audio will debut in Munich next week, supported by New Zealand music server specialists, Antipodes Audio.
Aequo Audio Stilla will be available in Australia later this year and will sell for $28,700 RRP.
For more information visit Aequo Audio.
See and hear Aequo Audio at the 2018 Melbourne International HiFi Show, October 12-14, Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park.
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