Audiovector R8 floorstanding loudspeaker

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Audiovector R8

I’m something of a fan of the Audiovector sound, as it combines the precision of something like a Dynaudio with the melodic sophistication of something like a Devore, or a Neat. But that combination gets taken to new levels in the R8, arguably more so than the R11. So often, flagship designs lose as much as they gain, and the best model (in musical terms) can be a more affordable model that was the original test-bed. ‘Less is more’ has resonance in high-end audio among those who let their ears decide their system choices, but the R8 takes that maxim on... and wins. This is the point of inflexion in the Audiovector range; yes the R11 is bigger sounding and in a very large room is generally a better performer, but the quality of the R8 makes it one hell of an upstart. I’d choose the R8 over the R11, and – perhaps more telling still – over the models in the SR range. It’s all pointing in the right direction!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Four-way, rear-radiating floorstanding loudspeaker

Drive units: 1×Audivector-produced 3rd generation AMT folded ribbon tweeter with acoustic lens, 3× 152mm Audiovector titanium Aramid Sandwich mid-woofers

Frequency Response: 22Hz–52kHz (-6dB)

Sensitivity: 92.5dB

Nominal impedance: 8Ω

Crossover point: 100Hz, 250Hz, 3kHz

Reflex ports: 8” + 6” compound bass reflex

Star earth grounding: Audiovector Freedom Purifier

Dimensions (W×H×D): 22 × 145 ×47cm

Weight: 69.8kg

Price: £50,000 per pair

Manufactured by: Audiovector

URL: audiovector.com

Tel: +45 3539 6060 

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