Russell K Red 120 floorstanding loudspeaker

Russell K Red 120

This is an unusually revealing loudspeaker that more than makes up for its diminutive stature with the sheer level of detail that it can extract from the signal. It’s clearly a slave to whatever comes down the cable and manages to expose an awful lot of musical detail in a fabulously coherent manner. ‘Coherent’ is the key word; the Russell K Red 120 may not produce the biggest image in the world or have the most muscular dynamics but it can deliver the music precisely and effortlessly in time. There is no sense of time smear and in this respect it deserves to be ranked alongside the best that Rega, Neat, and a few others have done. The Red 120 doesn’t look like great value when compared with the other floorstander I reviewed this month (Audiovector QR5) but looks can be very deceptive. Musical enjoyment is not a visual thing it’s a sonic trick that only really works when the timing is spot on. And with the Red 120 that is always the case.


Type: 2.5-way, three-driver, floorstanding speaker with reflex loaded enclosure

Driver complement: One 25mm soft dome tweeter; one 5in. mid/bass driver with impregnated paper cone; one 5in. bass driver with impregnated paper cone 

Crossover frequencies: 80Hz, 2.2kHz

Frequency response: 25Hz–22kHz

Impedance: 4–8 Ohms

Sensitivity: 86dB/W/m

Dimensions (H×W×D): 910 (including plinth, base and spikes) ×200 ×190mm 

Weight: 16kg/each

Finishes: walnut, oak with black baffle, black, piano black, piano white

Price: £3,000/pair

Manufacturer: Russell K Ltd

Tel: +(0)1582 477355


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