Hi-Fi+ was extremely impressed by the Russell K Red 100 loudspeakers, when we tested them in issue 119. These standmount two-way loudspeakers are deceptively simple, but make for a performance that we think many will love.
Drawing on – but not restricted by – research performed by the BBC in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, designer Russell Kauffman avoids thick-walled MDF cabinets, internal damping, and complicated crossover networks to create a loudspeaker that doesn’t sound like mainstream loudspeaker designs, but in a wholly good and right way.
We thought the Red 100 combines the two audio goals of excellent timbre and tempo in one, with a deceptively deep bass for a standmount. It’s the perfect antidote to the corporate me-too loudspeaker, but it remains built along solid audio engineering lines. We concluded that the Red 100 is not only a good speaker, but that rare thing… a good idea. And we think, one lucky winner will agree!
What form of internal damping is used in the Russell K Red 100?
A. It’s made from Dr Bailey’s Original Long Haired Lamb’s Wool
B. It features BAF (Bonded Acetate Fibre) Wadding
C. It doesn’t have any internal damping
To answer, please visit Russell K’s dedicated competition page at http://russellk.co.uk/competition.php. Or, send your answer on a postcard (including your name, address, and contact details) to “Russell K competition, Russell K Ltd, Wentworth House, 81 -83 High Street North, Dunstable, Beds LU6 1JJ”. The competition closes on April 30th, 2015.
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