Finally I tried a more modest Rega Brio integrated with the Xavians and it worked remarkably well, letting them show of their timing skills if limiting the potential volume level. It was a very enjoyable combo, particularly when Bill Evans played ‘Waltz for Debby (take 2)’ [Waltz for Debby, Riverside], the rhythm section delivering real drive and the whole thing sounding particularly vivacious. Keith Jarrett’s piano also sounded particularly expressive, so much so that I was drawn in to the piece to a remarkable degree given the affordable nature of the amplifier.
My first experience of a Xavian loudspeaker has put the brand in a very positive light; its quality-first approach to component and cabinet selection has resulted in a very engaging and coherent loudspeaker that works a treat even in larger spaces than it was intended for. If you like your listening to be intimate and enthralling the Corallo Esclusivo is a real treat.
Type: 2-way, two-driver stand-mount monitor with infinite baffle enclosure
Driver complement: One soft dome tweeter, one 175mm impregnated paper mid-bass driver with aluminium phase plug
Frequency response: 59Hz–20kHz
Crossover frequency: 2.5kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Dimensions (H×W×D): 355 × 230 × 236mm
Finishes: Natural oak, Cognac, Dark oak, Satin white, Satin black, Marina maple & walnut
Price: €2,068.42/pair, Marina finish €2,490
worldwide shipping: €40
Manufacturer: Xavian Electronics s.r.o.
Tel: +420 734 528 189