Price: AU$17,999 per pair including stands
Edgar said: The Dynaudio engineers were able to balance high levels of transparency and detail while simultaneously providing one of the truest and sweetest presentations I’ve experienced for quite some time.
The gist: Super-refined standmount from the venerable Danish company.
Price: $15,500 per pair
Jeff said: I think that, for most audiophiles, buying a pair of Kivas can be a set-it-and-forget-it proposition -- and these days in high-end audio, that’s rare.
The gist: Excellent bargain in a high-end, full-range boutique speaker.
Price: $29,500 per pair
Jeff said: Ownership will begin with choosing the color of the speakers’ side panels, and when you’ve set them up, they’ll deliver to your room the classic Gryphon sound: warm, expansive, detailed but not bright.
The gist: Ever dream of owning a Gryphon?
Tom said: The words “balanced” and “believable” appeared in my listening notes a number of times. Their detail retrieval, tonality, imaging and soundstaging are all superb.
The gist: WATT/Puppy-ish-looking loudspeaker offers good value.
Price: AU$16,995 per pair including stands
Edgar said: Given its most extraordinary handling of the mid-band, its more than capable low frequency performance vis-a-vis its stature and the superb tweeters’ delicate yet resolving high frequency performance, I’d wager that the Electa Amator III will reach the station of highly-prized classic in years to come.
The gist: SF has always produced special minimonitors, and here’s another.
Price: $18,000 per pair
Jason said: Their combination of solid, forward-thinking engineering, unique appearance, excellent finish, and stunning sound make them a standout product.
The gist: If the Giyas look strange to you get these.
Price: AU$64,995 per pair
Edgar said: The transformation of Sasha 2 to Sasha DAW reflects the steadfast desire of the Wilson Audio engineering team to produce a new speaker, a reinvention, worthy of a commemorative appellation.
The gist: A fitting tribute to a legend in the industry.