Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Aequo Audio Stilla

Stilla is a very small and elegant floor standing speaker, yet it has the same output above 20hz as the Ensis. Responsible for this challenging job are two 7" subwoofers mounted inside the horn loaded bass reflex cabinet, powered by Ncore amplifiers.

The active electronic system for analog room size and placement correction is used to tune the speaker to roll off as a closed box speaker, so it does not suffer from problems normally associated with ported speakers.

Many other technologies and materials of the Stilla are more directly derived from the closed-box Ensis speaker and the Stilla is equipped with the same formidable midrange driver. The result is a comparable character with rich audiophile musicality as well as transparent uncoloured precision and an amazing  holographic soundstage.

The middle and high frequency section of this hybrid speaker remains passive. Specified as 8 ohms nominal and highly sensitive, it is made to work well with a wide range of amplifiers. The 5" driver is responsible for a very open, or pleasantly detailed, midrange frequencies without coloration. It is accompanied by a tweeter system with a concentric dome and ring moving-surface, as well as some new dispersion-improvement technologies.

The two transducers are time-aligned by the carefully sloped cabinet, and wideband phase-aligned by the low-order crossover.