30 Dec '12, 7pm

Swan Song: The Audiophile Lacrima Speakers

Swan Song: The Audiophile Lacrima Speakers

Talk about a swan song: these sinuous, gracefully arched speakers by The Audiophile are a great way to sound off the new year. Entirely hand-built and housed in beautifully designed cabinets, the four-way Lacrima speakers are designed for maximum aural and aesthetic impact: those tapering tubes extending from the drivers are said to dampen resonance and noise, resulting in pristine sound quality. Two futuristic bass drivers float above silicone O-rings, cutting out mechanical coloration, while the tweeter and mid-range drivers boast catenary domes and carbon fiber rings that together produce a harmonic distortion of less than 0.5 percent. Tech-speak aside, the Lacrima is an object of beauty in itself, with its "necks" recalling the sensual silhouette of those most evocative of birds. Molded from a sophisticated blend of "quasi-isotropic" glass, reinforced plastic and a lig...

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