Eventus Audio Lysithea $28,000 Speakers
- Product Name: Lysithea Loudspeakers
- Manufacturer: Eventus Audio
- Review Date: January 06, 2008 19:05
- MSRP: $28,000
- First Impression: Mildly Interesting
Woofer: Carbon fiber cone 7,5"
Midrange: Carbon fiber cone 5"
Tweeter: Ring radiator
Xover: 3-way, elastically fixed
Frequency Response: 40 Hz - 45kHz.
Sensitivity: 89db at 1W/1m
Power: 30 - 300 Watts (RMS)
Dimensions: 105(H) x 30(W) x 54(D) cm.
Weight: 99 lbs (45 kg) ea.
Eventus Audio premiered their new Lysithea three-way loudspeakers which utilizes a modified version of the patented Simulated Anechoic Cabinet Construction [SACC] technology. They claim SACC reduces cabinet vibration and internal reflections to eliminate unwanted cabinet-causing distortions. The overall design is similar to a large stand mounted monitor; however, in place of a stand is an elegantly designed, non-removable base with a captive low frequency driver. The crossover is located outside of the cabinet in the back of the loudspeaker and is damp-mounted. Eventus does this in order to "minimize the deleterious effects of the driver vibrations." The crossover typology comes from the Eventus Audio's Nebula.
These speakers looked great, though leaning modern with fine structural-looking lines that wrapped along the sides of the cabinet towards the rear. The gray and gloss black finish presented well, though the bookshelf speaker look was odd given the permanent nature of the stands. I liked the concept of a bottom-mounted speaker terminal block and would love to see that on more manufacturer's products - and at much lower costs of entry. Eventus apparently utilizes high quality components such as free air coils, polypropylene capacitors, carbon resistors and high grade interior cables - a good thing considering the rather excessive pricing.
A ring radiator tweeter and 5-inch carbon fiber cone midrange mate with a 7.5-inch carbon fiber woofer to produce frequencies from 40Hz to 45kHz. Sensitivity is 89dB at 1W/m. The weight is a staggering 99 lbs each, and the price is an even more staggering $28,000. Dimensions are 42" x 12" x 21.5" (HxWxD). Is the price worth it? That's up to the listener to decide.
For more information please visit www.eventusaudiousa.com.
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