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Status Acoustics Voce Fina Bookshelf Speaker Recommendations

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The Status Acoustics Voceclose.JPG Fina speakers offer incredible fidelity if used within their limits.  They aren’t designed to fill huge listening spaces at reference levels.  Instead, I recommend them for small- to medium-sized rooms where they would excel as speakers in a cost no object two-channel audio system or even a nearfield monitor.  If you desire to extend their dynamic range, I’d highly recommend bass managing them with a crossover frequency of 60Hz-80Hz and pairing them with a very musical subwoofer (preferably two) like RBH’s own SX-10/R.  While it is recommended to mate these speakers with the very best amplification you could afford, they also work very well with modestly powered, well designed amplifiers like the Marantz PM-11S3 used in this review.

These are undoubtedly some of the finest sounding bookshelf loudspeakers I've ever had the fortune of listening to.

$12k/pair is A LOT of money to ask for a bookshelf speaker.  The Status Voce Fina speakers are certainly not in the value category.  For that I’d suggest SX-61/R, which cost roughly $1900/pr, feature an MDF cabinet and utilize the same tweeter but step down to the aluminum phase-plug woofer and standard crossovers.  This would likely get you about 85% of the performance of Status Granite for 1/6th the price.

Conclusion

DriversOnce again RBH Sound has upped the ante by releasing a speaker product that truly lives up to the Status Acoustics moniker. These are undoubtedly some of the finest sounding bookshelf loudspeakers I’ve ever had the fortune of hearing.  Listening to them was truly a magical experience.  The Voce Fina speakers disappeared into the room and sounded much larger than their diminutive size suggests.  They dressed up the aesthetics of my room like no other speaker I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. A prospective buyer should appreciate the high WAF these speakers have and how that will score big points with their significant other after she comes to terms with the price.  These speakers are fully engineered, built and assembled in the USA which means something these days.  If you’re looking for two-channel nirvana, the Status Acoustics Voce Fina will take you there.  It will redefine your listening experience and help you rediscover your music collection.  The only caution is you may have to upgrade your countertops in your kitchen after taking ownership of these beauties.


Status Acoustics Voce Fina 2013 CEDIA Preview

RBH Sound
382 Marshall Way,
Layton, Utah 84041
800.543.2205


About RBH Sound

RBH Sound’s goal is to produce the finest products in each category we manufacture. Sonic and build quality are paramount at RBH Sound. We are constantly searching for new technologies and improvements that will keep us as an industry leader. For additional information, visit  www.rbhsound.com

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Recent Forum Posts:

gene posts on December 23, 2015 20:40
frostbyte, post: 1109727, member: 9909
These things are spectacular and sound like heaven. I got suckered in from the listening experience. Can't wait to get them home!
Very cool. Maybe you can post some images of your Status Acoustics speakers here so we can share them on our FB page too
Irvrobinson posts on December 23, 2015 14:15
fmw, post: 1109807, member: 26848
I have to say the brand name is a turn off to me. I buy speakers for sound, not for status.

I agree, and many high-end audio products have obnoxious names. Like my own Revel Ultima Salon2s. All three names are silly, and a bit embarrassing when I tell people unfamiliar with them the name. Sometimes I wonder how such poor names pass scrutiny and get approval.
fmw posts on December 23, 2015 14:06
I have to say the brand name is a turn off to me. I buy speakers for sound, not for status.
AcuDefTechGuy posts on December 23, 2015 09:08
frostbyte, post: 1109727, member: 9909
These things are spectacular and sound like heaven. I got suckered in from the listening experience. Can't wait to get them home!
Wow, congrats!
frostbyte posts on December 23, 2015 02:40
These things are spectacular and sound like heaven. I got suckered in from the listening experience. Can't wait to get them home!
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