I sincerely apologize, I listed the incorrect model number of my Raidho speakers in my original ad as a C3.2 the correct model number is C2.1
The Raidho C2.1 ($32,500 USD per pair) is the smallest floor-standing model in the company’s C series. The C2.1 (45.5”H x 20.5”D x 8”W, 110 pounds each) is a 2.5-way design, meaning that its top two drivers -- a 1” sealed-back ribbon tweeter and a 4.5” midrange-woofer -- are basically configured like a standard two-way (there is no low-cut filter on the midrange-woofer). The difference is that the C2.1’s third driver -- the bottom woofer -- augments the bass response of the midrange-woofer above it below 180Hz.
This 2.5-way configuration is increasingly popular in compact floorstanders because it retains most of the simplicity of a two-way crossover while adding more bass and power handling than a single-woofer design could provide. the drivers are wired in series and the unwanted frequencies are then diverted around the driver by the crossover components. This has one profound advantage: In the crossover region, the drivers are fed the exact same current.
This keeps the phase response stable under dynamic loads. It translates into speakers that don’t change character when loaded, and the acoustic image remains stable. In the C2.1 the crossover point is at 3kHz. The bottom bass driver in the 2.5-way system is rolled off at approximately 180Hz. The cabling on the C2.1 is now a combination of Nordost Valhalla and Odin. The C2.1 has a claimed sensitivity of 87dB (2.83V/1m), a nominal impedance of 4 ohms, and a frequency response of 40Hz-50kHz. There are three ports on the rear panel, and a single pair of five-way binding posts. The finish is Walnut Burl Veneer. The rather narrow C2.1 has a plinth with a wider footprint than the speaker itself, for solid lateral stability.
Raidho speakers are highly engineered, and specifically voiced to produce a sound that is all Raidho. Performance you will hear a substantially neutral mid-band with no tonal discontinuities.
the mids are not predominately upfront in the soundstage, but nor did they sound distant or diminished in scale. First-rate articulation is a defining characteristic of the C2.1, which reproduced all the small shifts and nuances that make music sound exciting and lifelike. and bass never got boomy or indistinct, as it can sound through lesser speakers. The C2.1s could play intimately, but with finesse and speed.
and the sound is punchy and clear, even if the recording itself lacks the dynamic range to make the song as good as it could be. Nonetheless, the Raidho's are not so polite that they robthe music of its energy and propulsion, as some audiophile speakers do.
In short, rock rocked.
Those invisible crossover frequencies are not on display with acoustic piano music of all genres.
listen for where and when the lower woofer in this 2.5-way design came into play and you will find it simply not doable. The upper bass was punchy and quick but not lean or thin. The lower bass is surprising, given the modest driver complement.
and you'll never heard a speaker with so limited a driver complement reproduce as wide a bandwidth as the Raidho C2.1.
And when it comes to high-resolution music, the C2.1 was quite capable. In fact, here is where it shone. it will keep pace by giving you more and more resolution of fine detail and musical nuance. It will never got hot in the top end or brittle in the mid-band, but just kept digging deeper and deeper into the recorded event, exposing more musical beauty at every turn. The bells and brass are simply crystalline in nature, with completely delineated decays and crisply rendered transient attacks The Raidho Acoustics C2.1 is a high-resolution, maximum-articulation transducer that delivers sound in a wholly digestible way that will wow you with its ability to resolve fine detail, but it's never fatiguing over the long haul. and its great sound comes in a handsome package that will nicely suit most rooms in which the C2.1 might be placed.
because of the risk of damage to this $32,500 pair of the ultimate in audiophile speakers at a reasonable affordable price, either (1)local pickup only or (2)custom-built crates, manufactured and foam lined and built specifically for the Raidho speakers will be constructed and shipped freight on a pallet to the owner, insured and blessed with holy water by a former seminarian.