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  • Private/  PartyTrade-In/ $3,866.00  / $3,357.99 THIS IS THE PRICE OUT OF THE BLUE BOOK.   These are RARE and in great condition. Hand made in estonia. Also btw they sound amazing 🔊 ...Make a offer before there gone...

Floor Loudspeaker Reviews

Audes Jazz loudspeaker

Kalman Rubinson  |

When I first got into hi-fi, stereo was just over the horizon and imported products were still rare. The inexpensive ones came from Japan, and you could find them, often with names that changed from week to week, in the open-air displays in and around Cortlandt Street in lower Manhattan. The more expensive brands were European, primarily British, and beyond my financial grasp.

Today, with the great increase in international trade, it's sometimes hard to know a product's nation of origin. British-designed loudspeakers are made in China, Dutch brands carry labels that say "Made in Belgium" or even "Made in Malaysia," and American components can be sourced from anywhere—even the US. So what might one expect of an Estonian loudspeaker?

I first came across the Audes line some years back, at a Consumer Electronics Show. I thought the designs somewhat derivative, the execution meticulous, the sound from model to model inconsistent, and the prices very attractive. Since then, Audes has expanded their lines of speakers, which—more important—now sound much better (judging from brief auditions at shows) while remaining very reasonably priced.

I hinted to Audes' Naum Dorkhman that I might want to review one of his speakers, but he waited patiently for me to pull the trigger. When I bumped into him in the men's room at Carnegie Hall during the intermission of a Kremerata Baltica concert last fall, I was a bit at a loss for something to say. Finally, I said, "Let's do a review." Dorkhman suggested the Audes Blues, but I've had little luck with side-firing woofers in my listening room. We settled on the Jazz.

Description & Setup
The Audes Jazz is quite tall and deep for a two-way speaker with only a 1" dome tweeter and two 6.5" mid/woofers. The enclosure is a matte-black, square-edged box, the drivers near the top of the front panel. The box is flanked by wooden panels, beautifully sculpted and finished, that extend about two-thirds of the way up the sides and a bit beyond the front and rear edges. Combined with a similarly decorative and extremely stable, spiked baseplate, these cosmetic additions make the black box seem to disappear, and the entire ensemble look less imposing. The shaped grille, too, contributes to making the Jazz look like anything but the rectangular black box it actually is. I liked it.Like the musical idiom that is their namesake, Audes Jazz loudspeakers have a highly defined, yet paradoxically unstructured and almost ambient quality to their sound reproduction. And despite their name, these speakers are designed to realise the potential of anything from a soaring symphonic crescendo, to a searing fusion sax solo, to even the most scorching surround sound DVD. Of course that level of versatility should come as no surprise when you realise that they were inspired by Audes’s groundbreaking Blues loudspeakers. Virtually identical in their overall musicality, yet a bit more affordable, the sound and value combination offered by these speakers will get even the most jaded audiophile ‘jazzed’!          Do not confuse these with the Audes made in the usa. these are hand made in Estonia. We consider these the ROLEX of speakers. What we mean by that is these speakers are more valuable now than what they sold for new. Check the blue book value on them. Audes Credo is available in a variety of fine wood  finishes: mahogany, black ash, cherry, walnut. Optionally exotic finishes are available, such as burl wood in matte or fine piano polish finishes.                              Technical Specifications

Nominal impedance

4 Ω

Max. long-term power

120 W

Max. short-term power

160 W

Frequency range (±2 dB)

46–22000 Hz

Lf corner (−6 dB)

37 Hz

Crossover frequency

1800 Hz

Sensitivity (2.83 V/1 m)

90 dB

Speaker drivers

2 × 6½" polypro eylene cone woofer. Designed & manufactured by Audes;

1" fabric dome tweeter.

Dimensions (mm)

1168 H × 242 W × 373 D

Base

315 W × 380 D

Dimensions (inches)

46" H × 9½" W × 14¾" D

Base

12½" W × 15" D

Weight

34 kg/75 lbs

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