Review pair of maple JansZen za1.1 electrostatic hybrids with AirLayer option used by Robert Greene in his glowing coverage for The Absolute Sound (see below).
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"In fact, so extraordinary is the treble that one is led to rethink the whole question of the top end of CDs and, for that matter, vinyl. Now I am not suggesting that high-bit-rate digital is not worthwhile. SACD for instance still sounds better than the corresponding material on CD. But people may be surprised how much of what they took for grit and grain and impurity in the top end of CD sources was in fact the graininess of typical dome tweeters." – Robert Greene (The Absolute Sound; also appears in the Loudspeakers Buyer's Guide)
"This design is really the fruit of more than one lifetime's research and development, and it tackles the usual problems, particularly of room interaction, in unusual and effective ways. It produces all the lovely, natural purity that should be the hallmark of an electrostatic, without any real drawbacks. Perhaps not for headbangers but a loudspeaker, which, when used as intended, can be endlessly rewarding." – Steve Harris (Hi-Fi News / Highly Commended & Featured on the Cover)
Bass extends to 30hz (+/- 3db in room) and is achieved with incredible coherence and celerity. The crossover point is c. 500hz on the front 7" woofer and aided by a rear-firing woofer operating preliminarily below 60hz on reverse).
These have mild signs of wear but are in flawless operating condition and include their original box, manual, power cords (for the stators) and warranty.