Quality Speakers at Goldm Sound
At RMAF Gold Sound had the U.S premier of the new Focal 948 speaker. STEREOPHILE praised the naturalness of its sound. We are the only Colorado dealer stocking Focal's new 906 bookshelf & 926 tower speakers, as well as the 948. The 906 is the smallest & at $1500/pair, the most affordable Aria speaker. The 948, the largest & best Aria speaker, is $5000/pair. The 926, the smallest & most affordable Aria tower, is $3299/pair. All Aria speakers feature better sounding drivers with flax-cone woofers & midranges, plus new aluminum-magnesium tweeters, reducing distortion by 50%. Arias are 8 ohms & about 92db efficiency, or four times as efficient as many competitors. You can use solid state amps or tube amps, like our 35 watt/channel Prima Luna amps. The Arias have sleek, attractive styling with black lacquer or walnut wood veneer.
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Model List Sale Type Watts Resp db
BOOKSHELVES, all 2-ways
XsBook $400 $299/pr 20W powered
806V $1000 $599/pr 7"Bookshelf l50W 4l-28k 92
807V $1200 $799/pr 7"Bookshelf l50W 4l-28k 92
807W $1600 $999/pr 7"Bookshelf l60W 4l -28k 92
816V $2200 $l499/pr 3-6.5" 2.5way 200W 39-28k 9l.5
826V $2700 $l799/pr 3-6.5" 3 way 250W 37-28k 9l.5
836V $3200 $l999/pr 4-6.5" 3 way 300W 33-28k 9l.5
826W $3700 $2499/pr 3-6.5" 3 way 220W 37-28k 92
836W $4500 $2999/pr 4-6.5" 3 way 250W 33-28k 92
CENTERS, both 2-way
CC800W $900 $599/each 2-6.5" 200W 50-28k 9l
SUBWOOFERS, 11" Drivers, 40-160hz crossover
SW800V $1000 $699/ea 350-500W amp 27-l60hz
SW800W $1600 $999/ea 350-500W amp 27-l60hz
Our biggest Focal sale! Quantities limited; not all models are available in all colors. All of the above are new in sealed boxes. XS Book has a 2 year warranty.
All 800 models have 5 year parts & labor warranty with in-store service, 1" aluminum magnesium tweeters, 8 ohm & are high efficiency, two to four times many speakers' efficiency. This is like doubling or quadrupling your amp's power, plus lowering the amp's & speaker's distortion.
People have traded in many B&W bookshelves & tower speakers, plus Paradigm, for Focal. Focal has higher efficiency & deeper bass in the same size or smaller cabinets.
We just received the new Focal 706 bookshelf & the 726 tower, which are both on display.
We now have every bookshelf & tower speaker model of the the new Focal 700 line in stock. We have had many speakers traded in, including five different B&W models & Paradigm towers.
People love our Wharfedale speakers. We just received the following from a customer from the University of Pittsburgh:
"We want to thank you so much. We are VERY pleased with the speakers & the quality of sound. We've experimented & tried a variety of different types of music. We couldn't be happier!"
We now have on display:
*Asterisk means that this product has been favorably reviewed by STEREOPHILE, ABSOLUTE SOUND, etc. Reviews can be found on our "RECOMMENDED" pages.
CAMBRIDGE 10 & 3 bookshelf speakers
FOCAL Bookshelf Speakers: 705*, 706*,
807V, 807W, 906
Tower Speakers: 714, 716, 726
Aria: 926 & 948
700CC Center Speaker
MONITOR RADIUS Bookshelf/on-wall
Speakers: 45*, 90*
180 Center speaker*
Lite center & sats
REL T Zero Subwoofer
WHARFEDALE DIAMOND Speakers:
10.0, 10.1*, 10.2 Bookshelves
10.5 & 10.7* Towers
10CS Center Speakers
ACHROMATIC WAS-1, AV system,
5 satelites & subwoofer
YAMAHA Outdoor Spkrs: Nsaw190 & 294
YAMAHA Subs: YSTSW215PN, 216PN & 300
Most speaker companies buy their parts from a few generic manufacturers & put these in a cabinet. All our speaker companies design, engineer & manufacture every component in their own factory. You get better sounding, more durable speakers of higher value, since you're not paying for multiple companies' markups. We choose our speakers for superior sound quality & best value, not for the biggest ad budget. We've tried over a dozen U.S. & European speaker brands that didn't pass our high standards. Most are now available at local competing stores.
In addition to fine electronics, Cambridge makes many affordable, high value speakers, starting with the Minx 10, which lists for $160 & we sell for only $129 / pair. This amazing speaker is only three by three by three inches, yet sounds far larger. The Minx 10 is available in either a gloss black or white. Options include wall mounts, table stands or floor stands.
705 Bookshelf, now $549, Similar to 706V, below "with a little less bass extension & output," ABSOLUTE SOUND 11/11
706 Bookshelf, now $749, "Bass power & extension of many small floorstanding units. Very dynamic & visceral, it has a forward perspective that puts vocals right upfront. Shines on rock, blues & orchestral music. Highish sensitivity makes it an easy load for an amp - 50W is plenty in a moderately sized room. More bottom end than similar priced B&W." ABSOLUTE SOUND 11/11
XS Book, list $400, now $299/pair, powered small bookshelf speakers, "Work beautifully; offer a lot of sound, flexibility & functionality," ABSOLUTE SOUND 2013 HIGH END AUDIO BUYER'S GUIDE, MOST AFFORDABLE POWERED SPEAKERS
Bird, $999/pair, powered small bookshelf speakers with subwoofer, "There is perhaps no finer (or more user friendly) starting point for the high end audio experience than the compact, self-powered Bird system from Focal. The genius of the system is that it looks disarmingly stylish, simple & small, yet offers an amzingly big, rich, room-filling, focused & three dimensional sound. Very sophisticated." ABSOLUTE SOUND 2013 HIGH END AUDIO BUYER'S GUIDE, MOST AFFORDABLE POWERED SPEAKERS with POWERED SUBWOOFER
826W Tower, list $3700, now $2499,
Exceptional value, rated in same class as $13,000 models, "Produced a spacious sound with impressive dynamics & powerful bass," STEREOPHILE 11/11
HI-FI CHOICE chose the top hi-fi of all time. Quad is the highest ranked speaker. "The British Gold Standard; first practical full-range electrostatic; wide dynamics & delicate transparency weaves an unmatched spell." Models can have black grills & tops; or in classic finish with gold weave grills & solid mahogany wood tops.
ESL988, A rated, $6499/pr, black; $7149/pr, classic; in same class as $39,000 models.
"World class resolution, superb soundstaging, spectacular transient response" STEREOPHILE RECOMMENDED 10/07
5 Star, top rated, above B&O, B&W, Bose, Dali, Dynaudio, Revel & more. WHAT HI-FI, 12/05
"It will play at natural levels with a purity & accuracy will spoil you." ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE 10/07
ESL2805, A rated, SPEAKER of the YEAR, in same class as $39,000 models.
$9,499/pr, black; $11,449/pr, classic; "I know of no other speaker I'd rather own, regardless of price. The fiest hi-fi purchase you could ever make in terms of performance & value. Supremely transparent, free of coloration; phenomenally quick, utterly nonfatiguing." STEREOPHILE, 10/10
"The best ESL yet from Quad speakers; compelling realism & naturalness." ABSOLUTE SOUND 2/08
GREATEST BARGAIN, ABSOLUTE SOUND 5/08
"Realism & naturalness that are compelling & addictive." GOLDEN EAR AWARD, ABSOLUTE SOUND, 07 & 08; PRODUCT of YEAR, 07 & 08; EDITOR'S CHOICE 3/11.
"One has the feeling of being right in the room with the performer. They play considerably louder than older models; cleaner & faster bass." Hi-Fi + 10/07
GOLD AWARD, "There's something quintessentially right about a Quad electrostatic. Rear braced for extra stiffness & mass-loaded for extra rigidity [with] unparaIled midband clarity & neutrality, Quad ESLs are the benchmark by which all other speakers are judged. No other design is such a paragon of musicality & neutrality combined. A clear winner!" HI-FI CHOICE
ESL2905, $11,999/pr, black; $14,499/pr, classic; "Possibly the world's best speaker."
HI-FI CHOICE 1/07
PRODUCT OF YEAR, ABSOLUTE SOUND 1/09
"Sounds real, incredibly detailed & ravishingly beautiful on virtually any music." BUYER'S GUIDE, ABSOLUTE SOUND Spring 2010; EDITOR'S CHOICE 3/11
5 STARS, TOP-RATED over Dali, Focal, Spendor
& more. "Truly world class speaker."
WHAT HI-FI AWARDS 2008
QUAD, $1600, now $1249, PRODUCT of YEAR. 5 Stars, TOP-RATED above Dynaudio, Tannoy, Velodyne, etc. WHAT HI-FI, 8/08
Achromatic WAS1, $699, for 4 satellites, center & subwoofer, TOP-PICK over more expensive JBL [$1746 & $2124], Klipsch [$2396], NHT [$1294], Mordaunt-Short [$1470 & $2134] & more. "Beautifully designed & can navigate the subtleties of recordings & movie soundtracks; really doing it right." HOME THEATER BUYING GUIDE 2011
Diamond 10.1, $349/pair, PRODUCT of the YEAR, "Truly excellent, TOP-RATED over B&W, Bose, KEF, Tannoy & more. WHAT HI-FI AWARDS 2010
IN SAME CLASS as $700 SPEAKERS "Wharfedale has a winner in the 10.1. Extraordinary value for the money, with many strengths that suggest a considerably higher price & no meaningful weaknesses. Superb measured performance."
"Rich, uncolored midrange, reproduced all vocals with a sense of holographic verisimilitude. Balance of each overtone pure, pristine & silky. Rich & vibrant prescence & weight that I'm used to only from much larger speakers. With every recording, high frequencies sounded clean, extended, detailed & pristine. I'm surprised to have so many good things to say about how much bass so small a speaker could reproduce in a large room." STEREOPHILE, 7/11
"Gorgeous cabinet, relaxed, coherent sound, wide, deep soundstage, airy highs, liquid midrange & excellent low-level resolution. Greater overall clarity & resolution than PSB. Guitars sounded more expressive with more tonal color & subtle harmonics. Bass guitar was more fully expressed. I could make better sense of the words. The Wharfedales presented a better behaved, more relaxed sound; there was more nuance, detail & resolution."
"Percussion & brass sounded sweet & compelling. The 10.1 is a great jazz speaker. When the violin & clarinet came waltzing in, sorrowfully & methodically with pure emotional intensity so rich & sumptuous that I could cry, I realized the Wharfedales weren't performing only as great jazz speakers, providing nuance & resolution, but as great emotional conductors."
STEREOPHILE, 4/11, cover article.
"The Klipsch is not nearly as physically impressive as the Wharfedale 10.1. The Wharfedale dramatically exceeded my expectations for fit & finish." STEREOPHILE, 6/11
"For overall sound quality, as well as style, grace & all round ability, THE WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 10.1 COMES OUT ON TOP". AV REVIEW, Group Test Winner, February 2010
Diamond 10.2, $449/pair, "The Diamond 10.2 has the ability to make just about any price-comparable speaker & most from the class above, sound vague in the reproduction of fine detail." WHAT HI-FI 2010
Diamond 10.5, $949/pair, "My highest recommendation in this price class. The Wharfedale were the clear winners. They're equally adept with movies & music."
HOME THEATER REVIEW, May 30, 2011
Diamond 10.7, $1299/pair, "Sounds as if it costs $2000 / pair [or more]. Those seeking balanced performance from a speaker that offers both sonic refinement & near full-range frequency response will discover that the 10.7s are tough to beat." ABSOLUTE SOUND 4/11
"EARN MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. Exceptional entry-level compact floorstanding speakers. Huge soundstage, the bass is tight & clean, & best of all, they have a near peerless midrange response, which never ceased to amaze me. They represent an incredible value at only $1299 / pair & earn my highest recommendation." ENJOYTHEMUSIC.COM 6/30/11
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