Review by Hobby HiFi 3/2005:
"With a placement just 20 cm away from the rear wall and not turned in, the
loudspeakers reproduced a powerful sound in the listening room of the editorial
office. But they didn't overdo it: although bass was impressively deep and
forceful, the details, like the delicate bow stroke of a double bass were
easily recognisable. Even at high volume - the Mezzoforte can take a lot of
pounding, comparable to Triga from Hobby HiFi 5/2003
- these qualities remained fully intact.
Transition between bass and midrange is without any gap. The midrange driver,
solely responsible for reproducing the keynotes, shows - like the bass driver
- clarity and attention to detail. The reproduction of vocals was particularly
natural. We haven't often experienced the Hermann Prey recording on the Manger
Test CD that realistically.
A hint of harshness at the beginning of the listening test disappeared entirely,
after the panel exchanged the standard parts of the high-pass filter for the
best components that could be organised short-term: a copper foil coil and
an Audyn Plus capacitor. Three-dimensionality profited even more from these
measures: although anything but bad before the change, the loudspeakers now
reproduced vocals as well as instruments with absolute transparency and spatiality,
everything is realistic and within reach."...
Our standard Mezzoforte kit consists of:
Price for Mezzoforte without cabinet, per unit: - not available
Price for high-end Mezzoforte without cabinet, per unit: EUR 527,00 excl. VAT: € 442.86 / $ 478.29
This version, entirely focused on sound quality (there is even third version)
has an impedance of 3 Ohm between 50 and 100 Hz, requiring an amplifier that
is extremely stable.
Review by Hobby HiFi 5/2005:
"After modification the Mezzoforte turned up to be purified, especially with
regard to keynotes: so far with a tendency to be a bit thin, the revised version
now displayed a full and rich bass. Though, the Mezzoforte should be placed
at least 30 cm away from the rear wall. If a placement closer to the wall
(although 10 cm are sufficient for the bass reflex tube to work properly)
is preferred, then possibly the first version would be more appropriate. But
that depends also on the surroundings. If in doubt a listening test should
clarify this. In the upper midrange these speakers are now even more at ease.
This becomes evident when listening at maximum volume: with Quincy Jones'
version of "Birdland" rotating in the CD player, vocals - even at a breathtaking
volume - remain clean and clear. Even at 110 dB there is no harshness or annoyance."
Our standard kit Mezzoforte Update consists of:
Price for the new Mezzoforte Update without cabinet, per unit: - not available
Price for High-End Mezzoforte Update without cabinet, per unit: EUR 564,00 excl. VAT: € 473.95 / $ 511.87
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