August 2014

Introducing the new Solo Single Driver Loudspeaker

Solo

With single full-range driver speakers becoming popular due to their advantages in reproducing a sweet sound with smooth clear imaging and exacting detail, Alta Audio has stepped up to the plate with the newly designed Solos to pack rich, clear sound into a small single driver form factor. The Solos take the very best sound of a full range driver and make it even better using the specialized Alta XTL tuning system. The result is a superb loudspeaker for reproducing a wide variety of live music including classical, jazz, acoustic rock, and other sweet and detailed live genres.

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Popularity of Single Full Range Driver Speakers

Single driver speakers are becoming an increasingly popular choice among audiophiles. Why single driver speakers? A quote posted by a user on the Stereophile.com forums explains the benefits and drawbacks of a single driver speaker.

Single driver speakers are most suitable for the more intimate genre and at moderate volume levels. This includes solo voice, small group jazz and 18th century classical and chamber music. For these genre, single driver speakers are superb. You will hear nothing better. They also do classic rock pretty well as long as the volume is kept to reasonable levels. By reasonable, I mean ~80dB at the listening position. (I set my LT-2000/DX3’s 8 feet apart and my chair 8 feet back.) Now, if you are into heavy metal or want Mahler symphonies at concert volume, I suggest that you look elsewhere.

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