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Io review in Audiophilia.com

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For this price point, I’d be hard pressed to recommend a speaker that does all the musical and audiophile things the IO does. It is beautifully made with fine cabinetry, is extremely well designed, and produces highly musical sounds in all the important octaves. Chalk up another winner from the Alta Audio speaker stable. Very highly recommended. 

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Titanium Hestia review in Audiophilia.com

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The Titanium retain the intimacy and quality of sound I adore in the Celesta, but offer a significantly larger sound stage with mind-boggling imaging to go along with it.

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Alta Audio at the New York Audio Show – Audiophilia

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In Room 904, Alta Audio was world-premiering their new powerful `Titanium’ loudspeakers ($27,000 a pair), a D’Appolito and dipole design with 5 drivers.

Driven by 2 Krell Solo 375 Class A Monoblock amps ($17,500 a pair), with a Krell Illusion II Preamplifier ($7,000) and supported by Anticables highest level of cabling (interconnects, power, speaker) this was my favorite sounding room.

The soundstage was huge and focused (nothing amorphous) with pinpoint accuracy of imaging, voices had the singer way up high smack in the center andthere was amazing bass and detailed tonal accuracy.

Vinyl was playing on a VPI Avenger, and digital via a Solution 541 SACD Player ($40,000) and a Vanguard Universal DAC ($4,500). I heard the lovely LP `The Well’, by Jennifer Warnes, and lots of Jazz digital.

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Alta Audio @ the Capital Audio Fest in Part Time Audiophile

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Scott Dalzell of Viva HiFi was showing off a familiar, if eclectic, collection of gear at CAF this year, featuring some very sexy loudspeakers from Alta Audio.

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Win a Free Audio System at the Capital Audiofest

Alta Audio is partnering with VPI and Luminous Audio to bring you a Complete System Giveaway at the Capital Audiofest.

The package includes:

  • 1 pair of Alta Audio Rhea loudspeakers ($4,750/pair)
  • 1 VPI 299D Limited Edition stereo amplifier ($4,000)
  • 1 VPI Scout Jr turntable, with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge ($1,600)
  • Full set of Luminous Audio speaker cables, interconnects and power cords ($1,800 total)

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Alta Audio Rhea Review @ RMAF – Audiophilia

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The Rhea is another Alta Audio winner that is live sounding with addictive overall musicality. It delivers about 85% of the sound quality of the Celesta at 1/3rd the price. Very versatile, the Rhea allows for a wide range of amplification as well as lots of flexibility for positioning within a room. A steal I’d say. Highly recommended without any reservations.

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RMAF Report – Alta Audio Rhea – Pleasant Surprises

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Early on, I was surprised to hear so much quaffable sound, i.e. readily pleasing sound that invites continued and long listening. For example, Alta Audio’s Rhea speakers produced an eminently quaffable sound.

The Rhea is relatively small but big sounding. The ribbon tweeter did just what we expect a ribbon tweeter to do: sound super fast and detailed. The single 7 inch woofer sounded far larger and more powerful than its modest size would seem to imply, no doubt due to the transmission-line loading. Combined, these two drivers created an effortless sound that contradict their low price of $4495 for the pair, sounding far more expensive.

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Hi-Fi+ RMAF Report – Alta Audio

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Our final (very nice) surprise was delivered in the Alta Audio room. Alta’s own modest yet attractive two-way floor-standers (the Rhea, $4495) were paired with the Nuprime DAC-10 pre-amp ($1500) and REF20 mono-blocks ($7600). If the electronics and speakers were definitely approachable, the source wasn’t: the Grand Prix Monaco v1.5, Triplanar Ultimate 12” tonearm, Lyra Scala cartridge and the latest Tom Evans Groove+ phono-stage. Roll that lot together and it adds up to around three times the rest of the chain, but you couldn’t argue with the musical results. Relaxed but clearly structured, with the explicit tempi and explosive dynamics that characterize the GPA ‘table, this system was both extremely engaging and expressive. Rhythmically secure and musically articulate, capable of great delicacy and fluid phrasing, this set up made the Alta Audio room a welcome oasis of musical calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the show.

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RMAF Report – Part Time Audiophile – Alta Audio Rhea

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The Alta Audio Rhea retails for $4,500 a pair but sounds far more expensive for the clarity, flow, and dynamics delivered. Shopping in this price range? You need to hear the Rhea first.

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Alta Audio Rhea – Top Reviewers Review RMAF

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You’ve got to check out the Alta Audio Rheas

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