Celesta FRM-2 Reviews

Alta Audio Celesta FRM-2 Enjoy The Music Review


…with the Alta Audio $13,000 FRM-2 speakers, this is one of the few occasions where the performance was equal to the promise. If you were blindfolded, you could easily mistake their sound for a large full range multi-driver speaker. The Celesta speakers fulfill my most important requirements. The sound stage between the speakers in my room is unusually wide rock solid and dead centered. The driver’s horizontal dispersion is remarkable. The extension at both frequency extremes leaves nothing to the imagination. They are not cheap, yet certainly justify their cost. Bottom line, if I could afford them I would keep the Celesta FRM-2 speakers within my reference system.


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Alta Audio FRM-2 in Robb Report

Alta Audio’s FRM-2 monitor loudspeaker has been featured in the Robb Report.

Mike Levy, the lead designer for Alta Audio, has been building speakers for almost 35 years. His portfolio includes the company’s roughly 7-foot-tall, $200,000-per-pair Statement floor-standing loudspeakers—and many of that speaker’s technologies have been implemented in the new Alta Audio FRM-2 monitor speakers. Though considerably smaller, and priced at $13,000 per pair, the FRM-2s are packed with audio oomph.

Featuring a 6-inch woofer and Alta’s proprietary ribbon tweeter, the new speakers accurately deliver potent sonic responses from 29 Hz up to 47 kHz. And while the ultrahigh-gloss finish could be worthy of the finest cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the beauty it provides is more than skin deep. Using a material that Alta calls DampHard, the speaker’s cabinet isolates the drivers from vibration and their external environment, giving the music reproduced by the FRM-2s a deep, uncanny silence that few speakers this size afford. In short, the FRM-2s redefine the high-performance monitor category.

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Alta Audio Celestia FRM-2 Tone Audio Review: Ribbon Perfection

Tone Audio featured a beautiful review of the Celestia FRM-2 in their magazine calling it the best melding of a ribbon tweeter to a midrange driver they’ve ever heard. Read the article in the magazine below.

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Alta Audio FRM-2 in Tone Audio Magazine

Tone Audio Blurb

Previewing the FRM-2s in their magazine, Tone Audio is definitely impressed. Watch for a full review coming in their issue #67.

Thanks to a 3.1″ voice coil and massive motor, this modest sized driver produces prodigious bass, along with a speed that mates to the ribbon perfectly – making for the most seamless marriage we’ve yet heard between a ribbon and dynamic driver.

So far, everyone on the staff that has experienced them has been shocked at the realism they provide.

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QuotidianoAudio FRM-2 Review

Quotidiano Audio

(translated from italian)

The speakers are the best around, the cabinet is made of MDF and is covered with a material that is extremely hard to eliminate resonance.

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Audiophilia.com FRM-2 Review

Audiophilia Star Component

“the bass performance is extraordinary .. most other 2-way monitors could not match it”
“I was hearing the subtleties, power and textures of each instrument. The complete dynamic experience capturing the power of the full orchestra transported me closer to the sound of a live performance.”

“It still amazes me how something so small can produce such a complete and realistic sonic picture.”

“For those of you who want to achieve full range sound without the subwoofer/monitor problems, and don’t want, or can’t accommodate, big floor standers, the FRM-2s will be the answer. It will put that ear to ear grin on your face.”

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