Trio15 Voxativ

Scott, a very nice gentleman from Colorado USA, approached us with the following request:

“I sit 11 feet from speakers, speakers are 6 feet apart, I can place speakers 16 to 18 inches from wall.
I have vaulted ceiling rising from left speaker up past right speaker. Wall 1 foot behind listening position. room is open on right side (three walls in listening area) opening to kitchen dining area.
Area is a bit on the bright side musically.
Sound stage right now is not great with current set-up, XXXX speakers, 6 watt SET tube amp.
Have been through six pairs of speakers so far.
Want clear impactful “detailed” realistic rich full open true sound.
Your recommendation.”
And here is Scott’s music and sonic DNA:
“Nora Jones, Adele, Whitney Huston, Rush, REM, Bob Dylan,Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Andreas Vollenweider, Manhiem Steamroller, Pink Floyd,Cold Play Joni Mitchell, and so much more.
Classic Rock, classical, jazz, new age, I am all over the place but I enjoy music that moves me and is well done.
I don’t want to have to play at exaggerated volume levels to here the details and for it to sound like it a is real instrument and a person, and in my room not in my speakers. and I need speakers to convey this.”

After an exchange of few emails, Trio15TB NEO was sent to Scott and within few days the following mail arrived:
“Parts all arrived today.
Initial reaction.
WOW!
Uh, I wont be returning these.
Exactly the sound I was looking for.
Can’t wait to see what they will do once broken in.
Listening to a tough album for speakers, lots going on, Bruno mars, and it sounds really good.
Haven’t even messed with speaker placement yet.
Really fills the room with sound.
“Huge” sweet spot!
Not even sure where it is.
Bass is so tight already.
All this with a 6 watt SET amp, so cool.
Very happy so far.
Will keep you updated, I have to listen to some more music right now.”
and one more feedback came in few days after:
“Just returned home from work and listening to some Eric Clapton.
Sounds really great, these speakers seem to make room for all of the music and are very easy to listen to, easy on the ears and a pleasure to the senses.”

The Trio15 is a modular open baffle concept that allows an easy upgrade path, so Scott took the decision to go for the upgrade to Trio15 Voxativ ! We shipped him the Voxativ driver, the Leonidas Crossover and the right baffle and here is what came in after few days:
” These speakers (Trio15 Voxativ) are just absolutely Spectacular!!! 
The sound stage is “immense”, with so much depth and the detail is incredible. 
Every instrument and voice occupies it’s own space and blends together so beautifully, just so right. I swear I hear things beside me, behind me, these speakers just fill the room with beautiful music, I keep being startled and I look around to see where the sounds are coming from, crazy… 
I will send some photos when I can. I will give a better review when time permits also.”

…and few weeks after we received the following

“Thomas,

They sound more open and clear, very very clear.

The detail I get with the tubes and these speakers is off the charts ridiculous!

Very tight and smooth, and so real. They have great separation and seem to handle multiple types of music with ease.

Very easy to listen to.

I have about ten hours on them now.

The TB’s are very good sounding also but not as smooth and not quite as clear.

The TB’s also were sibilant. The S sound was a little sharp and not very clean (kinda sprayed the S’s), my one complaint with them and the Voxativ’s cleaned that up nicely!

With the Voxativ drivers these are as good as I have ever heard a speaker sound, and I have them in my room which is the worst space I have ever had to deal with sound wise, so that is saying a lot.

They seem to need a little more power which surprised me, considering they are rated at 100db versus 93db for the Tang Band’s, so now I am really anxious to get my new 20 watt amp that is replacing the 6 watt that I have now, probably six more weeks at least.

They are hand made and the waiting list is long 

Tired of waiting for everything.

The baffles look nice, I was used to the others but these are definitely growing on me, and the wife likes them much more, so that is a plus.

Would like to know more about these crossovers, and what I can change or adjust and what it does.

I will probably upgrade some of the crossover components in the future.

Crossover Upgrade

…and as predicted above, after few months Scott did upgrade the crossover and here is his feedback:

“Thomas, Ze’ev,

I just replaced the main capacitors with three Jantzen Silver Z-Cap capacitors 2% 800v 22uf. 

I used three 22uf to replace each 68uf Mundorf cap.

WOW, WOW, WOW.

All I can say is it took the speakers to a “much much” higher level, I mean beyond amazing.

I can’t stress enough how much better they sound now.

Such a full rich deep smooth detailed sound, absolutely beautiful, goose bumps good, best I have ever heard by far.

Highly recommend changing that capacitor out.

We need a forum on your webpage Ze’ev.

Thanks guys.

Sincerely,

Scott F.L.

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