Bogdan Audio speakers


I am in the research stage for a future speaker purchase and recently became aware of a speaker builder and his company called Bogdan Audio. Wonder if there are any Bogdan owners out there that can share their experience. Also helpful to get any impressions from those who have heard them at past audio shows.
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Any info on Bogdan audio speakers.
I have heard them at a couple of shows. I am not sure what your price range is, but both their Catalina monitors and Petra full range speakers are expensive. If I remember correctly the Catalina are in the 20k range and the Petra significantly more than that. The Catalina sounded excellent, but there is tremendous competition for monitors at or below that price. Show conditions make it impossible to say if the price is validated in respect to other fine monitor systems.

The times I heard the Petra, I got the impression that they were too big for the room. They are a substantially large speaker and would be no doubt capable of filling a large room with great sound. The look of Petra would obviously be another matter altogether. Only you can decide if the look is for you.

Lastly, they have a small floor stander called Art Deco that uses a coaxial drive unit and comes in under 3k if I remember correctly. These are not as refined in the treble as the other two, but they are certainly competitive in their price range and worthy of an audition. Hope this helps.
The 2 that you mention both use Raal Tweeters and Bogdan has put them on sale here on Agon for half price. He showed the Catalina at 12k and took offers on the Petra...Neither sold.
Timlub, that is why I was hesitant about the value proposition of both of them. Resale would likely take a large hit if you ended up not loving them. And at those prices, you better love them. The relative value of the Art Deco seemed to be more in line with the MSRP. Listening to them yourself first would be the best option before jumping in.
Good to see a response.
A small company not well known I assume.

I am interested in the experience of working directly with a speaker builder from start to finish.
It would be nice to hear from those who have also chosen this approach and their results.

Many good choices at this point that I hope to narrow down.
You may want to look at a few other custom speaker companies as well. Vapor Audio, Salk Audio, Selah Audio.
Toddnkaya offers good options for companies that will do custom builds. A couple of others that will do custom work and offer good sound are Tyler Acoustics and Soundfield Audio.
I have only heard them at shows, but Bogdan impressed when I have heard them in those settings.
Contact Ryan at vapor sound..he has speakers that cost 6k that are 10k anywhere else. He puts alot of money into top end parts.
I just bought a pair of Bogdan Mini Monitors last night. They were a one off speaker. I absolutely love them. Built like tanks and sound incredible. I was worried about resale value but not anymore. I won't be reselling them, unless someone wants to offer me three times what I paid.
I am looking into all that have been suggested.
Appreciate the support.
Special thanks to Csmgolf and B_limo for their help.
Other experiences and opinions always welcomed.
I thought I should go ahead and add a little bit to my previous post.

The Bogdan mini monitors that I had became tiresome to listen to. It was a little bit like seeing a t.v. with the color turned way up. At first it looks good but then after a while you realize that it's not natural...

The bogdans, in my small room, were too much. The bass overwhelmed my room and the highs were a bit taxing and induced listener fatigue.

They definately used high quality parts (clarity caps, seas midbass and fountech neo cd3.0 tweeter) and the cabinets were built like tanks.

Another thing is that I couldn't get past the look of the speakers and the build quality of the cabinets. The tweeters were positioned slightly off level too which bothered me. The woodwork was so so, with slight defects, splitting and wood that was not lined up properly.

They are by no means bad speakers but the initial enthusiasm for the sound quickly wore off. I have had quite a few speakers but none that impressed me so much initially only to become too much a week later.

I wouldn't judge Bogdan Speakers based on the mini monitors that I owned though, since these were a one off speaker and I do believe his other speakers are quite different.