Review: Soliloquy 5.2 Speaker
I have found this web site to be very informative, so I thought I would add some info.
I have owned these speakers for about a seven, and had nothing but
pleasure from them.
A quick discription:
They are a thin floor stander with everthing (soundwise), but extra
deep bass. They are very efficent and easy to drive. The speaker contains a 1"
Scanspeak silk dome and 5 1/2" Vifa coated paper woofer. Two reasons that this speaker is so easy to drive, and sounds so great, is that it is a tuned-pipe enclosure and has a very simple external crossover with oil caps.
The sound of these speakers can be phenominal with the recording, but still
musical with a bad recording. They lack any grain in the treble and go
sufficiently low in the bass (~30hz in my room). The mids are very smooth and
detailed. There have been so many times in the past year or so that I have stayed up too late listening to music, because they play music so well. They
can get the timbres just right on solo piano, and rock to a fat bass line.
One of the thing I love about this speaker is I can hear every time I make
a change in my system. Even if it is just a tube, cable, or some isolation feet. I really feel that the 5.2's are a transprent yet musically satisfying speaker.
By the way these were designed by Dennis Had of Cary Audio Design for use with tube amps. I have heard them W/O tubes and all of the positives stay.
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