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Articles tagged with: Waterfall Audio

Hi-Fi Choice

press victoria hifi-choicePrevious speakers made from glass have tended to sound rather brittle and bright, but then the construction of a glass speaker is an extremely bold move.  Not only is the production process highly complex end expensive, but there are also serious sound quality concerns.  but, by incorporation sophisticated damping techniques, Waterfall has refined the process to the point where the latest Evo range is in no way compromised by the material itself.  Instead, what you get is a distinctive speaker with the positive benefits of glass, such as high density and rigidity.

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Hi-Fi News: Speaker With A Heart Of Glass

press iguascu hifi newsForming an enclosure from glass is a costly process.  So Waterfall's floor stander represents fine value with style. Review: John Bamford  Lab:  Keith Howard

Received wisdom generally has it that a loudspeaker's enclosure should be inert, so that we hear the acoustic output of the speaker's transducers unsullied by the additional singing along of a cabinet.

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Robb Report

press niagara robb reportClear Choice - Those who believe that speakers should be heard and not seen have likely never laid eyes on the Waterfall Audio's new Niagara speakers.  The French company, which likens its craftsmanship in its design to the Lalique and Cartier, spent three years perfecting the look and performance of these 47-inch-tall loudspeakers ($54,000 per pair).  The three-quarter-inch-thick diamond-glass casing reveals the speaker's drivers and glass horn tweeter.  Like their design, the Niagara speaks' sound is vibrant an clear.

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AV Max

press victoria av maxThe Canadians and the Americans have the Niagra, Venezuela has the Angel Falls and the French have the Waterfall Audio.  They’ve been around for more than a decade now but only surfaced around seven years ago due to their extensive time spent on simply getting a speaker into a glass cabinet t achieve hi-fi sonic bliss.  They’ve managed to come out with a complete range of stereo and surround speakers, as well as non-glass subwoofer, from which spans the very beautiful Victoria TWN towers.

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Victoria Evo HFC - A Glass Act

press victoria victoria evo hfcWaterfall is confident that its glass speakers are anything but see-through.  Domonic Todd listens in… Take the material out of the equation and he Victoria Evo is still an extremely well finished speaker.  Block connections aside, the design impresses with its thoughtful and thorough build.  The way that the neat internal speaker cable routing actually adds to the design - resembling the strings on a cello - is a case pinpoint…

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Piège De Cristal (French)

press victoria piege de cristalDans l’esprit des spécialistes, une bonne enceinte ne peut être que massive et, généralement, laide. Inversement, une belle enceinte est… belle. Point final. Pourtant, disons-le tout de suite, cette Waterfall a de quoi faire changer d’avis les mélomanes et les audiophiles les plus sceptiques. Son principe, vous l’avez sous les yeux : c’est une enceinte en verre, donc entièrement transparente. Mais ce serait une erreur de penser que son concepteur s’est arrêté à l’aspect physique. Cela dit, celui-ci est incontestablement un atout considérable. Alors que, depuis des années, on nous rebat les oreilles avec le fameux WAF (Woman Acceptance Factor, ou facteur d’acceptation des femmes…), force est de constater que la Victoria Evo fait l’unanimité sur son esthétique. Même ceux qui n’ont strictement aucun intérêt pour la musique et la reproduction sonore y voient, finalement, un très bel objet de décoration, à la fois sobre, discret et tout de même high-tech.

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