LYD OG BILDE (NO)
AUDIOVECTOR FACTORY VISIT
Lyd & Bilde Magazine, March 2017
By Geir Nordby
"The aim has always been, and will always be, to release the soul of the music."
"On the Arreté models, the cross-overs have been cryogenically treated - freeze treated to at minus 238 degrees. This may sound like mumbo jumbo, but I can assure you, that had this molecular realignment not resulted in a better sound quality, we would never have used it, says Ole Klifoth."
"From QR 3, via SR 3 Super, Signature and Avantgarde Arreté, it becomes clear that all models have the same sonic Audiovector signature. This means tight bass with correct pitch, a crystal clear midrange and an airy treble character with lots of overtones. Everything is perfectly matched together and delivered fast and precise."
"Everytime you upgrade a to a better model, you hear more details revealed. Like removing fine layers of haze, so you move closer and closer to the core of the music."
"We even had a chance to hear the SR 3 Aantgarde Arreté Discreet, which revealed, that an even more dynamic performance is possible, because the passive cross-overs have been bypassed. And you can stream wirelessly."
"Our listening session started with the QR 3 see our review, which we tested lately with a fine result. The QR series has been designed by Ole’s son Mads Klifoth, not by Ole himself. In other words, we are talking about a family business, where the future has been taken well care of. Mads is a very capable speaker engineer in his own right."
"The R 11: Extremely fast, precise and deep bass and with the most beautiful overtones from the double AMT treble drivers”. These speakers are gigantic in every way. A gigantic soundstage, with magical reproduction of both rock, blues and jazz. There is only one disadvantage: They cost 200.000 Euro."