The brand offers a range of Audium a little pregnant ... different. Indeed, Audium has a rather unusual choice, offering a large range of products fitted with a single front speaker, who covers the entire spectrum of high to low. The total for this model, supported in the HP, for a sub cone pointing down. This type of system often has two advantages. It's cheap to produce because it only has one hp certainly more complex, but the whole reason we kept saving pennies in production, and this kind of product is as likely to have the advantage db efficiency, 1m, 1w interesting. It is 93 db for this model. Which will not pose too many problems, even amps soft knee.
The finish is very pretty, and further confirms my notes to a severe test of old B & W. The Comp8 is a beautiful object, well sanded, lacquered, with a beautifully grained veneer. It charms the eye, and 5'980 Sfr is what you would expect.
... what I noticed. Is that we are facing a good speaker. Who planes a little treble without removing too much and has a little weakness in the lower midrange, it tends to announce without ever clearly structured. This, in my opinion, comes from a hp of serious offers a rather far, and seems to have a tendency to cover said lower midrange. Wiping out a little the final result. The grave is well kept, but not a reference type (cf test fact8 PMC or ATC scm50). However, it is also less tiring than other speakers around the prize, and is very comfortable in small to medium pieces.
The spatialization is pretty good. You can feel a little 3D effect, but is nevertheless less marked than the references of its kind
I did not notice any weakness at low volume, just very very low volume, limit the whisper, the low end closes a little. It must be given some volume for the woofer starts to work. But it is completely non-critical levels for use in poorly insulated housing project. Beware of large volumes ... it turns into Screamer and is not at ease. This is clearly not the partner of afficionnados the full price!
Placement near a wall ok. Room rather elongated, ok.
Ultimately, it is rather good stuff, although I think it was possible to offer cheaper. We wanted to face the competition that is also aligned around that price, but trying too hard to align prices placed by marketteux disconnected from reality, manufacturers may all be aligned toward bankruptcy when the crisis comes.