Pregnant atypical self-amplified, builder / construction Switzerland. Efficiency is announced at 89.5 db, the price is around 52'800 Sfr pair (approx. 42,000 euros). Announced and bandwidth measured between 34Hz (-3dB) to 28'000hz.
As you say texting, it is very far from what I call a good deal, and the price totally disconnected from reality is the reason that has contributed to the score of 7, because the sound comes out, behold, is measurable on the scale of 10/10.
I do not speak finishes. I believe that everyone understood that the term "normal" is lost. The finish is polished to the last thousandth of a millimeter, but we can expect ... and anyway, for this price, it is required.
I was upset with this speaker. Initially, I thought that the voice of Tracy Chapman on the album, was truncated because I could not find any veil, no heat added. So, I thought for a moment that the result was cold ... but far from it. In fact, the sound is so stripped of all that is no longer part of the veil that is normally front that loses its bearings. Part of the recording is set in its entire width and throughout its depth. Listening can operate in any position in the room and still be optimal. If you read the entire test as Metis signal processor 10, you will understand what I mean (see link below). Instruments, accompaniments, voice, service, everything is made with supreme precision, I mean until the last corner of the box Raisonnance the guitar is activated. And I can say the same for all applications and / or musical styles. Regardless of whether rock, whether classical music, a choir or a folk singer. Everything is there, in the simplest expression of the meaning of this word.
Some will be surprised to find exactly the same text copied and pasted from my test HP Metis. But I have not been able to find an audible difference between the Metis and the Epilogue 1. Not in the listening room available. The only difference that can be noted is that the pregnant Metis, almost necessarily need a sub, to support its work in the bass. The Epilogue not. Of course, we feel the "little extra" provided by the sub. But the epilogue is already capable of reproducing sacred cannon, without weakening or distorting.
These are great speakers (very small), which outperform everything I know. However, some of you who appreciate that little something to warm automatically provided by a traditional amplification, even very transparent manquo may regret this. This is why I prefer, despite all its qualities, ATC SCM50 a beast. But do not be fooled, this pair of Goldmund is what is best in active speaker in 2012.