Pregnant atypical self-amplified, builder / construction Switzerland. The effectiveness is not known to me, the manufacturer announced that the integrated amplifier delivers 150W per speaker, the price is around 18'800 Sfr pair (approx. 15'040 euros). Announced and bandwidth measured between 60hz (+ /-3dB) to 25'000hz.
As for the epilogue, it is not a real deal. It is in the high-end, and it shows. You can buy good sacred assemblies for the price. But it is a little less in the Epilogue kidding 1, which explodes the bar 40,000 euros. So, my rating goes 1 point. However, regarding the sound is always classy.
As before, perfect finish, blah!
In contrast, a small manquo for the speaker, it is the bass spectrum, which extends only to 60hz. This requires almost inevitably, buy a subwoofer. Fortunately Goldmund proposes a cheap ... finally ... they offer.
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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 Epilogue 1. 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.
The Metis same qualities as her big sister and delivers a troubling finding nearby. I also repeat what is heat, as some of you who enjoy that little something to warm automatically provided by a traditional amplification, even very transparent, are likely to regret the absence of this pair. This is why I prefer, despite all its qualities, ATC SCM50 a beast. But they are excellent speakers top of the basket.