Cornwall IV vs. Volti Rival, Razz; Razz v. 1, 2, 3 -- what changed?


Looking for efficient speakers. I had the opportunity to listen to a Cornwall IV yesterday. It was run on nice tubes (Primaluna 400 EL34s) with a bluesound node streamer/dac.

QUESTION: I'm curious if anyone has compared CW IV with Volti Rival of Razz. Thoughts?

QUESTION 2: Anyone know what changed in the Volti Razz when it moved from v. 2 to v. 3?

Thanks

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btw hilde45, I like your room. Horns will sing and spread their wings in there!

@mrdecibel Thanks for the kinds words about the room. I've done a lot to get it there, and have other treatments stored away in case they are needed!

It hardly matters where the Forte 4 cabinets are being made now. The Chinese know how to do veneer laminated MDF, and the cabinets themselves are fairly easy to build. The Chinese have been making MDF panels for years and at the same quality level as the US made stuff.

I was a professional furniture maker for years. My speakers previous to my current Cornwall 4’s were Forte 3’s. I am sure that the Volti’s are better made and perhaps sound better which Is why I don’t see the need for excoriating the perceived competition with questionable assertions.

It hardly matters where the Forte 4 cabinets are being made now. The Chinese know how to do veneer laminated MDF, and the cabinets themselves are fairly easy to build. The Chinese have been making MDF panels for years and at the same quality level as the US made stuff.

No, it matters a lot if the details are factored in. In the post on the Volti website (now changed a bit) it not only said they were made in China, but that they were like cardboard and very flimsy. There was a clear connection between country of origin and shoddiness of manufacture in that statement. So whatever your experience or opinion -- undoubtedly correct about what you’re thinking about in particular -- your comment is tangential to what was focused upon here.

Americans make good stuff -- and they make crap.

Chinese make good stuff -- and they make crap.

Those generalizations are to be avoided. But again, the original website post spoke for itself.

I just got the Volti Razz off the USP truck and unboxed them..the cabinets are beautiful, a 100% sweeter then the Forte IVs and that goes for the 1988 Fortes I had..

Playing songs right now, play electronic music and some other rock and rock..first impressions they are more detailed, don’t know yet if that’s a good thing or bad thing..people say they are more refined I dont know what that means..the bass is totally different then the Forte IVs I have..not booming around like the Fortes but a nice tight, pleasing bass..there can be to much …

boy I got lucky a fork lift punched a hole in the box a bad one but didn’t get the speaker..

‘Starting to get used to it after a half hour, there’s definitely more there then the Forte…

‘songs so far..‘Inside by Moby, Afterglow by Bob Moses &Kasablance..Alive by Rufus Du Sol…Let You Go by RY X..Grace by Bob Moses, Heart Skipped a Beat by The Xx, Keep On by Lane 8, Renegades by X Ambassadors,..Primary by SOHN , Gains (feat.Suli Breaks) by Faithless,…you get where theses songs are going..

‘had to give them a go toe in, more to come after a couple days..

Pass Labs XA-25,Pass Labs XP-12 Pre amp, Magna Mano ultra mkIII with separate Farad power supply, Denafrips Venus Dac , and New Ontech Dac 07 …

‘looking at the Cabinets in Cherry they are very special…outstanding…

more to come later