Finally after 7 years of search... Full Range: Voxativ.

I’ve found almost ecstasy with Full Range speakers.

First of all, sorry for my english, not native.

Been a Tube and High DB sucker since I tried 7 years ago. Since then I’ve had tones of amps and speakers naming few ones: Lavardin ISx Reference (love this one), Acoustic Plan Mantra, ARC i/50, INT-25, Mastersound Compact 300B, Dueundici, Dueventi, Octave V70 Class A, Jeff Rowland Concentra, MA252, MA8900, Leben CS300Xs, CS600, Naim Atom, vintage Yamaha, Denon... and lot of speakers: Audio Physics Avantera, ProAc T10 Signature, Harbeth P3esr (magical), M30.2XD (amazing with tubes or lavardin), JBL 4349, L100 Classic, 4305p, 4329p, Buchardt A10, Zu Omen, Druid, Klipsch Heresy, Forte, Cornwall, Devore Oranguntan’s (Until today my fav ones), Sonus Faber EA3, Concertino, Concerto, Cessaro Wagner Mini, Boenicke W11, Meyer Tonapparate Ylva, Yonna (amazing ones, second favs) to mention few...

But then I started to read bout Full Range speakers, can just a single small cone or driver delivers all I was looking at? floating music in the room, realism in voices, wind, strings, delicacy, intimacy, refined, touchable...

So I phoned Inés Adler and started to explain my feelings bout a system, what music I Love (Jazz, Bossa, Soul, Folk, Flamenco, Blues, and some Reggae, classic rock and classical maybe...) and She was convinced I’d love her Zeth absolut system, so done, I received them and hooked them with the matching Box, a kind of AB amp with 50 or 70wpc with DSP, Streamer, DAC, so less boxes, more happy wife and life.

Holy crap: live concert and in the stage with musician feeling is second to almost none of my old systems, the clarity, pure tone and voices... I almost can touch them. Special mention to female voices but not fall behind men ones. Piano is superbly reproduced, seriously, also acoustic guitars and trumpets (imagine Chet Baker or Joao Gilberto).

How can an 8" driver be so full and engaging? Imaging pretty good also.

I only can imagine what the Ampeggio’s or the 9.88 or the other expensive options can do, with their 211 or 805 electronics.

Is the first time I really don’t have the need to be trying systems, sort of feeling I had with Mastersound/Octave and Devore, but much less fussy. My last system was Boenicke and Holborne Passion (gonna list for sale this superb amp, possibly best I’ve tried alongside Mastersound), and was a meaty sound but those superb swiss speakers really need to breath and I just don’t have the space right now for them. Full range sound much more balanced and engaging.

Seriously such clarity and realism, immediacy... I’m still freaking out everyday I listen to them (I work from home and spend like 8 hours listening to music). Even they are so coherent, don’t have the word to express the feeling, is like the FQ don’t eat each others but at the same time they’re like a like look thru an open windows instead behind the glass if You understand me, I don’t like laid back sound or too warm (never understood why people tells tube amps are so warm or whatever, always found a good one to be super realistic, open and clear and with bloom at the same time). Pretty natural sound.

Special mention to the bass department, again, cannot believe with such small driver this kind of bass, is just perfect, if I’d need for more, would get the Z-Bass, for now I’m more than satisfied.

BTW I have the new driver in them: 1.9 AC instead of 1.8, been told it reaches 33-35hz,

I’d like to thank Voxativ team, forum members who helped me and those who have talked bout full range or Voxativ options during the years here.

Thanks for reading.


OP, wow that sounds like quite the journey you've been on. Happy for you to have found your nirvana. 

Somewhat of a similar experience with my Omega's. There really is something special about these types of specials.

Best of luck with them!!

Yeah, always wanted to like big power and speakers like TAD with luxman, accu or spec, Boenicke with matching swiss amps, etc etc, based on aesthetics, but I came back again and again to low powered Class A 300B, EL34... or Class A SS and 93/97db speakers (horn or not), and ended with the most simple setup that sounds absolutely great and engaging, real and musical. Still cannot believe everything is come from a single point, always returned to low tube and high efficiency speakers. Now I’ve found a nice balanced.

superelmar -- good to read your findings. +1 for KEF subwoofer, if not KC92 mentioned above, for larger spaces, I found KC62 perfect match for my full range single driver horns in a smaller room. Enjoy