Volti does it again!

For anyone at the Florida Audio Expo I hope you took the time to check in on what Greg of Volti audio brought. A new model, right between the Razz and Rival. It’s called Lucera and it sounds sublime! Everything I love about my Razz but better in all ways. I am literally sitting in my hotel room trying to negotiate with my better half on how to order a pair. 
PS, everything I’ve read about visiting the “Three Amigos” at the show is correct. Volti, Border Patrol, and Triode labs make a heavenly combination. I can’t wait to go back and listen again tomorrow.

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When I look at these speakers, I see Klipsch redux.

I’m not trying to be critical.

If anyone can explain how or why these are made differently or sound different from speakers in the Klipsch line, I’m all ears.

Because used Klipsch speakers are pretty easy to find used and are likely less expensive than new Volti.

Oh, and has anyone heard Pi speakers? https://pispeakers.com/Products.html


Open to hearing reasoning and experiences. Go!


I have never heard the Volti but it might just come down to quality of parts. the mid horn is mad of wood where Klispch is made of thin plastic (even the La Scala). Klispch has stamped baskets and all in all just seem cheaply put together to me (I think they sound fine but not refined enough for me).

I would like to read more about the drivers in the Volti as the drivers are 90% of the sound quality IMO. they could be amazing drivers or very average, there is simply not enough information for me to know without listening. Measurements would help these small brands sell speakers as it would take out the some of the risk as a buyer.


With that said I think the price to build quality looks really good on these. I expected them to be just over $10,000. At $7500 I would try these if I was in the market.

@james633 Thanks for your comments. I'm now poring over the Pi website. This looks like a serious option for me to investigate, and parts are specified and can be upgraded. Plus, there are kits for those interested. Seems like a potential competitor to Omega and maybe Devore, at least superficially.

@2psyop my current set up. Volti Razz, Cary SLI80HS integrated, MoFi ultra deck with Hana ML, Parasound Jc3 jr phono pre, Line Magnetic LM 24 disc player. When I talked with Greg the sensitivity of the new model was higher than the Razz, 98db I believe…

As for the comparison to Klipsch, yes there’s no denying the similarities. The Volti website has a pretty decent compare and contrast write up. As for me I did own a pair of Heresy lV which I enjoyed. Don’t tell anyone but my usual is to pull out drivers and look inside my speakers. The Heresy was constructed well, but no where near the level of the Volti. When I picked up my Razz from the shop I was able to see all models in various stages of build. In all Volti the cabinets are made of thick marine grade wood, heavily braced throughout. I’m no expert, but the drivers appear of excellent quality. And the real gem to me was the 2” throats on the mid horn. Unreal to me how much more realistic the human voice sounded with only a minor difference in throat size.

If someone can determine how a speaker sounds by looks and spec sheets, I'll be impressed.  Case in point:  At Axpona 2022 I looked in the door of this very large ballroom and saw two diminutive granite towers- two way speakers.  No music was playing.  Unimpressed, I moved on.  Later, I came back to that room and walked in.  When the music started I was blown away.  These Acora speakers sounded amazing and they easily filled this giant room with music.  They filled the room with powerful bass.  "What sort of sorcery was this", I thought.  I walked around the two granite towers and confirmed that was all there was.  Had there been an Acora dealer a few hundred miles from my location I would have looked into getting a pair.

Besides my Wilsons, the most impressive speakers I have heard over the years are the Quads, Thiel, those Acora speakers, the Volti and the large Maggies with top of the line ARC gear.  (Lesser electronics make the Maggies sound less than average to me.)  I couldn't stay in the room with Klipsch for very long- same with the big B&Ws.  I've heard the Vandersteen Model 7 XTRMs in a showroom several times.  Sometimes they sound amazing and sometimes just better than average.  It's back to the electronics, I think.