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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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.



I agree on your speaker tastes so that is high praise to include the Volti. I would like to hear them sometime. 

@doyle3433 Thanks for the comparisons and info. Everyone has to make money and Volti deserves praise if the speakers are at or above the Klipsch in quality. Certainly, they're not super expensive speakers for what you get. Just a look at the Devore speakers prices (different technologies but also the cost of building in Brooklyn, having bespoke finishes, and the money of Wall Street nearby infusing clientele with discretionary income).


When I heard the Volti speakers at the show he was using some $40k SET amps with a Lampizator DAC.  Certainly hard to go wrong with that setup.

It's common to think that each component in a system should not be too out of line cost wise with the other components.  Not always the case as with these Volti speakers.  They were quite capable in utilizing top level electronics.  I have a pair of B&W floor standing speakers that I bought in 1999 for my HT system.  They were ok.  I was curious one day and connected them to my hifi system.  They didn't get any better.

The Volti speakers also have the option of external crossovers.  A further refinement keeping the electronics away from sources (the speaker drivers) of vibration.