JoSound and Voxativ
Jo Sound is a loudspeaker manufacturer based in Jersey and produces a handful of loudspeakers which interesting are constructed using bamboo. The top models in the company’s range come with the very well respected Voxativ full-range drivers installed. We’d heard mention that the company were going to be launching a new model of loudspeaker which had been built in close conjunction with very talented Inès from Voxativ and so were quite keen to have a bit of a snoofle.
It’s a downward firing horn design and Inès calls the horn design Acoustic Stealth Technology (AST) which she says is derived from a desire to combine the stealth fighter with the human voice – more of this later when we interview Joe and Inès.
It’s not a huge loudspeaker by any stretch of the imagination and we were fully expecting a somewhat bass-light performance as the horn is just so short. We were wrong. First of all the imaging is absolutely great, but then you’d be expecting that as the Ra uses a Voxativ full-range field-coil driver. The second thing that hits you is the amount of bass that this loudspeaker throws out into the room – it is deep and well controlled and really energizes the room.
We loved the sound the new Ra makes and it’s as equally comfortable playing the usual plinkity plonk piano and female voice (the usual fodder of the Hifi show) as it is bass heavy house music – this is important to us!
Price for the Ra is €35 000
We didn’t have the opportunity to listen to the Voxativ range of electronics and loudspeakers as we were so pushed for time but the range on offer looks very impressive indeed and we did manage to snoofle out a few photographs for you.
Also in this update:
- MSB Amplifiers and Eventus Loudspeakers
- Avid and Eggleston Works
- Siltech and Crystal Cables
- The Varios
Read more over at Hifi Pig!