I get the impression that Raidho Acoustics is one of those high-end companies that does things in what it believes is the “right” way, no matter the cost.
The speakers definitely attracted attention – both physically and aurally. The D1.1 is a very compact loudspeaker, measuring just 7.8×14.1×16.1 inches (without stands). It is a two-way ported design, and uses a 4.5-inch mid/bass cone driver and a sealed ribbon tweeter. Frequency response is 50Hz-50Khz.
The contemporary-styled D1.1s in LA were finished in Ferrarri Fiorano Red, which boosted the jump factor even more.
Raidho is obsessive about what goes into its products. The mid/bass driver in the D1.1, for example, has a diamond layer to reduce distortion. The ribbon tweeter, meanwhile, has extremely powerful neodymium magnets and a membrane that weighs just 0.02 grams.
High End by Oz paired the Raidho speakers with a system that featured an Aavik Acoustics C300 preamp amplifier with two DACs and two phono stages ($42,000 USD), an Aavik Acoustics P300 stereo amplifier ($48,000 USD) and a Vitus Audio Master Reference MP-T 201 Mk. II CD transport ($21,600 USD).
Wire was by Ansuz Acoustics, and included its D.TC power cables ($20,000 USD each), D.TC interconnect ($20,000/pair USD), D.TC speaker cable ($32,000 USD), D.TC digital cable ($12,600 USD) and D.TC power box ($3,600 USD).
When I visited, retail host Ozan Turan was playing a fascinating variety of world-music tracks, including several by Spanish singer Bebe. The well-recorded keyboards, percussion and Bebe’s own perky vocals demonstrated how blindingly fast and uncolored the Raidho D1.1s are.
I’m not sure I even want to know what Raidho’s floor-standers sell for, but I feel confident that if I suddenly won the jackpot at the casino, the D1.1s could keep me plenty happy.