Alta Audio Alyssa Loudspeaker

Alta Audio Alyssa

HUNTINGTON, NY (PTA) — Our friends over at Sohmer Associates bring us good news this morning. Today Mike Levy of Alta Audio launched their new Alyssa loudspeaker. If the Alyssa is like any other bookshelf monitors from Alta Audio, it should be no stranger to delivering a sweet and glossy top-end, with some of the fattest and most delicious bass in the category.

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Alta Audio’s Alyssa Speaker Delivers Rich, Full-Range Sonics from a Compact Cabinet

Alyssa’s Detail and Bass Response Rival the Most Respected Floor-Standing Models

Alta Audio, the company that combines advanced technology and exquisite aesthetics to create industry-leading home audio loudspeakers, will soon deliver Alyssa, a new loudspeaker that combines compact dimensions with intimate detail and deep, natural bass response, for sonic output that is typically associated with significantly larger floor-standing speakers.

Standing only 14.5” H x 9.6” W x 14.25”, and weighing 28 lbs., the new Alyssa (MSRP: $5,000/pair) was developed out of a company mission to design a compact speaker with the sonic attributes of a full-size, high fidelity floor-standing speaker.

To meet this goal, Alta Audio’s founder, President, and CEO Mike Levy integrated a proprietary ribbon tweeter with Alta Audio’s proprietary mid-range/woofer featuring a titanium former (bobbin). The resulting smooth dynamics, exceptional power handling, and overall improved frequency response add up to a 3D soundstage that exposes the most minute details of a well-recorded piece of music.

“Alta Audio is devoted to the design and manufacture of speakers that immerse listeners in their favorite music,” said Mr. Levy. “Alyssa is one of our greatest achievements in that we created a model that ranks with the most respected full-size speakers, yet it’s no bigger than the average bookshelf monitor. I’m floored every time I hear it.”

Alta Audio’s elegant third-generation aluminum ribbon tweeter is responsible for exceptional clarity and dynamics that stand out for being precise and fast with a flat high-end response that extends over an octave above the scope of human hearing.

The 6” woofer includes a 3.1” diameter long-throw voice coil that employs a neodymium hybrid high-powered motor and a titanium former (bobbin) for smoother airflow that blends seamlessly with the ribbon tweeter, resulting in standard-setting bass response.

“The benefit of using titanium in the construction of a woofer can’t be overstated,” said Mr. Levy. “It adds stiffness and is exceptionally light, allowing for a larger voice coil that ultimately contributes to a demonstrable improvement in sonics, especially when listening to analog and high-resolution digital recordings.”

Designed to bring out the best in any musical genre, Alyssa exposes every detail of a recording, from the subtlety of a solo acoustic performance to high-volume Jazz, Rock, and Hip-Hop, with room-shaking bass that remains pure and clean. Alta’s proprietary XTL (Extended Transmission Line) bass tuning system relies on specialized sonic geometry to tune Alyssa’s cabinets like fine musical instruments, for bass response that is clear, fast, deep, and powerful.

To ensure the cabinet is free of resonances that cloud and distort music, Alta Audio’s exclusive DampHard multi-layered, multi-density material extends the clarity of the bass while maintaining the overall dimensionality of the music.

Aesthetically, Alyssa adds an appealing complement to any room. The rounded top and curved sides combine to create a unique and attractive appearance. Customers have the option of customizing the exterior with a choice of veneers, including Rosewood and Beech that run across the top and down the side to create the appearance of a single piece of wood, in addition to the standard high-gloss piano black.

Alta Audio’s Alyssa will be available through authorized dealers and the company’s web store beginning September.

About Alta Audio

Representing over 30 years of designing and building audiophile-grade speakers, Alta Audio products consistently provide exceptional reproduction of live and in-studio recordings. Alta Audio loudspeakers are painstakingly refined to reproduce the realism, balance, and dimensionality of both live and studio recordings, with a design aesthetic that enhances any room’s décor.

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Alyssa Specifications

Height: 14 ½”, 15” inches with spikes
Width: 8” at the top, 9.6” at the bottom
Depth: 13 ¼” at top, 14 ¼” inches at the bottom
Weight: 28 lbs.
Driver Complement:
– One 2 ½” ribbon tweeter
– One 6” mid-range woofer with Titanium Former
Sensitivity: 87.5 dB / 2.83 Volts
Frequency Response: 32Hz to 47kHz +/- 3 dB
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Requirements: 50 – 150 Watts per Channel