Posted Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
It's a great looking speaker with a massless tweeter. It's also 80 grand for a pair.
The Violincello isn't the kind of loudspeaker you'll find in most homes. It's something very different.
Sure, you won't find another speaker that looks like it, but it's not the aesthetics that set the Violincello apart. It's not the dynamically adjusting woofers or the incredibly quick mid-range horn unit. It's the tweeter.
Instead of using a cone made of aluminum, silk or any of the countless materials normally found in a tweeter, Acapella uses the air itself. The ion tweeter uses a special transducer to create a high voltage arc which ionizes the air to produce sound. It's very different and very exciting.
The folks at Acapella say that you'll get the clearest and most faithful high frequency reproduction thanks to their tweeter design.
If you're so inclined, you can pick up the Violincello now for $80,500 from authorized dealers.
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