If you’ve got £75,000 burning a hole in your pocket – and let’s face it, who hasn’t? – you might consider Piega’s new floorstanding speakers. Granted, you could pay off a big chunk of your mortgage, buy a new luxury car, or remodel your loft instead. But one look at the MLS 2 Gen2 and all those sensible options might not seem all that appealing.
MLS stands for Master Line Source. These second generation models are smaller, stronger and more versatile than their predecessors. Their coaxial line source technology promises to direct the sound waves towards the listener, ensuring accurate, dynamic sound – it’s the most complex driver produced in-house and it’s all done by hand.
The more compact cabinet is significantly reinforced, which not only makes it more resistant, but also helps the bass. With two powered 22cm UHQD drivers and two passive radiators for bass duties, Piega claims the Gen 2’s low-frequency response is comparable to that of a full-sized floorstanding speaker.
But it’s not just about the bass. Ribbon tweeters, coaxial line sources and dipoles are also put to work in the loudspeakers. Piega claims that the sound travels further than conventional speakers, avoiding reflections from the floor and ceiling. The sound is so focused that room tuning and calibration are not necessary, with “perfect localization and convincing timing,” according to Piega. (We can’t verify these claims without testing the speakers ourselves.)
They are just as at home near walls as they are in more challenging rooms, thanks to the higher diffusion. Piega has made the transition between the bass and mid-high frequency unit more homogeneous, creating a more natural, immersive soundstage.
And they look good, thanks to their aluminum fronts that are available in black, matt white or Zebrano wood. They’re available now and can be yours for £75,000 / $125,000 / around AU$190,000.
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