Newly founded hi-fi company Revival Audio has released its latest range of bookshelves and floorstanding loudspeakers. With the same vintage style that the company created debut high-end Atalante range so attractive, in fact, that the new Sprint speakers see Revival trying to forge a name for itself at the mid-range price.
Designed and assembled in France, the new Sprint series consists of the Sprint 3, a two-way bookshelf speaker, and its 2.5-way floorstanding counterpart in the form of the Sprint 4. Both feature what Revival calls an “innovative Elytron Acoustic Baffle design,” essentially a lightweight, high-strength material crafted asymmetrically to “repress the sound waves to guide when they leave The speaker.” This, Revival claims, “optimizes mid and low frequencies by reducing speaker cabinet diffraction while minimizing the impact of different listening environments.”
Daniel Emonts, co-founder and CTO of Revival Audio, clearly believes in his vision. “I am extremely proud of what we were able to achieve with the Elytron shot on Sprint 3 and 4,” he said. “Having personally attached the final design to these speakers, I’m excited that others can now hear the clear, pristine sound that (they) can deliver.”
Both the Sprint 3 and Sprint 4 models feature a 28mm soft-dome tweeter with Revival’s patented ARID (Anti Reflection Inner Dome) technology for absorbing unwanted resonances. Both also use Basalt Sandwich Construction 7-inch (17.8 cm) woofers for a design that is “both rigid and lightweight”.
Additionally, the Sprint 4 floorstander comes with foot spikes for stability, vibration absorption and better sound reproduction, while the smaller Sprint 3 can be placed on Revival’s optional speaker stands, which are sold separately for £339 / €399 / $399.
The Sprint 3 offers a nominal impedance of 6 ohms and a claimed frequency response of 55Hz-22kHz, while the Sprint 4 claims a nominal impedance of 4 ohms and a frequency response of 45Hz-22kHz.
Built to evoke a retro feel, both units are available in Blonde Oak, Walnut or Matte Black finishes. The smaller Sprint 3 model measures 380mm x 213mm x 307mm and weighs 9.1kg compared to its bigger brother’s dimensions of 1060mm x 213mm x 307mm and weighs 20.6kg.
The Revival Audio Sprint 3 costs £895 / €990 / $1,195 / AU$1750, while the Sprint 4 costs £1,650 / €1,790 / AU$3200. Both speakers will be available from March 2023.
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