TAS - 7 Speakers for Any Budget

Picked up the latest TAS the other day, and was happy to see a Rosso product right there on the cover. Feature article is "7 speakers for any budget," and it has a few of the usual suspects, but with a pretty glowing write up of the Elba 2. The one thing that stood out to me was just how often they mentioned the smoothness of the sound. That's really what sold me on the Rosso lines to start, and has kept me happy and listening to mine.

All the speakers in the line up for reference:
Elac Uni-Fi 2.0
Sonus Faber Lumina
GoldenEar BRX
Focal Chora 826
Spendor A4
Rosso Fiorentino Elba A2
Dali Rubicon 6 C
Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,320
    edited April 15
    I had a cat grin from ear to ear when "one of the big boys" review echoed what I wrote about the Elba 2's.
    It's the April issue of The Absolute Sound.
    Post edited by marvda1 on
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
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  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 960
    marvda1 wrote: »
    I had a cat grin from ear to ear when "one of the big boys" review echoed with what I wrote about the Elba 2's.
    Guess that means it's time to get you on staff with the big pubs!
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,473
    I have been absolutely enthralled with my Elba 2s.
    I have honestly had no desire to even sample other gear since I got them.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 850
    I’m guessing that Skip is also enthralled with the review.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,558
    I have heard the Elba 2 a few times. While I do not own them, I will say they are a very good sounding speaker. I am glad to see another glowing review of them!
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 , W4S recovery, LKS MH-da004,

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac11,Aries Mini
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