The Robin is a prime example of successful downsizing: it is considerably smaller and lighter and thus more living-room friendly than its siblings, but in terms of sound it comes very close to the Pirol, which is considerably more expensive - at least when fully equipped: it combines high efficiency with harmonious tonality, great attention to detail and tremendous joy of playing: an audiophile stroke of luck!
Most hi-fi systems are like small swimming pools, and some of them are a bit bigger and even have a counter-current system. That's enough for a few swims. My Grimms LS1be and a few other loudspeakers are an Olympic pool. You might think you've reached the end until you hear the Aidoni and realise that it's swimming on the open sea.
The loudspeaker Robin not only has a beautiful voice, he can also show muscles. A small stature and slender appearance are paired with surprising strength and unexpected cleverness. Nevertheless, Robin remains a fine spirit always committed to the truth. It excels in colour magic, bass power, resolution potential and homogeneity. With 96 decibels per watt and metre, Robin is also a real efficiency monster as well as an excellent playing partner even for low-wattage tube amplifiers. Robin often wins where others fail. Welcome to the world of high-end superheroes.
Devotion, body and order in music have given us joy and comfort for thousands of years. Before the age of machines, music existed only in the here and now.
Since one could not always be there when music happened, one invented its preservation on portable means.
How could one help these carriers to perform in such a way that one could be there again without actually having to be present?
Now finally someone has made it. It took some time.
It's like entering a concert hall: One in which condensation drips from the ceiling even before the first riffs of the electric guitars. Or one in which the pianist pulls his cigarette again. Or one in which the soloists are just tuning their instruments and the listeners are clearing their throat again. But in reality it is the loudspeakers of SoundSpace Systems that give you the feeling of experiencing the musicians and their sounds as if they were standing (or sitting) in the room. At home, not in the hall, and yet right in the middle. Speakers can never be a one hundred percent simulation of a true concert. Here, however, they come very close to this goal, threateningly close.
SoundSpace Systems speakers are not only very high end works of art with probably the best quality sound I’ve ever heard ... it’s much more. Over a delicious bottle of wine, we listened to David Bowie, U2, Beethoven and more. The experience took me on a trip to a parallel universe where my creative juices were amplified. I felt it increased my consciousness and reinforced the importance of creating great things for humanity. It’s hard to describe the experience but it was just magnificent!
Pirols are the most musical speakers I have ever heard. The sheer level and quality of natural musical energy and emotions they convey is incredible. Switching to Pirols from another pair of truly high-end loudspeakers, my favorite records suddenly felt like a Rembrandt painting from which somebody removed layers of chemical varnish - fresh, alive, and like the artist intended them to feel.
The very essence of Pirol’s performance is music and enjoyment and satisfaction that come from it. Pirols don't really care about the technology behind amplifiers. What does matter is their performance. Because the more refined the partners, the more Pirols are able to spread their wings. Whatever music genre is your favorite, whatever mood you're in, whether you need to relax or feel like dancing, Pirols will be there for you.
Aidoni speakers deliver copious amounts of detail and unexpected resolution that exceed any close-minded expectations. They can reveal micro-timing deviations with mind-blowing precision. This feature alone is worth all of all the excitement. Anything related to timing is crucial for the recreation of a believable aural illusion and Aidoni is splendid in this regard. These speakers were clearly designed from the ground-up to provide a purest and uncompromised music pleasure.
Thanks to equally exceptional and autonomous solutions, Michael Plessmann has succeeded in creating a genuine full-range transducer with high sensitivity, which combines playfulness, resolution, dynamics and – if desired – comforting bass in the finest of ways. But don't let the efficiency mislead you: The Pirol plays much too coherent and thrilling to be left solely to lovers of small power amplifiers. A discovery!