SoundSpaceSystems is presenting its loudspeaker Pirol at the Audio Show Warsaw in Room 502 (Radisson Blu Sobieski). Pirol is a floor standing 3-way loudspeaker designed for "perfect harmony and integrity". Its underlying technology effortlessly creates sound pressure levels above 110 dB. The cabinet is a triple layer composite, centered around a bamboo core that builds up the woofer compartment and also the frame system for the upper frequencies. The inside is a ceramic shell. The outer shell can be finished in Piano Black or other colours, or special leather finishes, or solid African teak. The entire cabinet rests on solid wood or solid bronze.
"Over the course of this review I listened to Pirols paired also with several other amplifiers … There was actually one key lesson to be learned from all those setups, namely that 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 … As you've probably noticed I didn't go through with a standard checklist of the qualities we value so much as audiophiles. Why? The answer is simple – when it comes to the top components, speakers, amplifiers, sources and so on, individual sonic qualities don't matter anymore … what really matters starts beyond it. Simply because at this level it's not about bass, treble, midrange, timing, space, resolutions and so on anymore. Once you set Pirols up properly and start listening you will forget about all these now irrelevant sonic features and focus on music, on how it makes you feel, how immersive, personal and unique the experience will get. 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."
"There is something fundamentally right in the way Pirol speakers present the essentials of music ... Pirol’s rigid internal structure and ceramic shell is surely a key point of taming the enormous energy while not killing the music. It’s too easy to rip out the music’s rawness, but Pirol’s well-thought innards are properly acoustically balanced. It’s not exactly easy to achieve a level of acoustical control where no frequency is having their forte. That is only one quest with the speakers’ design. The biggest challenge is getting the timbre, tone and color right. While some speaker’s design allows the thunderous rendition of the music, they’re too often sound like a pro-audio system; shouting and nervously delivering the sonic content. It takes a lot of sweat and blood to get any speaker to the real high-end audio plane, where high-end stands for the believable converting of music where little or nothing is lost in translation … This is exactly what Pirol offers … a no constrained aural enjoyment with a far grander sonic projection than what one would expect from their size."