Live at Leedh
Despite its unfortunate physical resemblance to an electric shoe-shine machine, the Leedh E loudspeaker sounded open and airy during my visit to the room sponsored by Conceptas Sound and Engineering. I was prevented, by the language barrier, from learning anything about the E or its companion Lua brand electronics, including prices; one of two people running the room handed me some information sheets, but the other person snatched them away. I requested and was given more, but my moment of triumph was dashed when I saw that all of the literature was in French. All I have deciphered from it so far is that the Leedh E weighs less than “a dozen kilos” (I think), and one of its drivers is 17cm in diameter.
Incidentally, when I returned home from Montreal, I gave the Leedh fact sheet to my 15-year-old daughter, who is studying French. She said that the designers claim to have started with “a clean slate,” in reaction to flaws in “traditional loudspeakers,” and that iron pole pieces and standard cone suspensions have, in particular, been avoided.