Muraudio, with Meitner and Bryston

For whatever reason I didn't hear many word-of-mouth recommendations as I wandered the halls during the first two days of SSI; the few that did break through the haze pointed to two products: the Eclipse TD-M1 desktop loudspeakers in one of Coup de Foudre's rooms, and the Muraudio Domain floorstanding loudspeakers ($58,000 per pair): about as different as different can be. Just as I discovered with the Eclipses, the Muraudio speakers deserved the buzz.

In contrast to other ESL manufacturers, Muraudio claims to have configured their electrostatic midrange/treble unit—which extends down to about 450Hz—as an omnidirectional monopole, below which a self-powered pair of dynamic bass units takes over. Heard with an EMM Labs TSDX CD/SACD transport ($17,000), EMM Labs DAC2X converter ($15,000), EMM Labs Pre2 preamp ($15,000), and Bryston 7BSST mono amplifiers ($5100 each), the Domains were indeed impressive, with an exceptionally large, spacious, and convincing soundfield, plus a treble range that was explicit without the slightest trace of harshness or artifice.

ppgr's picture

A very good demo, especially considering the size of the hall. I'm not too sure about the "blender" styling tough.

rschryer's picture

Agreed the look might be an acquired taste. This is clearly a case of function over form.

Eddie Currents's picture

Will these be reviewed?  And yes they do look like blenders.

John Atkinson's picture

Eddie Currents wrote:
Will these be reviewed?

No current plans to review the Muraudio speakers.

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

beek's picture

Anybody remember the Cosmostatics?