Piega Premium Wireless 701 wireless loudspeaker system Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital sources: MBL N31 CD player/DAC, Hegel H90 integrated amplifier (internal DAC).
Analog sources: MoFi UltraDeck+ turntable and tonearm with UltraTracker MM cartridge, Clearaudio Performance DC Wood turntable with Tracer tonearm and Talismann MC cartridge.
Preamplification: Clearaudio Balance V2 phonostage, MoFi StudioPhono phonostage.
Cables: Cardas Audio Clear Reflection C7 power cables, Ansuz Acoustics, AudioQuest, and Morrow Audio (interconnects and other cabling).
Accessories: AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System, Critical Mass Systems Maxxum equipment racks, Zanden Audio AT-1 proprietary foam bass traps/tubes (corners, 2×), AP-1 proprietary foam acoustic panels 4× 35.5" H × 23.75" W × 1.5" D (removable and custom attached to PVC frame).
Room: 18.5' × 17.5' × 12'.—Julie Mullins

Piega SA
US distributor: MoFi Distribution
1118 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
(312) 738-5025

Bogolu Haranath's picture

May be JM could also review the B&W Formation Duo wireless speakers, under $5,000/pair, including stands ...... B&W also sells Formation Audio, a Connect like box for additional $700 :-) ......

JRT's picture

It might have been intetesting to compare active to passive, this "Piega Premium Wireless 701" active DSP filtered loudspeaker compared to the "Piega Premium 701" conventional passive loudspeaker connected to suitable electronics with neutral sonic character.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

True ... The ribbon tweeter in this Piega seems to have some problems as the measurements show ..... B&W Formation Duo uses conventional dome tweeter ..... B&W may not show those tweeter problems :-) ......

Bogolu Haranath's picture

B&W formation Duo is also about $2k less expensive, (even adding the Formation Audio box) than the Piega wireless speakers :-) .....

JulieAudiophile's picture

Hi Bogolu, thanks for your suggestion. I'd be interested in hearing this system.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Is that wheeled cart with all those bottles in the JM's listening room? :-) .......

JulieAudiophile's picture

Haha. No, it isn't. That photo was supplied.

remlab's picture

One of the most intriguing speakers out there, and would be a real treat to get Piega to submit a pair for review. Hopefully it would perform better on the CSD than this one did, though.
As a side note, it takes 8 hours to hand assemble just one coaxial drive unit!

JRT's picture


smileday's picture

I think normalizing to response on tweeter axis is not good, especially because the response on tweeter axis is not shown to readers. What is shown to readers is an alleged on-axis response averaged across 30° horizontal window.

lenslens007's picture

Once you have got used to hi-res music, and have a system that uses high frequency time-accurate reproduction, you would not want to go back to the low bandwidth and jitter introduced by using a TOSLink connection to push digital audio, rather than using a USB audio connection to pull audio, jitter free.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

We can use any external DAC's analog output, and connect it to the analog input of Piega Connect box's analog input ....... The DAC's USB input can be connected to the source's USB output ...... There are numerous external DAC's available at many different price points on the market ........

For CDs, they can be ripped to a server/computer and that source's USB output can be connected to the external DAC's USB input .......

A CD/SACD player analog output can be connected to the Connect box's analog input :-) ........

IgAK's picture

"Extrusion can yield a seamless, curved cabinet, with no right angles or hard edges"

Yes, it *can*, but diffraction avoidance is needed around the edges of the front baffle, not around the elegantly curved back of the speaker, where the curvature is useful for other reasons. The possibility of accomplishing this with extrusion, therefore, is NOT realized in this design, where the front edges are hard and near that 90 deg non-no mentioned, unfortunately. An opportunity lost and wasted.