Piega's New Loudspeaker

Distributor Axiss Audio was showing the new Piega Coax 711 loudspeaker ($25,000/pair). Everything in the speaker—including its coaxial ribbon tweeter/midrange, bass drivers, and all-aluminum enclosure—is designed and manufactured by the Swiss company. Touted as producing "the finest coaxial ribbon sound"—it certainly sounded lovely and extremely musical in a relatively small space, thanks in no small part to Air Tight amplification—the speaker is actually designed for music lovers with "larger living rooms and a need for even stronger and deeper bass reproduction."

This three-way floorstander boasts a sensitivity of 92dB, impedance of 4 ohms, and a frequency range of 22Hz–50kHz. (If there's a ± involved, it is not specified.) In addition to the coax combined tweeter/midrange, the speaker has four woofers, two of which act as passive radiators to support bass reproduction. The cabinet, which is engineered from a single piece of aluminum and weighs almost 104 lbs, includes "tension improve modules" to prevent cabinet vibrations. Response to the 711 has been so positive that it is sold out until March.