A visit with Raidho Acoustics and a pre review listen to the D-1 Loudspeaker.

by Audiophilia on March 28, 2013 · 5 comments

in Audiophiles and Musicians, Audiophilia Visits/Show Reports, Loudspeakers

by Anthony Kershaw

Most days as the editor of a high end audio magazine are fun. Yesterday, was definitely one of the perks of the job. And, a lot of fun.

I was invited by a local distributor to listen to a new 28K monitor from Denmark’s Raidho Acoustics and to have lunch (a very good Pinot, arugula salad, pesto pasta salad and two types of quiche) and an informal chat with its co founder Lars Kristensen. The amiable Viking was most informative and passionate about Raidho’s newest monitor, the D-1.

Most of the discussion centered around the inhouse design of the diamond woofer cones, the tweeter of the D-1 and Raidho’s philosophy of sound and music. It was riveting. More about these remarkable industrial designs will be discussed in the upcoming review. I think this will be the first of the D-1.

Lars Kristensen of Raidho Acoustics and his D-1 Loudspeaker.

Lars Kristensen of Raidho Acoustics and his D-1 Loudspeaker.

Watch for the review coming in late April. Without leaving my fastball in the locker room, I would say this monitor’s main competition (forget your conceptions of this type of speaker’s sound) is the magical Magico Q1, the very best, by far, small speaker I know.

Stay tuned. I’ll also report on the Raidho room from the upcoming New York Show mid April.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ron Harper / RJH Audio 03.29.13 at 8:40 am

I had the pleasure of meeting Lars in Montreal where he was eager to share his vast wealth of knowledge and design philosophy. He is just an amazing gentleman.

His products are built with love and the quality is maximized in every reguard.

The D-1 does not sound like a loudspeaker as I know it, but like actual music!

Congradulations on a simply fantastic product.

Cheers,
Ron.

admin 03.29.13 at 8:42 am

I’m very much looking forward to writing the review.

Getting the essence of a speaker’s ’sound’ in words is the most difficult task in audio reviewing, at least for me.

Cheers, a

martin appel 03.30.13 at 6:01 am

I had a brief visit at CES and was not bowled over, especially at that price. Perhaps a more lengthy listening session might prove beneficial. I do remember someone giving a lecture on the wonders of their technology used to create the diamond coating. I generally wonder about presentations that rely on techno wizardry explanations. But that’s just me. Until then I’ll await a full listening session. I hope they will be at the NY show.

admin 03.30.13 at 6:06 am

There’ll be in New York. You need a good sit down with them.

vdorta 03.31.13 at 11:04 am

Looking forward to the review. I also hope to read that Raidho stands now have adjustable feet. As has been reported elsewhere, they used non-adjustable feet at least up to the C 1.1, puzzling to say the least.

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