The most exciting pre-show announcement to cross my desk—by far!—was confirmation of a rumour I'd heard last year. Part of team Grimm Audio would launch a new company and with it, the speaker that the Grimm LS1 "shoulda been". Kii Audio's Three is that beastie. It's all of 20x40x40cm compact and 15kg heavy yet contains six drivers and a total of 1'500 watts worth of custom nCore. The longer version would say that it combines Bruno Putzeys, Bart van der Laan, Wim Weijers, Chris Reichhardt and Thomas Jansen; "offers linear frequency response, a perfect impulse response plus phase coherence and Bruno Putzeys' Active Wave Focusing™ technology to control dispersion and direct the sound pressure where we need it to be: in the sweet spot! Intelligent DSP processing provides for a cardioid dispersion pattern down to the low-mid and bass frequencies, which otherwise can only be achieved by very wide baffles, big cabinets or soffit mounting speakers (infinite baffle design). The controlled sound dispersion is the only reason why a big main monitor system in a good room offers the special feel and impact it does."
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and after the listening session:
My actual review pair of Crystal Cable Minissimo monitors ruled this Dutch exhibit. Only a closer look revealed changes, namely a diamond tweeter co-developed with SEAS of Norway to use the company's trademark silver/gold wire metallurgy for the voice coil and hookup leads; and biwire terminals (plus minor internal changes to the crossover).
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