Franco Serblin Accordo speakers insights

Revival of the classics

This is the latest and as fresh as it gets. Franco told over the telephone conversation, that this speaker will be  something really unique. We all know, that he's not in the need of funds and all he's creating in past few years is simply driven by passion of this master artisan.

I covered and conduct first review of Franco Serblin Ktema loudspeakers and it seems I could get my hands first on official review samples when they're ready. Thanks to I... again.

For those who know Franco Serblin past works, you already know, that he prefer small two way speakers. With Accordo we can expect a revival of the same emotions, that enchanted so many audiophiles with his original Sonus Faber creations. All this and beyond he says. Yes, Accordo will need only 20W and up to be driven, so this will include many tube and pure A class solid state amps. This opens up so much to speculate in a good way. Franco is known for his use of few watt's amplifiers and he loves acoustical music. If you loved his pass creations, I'm more than sure, that you would like to get an audition.

Franco doesn't follow Sonus Faber, but it's actually vice versa . If you know the high-end industry and have seen Sonus Faber Futura or Evolution models, you know what I'm talking about. They took more than inspiration from Ktema with the inclusion of chrome and few other things. Anyhow, it's the matter of...

You might know or not, but Franco's son in law Massimo (CEO of Yter Cables), who used to work at Sonus Faber directly on building speakers helps directly with building the Ktema's. That's why there can be only 10 pair produced per month. Does this make you want them even more :)?

I'm glad, that work of artisan is extended in that way. Yes, Franco can get his hands on the best wood and use best craftsmanship in Italy (and he does),  but it's great to know that finalization is made in-house.

Stay tuned for Franco Serblin Accordo loudspeakers. This will be really special to hear and I'm all excited to hear and review them soon.

Price? Cca 5.000 to 6.000 eur. Available? October/November 2011.


Geometry: 2 way compact speaker

Cabinet: Super-rigid, arch-shaped Solid wood structure Aluminuim-Magnesium decoupling in order to obtain optimum resonance control, shielding against emi and improved impulse response.Hancrafted by master artisans.

Stand: Expecially designed to encase the crossover network. Best solution to avoid internal and external interferences.

Tweeter: 29mm silk-dome by Ragnar Lian, one of the greatest masters of transducer designer. A well recognised project since 30 years.
Mid-woofer: Leggendary, custom made, 150mm sliced paper cone, optimized for the best control cone breackups. Symmetrical drive motor system.

Crossover: Minimalist approach, low order, phase coherent, finalized to achieve precise soundstaging, focus and depht of image. Selected premium parts, polypropilene capacitors, non inductive resistors, air core inductors.

Frequency response: 40Hz-33KHz, in room
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
Sensitivity: 86 dB / W / m
Minimum power amplifier: 20 W per channel.
Speaker dimensions (HxWxD): 36 x 19 x 36 cm
Stand height: 74 cm
Weight: 32 Kg pair, stand included (unpacked).

Solid walnut - Metal parts chrome aluminium.
Grey multilayered hard wood - Metal parts chrome aluminium.

Text: Matej Isak
Mono & Stereo, August 2011
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