New Living Voice R80 Speakers.

Living Voice writes: "We are taking the new Living Voice R80 loudspeaker to Audio Show Deluxe at Whittlebury Hall Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March for its first public outing. Here’s a little background on the Living Voice R80. We wanted to create a speaker that combined the lyricism, coherence, and innate musicality of the OBX-RW4, with the scale, dynamic range, and visceral thrill of the Vox Olympian. To reach our goal we chose a symmetrical mid / treble / mid (MTM) two- way driver topology in a reflex loaded enclosure using two state of the art 8’’ bass/mid drivers and a 34mm tweeter. We set out on this path 3 years ago and here we are – the R80 is born." 

"It is a complicated business making something simple and the past 12 months bears testament to this. We have made painstaking incremental progress towards our goal through iterative development on both the cabinet tuning and the crossover.

Our unique cabinet construction is a development of what we have evolved for the Auditorium Series over the past 30 years, and this translates beautifully into the R80 design. The substrate is stiff, light, and diffusive benefitting tone and dynamics. The R80’s form factor is clean and simple, relying on classical golden ratio proportions and formal relationships making for what we hope is a timeless aesthetic. 

The sensitivity is in the mid 90’s with a very benign impedance characteristic making life easy for all types of partnering electronics but playing to the strengths of single ended triode electronics. As with all Living Voice loudspeakers the precision calibrated crossover components are largely proprietary and are either made by hand in-house or by specialist suppliers specifically for this model. 
The R80 is a loudspeaker for music lovers who listen with their feelings as well as their ears."