New JansZen Audio Valentina floorstander. “We’ve upgraded the Valentina loudspeaker with 71% more woofing area by fitting 8″ woofers where there were once 7″. These have even lower distortion and deliver a new level of depth, speed, and punch. Valentina P8 ($9250/pair). The P is for Passive, and this version complements the larger woofers with an improved crossover, thereby improving imaging. Valentina A8 ($12,750/pair). This is the active version, and has all new electronics from Hypex.”

    • Remote for volume control, preset selection, and input selection
    • Dual 500W/4Ω NCore amplifiers in each cabinet with DSP crossover
    • Hypex digital input card for direct connection to three independent digital sources
    • Hypex analog input card for direct connection to two independent analog sources — one single-ended and one balanced
    • Inputs — selected using the remote control or automatically scanned and self-selected, so whichever input has an active signal is the one that plays — either way, no preamp needed for input selection
    • High input sensitivity — no preamp needed for gain

    Aside from the sonic improvement, consolidating most of a truly high end system right into the speakers is unbeatably convenient — just add sources.