With the care and uncompromising attention to detail devoted to the integrity of the recording to this point in the system, the loudspeakers can genuinely shine and transform an electrical signal into the music that stirs our souls.
That is, if the loudspeakers are properly engineered.
The Origin loudspeakers are composed of high performance transducers of a very high quality. The composite materials used in the Formula One sector are molded into complex folds, and extensively tested to reduce parasitic resonances and diffraction, standing waves and harmonic distortion. At the same time, the combination of the enclosures and the transducers was tested to elegantly maximize a powerful dynamic range and emotional force.
The size of these loudspeakers is directly related to the impossibility on earth to realistically reproduce low frequencies, thus long wavelengths, without large volumes. All of the marketing surrounding “small” that has invaded the music reproduction industry in the last 30 years is extremely interesting in its prowess of miniaturization, but with disastrous results in even attempting to deliver on the veracity of a full-range, convincing presentation of a live performance. The height of an Origin loudspeaker is 4.6 I (1.40 m), giving the low frequency range exceptional power and truly remarkable intelligibility. And they do so even in smaller spaces, as well.
The speaker system is extremely efficient and purposeful, stepping forward to play its role as part of the Askja Origin System with a perfect combination of authority and finesse, effortless dynamic expression and lifelike presentation of a live performance, all in faithful service and respect to the recording.