Monday, 01 December 2008
Acoustic Zen has long been known within the audiophile community as a manufacturer of premium audio cables. My local brick and mortar hi-fi store has been touting the virtues of Acoustic Zen’s cables for many years. At CES, I had a candid, off-the-record conversation with an executive for one of the ultra-high end audio electronics companies who extolled the virtues of Acoustic Zen’s Adagio speakers, a new offering from the cable company. With trusted industry insiders singing the praises of this relatively small manufacturer, I was anxious to see if the Acoustic Zen Adagios were truly world class speakers.
I arranged for a review pair of the Adagio speakers, as well as three Adagio, Jr. speakers for center channel and surround duties. The Adagio retails for $4,300 and is a medium-sized floor-standing speaker measuring 48 inches tall, 13 inches deep and ...