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Bogdan Audio Creations Art Deco Loudspeaker Review  Print E-mail
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Written by Andre Marc   
Friday, 12 July 2013
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Bogdan Audio Creations Art Deco Loudspeaker Review 
Set Up and Listening
Conclusion


Doing a quick comparison to the two-and-a-half times as expensive Thiel CS2.4 was interesting. The Thiels do go a lower in the bass, but both were cut from the same sonic cloth. Maybe not a big surprise, as the Thiels use what they call a coincident driver, and excellent cabinet design. The Thiels offered a bit more of forward presentation, but the overall differences were slight. Pretty impressive on the part of the Art Deco to match up with a speaker that has been in continuous production for ten years, like the CS2.4.

Conclusion

Bogdan Audio Creations was created to fulfill a passion. Bogdan Petrescu had been designing speakers for years until he turned it in a running concern several years ago. I am very glad he did. The Art Deco is a fabulous speaker. Excelling in every performance parameter that mattered to this listener. Mind you, the speaker works best in medium to small rooms. You cannot fool the laws of physics.  This speaker will appeal to the astute and knowledgeable audiophile, who will know how to match rooms and speakers.

In the categories of coherence, balance, soundstaging, and build, the Art Deco is an outright bargain at its $2600 price. To be honest, I am going to be sad to send them back. If I was shopping for a new speaker, they would be among a small handful of products on my shortlist. The Art Deco’s coaxial driver is a wonder, as noted; my ears are tuned to these types of drivers for their seamlessness. Of course, the whole package must be well engineered and it is all about implementation.

Match the Art Deco with the appropriate room size, good quality speaker cable, and a commensurate amplifier, and you will have a system that will give you many years of enjoyment, that will get you off the merry go round. Hats off to Bogdan Audio Creations. They have produced one of the best floorstanders I have heard at this price point.  Without a doubt, an in home audition is recommended.




Specifications


Bogdan Audio Creations Art Deco: $2600

Frequency response: 46 - 25,000 Hz
Impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 88 db

www.bogdanaudiocreations.com
www.trueharmonix.com

Review System 1


CD Transport: Musical Fidelity M1 CDT
Server: Squeezebox Touch w/ CIA VDC-SB power supply
via Ethernet to MAC Mini w/ Western Digital & Seagate
external drives.
DAC: Bryston BDA-1
Headphone Amp: Pro-Ject Head Box II
Headphones: Grado SR60
Preamp: Audio Research SP16
Amplifier: Audio Research VS55, Bob Carver Black Magic
Speaker: Thiel CS2.4, Bogdan Audio Creations Art Deco
Cables:  Stager Silver Solids,  Darwin Ascension (IC), Transparent  MM2 Super (IC), Transparent Plus (Speaker) Acoustic Zen Tsunami II (AC),Transparent (AC).Shunyata Venom (AC) Element Cable Red Storm (Digital AC), DH Labs TosLink, DH Labs AES/EBU, Audioquest, Forest, WireWorld Ultraviolet, DH Labs USB(USB) DH Labs (USB)
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks, Shakti Stone, Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner,Salamander rack

Review System 2


CD Player: Onkyo C7000R
Music Server: Squeezebox Touch via Ethernet to
MAC Mini w/ Western Digital & Seagate external drives.
DAC: Musical Fidelity V-DAC II, MyTek Stereo 192 DAC
Integrated Amplifier: McIntosh  MA6600
Tape Deck: Revox A77
Speaker: Harbeth Compact 7ES3, MAD 1920S
Cables: Darwin Cables Silver IC, Kimber Hero HB,  DH Labs White Lightning (IC),QED Transparent MusicWave (Speaker),PS Audio (AC), Mojo Audio (AC), DH Labs TosLink, Audioquest Forest USB, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB
Accessories:Cable Pro Noisetrapper, Sound Anchors Stands, Wiremold, KECES XPS






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