The spectacular Jamo open-backed R 909 loudspeaker has been named European High-End Loudspeaker Of The Year 2006-2007 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).
With its innovative dipole design and twin 15in bass drivers, the R 909 is one of the more unusual of the current breed of high-end speaker designs. Says the company: “With the R 909, Jamo’s development engineers have demonstrated what they are capable of delivering, when cost is no object, and only the best components and materials are good enough. The R 909 is among very few speakers that work without a box enclosure, which normally makes it difficult to reproduce low frequencies. So, a pair of high-efficiency 15-inch bass drivers and an ingenious crossover is Jamo’s response to this challenge; since there is no ordinary box-generated resonance, the R 909’s sound is free of cabinet coloration, stunningly unrestrained, crisp and dynamic. This large speaker comes with an exemplary finish and superior attention to detail – an impressive ‘high-end’ statement, which deserves the best amplifier that a demanding music lover can afford.”
Gordon Dutch, CEO of BBG Distribution, the UK distributors, says “It’s a return for the company to its rightful place as being one of the foremost European innovators in loudspeaker technologies. The forthcoming C60 and C80 range will further cement that reputation and demonstrate how far the company has come since its acquisition by Klipsch Audio Inc last Spring.”
The R909, identified by AV zombie as the standout speakers at the Bristol hi-fi show in January, sell for 7,500 UK pounds per pair. For more info click here.