Companies featured in gallery below: Muraudio, Blue Circle Audio, LineAV Design, Cocktail Audio, Rega, Music Hall, Blue Aura, Simaudio, Bryston, ProStudioMasters, Tri-Art Audio, AVA Media, WOW, Essence, Davis Acoustics, Kimber Kable, Mass Fidelity
All prices in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated
Fresh on the heels of the release of the active Domain Omni DA1 electrostatic speaker last year, Muraudio, based in Ottawa, Canada, chose SSI 2014 to premiere its new passive PX1 version of the speaker. Retailing at $58,000, the PX1 features three 9" bass drivers in a sealed enclosure, and the company's unique 360-degree array of electrostatic panels. The bass drivers and electrostatic panels are crossed over at 450Hz. Sitting far, far off to one side of the speakers, I was astonished by how much of a realistic soundstage these speakers cast. Rather than sounding like just about any other pair of speakers from this vantage, the PX1s sounded like a real, live band. This type of imaging needs to be heard to be believed.