no compromise design
beautiful design in massive wood
extremely precise, vivid and neutral reproduction
sloped baffle for perfect pure phase pulse behaviour
hardwired crossover filter with high end components
very high power capability (106 db
50 Hz - 3 dB (anechoic) response
35 Hz room "loaded"
Dmitry Badiarov (Violin,Bow maker,Violinist)
It is amazing how well it sounds straight
out of the box. I probably
understand what you mean by the "neutral" sound of the LINK.
It renders the music exactly as it has been played and recorded.
The equipment does not interfere, does not make the sound bright or
smooth, crisp or blurred, warm or cold... It just sounds true:
certainly, a great advantage for the CDs that are recorded well.
If you say the LINKs need to be played-in
before they unleash they potential...
awesome! I will tell you more after a month or so. Many thanks indeed!
Acoustic Recording Service (B)
Sound Engineer and owner of a recording
studio in Brussels Acoustic
The following reaction is based on my
experiences in the (classical) recording world.
After very careful examination I bought the LINK K50 as new reference monitor loudspeaker for balancing, mixing and mastering the recording
as a replacement for the Harbeth monitors.
The K50 immediately caught my attention by his neutrality and natural sounding.
Imaging and stereo imaging: the precision of the positioning of instruments and the incredible depth are amazing.
At no moment one gets the impression of listening to speakers. The uncritical positioning due to the closed cabinet construction is a major point for this.
Every single detail is resolved due to its high transparency, especially if the detail is of inferior quality.
It is not a dry analytical reproducer. At every moment one can enjoy the music cause its reproduction is so smooth and controlled although the K50 can be very 'fast' and dynamic!
I can only conclude that given the right source, cables and amplifier, that I have never been closer to the microphones.
|recording session on location in De Singel, Antwerp|
(The studio is situated in an amazing rural setting within a 65 acre farm at the heart of the Pembrokeshire national park between Haverfordwest and Fishguard in West Wales)
cd player : Onkyo
preamp Aura CA200
amp B&W MPA1
LS cable : Monitor Cobra Cable Semi Silver 5 TDC
<<Each day again I'm amazed how these little speakers perform>>
The nice thing about these speakers is the
playfull way they reproduce each part of the musical spectrum. Especially the
dynamics, the quick response do surprise me pleasantely . On percussion it is
especially clear how every detail is reproduced. You don't have to look
for details, they are thrown right in your face.
Marvellous speakers , the first small ones wich such a big sound that sound great .>>
<< The K50's with
music..... I still have to break the spell
If you are up to new discoveries, without prejudices, go listen for yourselves. It is unbelievable, what I've heard is like waking up from a wet dream,
music enjoyment, no hassling with equipment.
cannot find the words to describe it: suited both for stereo and multichannel .
I have never heard anything better, even from far more expensive equipment. One condition although: you have to know how a "live" instrument sounds in real,
THAT's what you will hear through this speaker.
I have listened for hours to very different musical genres and the K50 does it ALL! .
So, here no bullshitting about this or other musical genre will be played well: everything is reproduced as it is: Music in all its qualities.
One disadvantage: Cause of its razor sharp reproduction, every lesser recording is reproduced ruthlessly and every shortcoming will be exposed.
Go listen for yourselves: you can almost shake hands with the musicians, so "real life" is it.
'small' speaker, but what a big musical performance!! And then I even
didn't hear the 'Big Ones' from LINK.
A Belgian product to be proud of...
(excerpts taken from publication on www.audioforum.be )