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At the January 2008 CES, Accent Speaker Technology introduced
the Nola Baby Grand Reference loudspeaker. Seven years of research have gone
into this product, as it uses the same technology found in our flagship $145,000
Nola Grand Reference. The Baby Grand is a smaller two-tower system utilizing
the exact same transducers as are found in the Grand Reference in order to provide
the same quality. A pair of Baby Grand towers employs four 9-inch magnesium
woofers, eight 4½-inch open baffle dipole midranges with Alnico magnets, and
eight 4-inch true ribbon tweeters with neodymium magnets. The drivers are arrayed
in a unique mirror-imaged, short line source, open baffle array. Enclosure coloration
throughout the middle and high frequencies is non-existent. This unique design
produces life-sized images while retaining focus and sounds "live" instead of
the typical mechanical sound of most loudspeakers.
The 3½-way passive Xtreme Crossover is mounted in an external
unit to further free the loudspeaker from coloration due to crossover component
vibration. The Xtreme Crossover utilizes state of the art passive components
as are used in the Nola Grand Reference. The Baby Grand comes with a ball-bearing
speaker isolation base to free it from the sound of coloration due to floor
vibrations. The Xtreme Crossover is bi-wired to the amplifier and is connected
to the speaker via the supplied Nordost Valhalla mono-filament jumpers.
RMAF 2008 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest) Article
By Ron Nagle
As it happened the first room I walked into was producing
some very decent sound. It was housing Nola Accent Speakers. Carl Marchisoto
was demonstrating the Nola Baby Grand Reference speakers powered by Audio
Research CD-7, Reference 210 mono amplifiers and Reference 3 preamp. The
$55,000 speakers have eight open baffle dipole midrange cone drivers and
eight 4-inch ribbon tweeters above a bass cabinet housing four 9-inch
magnesium woofers. The music I sampled had power without edges, smooth
and very life like it was one of the most natural sounds at the show.
Issue 190 / February 2009
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2008
Jonathan Valin's Best of Show Runner-Up:
Nola Baby Grand References
In room 431, the $55k Nola Baby Grand References, ribbon/cone
dipole with separate woofer towers, powered by ARC 210 amps, an ARC Reference
3 preamp, and an ARC CD7, were once again superb -- very neutral with
a wonderful density of tone color. They sounded simply great on the music
I played -- so lifelike in timbre and so dynamically alive and open and
bloomy and airy that they came within a hair's breadth of winning my Best
Sound of Show Award.
to link to review
Chris Martens Explores Affordable Loudspeakers at CES
Best Sound: Though perhaps not the most "accurate" system at the show,
Nola’s Baby Grand Reference speaker system ($55k), as driven by Audio
Research source and amplification components, captured the "feel" of
live musical events more effectively than anything else I heard at CES.
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 45 kHz
Dimensions: 62 inches H x 12 inches W x 16 inches D (overall
with bases); 18 inches W x 22 inches D (bases)
Sensitivity: 89 dB
Weight: 150 lb. net per side
Finish: True Piano Rosewood (Towers) and True Piano Black
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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