Loudspeakers

Apertura Loudspeakers – France

Apertura : HIFI Loudspeakers  without compromise

For 40 years Apertura has offered to music lovers around the world, a range of speakers without compromise.

Our approach has nothing to do with received ideas and passing fads, but rather a long and painstaking work of “reinvention” of what makes a great system.

An ideal which combines unusual means with the beauty of the object and originality of design.

Our approach is rigorous and animated by a constant concern for quality.

Available for auditioning at My Kind of Music, Toronto

 

Q Acoustics – UK

Q Acoustics has been designing class-leading, award-winning loudspeakers since 2006. In that time, Q Acoustics has redefined every market it has entered, from the affordable to the high-end, from stereo and home cinema sound to the revolutionary Q Active wireless audio system.

Founded in 2006

In audio history terms, Q Acoustics is a relatively young company but our achievements have far exceeded out fledgling years. Formed by experts in the audio industry, they tasked themselves with making the best affordable loudspeakers in the world, recruiting world class acoustics engineers and industrial designers to make this a reality.

Since the introduction of the 1000 stereo and home cinema loudspeaker series in 2006, the company has continued to build on the success of this foundational and award-winning range, producing series after series of innovative, leading-edge and best-selling passive, wireless and home cinema loudspeakers.

Available for your listening pleasure at MKoM, Toronto.

Pierre-Etienne LEON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with great pleasure that My Kind of Music announces the introduction of Pierre-Etienne Léon KANTOR S3.2 Loudspeakers in Toronto. The achievements of this famous French manufacturer were very successful in Quebec during the 1980s and 1990s. It was a nice surprise to learn that one of our business partners (a big fan of the brand) was in discussions with Pierre-Etienne. We had the opportunity to evaluate two of the models and were instantly won over! We did a few listening sessions with friends and clients and everyone was impressed!

Pierre-Étienne Léon’s designs transmit the pleasure and taste of listening and are the result of his most recent work – based on his experience and his know-how, regardless of fashion or marketing phenomena. They know how to relay accuracy and fidelity and ensure that music can & will breathe life.

“What we like about Pierre-Etienne Léon speakers is this particular alchemy between the density of the sound and its fluid side. The recorded music is therefore very embodied, and flows with a very beautiful melodic gradation. … Despite their relatively compact size, the Kantors are capable of filling a room with good dimensions with a robust and nervous sound. … Female voices, wind instruments, brass instruments show a remarkable delicacy and neutrality for the price. In addition, The Kantors have impressed us with their ability to stick to modulation with astonishing precision and reactivity.  The Kantors will leave you speechless. ”

Available exclusively for your listening pleasure at MKoM, Toronto.

Wilson Benesch

Wilson Benesch Cardinal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson Benesch products are unique in every detail. The visual aesthetic is determined by function and engineered from the raw material under one roof. The quality of finish is a natural requirement of materials. Choice and sonic performance is everything.

The Wilson Benesch product range is extensive and is comprised of the following Series:

Geometry Series – Cardinal, Fulcrum 650 Centre, Vector & Vertex

The Geometry Series pays homage to the importance of geometry in all good design. With the Geometry Series Wilson Benesch applies these principles, with passion, to Acoustic Engineering.

The Geometry Series aspires to be the evolutionary development of the time tested Odyssey Series that is now in its tenth year. This collection provides the summation of many years of considered thought and re-evaluation, encouraged in part, by new technologies and new manufacturing capabilities.

Odyssey Series – Chimera, A.C.T., Discovery, Curve, ARC & Centre

The success of any loudspeaker is defined by many things but none more so than the cabinet construction and the dynamic drive unit technology. In both these fields Wilson Benesch has introduced radically different design solutions.
Wilson Benesch Torus+Amp

Wide Bandwidth Collection – Trinity, A.C.T. C60, C60 Limited Edition & Torus Infrasonic Generator

New challenges new opportunities, a new genre in loudspeaker design. Wide Bandwidth: The capacity to recreate the actual event relies upon a number of fundamental design objectives.

Square Series 2 – Square Five, Square Three, Square Two, Square One, Square Centre

Analogue Collection – Full Circle Turntable, Carbon Cartridge, Ply Cartridge, A.C.T 0.5 Tonearm, Nanotube One Tonearm

MKoM is very proud to feature the following Wilson Benesch models within our reference systems:  Odyssey Series – A.C.T., Discovery, Arc & Square Two

A.C.T. – Balance is a critical factor in all good design and in the A.C.T. there is no finer balance. The cabinet is assembled, as you would expect from a Wilson Benesch loudspeaker, by hand from materials technologies that you would commonly see in Formula One race cars or advanced fighter aircraft. They represent the most advanced cabinet structures ever created by a loudspeaker company and are quite unique.

Acoustically, the A.C.T. is capable of communicating the finest nuances of the event. It achieves this without addition or embellishment of any kind. It is a sense of naturalness, that is perhaps the greatest strength of this time honored design. Few if any have stood this most demanding test.

Wilson Benesch DiscoveryDiscovery – Conceptually unique, this virtual point source, full range loudspeaker. has been precisely optimized, to extract the absolute maximum from the smallest enclosure. Its electrostatic qualities are underpinned by lightening fast dynamics, that leave the listener with nothing but effortless sound. A visually striking design, it is instilled with timeless qualities that defy convention. The design is quite simply beyond categorization. Yet, it achieves this without vulgar over statement or trivial additions.

Acoustically its principle achievement is the staggering depth of field and vast sound-stage. The Discovery is the Harry Houdini of loudspeakers, disappearing as it so easily does without a trace.

Arc –  Showing little, if any mercy to convention, the engineering prowess of the Arc redefined the stand mounted loudspeaker. Millions of carbon fibres are juxtaposed with precision extruded alloy sections, achieving an attractive but highly functional form. Driven by function like all good design, this design could lay claim to numerous achievements but without doubt its versatility and industry standard signal to noise ratio are beyond question. It is a great communicator, taking any type of program and reproducing it in the most sincere way, according to the quality of the recording.

Available exclusively at MKoM, Toronto.   For further information feel free to visit the manufacturer’s site: www.wilson-benesch.com

Verity Parsifal Ovation

parsifalSTATEMENT OF MUSICALITY

The Parsifal is an established statement of musicality that has been recognized worldwide. It represents the cornerstone of Verity Audio’s philosophy of care. This translates into true cutting-edge technology, true exquisite craftsmanship, true appealing design, true overall reliability, and true outstanding performance for true pride of ownership.

An icon of musicality, reliability and aestheticism for
a thousand of worldwide owners;
Praised for its fullness, truthfulness, authority and appearance;
Two independent and isolated cabinets for superior sound coherency;
The top cabinet is a standalone high-performance studio monitor;
The bass cabinet allows a rear or front woofer configuration;
Unique Verity Audio’s bass tuning for extreme definition down to the lowest octaves;
Space effective with no sacrifice in performance;
Superb custom-made and proprietary transducers;
Bandwidth: 25Hz to 40,000 Hz;
A worldwide reference for recording studios, magazines, manufacturers and artists;
Beautifully crafted and finished with exquisite Italian lacquer;
Nicely packed and delivered in deluxe Air Transportation Approved metal cases.

Quad Classic – ESL

Quad Peter WalkerThe QUAD electrostatic speaker ESL produces such a faithfully real sound that for 50 years QUAD has been synonymous with the phrase “For the Closest Approach of the Original Sound”. Together with the later ESL63, Peter Walker developed the two very best electrostatics ever.

When QUAD decided in 1996 to terminate the production of its initial model ESL57, QUAD Musikwiedergabe (their German representative at that time) took over the necessary tools to Germany. First they started manufacturing the major spare parts for this speaker, but soon the production was extended to virtually all parts of QUAD ESL’s which are not anymore in production in the UK.

Whilst technology has advanced rapidly, Quad’s philosophy has remained unchanged since 1936 – to bring you ‘the closest approach to the original sound’.

Quad ESL57Quad products are all leaders in their respective fields. Some, like the unique ESL’s have never been equaled for their absolute speed, neutrality and transparency.

Above all, Quad products are about music reproduction. True high-fidelity is never overtly impressive, but creates a window on recordings through accuracy. True high-fidelity is never fatiguing or boring, but engaging and stimulating through realism.

Quad ESL63Quad’s approach is unique and has earned us the respect of the most demanding musicians, recording artists, Hi-Fi critics and music-lovers all over the world.

Available at MKoM, Toronto; for further information please visit the manufacturer’s site: http://www.quad-musik.de/

Tercel Model 2

tm2My Kind of Music is proud to introduce its newest member of its Loudspeaker family. The Tercel is a custom assembly Horn design featuring Lowther based drivers with no Crossover Network. The Model Two is shown with the Lowther PM7C. Its sensitivity rating of 96db makes it a perfect match for the EAR 859 at 13wpc or most SET amplifiers. Cabinets are available in a variety of real wood finishes. Come and listen to a truly exceptional Loudspeaker.