MarkAudio-SOTA Makes Debut of Wide-Range, Symmetrical Driver Monitor Loudspeakers
MarkAudio-SOTA invites you to "hear our difference" at the LA Audio Show June 2-4th, where we will be hosting the West Coast premiere of our unique loudspeakers in Room 408. This showcase is also the US Market launch celebration of our new Cesti MB monitor speakers, offering the rich midrange that is typical of a wide-range, single speaker design, plus the high-impact dynamics typical of multi-way speakers.
Combining the incredible talents of a truly global team of experts in driver, crossover, and cabinet engineering technology, MarkAudio-SOTA builds unique, wide-band audiophile speakers from the ground up, receiving rave reviews from the audiophile press along the way. Utilizing all-range drivers in our new Viotti One, Cesti B, Cesti MB, and Cesti Tower speakers, MarkAudio-SOTA speakers are renown for their acoustically accurate, symmetrical sound field. These products are now available exclusively from the company's new website (MarkAudio-SOTA.us) with a 30-Day money back guarantee. Until the end of May, take 10% off your order with promo code "AXP" upon checkout. To arrange a private demo or meeting at LA Audio Show, we encourage you to reach out to our press contacts, listed below.
"MarkAudio-SOTA is really excited to reveal our new Cesti MB monitor speakers at the LA Audio Show," said Dwight Sakuma - President of MarkAudio-SOTA North America. "The truly natural sound that these speakers offer from their discreet profile is sure to impress both consumer audiophiles and producers alike."
Here are a few early reports:
“You can tell that the Markaudio-Sota Viotti One delivers to many of my hi-fi principles. If you share my principles then strongly consider the Viotti One.” – Clive Meakins, Enjoy the Music
““The Viotti One exhibited a very refined, musical quality. The speaker offers lots of detail but always at the service of a balanced musical fabric. Nothing sticks out, no frequency shouts, nothing blurts. It's exceedingly well behaved……Certainly, the Viotti One is a very refined design. If you want the very best monitor loudspeakers, you're going to have to pay very big bucks (my Raidho XT-1s are 9K with stands, the magical Magico Q1s, 25 large). Yet, for less than three grand with a cast iron 30 day home trial, money back guarantee, you'll get a hefty slice of the very best. Highly recommended.” - Antony Kershaw, Audiophilia
“The Markaudio-Sota Viotti One is a work of passion in a market that has become increasingly passionless, and that’s a good thing. Not everyone will share the same passion – that’s the price a company pays for not going for the ‘me-too’ option – but those who like what the Viotti One does will not find it its equal in audio.” – Alan Sircom, hifi+
MarkAudio-SOTA started their dream team of designers when Steve Cheng recruited engineer Mark Fenlon of Markaudio, Ltd., a renowned manufacturer of loudspeaker drivers for the custom-build and OEM markets. They then integrated Dr. Scott Lindgren's technical box alignment and elegant crossover design to work seamlessly with Mark's custom drivers. These were all built into the elegant styling of Italian designer Andrea Ponti's cabinet concept for the Viotti One, and Ball Chan's designs for the Cesti MB, B and Cesti Tower. The combination creates truly unique and authentic high-fidelity loudspeakers that efficiently reproduce music as it was recorded.
BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP
All cabinets, crossovers and speaker drivers are engineered in tandem to create an end product that exceeds the sum of its premium parts. This is in contrast to the many manufacturers who choose off-the-shelf components that aren't always a perfect match to their system design target.
SYMMETRICAL SOUND FIELD
The wide dispersion and shallow-profile cone drivers replace conventional cone-woofer and dome-tweeter combinations. With matched dispersion and output characteristics, along with a low order crossover slope, the two custom-made SOTA drivers provide a seamless integration between high and low frequencies. This integration results in a smooth, natural output and soundstage that affords a wider range of seating positions, allowing several people to hear a top quality performance simultaneously.
MarkAudio-SOTA's international panel of leading industry experts were recruited to help tune the sound character of the company's loudspeakers to create an unparalleled sonic experience for the most discerning listeners.
ALL-RANGE DRIVER APPROACH
MarkAudio-SOTA's unique All-Range driver approach offers the rich midrange that is typical of a wide-range single speaker design, while providing a dynamic, full frequency range extending from 40Hz to 25kHz. The three dual driver speakers' systems use different combinations of a custom-designed, 110mm (SOTA 11) wide-range mid-bass driver mounted in a ported cabinet along with an acoustically isolated 50mm (SOTA 5) tweeter. Both drivers use a low mass, mixed-alloy cone that generates exceedingly accurate audio transparency with incredible detail.
The company's two-way speakers utilize a 2.4 kHz crossover frequency with gentle, 2nd order electrical and acoustic slopes that gradually blend the outputs, maximizing the advantages of the symmetrical, all-range wide-dispersion drivers. The simple design, with few reactive components, also aids in amplifier matching, allowing MarkAudio-SOTA speakers to be easily driven by low-power designs. The result is a 2-way loudspeaker without any obvious crossover transition, and a smooth, transparent, yet dynamic and natural musical response especially apparent in vocal reproduction.
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