December 18, 2007 by Rachel Cericola
In case you weren’t meticulous enough about your audio/video equipment… Waterfall Audio has unleashed this set of glass loudspeakers for art deco enthusiasts to show off and your cat to perch upon.
Both the Victoria EVO and Iguasçu EVO were named for the famous waterfalls in Africa and South America. Not sure if the U.S. audience cares, but the names are much better than model XY7609#>P, right?
The Victoria EVO has a three-way/four-driver design and a downfiring, 8½-inch passive woofer. The Iguasçu has identical drivers in a two-way/three-driver arrangement. Both also have a 6-inch bass/midrange unit in both the woofer and midrange (Victoria) positions. According to the announcement, bass output is well below 38Hz (Victoria) and 48Hz (Iguasçu).
The French company says that each unit it handcrafted entirely of glass, “which produce the visual effect of drivers that seem to ‘float’ invisibly in the room.” I would rather see them fill these babies up and “float” some fish in them. Now that’s classy.
Availability is expected sometime between February and March 2008. Waterfall will show off the line at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. Attendees had better watch what they bump into; the Victoria Evo model is $5,400 a pair, Iguasçu Evo is $3,900 a pair.
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