Franco Serblin Accordo Loudspeaker

May 3, 2012

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Franco Serblin Accordo loudspeakers (€6500/pair with stands) at High Fidelity. His conclusions:

“Looking at the new speakers from Franco Serblin you cannot remain indifferent. The participants in the (failed) KSS meeting who had an opportunity to see them were divided into those who mentioned something about Korean designers and those who fully appreciated the speakers’ slender lines and delicate curves, the leather on the front baffle, etc. Likewise, I think, the sound.

To properly evaluate them and adapt them to our needs first we need to clearly say what the Accordos are NOT. They are not a successor to the Guarnieri Homage, or even the Electa Amator. Each older Franco’s speaker, in my opinion, sounds better; in various aspects, but still better. Franco Serblin’s speakers are NOT designed for large rooms, and even less so for low-powered amplifiers. If you need to pair them with a tube amp, it needs to be something like the Reference 150 or 210 from Audio Research. But they will perform better with a powerful solid-state amplifier, preferably slightly warm, like the ASR Emitter II, or the Burmester 082. The speakers will not play a more powerful symphony or even a large choir – they are small, they lack low bass and do not create large virtual sources.

Make up for it a very clean sound, very clean, consistent and above-average diameter of the soundstage. In small areas, with matching amplifier will create a heart touching spectacle. Although it is not my “story”, I appreciate what you did you Serblinowi with them to achieve.”

You can read the full review here.