Gauder Akustik Cassiano Loudspeaker

January 13, 2014


Robert E. Greene has posted a review of the Gauder Akustik Cassiano loudspeakers ($17,500/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions:

“Times have changed and a speaker that costs $17,500 per pair is almost a mid-priced item in the high end. Gauder itself and many other companies offer much more expensive options. In this context, it is surely impressive—and I think absolutely true—that in a number of ways, one can say of the Cassianos, in Cole Porter style, “You’re the top.” Or at least essentially so. For those people like me whose main interest in audio is the absence of midrange coloration, some doubts may arise. But for people who are devoted to the categories in which the Cassianos excel—quietness of background, clarity of sound, low distortion, dynamic capacity in a relatively small enclosure…the Cassianos offer something close to the ultimate at a considerably less than ultimate price. A lot of audiophiles will feel that they have indeed found “the tower of Pisa and the smile on the Mona Lisa” and all the rest of Porter’s top items.”

You can read the full review here.