Stilla demonstrations will take place at 12.45pm and 4pm each day in D1 – St Julien
Eindhoven city is the main Dutch industrial centre, known throughout the whole of Europe where Phillips established its headquarters in 1891. It won’t be an indiscretion to say that this very place of worldwide fame is the cradle of very skilled engineers. Aequo Audio’s designers and engineers believe in the credo of the region where they were raised: innovation through collaboration, research and technology. A fine example of this credo in practise is their collaboration with the technical University of Eindhoven where they use its advanced facilities. Each member of the Aequo Audio team is a specialist in one domain and presumably this is the reason why their Ensis model works, looks and sounds the way it does – superlative, which according to Ivo Sparidaens the companies founder, is simply as originally intended. Now the company has it’s latest innovation, the not so baby brother Stilla.
Aequo Audio Stilla Loudspeakers – UK Product Launch
The Stilla a very small and elegant floor standing speaker, yet it has the same output above 20hz as it’s big brother, the Ensis. Responsible for this challenging job are two 7 inch subwoofers mounted inside a horn loaded bass reflex cabinet, powered by Ncore amplifiers. An active electronic system for analogue room size and placement correction is used to tune the speaker to roll off as a closed box speaker, so it does not suffer from problems normally associated with ported speakers. Many other technologies and materials of the Stilla are more directly derived from the closed-box Ensis speaker and the Stilla is equipped with the same formidable midrange driver. The result is a comparable character with rich audiophile musicality as well as transparent uncoloured precision and an amazing holographic soundstage.
The middle and high frequency section of this hybrid speaker remains passive. Specified as 8 ohms nominal and highly sensitive, it is made to work well with a wide range of amplifiers. The five inch driver is responsible for very open, or pleasantly detailed, midrange frequencies without coloration. It is accompanied by a tweeter system with a concentric dome and ring moving-surface, as well as some new dispersion-improvement technologies. The two transducers are time-aligned by the carefully sloped cabinet, and wideband phase-aligned by the low-order crossover, to deliver a spectacular, holographic soundstage.
A fully active version of the Stilla is also available.
Elemental Stilla Hybrid (Active LF) £17,999
Elemental Stilla Active £19,999
Available with a wide range of luxury finishes and accessories