Vintage Cream, Walnut
Hi-Fi Pig (March 2019): “…far exceeding my expectations…” Read the full review here.
The Ear (November 2017): “these speakers produce a musical experience, which is very difficult to beat” Read the full review here.
If you come down to the ‘Woods’ today…
… You are sure of a big surprise.
Compact stereo Floorstanding Speakers with a dynamic presentation, intended for ‘high quality’ music replay at home with an emphasis on feeling intimately ‘live’.
Each pair is personally ‘handcrafted’ with a passion to make great looking, well-built speakers at an affordable price that are musically fascinating.
This combination of a wide-band, wide dispersion paper coned driver with an upward firing Kapton ribbon tweeter and rear ported cabinet gives a convincing impression of live instruments and voices.
They excel with all genres of music where they can work with the tonal colour, dynamics and harmonic detail of real instruments, whether acoustic or amplified.
They have strong presence, projection and natural detail without ‘shout’. The overall priority in the design and tuning is to represent the signature characteristics of different instruments; the easier it is to imagine how the sound is formed then the musician’s articulation and performance become more obvious…
They are quite revealing of the reproduction chain and can give exceptional results from good recordings and quality partners, needing amplifiers with minimum 15w to show their potential in a ‘normal’ room. Placement should be slightly toed-in about 1/4 metre from rear walls or 1/2 metre from corners, where they will give a deep, articulate bass foundation without booming.
The cabinets are exclusively Birch plywood to achieve the tone and vitality in the sound. A unique construction method separates each panel with a neoprene damping layer, reducing vibration transfer through the structure and the outer panels have a further neoprene layer sandwiched by a high quality Birch facing. Together with the output arrangement this results in a notably open, un-boxy sound. Finishes are hand worked direct treatments of the Birch surfaces and laminated baffles – rather like stripping the heavy surface lacquer from a guitar to allow the wood a more natural resonance.
The Blackwoods are available in two ‘standard’ finishes:-
Vintage Cream, Walnut