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Amphion Argon 3S stand-mount loudspeaker

And it’s not like the Argon 3S lacks heart. They will make very good use of lots of high quality power. Patricia Barber, ‘Mourning Grace’ from Café Blue UN-mastered [Premonition] went antisocially loud without getting hard or shouty, retaining all the important nuance and the interplay between what are very obviously superlative musicians. ‘The Moon’ from Mythologies [Blue Note] shows her very much at the top of her game; atmospheric, driving, urgent and compelling, Barber’s piano is agile, tuneful and the subtleties of her phrasing very apparent; this is a convincing and involving musical event.

So if there’s a tradeoff, it is perhaps on the continuum between speed and agility, or scale and ultimate depth, but in reality, in normal sized rooms, this represents a relatively small shifting in one direction or the other. And the other strengths both loudspeakers have, in terms of an overall coherence, an ability to get out of the way and let the music speak for itself, the easy, natural way they draw you in to the performance, that was there in bucketloads in both designs. Don’t dismiss the Amphion Argon 3S, and don’t assume it can’t make sense in a high end system. It has reminded me that enough of all the important things is actually plenty.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Two way, standmount loudspeaker with passive bass radiator
  • Driver complement: 1 × 1” titanium tweeter; 1 × 6.5” aluminium woofer
  • Crossover frequencies: 1600 Hz
  • Frequency response: 38 Hz–25,000 Hz (-6dB)
  • Impedance: 8Ω
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Power handling: 50–150 W (recommended)
  • Dimensions (H×W×D): 380 × 191 × 305 mm
  • Weight: 12Kg
  • Finishes: white (accent colour options available for driver grilles); black; walnut
  • Price: £2,000 (white/black); £2,200 (walnut)

 

Manufacturer: Amphion Loudspeakers Ltd

Tel: +358 17 2882 100

URL: amphion.fi

 

UK sales: Auden Distribution

Tel: +44 (0) 7917 685759

URL: audendistribution.co.uk

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By Steve Dickinson

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