“In practical tests, the Symphoniequickly showed its considerable talent in vocal reproduction. Both male and female voices are positioned clearly in the room, the finest details meticulously reproduced but the speakers never lose sight of their purpose by exaggerating. When the piece dictates that dynamism is required, things can get really lively: Mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, for example, is truly explosive in Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite. Nothing is compressed – the mid-range diaphragm offers its listeners tremendous dynamism that occasionally gets close to the limit. …
...The two aluminium woofers succeed in producing a combination of taughtness and volume seldom encountered. The bulge detected in our measurements between 60 and 150 hertz definitely exists but, rather than being a problem, it actually contributes to the clarity and taughtness of the bass, as only hard diaphragms are able to do. Precision of this kind can sometimes sound puritan so the subtle support for the low frequency range counters this tendency very effectively.
Set at a low volume, it is possible to listen to music on the Symphoniespeakers for long periods without ever becoming fatigued. Its capability in terms of vocal reproduction is a definite advantage here as even laid-back background music comes across with remarkably clear voices.
Set to a high volume level, the speaker lays bare the real quality of the musical recording. Any mistakes made by a sound engineer will not remain secret for very long. Even at the most ridiculous volume levels, these speakers retain full control and do not produce even the slightest hint of distortion. As a result, these speakers can be recommended with no qualms for large room well in excess of 50 square meters, while they are also very well suited to relatively small rooms.
With its Symphonie speakers, VISATON has produced a virtuoso voice system, an excellent listening monitor with studio qualities and an outstanding loudspeaker for everyday use which, even run at low volumes in the background, will enthral its audience.”