To be clear from the start: these small sized STELLA LIGHT speakers pack a considerable punch. While the outer appearance of the speakers might be described as compact or even sweet, this definitely does not apply to the maximum sound pressure of which they are capable. The combination of universal full-range FRS 8 - 8 Ohm loudspeaker and W 170 S - 8 Ohm woofer stands out because of its unbelievable level accuracy.
The fact that the separating frequency is at a very low 200 Hz benefits the STELLA LIGHT's positioning accuracy and generates an image of the stage that easily earns the "live" label. The FRS 8 - 8 Ohm full-range loudspeaker is remarkably detailed in its output: even the higher frequencies are reproduced accurately and with clear focus. Complemented by the W 170 S - 8 Ohm woofer, this combination covers almost the full range of frequencies required.
Whether used as computer speakers to the left and right of the desk or as a stereo set for the sitting room or bedroom, thanks to the excellent value-for-money price, these speakers can be used universally in many different environments without making too large inroads into your wallet. The simple, effective and intriguingly designed series crossover rounds the system off to produce a low-priced, quality building kit.
After all the cables have been positioned in the cabinet, the cable opening in the divider will have to be sealed off with e.g. hot-melt glue.
“We ran the listening test in our listening room (as usual), which we felt was pretty unfair since we were sure the floor area would be far too big for the narrow Stella Light. Think again: These two 17-litre cabinets produce powerful bass full of low-frequency energy – not the slightest bit intrusive or booming, but, thanks to the high-quality paper diaphragms, filled with special lively elegance which, in my opinion, represents the ideal compromise between the two extremes of the crisp clarity of hard cones and the comforting warmth of plastic diaphragms, while radiating a maximum charm. Whenever one felt lulled into a state of comfortableness by the light-footed effortlessly capable W 170 S, suddenly a bass punch would be projected towards the listening position to remind us that this is, indeed, an ambitious driver with considerable surface area. In a smaller listening room, the bass loses nothing of its presence – the very idea of adding a sub-subwoofer is blasted into insignificance by these two speakers. Add to this lively bass the congenial FRS 8. This driver, unencumbered by the really low bass, demonstrates its dynamic, responsive character, and unfolds a range and depth of sound colour that covers nearly seven octaves and, once again, shows why it is one of the really big players among the small full-rangedrivers.
Not really “light”: 180 euros for two column speaker sets that are, in terms of their sound reproduction quality, fully grown-up – you can hardly beat that. And on top of it all there's a considerable portion of the fascination of full-range speakers – what more could one want?”
|Rated power||60 W|
|Maximum power||100 W|
|Nominal impedance Z||4 Ohm|
|Übertragungsbereich (-10 dB)||50–20000 Hz|
|Mittlerer Schalldruckpegel||84 dB (1 W/1 m)|
|Net volume||17 l + 0,7 l|
|Außenmaß Höhe||900 mm|
|Außenmaß Breite||120 mm|
|Außenmaß Tiefe||280 mm|
Component parts list for 1 box
The kit includes all the components listed here but not the cabinet.