Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound – TAS Larsen 8 review
The Larsen 8 is winner of The Absolute Sounds Editor’s Choice Award 3 years running.
The Larsen 8 is designed to stand against the wall, like all Larsen speakers. This placement, combined with the unique positioning and angle of the drivers, flanked by absorption material, creates a rich and deep three-dimensional soundstage with a wide listening area. The two high quality Scan-Speak drivers, working together under 300 Hz inside separate chambers, create a deep, crisp and precise bass, all the way down to 23 Hz. Above it, a true and clean mid-range, topped off by a clear and transparent high quality Scan-Speak tweeter with great dispersion and fluidity. The stainless steel plate around the extremely light polymer membrane in the tweeter is a first; and because it is integrated completely, it reproduces the upper octaves with more body, an amazing treble character and a more linear frequency response.
Natural and transparent with an amazing ability to recreate the 3D sound stage with a vivid and visceral tone quality, are just some of the outstanding listening characteristics of the Larsen 8. Feel the excitement of the musicians, as you experience the thrill of the music in your own living room. It’s the next best thing to hearing music live.
Crossover frequency: 300Hz, 2,5kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohm
Bass drivers: 2 X 177 mm
Weight: 25 kg/ 55 lbs
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 36 x 11 x 13 inches