Impressions of the FR30

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Impressions of the FR30
Over the past few weeks, I've had the pleasure of living with our new loudspeaker, the FR30. I thought you might be interested in a few of my impressions on those listening experiences. First, a note on naming. The FR30 is one speaker in a line of what will be 6 models—3 below the FR30 and two above. (The two above are future projects we've not yet started work on. The 3 below will be launched within 2022). The series will be named aspen. Like the tree. The FR30 is unlike any speaker I've yet spent time with. It is absolutely seamless from top to bottom of the frequency spectrum. This is something that becomes immediately apparent to listeners, especially if you're used to the sound of multi-driver speakers that aren't seamless. Like the Infinity IRSV. As gorgeous as the IRSV are they are not seamless. If you live with them as long as I have you kind of get used to their transitions between woofer and mids and tweeters. Once you hear music without those transitions you find it hard to ever go back. That's where I am at. Finding it hard to go back. And the midrange. For years I had lived with electrostats because of their window-like midrange. From Quads to Acoustats to Martin Logans—and later Maggies—I gave up dynamics, bass, and slam to bathe in the glory of that midrange. The FR30 is better than they and without their drawbacks. I could go on and over time I certainly will. I have much to learn in their setup, their tuning, their character. What I can share with you is a sense of musicality unlike anything I have ever heard. Chris Brunhaver has crafted a masterpiece of which I have to spend more time with. Like a great painting or work of art, spending quality time with it is more than a requirement. It is an honor and a pleasure.
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