THE Show Newport 2012 • Hot Product

The Chopin is Cessaro's entry-level speaker, although it costs an un-entry-level-like $40,000 per pair. It's a two-way front-loaded horn that pairs a TAD compression driver with a Supravox woofer. The black area is fashioned from polished manmade stone, giving the cabinet weight and rigidity. Its high sensitivity -- 97dB -- and simple crossover give it effortless expression down into the very noise floor of the electronics, which, in Newport, were from Thoress.

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