For Davis Acoustics, this Olympia One Master is simply the best small compact speaker ever made by the brand!
In addition to being a concentrate of expertise, it ties back with the high-end acoustic tradition: amazing cabinetwork in natural cherry wood, 5th generation KEVLAR cone, specific filter with point-to-point wiring (vintage style!), soft-dome tweeter…
Davis Acoustics Olympia One Master: design
This speaker is entirely hand-built in the Troyes production unit.
The filters are wired with French conductors from HI-FI Câbles et Cie (copper with a PTFE Teflon jacket).
There are 4 gold-plated speaker connectors that accept spade connectors, bare cable and banana plugs.
Davis Acoustics Olympia One Master: loudspeakers
It is fitted with the 13 KLV5 R mid-bass speaker driver. It has made Davis Acoustics' reputation for almost 30 years. It has been significantly upgraded over the years.
It is logically and strategically paired with a 28 mm soft-dome tweeter. This combo makes for a perfectly well balanced, vibrant and accurate sound quality.
The power is quite high for a Hi-Fi speaker of this size (90 dB).
The bass/reflex port opens onto the rear panel and on top of a great golden brass plate. The Olympia One Master speakers have to be positioned 20 cm away from the wall.
It has a frequency response from 47 to 21000 Hz!
Davis Acoustics Olympia One Master: association
The combination with commercially-available electronics is very simple and offers a wide range of options.
The speaker's impedance curve yields great results with mid-level amplifiers.
However, the obvious potential of the Olympia One Master speakers will work great with a higher end amplifier.
Davis Acoustics Olympia One Master: listening and review
We recommend placing them on at least 60 cm high stands with enough clearance.
This two-way model, designed for high quality playback within confined spaces, departs from other models with a perfectly linear efficiency curve.
You will be impressed with the quality of the timbre and the openness. The bass is precise and subtle with no over-exaggeration, yet it is impressive in regards to the size of the speakers.
They deliver a velvety and full-bodied sound. We love their neutrality and authenticity.
These Davis Acoustics Olympia One Master bookshelf speakers are definitely one of the two best monitors around in this price range.
Very highly recommended!
Diapason d'Or - 2016
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Bass reflex: 1 rear port
Nominal power: 80 W
Maximum power: 120 W
System format: 2 way
Number of drivers: 2
Output: 90 dB
Frequency response: 47-21000 Hz
Tweeter: 28mm dome
Woofer/midrange: 13cm Kevlar cone
Impedance: 4 ohms (min)
Cut-off frequency: 4000 Hz
Dimensions: 21 x 26 x 35 cm
Weight: 8.5 kg / unit