The Davis Acoustics Balthus 70 tower speakers are the second tower speakers of the range Balthus which includes 3 tower speakers in total. It nevertheless has the same midrange loudspeakers and tweeters as the superior model, the Davis Acoustics Balthus 90 tower speakers.
Despite its reasonable size (102 x 19 x 30 cm), the Balthus 70 produces remarkable performances in terms of dynamics, bandwidth, and musicality.
Davis Acoustics Balthus 70: design
The speaker is available in a black or walnut finish but the front panel has a glossy piano finish.
It rests on 4 adjustable feet with decoupling points. Underneath the Hi-Fi speaker, there is an elastomer pad in order to rest the speaker on the ground if the points are not suitable.
Davis Acoustics Balthus 70: loudspeakers
It is of course a true 3-way (4 loudspeakers) bass/ reflex speaker.
A 17 cm cellulose woofer is dedicated to the bass. The midrange is reproduced by a 13 cm loudspeaker with a Kevlar membrane dear to Davis Acoustics! It was optimized in order to re transcribe this part of the spectrum with lots of precision, dynamics, details, and no colour.
The high end of the spectrum is reproduced by the famous Davis Acoustics tweeter made out of a 25mm fabric. It re transcribes a treble that is neutral, smooth, and very precise despite the total absence of projection or aggressiveness.
A circular port with a quite big diameter positioned 15 cm from the bottom of the tower speaker is dedicated to the bass/reflex load.
Davis Acoustics Balthus 70: setup
This choice makes it easier to position the speaker in relation to the back wall. However, do not think of placing the speaker right next to the wall. We recommend you place it 30 cm away from the wall.
Davis Acoustics recommends to use these Balthus 70 tower speakers in a 20 m² to 30 m² room. Place them between 2.5m and 3m away from each other, for 3 m of retrospect.
All you need to do is slightly position them towards the listening area to obtain a precise and wide soundstage.
You will need to combine them with an amplifier that offers a voltage superior to 50 watts and a generous power supply (at least 300 VA).
Davis Acoustics Balthus 70: listening and review
After listening to it for about 50 hours, the Davis Acoustics Balthus 70 tower speakers are ready to give their best.
Regarding the size of the Hi-Fi speaker, the bass is impressive by its depth and articulation. It is articulate and particularly deep. It does not show any redundancies or important colours.
When the vinyl record does not have any lows in the spectrum, the Balthus 70 does not show any exaggeration in this register. However, on electronic music or certain live recordings, it is possible to appreciate the bandwidth of the Balthus 70 (40-20 000 Hz) and the whole depth it comes with.
Just like with every Davis Acoustics speakers, there is a superb midrange. It offers a superb presence combined with an excellent timbre balance.
The voices are detailed, precise, and show no harshness. The integration with the treble is a success.
Just like the Davis Acoustics Balthus 50 tower speakers, the Davis Acoustics Balthus 70 tower speakers offer a balanced and very musical restitution.
However, it offers a soundstage and an excursion in the low end of the spectrum that is incomparable to the Balthus 50. In addition, there is a very realistic restitution and it accepts very important levels.
Highly recommended! Franck
Bass reflex: circular port
Minimal power: 80 W
Maximal power: 150 W
Number of loudspeakers: 4
Sensitivity: 92 dB
Bandwidth: 45-20000 Hz
Tweeter: 25mm fabric
Midrange loudspeaker:13 cm Kevlar
Woofer: 2 x 17 cm cellulose
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Cutoff frequency: 400/4000 Hz
Dimensions (cm): 102 x 19 x 30 cm
Weight: 21 kg per speaker