The first review is a rave. They say:
"As the disc progressed the bookshelf speakers showed me that they could really sound like a couple of floorstanders."
"While I do praise their low end, it’s the staging that I feel I must go back to. Yes, they sound big, and that’s wonderful, but they also make the room sound big, as well. The LSA-10’s have great, almost holographic, dimension about them that became even more impressive to me."
However, bass is not their only trick. While I do praise their low end, it’s the staging that I feel I must go back to. Yes, they sound big, and that’s wonderful, but they also make the room sound big, as well. The LSA-10’s have great, almost holographic, dimension about them that became even more impressive to me. When placed correctly, the walls behind them seem to disappear, and they paint huge, lush images of sound. Instruments move in the sound field fluidly, with a soundstage much wider than the stance of the speakers themselves. The 1-inch dome tweeter created well-defined sound and crossed over very smoothly with the woofer. Even the piano, probably the hardest instrument for a bookshelf speaker to reproduce well, sounded wonderfully natural. The LSA-10’s are very good at making a mural of your listening wall."
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The LSA-10 Signature is an amazing value competing with any monitors that we have heard under $5000.00 a pair. It offers compelling value at our Internet Direct price.
First photo of real LSA-10 Signature
At the April 2019 Axpona show Kemper Holt of Part Time Audiophiile wrote:
Kemper Holt "The LSA 10 Signatures and Emerald Physics electronics which were plugged into Core Power Technologies balanced power 1800 conditioner combined for an outstanding system. One of the few systems with substantial front to back depth, it also demonstrated a wide stage with pinpoint imaging, the speakers completely disappeared, vocals were wonderful, but the most stunning surprise about the system was the low bass extension, power, impact, and ability to pressurize the room, it rivalled many small floorstanders with extension down to 35 Hz, a passive radiator on the rear of the monitor is the secret ingredient to the bass proficiency. Every person who came in and sat down to listen when I was there asked if the floorstanders were playing, and everyone was astounded that only the monitors were making such full range music."
See the AV Showrooms Axpona show video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=OsGP56_enBk
The LSA-10 Signature monitor uses a custom LSA 1” silk dome tweeter with a compact neodymium XBL2 magnet structure and a shallow waveguide to better integrate with the woofer, a single black anodized LSA custom aluminum 6.5” XBL2 woofer, and a single rear mounted 5” x 7” sub bass radiator. It uses a computer designed 4th order Linkwitz Riley acoustic crossover with an easy 12 ohm impedance rating (see note below). The LSA-10 Signature has an in-room response from 38Hz to 20 kHz +/-3dB. The LSA-10 Signatures are available in a chocolate Rosewood Satin wood veneer with magnetically attached grille.
The LSA-10 Signature was awarded Best in Class at their Axpona intro by Audio Bacon. They said:
Retail is $2,495.00/pr
A note about speaker sensitivity
The design philosophy on our monitors was to make a speaker with amazing bass output. Bass that outperforms many much larger floor speakers. As in any speaker the design trade offs are low bass output versus box size and efficiency. Given that we have a monitor with a moderate sized box and decided to offer far better bass than any other speaker that we know of in the price and size range we had to compromise on the efficiency. However, unlike other small inefficient speakers our impedance is a super easy 12 ohm load that allows even smaller amps at 40 watts to play the speakers very loud. Most monitors have far lower impedances that places a strain on your amp and limits ultimate output. Our monitors rock, even with smaller amps.