Larsen speakers

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Larsen speakers

Post by Matteo » 2019-10-10 17:24

Had anyone listened to these Swedish speakers?
http://www.larsenhifi.com/en/index.htm

They are designed to be placed close to the front wall.

The entry model (4) seems interesting (€ 1,400).

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Re: Larsen speakers

Post by maffe » 2019-10-11 11:54

I think Larsen carries the legacy of Stig Carlsson and his design and sound philosophy with honour.
The L4 have not impressed on me but I have heard one of the larger models ad a HiFi show a few years back and that room was best in show for me. Think it was the L6.2 (?) with a vintage system in front, Thorens TT.

For not being that into the “ao” design philosophy I do have 3 different Carlsson/Sonab speakers at home. Playing at A pair of oa116 in the livingroomvas we speak. They kind of work with the rest of our furniture and plays ok. One of the good things with moving to house from a 2 room apartment ;)

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Re: Larsen speakers

Post by Ianw » 2019-10-11 13:34

I’ve heard Sonabs many years ago. From memory they sounded OK but just floaty music and no imaging. Not criticising them as I think they were designed for the ambient listening experience.

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Re: Larsen speakers

Post by maffe » 2019-10-11 14:08

There’s a big difference in design on the Sonab/Carlsson speakers. Started with indirect sound in the 60’s to be more of a mix indirect/direct sound in the 70’s with as many as 16 elements in each speaker, the oa2212 with 2 mid, 2 woffers and 12 tweeters in one speaker!
80’s design was even more direct and only 2 elementsstill designed to be placed agains a wall. This is the design that Larsen still use.

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Re: Larsen speakers

Post by Freddy » 2019-10-11 14:21

https://www.carlssonplanet.com/2019/03/ ... son-oa-61/

This is the new Carlsson speaker based on OA51 which was Stig Carlssons last speakerdesign, OA51 sounded really good when last heard them but it was over 10 years ago. Many people love them so they must have something.

Have a pair of OD11 from the 70s that I have renovated. They sound very pleasant and musical. Actually it was these speaker and a Sonab 85S record player that made me start the interest for music and hifi when I was a kid.

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Re: Larsen speakers

Post by maffe » 2019-10-11 14:38

I have a pair of OD11’s that need attention one tweeter is dead. So at the moment one have a ikea symfonisk “guts” inside one of them just for fun, so active 2-way with built in streamer :)
Little hesitant to “upgrade” with new tweeters, woofer and filters. High cost and how will they play compared to the original idea of the design.

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