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OnSight: a video view of Voxativ loudspeakers

  • ‘Made in Berlin’. Voxativ’s latest marketing slogan is as true as it is obvious. The loudspeaker company’s headquarters sit just south of Tempelhofer Feld, a former Berlin airport turned public park and a literal stone’s throw from neighbouring HEDD Audio.

    A visit to the Voxativ factory tells us that there is far more to this piano black loudspeaker company than first meets the eye.

    Voxatix has a formidable reputation for making high-resolution, high-end passive loudspeakers. But those single drivers don’t come from Lowther; they are designed and made in-house from paper and wood by founder Holger Adler.

    And those drivers aren’t all controlled by the permanent magnets now commonplace in modern-day loudspeakers. Some are field coil drivers — a loudspeaker technology that predates permanent magnets where an electrical charge is used to generate a magnetic field.

    Take the Voxativ factory tour here:

    And for next year’s Munich High-End event, Adler says we’ll see Voxativ offer a multi-way statement loudspeaker whose drivers may not all play from paper and wood.

    Further information: Voxativ

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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