“With Living Voice I completely reach my maturity after years of research and listenings. It's a magic design.”
Gerardo Ventura, Playstereo
“It no longer really makes sense to talk about the sound itself but rather how absolutely wonderful the music becomes. I’ve never had such a completely revelatory and unexpected experience in my home audio life.”
“I felt it was extraordinary to listen to music in this way and come away in awe at the sheer emotional and connective power these speakers possess.”
6Moons, Edward Barker, OBX-RW
“What is most alluring about these speakers is that they bring out so much in your record collection - great music becomes fantastic, addictive and totally engrossing.”
Jason Kennedy, HiFi Choice, UK
During the first months of 2020 we have been making a number of crossover tweaks and changed some of the components, to very great effect.
The IBX-R4 is a natural evolution of the standard Avatar. There are many differences and refinements – the most obvious being the employment of the exceptional Scanspeak Revelator high frequency unit.
Such refinement means the IBX-R4 is stable, organised and unfatiguing. The speaker presents music in a manner which has consistent, believable proportions and maintains natural dynamic relationships. Music that you had previously regarded as indifferently performed or poorly recorded can often become highly accessible, convincing and engaging. Music you have always loved can find fresh expression and meaning.
It's important to anyone with a passion for music that their hi-fi system has a natural tonal balance and more importantly an even and consistent dynamic balance. Many people, and technophiles in particular, believe that this balance can be achieved through objective quantitative analysis.
At Living Voice we have a different outlook. We develop our products using our musical sensibility, and we measure our progress against the artistic expression and emotional communication that we are able to realise in recordings of significant musical performances.
The Auditorium Series consists of 4 models with the option of inboard (IBX) or outboard (OBX) crossover electronics on the two top models.
Living Voice products
At the high-end of audio design, art and science merge. The most revered audio designers are no longer strictly concerned with the objective world of measurements and specifications. Instead they explore the world of human expression and human sentiment as captured in the recorded musical performance. This is an exploration guided not by machines and technology, but by tacit knowledge, intuition and musical sensibility.
There is a vast legacy of music captured on recordings dating back to the beginning of the last century. These recordings allow us to see into the times and the minds of the music’s composers and performers with a remarkable sensitivity and clarity. Music conveys the subtlety and fathomless depths of human experience and is one of our most profound and affecting art forms.
All Living Voice products reflect our desire to provide the committed music enthusiast with a coherent, artistically convincing and emotionally engaging experience.
This approach originally led us to develop the Auditorium loudspeaker design. It remains the case today — if we can’t find a product we consider resolves a particular issue to the performance level we aspire to, then we’ll examine the possibilities of creating it ourselves. This is rarely driven primarily by cost or marketing considerations in the conventional sense. We prefer to think of it as a refusal to compromise (or enthusiastic bloody-mindedness, if you prefer).
Living Voice was established in 1991 and is based in Derbyshire, England.
You can find out more about us by downloading our ‘Book of Products’
Technical Specifications & Available Finishes
- High sensitivity, wide dispersion MTM driver topology
- 750-density hardwood composite enclosure
- Stiff internal triple bracing
- Proprietary hand wound air core inductors
- Mechanically isolated crossover
- Optimised crossover layout
- Star earthing
- Hovland discrete film and foil Musicaps
- Proprietary non-inductive wire wound resistors
- Scanspeak D2905/990000 NRC silk tweeter
- Proprietary 6.5” doped paper bass/mid drivers
- Premium furniture grade, book-matched grain-filled veneers: Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Santos Rosewood, Black Ash, Satin Walnut, Burr Oak, Ebony, Bamboo, Flat White
- Available on request with extra charge is the OBX-R3 version with external crossovers in black metal finish, dimensions 42 x 26 x 10 cm, weight 3.5Kg each, gross weight per cabinet 19Kg.
- Sensitivity: 94 dB
- Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
- Loading: Reflex port to rear of cabinet
- Power handling: 100 watts
- Frequency Response: 35 Hz - 30 kHz
- Dimensions h/w/d: 103 x 21.5 x 27 cm
- Gross Weight per cabinet: 21 kg per unit