London Show Comments
The Heathrow Hi Fidelity Show is a yearly showcase for new developments at the top-end of stereo Hi-Fi
The A1's were demonstrated in a converted bedroom 12' x 13', complete with bedroom furniture, with the speakers backed onto a curtain across the windows.
Equipment Used (basic setup):
Aurousal A1 MK1
Toshiba 330E DVD player
Standard unbranded cabling – until P
There were a few challenges with demonstrating the A1 at its best:
The room was really too small for our use, with resonant problems (it was nearly square) and only allowing 6 of the large chairs. People were often standing in the boomy rear wall area. Some sound was filtering in from neighbouring rooms and the corridoor.
However, we are grateful to those who were kind enough to provide a comment, the complete list of which is given here:
I’ve been listening to music/Hi-Fi for years. I was blown away by the sound of these speakers.
Great sound and good price too
For the money, brilliant!
Excellent stuff!! – Clear & crisp, good bass, good idea to use bog standard source/amp equipment. Well done.
Clean mid & top. Looks great in black gloss
Impressive. Great image – far bigger sound than expected for size
Domestically acceptable. Remarkable range for their size
Crisp, clear and round. Nice. Walked in, sat down – stunned at the sound. Lovely. Sold.
Amazing sound in a very small package
Very natural mid and top-end. Nice!
Flabbergasted! I’m tempted to take some home – Incredibly integrated sound
(CD was Pat Methany – A Map of the World)
Well controlled bass
Amazing clarity & soundstaging for such a small enclosure. Very tempting.
Seamless left/right presentation with height even! Uncannily real dynamics & smoothness.
Very open, transparent sound, no sense of ‘veiling’ at any frequency. They go so low for a small cabinet. Represent great value!
Fantastic sound quality and interesting technology. Big sound for a small speaker – great rhythm and staging.
Very fine overall sound – worth about 3 times the price.
Build quality impeccable. They look good and sound stunning for silly money
Very very good for the price
Excellent for the price, especially since source is DVD player.
Agree – modest amp and dvd player & very good sound.
Excellent for the price, one of the best sound in show
Very impressed – brilliant performance for basic system
Considering the system, the speakers are amazing for their transparency. Excellent value
Punches well above its price point…which is what good engineering is about!
Very engaging performance from a well constructed cabinet. Not at all tiring on the ear. Excellent imaging, truly high-end
Jeremy Simon Ridshill
(he said he would purchase)
Very good and clear sound
A real achievement, and not just at the price. Very nice sound – clear and non-fatiguing.
So much from so little! Very very good
Very good sound and wonderful value
I think that these speakers are the best in the show!!!
The best value for money sound I have heard
Very impressed. Will definitely follow up with a view to purchasing.
Sounded much better after the IC change – very good speakers, certainly on my short list
(he changed the amp connector to his own brand)
Most enjoyable & very easy to listen to
Excellent sound & fantastic value – very clear sound but easy to listen to as well!
Excellent easy sound that is nice to listen to, curious about the single driver format. Nice one!
GREAT – Lovely unstressed, full sound
Established value for money
Lots of punch from a small box. Good all round sound.
For the London Sound & Vision Show in September 2007 we had a larger room (15' X 17'). These are a typical selection of the comments we received for the Aurousal A1 MK1:
|Chris Turner||Fantastic sound and build quality|
|One of the best sounds at the show! Excellent sound, good value|
|B French||A little bright but should be priced at between £1000 & £1500. Stunning dynamics and Detail|
|B Franklin||Excellent sound, dynamic & musical|
|Dan Robinson||The only speaker that has pointed out the poor recording I had other than the panel speakers|
|Daniel Ryan||Crisp & clear - good attack on the violins on my CD. A lovely sweet sound|
|Shezad Abceli||Makes music sound enjoyable|
|Jerry Jacobs||Fast, open, detailed, stupendous VFM, really vibrant|
|Steve Hedge||Very impressive demo|
|Paul Featherstone||Fantastic sound quality and very good VFM|
|Mike Rust||Easily better than a £750 + speaker|
|Stephen Dummall||Big, natural soundstage from a small speaker|
|Scott||Amazing natural sound|
At the Heathrow Hi-Fi Show, March 2008 we demonstrated the Aurousal A1 Mk2 and prototype of VS Floorstander.
Equipment used - the same as last year (basic system). Room 15' X 17'.
Room resonances - low, apart from ceiling tiles vibrating. The room was a bit crowded and there was some noise from adjoining rooms. Here is a typical cross-section of comments:
|Y Pasquali||Amazing for a one-way speaker!|
|N Garbett||Very clear midrange|
|L Graham||Super little speaker - very impressive|
|A Saunders||Musical speakers|
|T Franks||Good sound|
|P Boaden||Good sound & image|
|Mike Cech||Sound great, even with modest equipment|
|Rod Howard||Impressive, and from a budget DVD player!|
|S Polak||Nice natural sound|
|N Ballard||Fantastic, alive, great!|
|Brian bottle||Lovely sound - improvemnet over Mk1|
|D Yeats||Good stuff!|
|P Haynes||Impressive and right price!|
Aurousal VS Floorstander
|R Harding||Lovely Mid, crisp & clean, adjustment on tweeter pleased|
|J Clanay||Impressive range for such a small driver!|
|S Bush||Crisp! Good imaging|
|Nigel Lasl||Very enjoyable - makes real hi-fi affordable!|
|Chris Kelley||Really liked the new floorstander - excellent fidelity to the demo recording I asked to hear|
|J Grinstead||Floorstanders sounded excellent - smooth & open sound from modest system. Very good|