Friday, June 17, 2011
The new Pharoah from Trenner & Friedl
Trenner & Friedl, who are currently making my favorite speakers in the entire world, are all set to introduce their latest creation--the Pharoah. As you can see, the Pharoah is a slightly scaled-down version of their awesome $25,000 RA Box, a high-efficiency design that offers almost unlimited dynamics in a gorgeous, room-friendly enclosure.
My good friend Dan Muzquiz of Blackbird Audio Gallery is all set receive one of the first pairs available in the US, and this is what he has to say about the design:
"It just looks like [a single-driver speaker] with the single, round grill. It's covering a compression driver tweeter and 8" mid/bass driver. The design is still very efficient and capable of impressive volume levels when one is so inclined. We've had the larger RA Box here before and they are awesome -and responsible for this design."
Here's one of T&F's employees putting the finishing touches on the first production run. I know that Andreas Friedl is a proud papa, and I take him very seriously when he says the Pharoah "sounds incredible!" Every aspect of production shows a considerable attention to the smallest of details.
Here's another shot of the T&F factory in Austria as they assemble the first run. Considering I have yet to hear a T&F speaker that didn't completely win me over, I'm quite eager to hear the Pharoah.