In partnership with Victor Sierra of Sierra Audio Horn Designs, we present our modest loudspeaker project, Corazón.
The design brief for this was simple, but not easy:
In the Autumn of 2019 I asked Victor if he would be able to shoehorn his high-performance standards into a high-sensitivity, 15" two-way box monitor that would be a proper showcase for high-performance, low-powered Triode tube-amplifiers.
I sent him a rendering of what I had in mind, which was something like an homage to the older JBL and Altec designs of the 1960's. A simple "boxer" style that could fit-in just about anywhere, but wouldn't stick-out like a piece of Brutalist sculpture - - after all, these are intended to be in people's living spaces, not in a Bond-Villain's lair ...
Development was interfered with by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding many months to the project. Around Thanksgiving 2020, Victor's "Maybe ..." turned into "Yes!" - he had succeeded.
[Personally, I never doubted that he would be able to pull it off, but it was nevertheless a relief to read his text declaring victory]
With a sensitivity rating around 98dB (1w/1m @ 8 ohms), a frequency response between 30hz to Ultrasonics, and a truly seamless integration of drivers, the Corazón "Midi-Monitor" will leave the listener wanting for nothing.
Corazón means "heart" in Spanish, and here we come to the very heart of the matter: the heart of the music reaching into the heart of the listener.
For those who worship at the altar of mini-watt SET amplifiers, Corazón is a magic-carpet for you to ride ...