ZAR1,4million Eggleston-Works “Ivy”

Written by on March 1, 2012 in Distribution South Africa - No comments

The South-African distributor for Eggleston-Works loudspeakers recently invited me to come and audition their R1,4million range topping model called the Ivy. I could not refuse such opportunity with intimate knowledge of what the smaller Savoy Signature sounds like. The Savoy is one model down from the Ivy and part of a select few loudspeakers I have on my bucket list to privately own. It’s sound is majestically scaled to resemble real life. It is further more as open as the best electrostatic designs with speed and tonal accuracy to match.

The Ivy however improves upon every single strength the Savoy holds. It paints stereo images of breathtaking proportion instantly proving it’s superiority over any loudspeaker I have heard to date. To hear such extraordinary presence in such extreme proportion is a mind bending experience. Everything else is left wanting in more than just a few aspects.

The Ivy has it’s origins as a collaboration between William Eggleston and mastering ace, Bob Ludwig who commissioned the design and construction of the world’s ultimate transducer. The design brief highlighted the aim that this loudspeaker should be the most faithful transducer to review large scale live acoustic program upon. Hearing a well recorded piece of full orchestra through the Ivy makes for the most convincing argument of reproduced music I have yet heard. William and Bob succeeded gracefully. The Ivy is simply astounding in every respect. The very 1st pair with Serial no. 001 takes pride of place in Bob Ludwig’s Gateway Mastering suite.

For those interested in one of the very best loudspeakers on the market today, please contact us regarding the models Ivy, Savoy Signature and Andra III. We can arrange demonstration of the Savoy Signature in one of Cape Town’s very best sounding systems comprising of all Audio Research Reference electronics including the 40th Anniversary Reference preamplifier and mono block power amplifiers.

Prices subject to exchange. Please enquire.

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