Ophidian Incanto Dethrones P3 Evolution
Ophidian's Incanto 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker is the British manufacturer's spiritual successor to the P3 Evolution.
The Incanto replaces Ophidian's excellent P3 Evolution, stablemate to the Applause Award-winning P1 Evolution standmounter.
The latest evolution of the British brand's mid-size 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker, the Incanto borrows much from the P3 Evolution and combines that with technology from the company's new flagship Voodoo loudspeaker to create an intriguingly intoxicating cocktail.
Incanto's ingredients include triple 175mm bass drivers coupled with Ophidian's unique Aeroflex bass loading system that, together, promises to reproduce huge scale and dynamics from a relatively compact cabinet. If our experience of Ophidian's other products is anything to go by, the Incanto will undoubtedly deliver on this.
Midband accuracy is handed to a 50mm soft dome midrange driver in a sealed unit, whereas the upper-most frequencies are taken care of by the same 22mm dome tweeter featured in the flagship Voodoo loudspeaker. We're told that this ensures “crystal clear output without fatigue for long listening sessions.”
Deploying the drivers in their duties is a crossover said to comprise the “finest components from renowned manufacturer Mundorf including air-cored coils and metal oxide resistors for superb resolution.”
Finally, as with all Ophidian speakers, the cabinet is manufactured in the UK to the company's exacting standards.
Incanto is available in Oak, or Walnut real wood veneer finishes for $11,995 with custom optional finishes at customer request.
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