Goldmund Melos Active Wireless Loudspeakers Introduced
Goldmund's new entry-level active standmount loudspeakers promise the Swiss brand's high-fidelity wireless skills wrapped in its signature understated design.
Hot on the heels of Goldmund's Melos Passive, and as promised, comes the Melos Active Wireless loudspeakers, which, says the Swiss company, “represent a harmonious union of advanced technology and meticulous craftsmanship”.
Inspired by the Gaïa speaker design, Melos, a name taken in homage to the melodies of ancient Greece, features a sleek, monolithic aluminium cube housing measuring 35 x 25 x 36.2 cm (HxWxD) that weighs 24 kg per speaker.
Melos Active sports a 2-way vented design with a 1-inch soft dome tweeter and 7-inch woofer like its passive sibling, but each driver is paired with a 175 W built-in Telos amplifier. The rear panel features a digital S/PDIF input, a digital S/PDIF output, and a wireless aerial. Handcrafted by Goldmund's artisans in Geneva, the Melos Active wireless loudspeaker can be easily connected to a computer wirelessly.
Goldmund tells us that Melos Active offers exceptional bass extension and an immersive listening experience through advanced crossover technology, delivering a lifelike soundstage that envelops the listener in a symphony of unparalleled realism. The claimed frequency response is 40 Hz (-6 dB) > 25 kHz.
Melos Active is elegantly adorned in Goldmund's signature grey finish, complemented by matching grey grilles. However, if you like the Melos Passive's black grille aesthetic, those can be requested, possibly as a cost option.
Also onboard is Proteus LS digital filtering software alongside Goldmund's proprietary Leonardo time correction, which, according to Goldmund, digitally realigns the signal frequencies in time and suppresses phase distortion.
The Melos active speakers are available from Goldmund for $36,000 USD, with bespoke stands following shortly.
StereoNET’s resident rock star, bass player, and gadget junkie. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION
Want to share your opinion or get advice from other enthusiasts? Then head into the Message Forums where thousands of other enthusiasts are communicating on a daily basis.
CLICK HERE FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP
Each time StereoNET reviews a product, it is considered for an Applause Award. Winning one marks it out as a design of great quality and distinction – a special product in its class, on the grounds of either performance, value for money, or usually both.
Applause Awards are personally issued by StereoNET’s global Editor-in-Chief, David Price – who has over three decades of experience reviewing hi-fi products at the highest level – after consulting with our senior editorial team. They are not automatically given with all reviews, nor can manufacturers purchase them.
The StereoNET editorial team includes some of the world’s most experienced and respected hi-fi journalists with a vast wealth of knowledge. Some have edited popular English language hi-fi magazines, and others have been senior contributors to famous audio journals stretching back to the late 1970s. And we also employ professional IT and home theatre specialists who work at the cutting edge of today’s technology.
We believe that no other online hi-fi and home cinema resource offers such expert knowledge, so when StereoNET gives an Applause Award, it is a trustworthy hallmark of quality. Receiving such an award is the prerequisite to becoming eligible for our annual Product of the Year awards, awarded only to the finest designs in their respective categories. Buyers of hi-fi, home cinema, and headphones can be sure that a StereoNET Applause Award winner is worthy of your most serious attention.