by

James L. Darby

Price: $7,900 per custom made pair

 

This is at once the easiest and most difficult review I have ever written. Easy because the speakers are simple to evaluate, but difficult because there are so many points to cite that it will be challenging to keep it short enough. So, let’s plunge ahead.

THE CREATORS

 

The Sason Ltd is produced by Ridge Street Audio Designs of  LaPorte, Indiana. Ridge Street Audio Designs (RSAD) was started by Robert Schult who is a musician  (percussionist and guitarist) who spent 17 years in  the print media biz. The company was started in 1993 as a part-time mods and cable manufacturer. Robert went full time in 2002. Many conversations with Robert have taken place over the review period and I can say with utmost confidence that Robert is THE most obsessive perfectionist that I have even encountered. That is saying a lot because the audio industry is full of them. Running a close second is Steve Rothermel who began working with him on the Sason Ltd project in 2003. Steve joined the company in ’05. Rothermel is the lead designer of the Sason with input and guidance from Robert.

 

About himself Robert says, “I have an engineering bent that can grasp relevant info and make it practical. I also have a very strong artistic or "Right Brain" side which allows me to think outside tradition to find solutions to certain challenges as it relates to audio playback.

Of Steve he says, “Steve is our left brain man who, unlike many of his peers, can still grasp the importance of audio and loudspeaker design as an applied art. As it comes to concepts and ideas and how to realize them in a finished audio product, it's much to Steve's credit and character that he recognizes this. Together, I believe Steve and I are a good balance and compliment for each other”.

 

The Sason, like so many other brilliant products, was not initially intended to be sold at all. “We kept looking for a speaker that would give us the level of definition and clarity that we needed to test our cable designs and at the same time, I was on a personal search for a musically convincing and neutral system”, declared Steve. “We kept getting more and more frustrated with the search. Finally, unable to find a speaker to meet our criteria, we decided to build our own.”

 

Together, they also came up with what they call the “Free Energy Concept”. Now, there is no shortage of hype or creative inventiveness when it comes to jargon and “concepts” in the audio industry, but from what I have seen, heard and experienced, I think theirs is noteworthy. Here is how they describe it:

 

·        Electrical. The complete electrical system within the loudspeaker and its various wires, connections, and driver motor systems.

 

·        Mechanical. The efficiency of all the "working elements" and their physical properties as relates to rigidity and structural strength.

 

·        Acoustical. All items about the loudspeaker that affect proper control of the sound waves such as diffraction, dispersion and sound related to the enclosure internal volume and material.

 

 

“The FreeEnergyTM concept is based on the Conservation of Energy principle of physics which states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed. As it applies to a loudspeaker, amplifier power should not be transformed into losses within three properties of a loudspeaker system:

 
 

FreeEnergyTM is about eliminating any transformation of the amplifier energy that alters or corrupts the amplifier output and allows the amplifier to meet its maximum performance capability. The Sason Ltd high performance loudspeaker with FreeEnergyTM delivers all the music unchanged and undamaged, fully preserved and true to the source. It is a difference in the sound of the Sason Ltd from other Class A speakers that is unmistakably "right" from the first musical note”.

 

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Okay, it does sound like hype, doesn’t it. But read the following account of how Steve and Robert implemented it (did what they said they were going to do) and decide for yourself.

 

 

DESCRIPTION & FEATURES

 

The first thing you need to know is that these speakers are custom made by hand for each owner. You will not find them at any audio salon or website other than RSA’s. – they are sold directly, not only giving you a one-of-a-kind custom design, but great savings as well. The  Sason Ltd sell for $7,900 per pair. While that might seem a bit pricey, think for a moment. Their retail price is north of $12,999. If they went to a distributor who added their markup and then on to a retail store that again added markup, you would be looking at a speaker priced easily at $20,000 or more! As you will see, even at $20,000 these speakers would be a bargain, so keep reading.

 

Please pay special attention to the features in bold print since they might otherwise be glossed over. They are especially noteworthy because they are so remarkable. When you see the word “modified” or “custom” it means they are proprietary in-house designs of RSA. Notice the use of the word “silver”.

 

The Sason is a 2-way speaker employing a Custom 1-inch coated silk dome tweeter sourced from Denmark with a specially modified motor structure (by RSAD) and modified rear chamber isolated and damped to eliminate acoustical vibration from the internal air movement. Custom 7-inch Kevlar® midwoofer sourced from Denmark with specially modified motor structure and also damped 4” thick to eliminate "cavity resonance". All driver pairs matched to within 0.5 db frequency response.

 

The Sasons come with your choice of colors for the granite enclosures. Yes. Real, gorgeously polished, 1.25 inches thick, granite with custom damping. Don’t even attempt the “knuckle rap” test, you will probably break your hand. These enclosures are the most resonant free cabinets I have ever seen and they pay huge dividends when it comes to crystal clear, unsmeared images and detail.

 

Even the front baffle is made of proprietary resonance-free RothBoard™ and is also available with unlimited color choices. They invented a special clear coat that not adds beauty, but helps eliminate resonance.

 

 

Anyone will tell you that one of the most critical components in speaker design is the crossover. Check out the amount of attention they paid to this one: In this case, it is hardwired directly to the speaker drivers using their custom silver optimized technology wire harness. The circuitry components are "point to point" cold weld terminated and sealed with Lead Free Cu/Ag alloy solder. This is said to eliminate the typical circuit board and its losses for optimum signal transmission integrity between components. In addition, custom air core crossover inductors utilizing "low-tension drawn" construction and 10-AWG high purity CDA-101 OFHC copper inductors are employed. Proprietary inductor sealing maximizes mechanical stability resulting in signal transmission without noise artifacts. The capacitors are custom film-and-foil with no electrolytic or metalized-film capacitors in the signal path or shunt positions. The best in signal transfer for not only the tweeter network to tweeter driver interface but also for woofer damping. State of the art resistive elements with ultra low inductance for virtually zero ringing and ultra low TCR for linear stability. No sand-cast or typical wire-wound resistors.

 

If some of that technical talk was a bit baffling, let me tell you that what you just read represents the very finest in crossover design and implementation at any price. I told you these guys were obsessive perfectionists, but it doesn’t stop there.

 

Even the speaker cable terminals on the back are specially and uniquely designed for greater clarity and minimum signal degradation. They invented and trademarked their “Pure Connect Direct™” technology which makes the transmission uninterrupted by conventional binding posts from speaker to amplifier cable, insuring virtually zero signal loss. The contact point is virtually pure silver. You should know that this design limits your choice of cable connectors – bananas won’t work well. The best choice here is spades, but the trade-off in purity and grain-free sound of the special terminals is well worth it. The terminals are also designed for bi-wiring or bi-amping with custom hand-made silver jumpers for conventional use. If that were not enough, the crossover pairs are trimmed and matched to within 0.1 percent. Acoustical and symmetrical 3rd-order slopes are used for additional distortion-free musicality.

 

Want even more? The crossover components are cryogenically treated! Find a speaker under twenty grand that does that. Incidentally, the tweeter also receives a proprietary cryo treatment to match the gains in resolution in the cryo'd crossovers and wiring. Find a speaker at any price that does that.

 

You will notice that the face of the Sasons is contoured to further eliminate the typical box sound and increase the on and off-axis dispersion for a wider sweetspot and increased soundstage. I am sure you can think of many much more expensive speakers that ignore this factor and give you a flat, square countenance while the list of others that do not is much shorter and much more expensive. Think very hi-end Avalons and Ushers. It is also tilted back for proper time alignment. I believe that factor also contributes to its huge, tall soundstage that extends far above the speaker.

 

While all that subtracts from distortion and other corruptions, it does contribute to the weight. The Sason Ltd weighs 140 lbs each. The number is not all that unusual for a speaker in this price range, but the fact that the speaker itself (minus stands) is only 24 inches tall, you know these things are built. My wife is 5’7” and weighs a lot less. (She’s built, too, though). With all that weight (of the speaker) in a small space, it really takes two guys to set them on their stands. Speaking of the stands…

 

LIKE, HEAVY MAN

 

As you might imagine, the custom made stands are not ordinary, either. The base of the stand is also granite. From there up you have another smaller base from which three large hollow but hefty columns ascend which support yet another base of ¾” thick Furniture Grade Baltic Birch (13 layers of it) on which the speaker sits. It is contoured to match the shape of the speaker so nothing protrudes. Each Sason is supplied with three high-mass bright polished brass cones which fit into the bottom of the speaker. On the speaker platform there are three small detents that exactly match the pattern of the spikes. Your assignment, if you accept it, is to lift 140 pounds of granite and silver about two feet in the air and place the needle sharp pointed cones exactly into the small detents. I’d say, “Don’t try this at home”, but you kind of have to. Unless your first name is Arnold and your last name has a bunch of consonants in it, invite a friend to help. A big friend. But wait!

 

Before you do that, run to you closest gun emporium and pick up about 50 pounds of lead shot, then drop by Home Depot and have them put another 85 pounds or so of playground grade sand in your pickup. When you get back home, unscrew the top plate and pour the lead shot into the front two columns and the sand in the larger rear column of each speaker stand. Replace the plate and then call Arnold. Once you get the Sason in place you now have about 300 lbs of mass per side.

 

I know you are a smart person because you read Stereomojo, so I am sure you are thinking to yourself, “Three HUNDRED pounds? How in the world am I going to position these things correctly? Or, budge them at all?” Not a problem, Bucko. With each pair you get a handy-dandy industrial size set of those plastic slider things they sell in infomercials at 3 a.m.. No kidding. And they work. Stick ‘em underneath and you can then just glide the speakers at will. “Some people just leave them there”, Steve remarked. I replied “It beats including a Cummins Diesel powered hoist.” He laughed and agreed.

 

Here’s where the speaker’s biggest flaw comes in; in the pictures you notice there is no speaker grill. They are not included. They are not a high cost option, either. They are not an option at all. “We didn’t design them for use with a grill. Remember that we originally were not going to sell them – they were an evaluation tool”, explained Robert.

 

“But what about the WCRRAF”, I inquired. “What’s that”? He sounded puzzled. Surely he had thought of everything. “The Wife, Cat and Rug Rat Factor”, I intoned. “Let me ask you this Robert, if someone just HAD to have some grills, could you make up some”? “Sure”, he smiled. “No problem”. I should also mention here that working with Robert and Steve is a true pleasure. Their attention to detail and their commitment to customer happiness (not just satisfaction…that’s not good enough for them) is extraordinary. You need grills? You got grills!

 

Dang. That takes care of the one flaw…

 

THE SOUND OF SASONS

 

Most reviews are ending about now, stating that this or that should be on your short list, right? But we haven’t even got to how these babies sound yet . I did warn you.

 

The crossover is key to any given speaker. We have heard speakers that employ first quality drivers and construction materials and yet fall short of first quality sound because not enough care was taken with the crossovers. What strikes you first about the Sasons is their incredible soundstage. It is not only huge, but also utterly devoid of any noise that often clouds lesser speakers. The noise we refer to is not something like a hiss that you hear, rather it manifests itself in cloudy and less distinct instruments and voices. On a cloudy, overcast day, there is still light and you can still see to move about, but things are not as clear as a day of pure sunlight. Also, a gray, cloudy can affect you in a psychological way, contributing to a feeling of fatigue and listlessness. It’s the same with a cloudy sound presentation. You can still hear that ride cymbal, it’s just more obscure and murky.

 

There is nothing obscure or murky with the Sasons – quite the contrary. The extreme attention to detail in the signal path described above leaves nothing but unadulterated, unpolluted music to spread sunshine in your stereo room.

If cleanliness is next to Godliness, the Sasons should be wearing halos.

 

There is another enemy to great audio and that is resonance. While resonance can occur anywhere in a system, for a speaker the main culprit may be cabinet resonance – the cabinet itself vibrating which, just like the speaker cones, generates sound waves in your room. Now, we’ve been told by some very respectable speaker makers that since wood is a “natural” material, the fact that it vibrates a lot is perfectly okay. With all due respect – rubbish! Imagine the Boston Symphony playing Brahms First Symphony, but just one violinist in the string section is playing Beethoven’s Ninth instead. His violin may be a Stradivarius, but it’s still going to sound very out of place and disruptive. Even if that violinist is playing on the same page of the Brahms, if he is not playing the exact same tempo, pitch and loudness as all the others, it’s still going to sound bad. The Sason’s solid granite enclosure and ultra massive stands take care of the cabinet resonance problem, assuring that all the musician’s playing is exactly what was captured on the recording. You just have no idea what resonance and distortion free audio sounds like until you hear it. The Sasons will let you hear it.

 

“Dy·nam·ics noun; the different levels of loudness and softness in a piece of music, and the way in which a performer reproduces them in performance.”  Whether it is the subtleness of a piano playing very softly or tympani being struck at full force, dynamics are the soul of a performance. They make the difference between a boring performance and one full of passion and excitement. We are not talking about a whole section of music being loud and another soft, but the difference in volume between each note. Do you know anyone who talks mostly in a dull, monotone voice? Probably not someone with whom you want to spend much time. Speakers can and often do limit dynamic range. The Sason’s are one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever heard. In “Shattered” by Linda Ronstadt, there are two factors that exemplify dynamics; first, the opening solo piano into is extremely delicate with very small deviations in touch and degrees of softness. Not many systems can capture the delicacy. Second, Linda often sings from a breathy whisper to a full chesty, powerful  “belt” within one phrase. Only the best let’s the full emotion of those single phrases come through. The Sasons do.

 

Literally hundreds of recordings in every format from CD, SACD, DVD-A and LP were played through the Sasons. Never once did they fail to convey every nuance, every thunderous crash and the slightest soft breath, flawlessly.

 

They are also extremely revealing. Several different amps – tube and solid state, several different sources from CD players, DACS, universal players, turntables, arms and cartridges were used during the evaluation process. The Sasons made it very easy to hear the differences, even slight, in each of them. A number of different cable brands and types were also inserted – speaker, tone arm and ICs. Again, the Sasons made it easy for anyone – friends, neighbors, family members, to hear the differences. This speakers is a review’s dream. But here’s the remarkable thing: as revealing and transparent as they are, they are not the least bit analytical. Analytical, to me, is that audio quality that emphasizes the “hifiness” of a component, but detracts from the musicalness; or musicality to be more grammatically correct.

 

Studio monitors found in the top recording studios, for example, are very analytical. They are supposed to be. They are also designed to be very clean to prevent ear fatigue during those long mixing sessions. (I’ve done many of them). They are, however, not very musical and, since they are usually built into the walls, do not generate much of a soundstage other than left to right. The Sasons gave me all the cleanness and analysis capabilities of the finest studio monitors but also the ultimate musicality they lack. The Sasons are easily the most musical speaker I have ever heard anywhere near this size or price.

 

During the review, Robert sent me some of his new ALETHIAS cables - speaker and power verions. I inserted the speaker cables in place of my Kimber Select models and the sound improved right away. The Alethias is mostly a silver cable with special properties engineered by Robert. The Alethias power cables made an even greater difference - the sound of various amps, preamps and playback devices were transformed. These cables are worthy of a separate review, so look for that in the near future.

 

THE BEST SPEAKER IN THE WORLD?

 

Ken Kessler, one of the most influential and respected audio reviewers in the world, recently declared in Europe’s Hi-fi News, the new Quad ESL-2905 “the best speaker on the planet”. He might be a little biased since he recently wrote a book about Quads, but with all due respect, I bet he hasn’t heard the Sason LTD.  On the other hand, I have spent quite a bit of time with the new Quads, first at a dealer in Indianapolis where two hours were spent putting them through their paces in a dedicated room, then at two different shows (CES & FSI Montreal). The Quads are great speakers, but I have heard better. Ironically, in the lab report accompanying Ken’s review, the measurements found a 6 db disparity between the left and right speaker. That is HUGE. The THD was no better either, they said. The frequency response has a large variance of + or – almost 7 db from only 200Hz to 20K. They are also only 79db efficient, so you’d better have gobs of power on hand. But don’t try to play them above 90 some db or they will shut down before sounding very stressed on the way. And for heavens sake, don’t move your head much or you will only hear one channel – after you have allowed the electrostatic panels a full hour to charge up and be ready for listening! And don’t forget to dust them often since they attract it like crazy. Perhaps the Quad’s quality control needs some work since they were bought by and manufactured in a Chinese company.

 

By comparison, the LTD’s components are hand matched to be within very tight sonic tolerances. Distortion, as already discussed, is practically nonexistent. I have played the Sasons with a 10wpc amp and got reasonable levels in a large room. There have also been a couple instances (sorry Steve) of very loud signals being sent to the Sasons that would destroy most speakers. The Sasons were unphased. But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the Sasons is that, not only is the soundstage huge and clear, it is also so stable that listening from any position renders a perfectly solid stereo image! You can literally walk through the field and still identify where the singer is standing and where the brass section is. Even when you are standing in back or to the sides of the speakers. You can sit directly in front of the right speaker and still hear the tympanis in the left rear. Steve and Robert’s obsessiveness has paid off and owners are the sonic lotto winners.

 

So, are we saying the Sason LTD is the best speaker in the world? Of course not. We have not heard every speaker in the world. But, we have heard many hundreds ranging in price from a few hundred to $250,000/pair and of every conceivable type from single driver to mega drivers. What we can say is that Sason LTD is the best sounding speaker anywhere near its price range and one would have to spend considerably more – at least two to three times its price – to hear anything a bit better. The only real limitation is that the LTD does not go all the way down to 20 Hz or so, but when considering all of its other exemplary qualities and how little real audio content is found there, that is not a significant loss. Again, one can think of many much more expensive speakers that do not go that low – including the “best on the planet” Quads.

 

Let me say this definitively: If I owned these I would not trade the Sasons for either the new Quads, The Magico Minis, the Kharma Midis, the Usher Dancer or many other examples of speakers much more costly and causing tidal waves in the audio press right now. If you are talking the new Wilson Watt/Puppy 8 I just heard at the Montreal Show at $28,000, perhaps we can disucss it.

 

ABOUT THE BASS

While it might not plumb the depths of 20 Hz, it is down only 10db at 29. There is not much you would be missing in those 9 Hz. The low end of the Sasons does deserve its own review section. The speaker’s bass is tight, taught, lean and cool. It is also full, lush, warm and romantic. And everything else in between. You are saying to yourself, “That’s impossible!” but it is not, because the bass port is user adjustable so you can tune it not only to your room, but to your tastes as well.

 

The port contains a cylinder comprised of a bunch of straws (like soda straws) that can be moved forward or back incrementally, causing a significant change in how it sounds. (pictured left) In fact, moving them as little as an 1/8 inch alters the character significantly without changing the overall frequency response. How many speakers at any price let you do that? The process involves removing 3 screws on each speaker, pushing or pulling the tightly bunched straws a bit, replacing the screws and holders and listening to the difference. It is not hard to hear. This is just yet another way to customize the speaker to your flavor. I actually found it fun and intriguing with which to experiment.

 

OWNERS CHIME IN

 

As you may know, Stereomojo actively encourages readers to send us input on anything about our publication. As such, we received quite a few emails regarding the Sason from people who have already purchased them. That is actually more important than anything a reviewer might contribute, so we will let them tell you their thoughts.

 

This lengthy email came from Eric Hider. It was actually even lengthier, but it has been edited for wordiness and unrelated content. Nothing negative was removed and nothing positive added. The spirt of the message he conveyed is all here, unaltered.

 

“Last year Steve Rothermel asked me if I would mind spending some time with his new speaker, give some feedback on my experiences and experiment with placement ideas for the final owner, Rob Curtis who is one of the moderators at Audiocircle.

 


Initially I was a bit concerned about the Sasons being able to give me the levels of performance that my Legacy Whispers (~ $17,000 – publisher)and subsequently the Epiphany 20/21 line arrays with dual 15" subwoofers. (~ $30,000 – publisher) I invited one of my audiophile buddies over to help. Josh has a plethora of experience (26 years in this insane hobby) as he has worked in one of the best high end salons here in the Midwest.

 

Josh said, "Whoa, these have adjustable ports? Wait until you see what we can do as we adjust them!" In less than 30 minutes we now had bass that was not only a huge improvement before the adjustment but the speakers now were really a full range speaker! Tight powerful bass actually filled my huge room. How could these little speakers do so much? And the changes are more than just in the bass. It's as if the entire harmonic presentation (was improved) This is a new paradigm in my experience with any loudspeaker system.

 

It was now on to a direct showdown with my custom Epiphanys which had had totally crushed my Legacy Whispers and four other speakers that I had compared them to. What I discovered about the Sasons was nothing short of astonishing. In almost every facet, they put the Epiphanys to shame! (BTW: My pair of Epiphanys were the "designer's pair" which are possibly the best sounding of any Epiphanys made). The Sasons produced additional harmonic detail that opened up the soundstage to entire new levels. Bass was full and I was hearing harmonic detail that I didn't even know was in any of my bass recordings! All of the other improvements were also setting new standards for me. I have a hard time faulting these speakers in anyway whatsoever and that is saying a lot considering how I seem to somehow  find faults in every speaker regardless of design or merit. Josh was also bowled over by the performance of the granite two-ways. He said that he had never heard a two driver speaker sound anywhere near the levels of refinement that we were now hearing.

 

I called Steve Rothermel and told him that I had good news and bad news. The good news is that my evaluation of them was nothing short of amazing. The bad news?...I had to somehow keep these speakers as my own! I now am the proud owner of the Sasons.

 

 

I have talked with Steve many times and have learned so much about the design. Cryoed tweeters? Impedance matched (and cryoed of course) wiring, direct connect wiring avoiding the binding post intermediate metal Now I was starting to really understand why the recent Magico Mini and Kharma loudspeakers were getting so many reviewers’ accolades. I already know from my visit to CES last year that the Sasons will definitely play lower bass and higher SPL levels than the Minis or the Kharmas.

 

Eric Hider”

 

 

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Here is another email, completely unedited.

 

 

“After several emails and phone calls to Robert, I decided to fly to Indiana for an audition.  Despite their excellent 45 day return policy, it was worth it to me to spend a few hundred dollars up front to not only audition the Sason’s but also to get to know the company and even the designer.  I wasn’t disappointed on any level.  Steve and Robert are some of the finest people you’ll meet and importantly to me, had a true passion for their work.

 

 

….and of course the Sason’s – I hardly know where to start.  These may be one of the better kept secrets in the industry.  I seldom upgrade components to my 2-channel system.  My Rowland amps and preamp are almost 10 years old and my Theta digital equipment isn’t much newer.  I did however get back into vinyl a couple of years ago with a HyperSpace table, Phantom arm and Benz cartridge.  My former speakers were large electrostatics from Sound Lab – the M2’s.  I liked them a lot; lightening fast, no cross-overs, large soundstage and very good imaging.  So why replace them?  Placement with them was tricky in my 14’ x 19’ room, I missed the “body” offered by dynamic speakers and (probably the worst reason) my wife and I were a bit tired of the two giant “doors” in the middle of the room.  I was looking for small, eloquent looking speakers, minimalist design (2-way if possible), truly seamless driver integration and I didn’t want to give up the imaging and soundstage my previous speakers were so good at. 

 

When I first sat down at Robert’s home in Indiana, and cued the first track, I realized my search may be over.  Many 2-way designs have the ability to “disappear” but none have the focus, imaging and large soundstage of the Sason’s – I didn’t realize a small(ish) two way could do this.  Actually what sold me were two attributes; tonal accuracy was dead-on and inner detail was mesmerizing like no speaker I had ever heard - ever.  I believe that is why (even months later) that virtually every album is more involving and more enjoyable than I thought possible.  I find I’m listening at lower volumes, no longer “turning it up” to get emotionally connected with the music.  One down-side (at least to some) would be the lengthy break in time.  On my system, there were moments of excellence all along, but the real magic didn’t happen until after about 170 hours – and again at about 220 hours.  I didn’t really mind this process, it was an eye-opener to the reality of speaker designs and Steve was extremely helpful, informative and encouraging.

 

 

The Sason’s and stands are shipped in very well designed wooden crates, all strapped together on a pallet.  This method makes it almost impossible for a shipper to flip them around, mishandle them or even lose part of the shipment.  The documentation and setup information is very good.  There weight makes them a bit difficult to setup and move around but Steve does supply carpet sliders – which are later replaced with cones when the speakers are in position.  The 3 cones between the speakers and the stands are adjustable, which allowed me to tip them forward a little to my preference.  I’m not a tall person (at 5’9”) and I would have preferred the stands to be a little shorter, but between tipping the Sason’s and raising my chair a little, the issue was gone.  The carpet and pad in my listening room are very thick and I ended up using “sharper” cones under the stands than originally supplied by RSAD.

 

 

I’ve always felt that many people put a significant amount of weight on brand names and reviews – afraid to believe their own ears.  In doing so, the best products available never get auditioned and they continue to spend tons of cash every year searching for audio nirvana.  The Sason’s from RSAD may surprise many audiophiles and reviewers alike as to what a 2-way design can do and as I said earlier – one of the best kept secrets in audio land (and one of the best companies to work with as well).

 

 

I’m a big Sason fan and I appreciate the opportunity to share my opinions.

 

 

Thank you very much,

David Tackes”

 

 

The Sason LTD is unabashedly recommended to everyone with a medium or larger size room interested in a speaker anywhere from $6,000 to $20,000 plus. While that is not our typical narrow recommendation window, it is honest and specific as possible. Even if the sonics were merely average for a speaker in this range, it would be easy to recommend them based on their appearance, the ability to customize them and lastly, the unequaled support, service and personal relationship gained with every purchase, including personal delivery and setup by the designer within an 8 hour drive from their Indiana location. They also offer an unparalleled 45-day money back guarantee, minus return shipping. The sales price of $7,900 also includes shipping to the lower 48. We believe this speaker will be a very long-term purchase. If you are tired of the “Speaker-of-the-month club”, step up and get your ticket punched for this long journey into great music with a 5 year warranty.

 

Please note:We know it always bears more weight when a reviewer purchases the product reviewed. No one associated with SM has ever purchased a review sample provided by a manufacturer. But believe me, if I had my druthers, this speaker would never leave. However, there is very little profit added to these speakers which makes it even more a great bargain for you, but that also means no typical big discount is available with the Sasons.Unfortunatly, Stereomojo does not have the funds necessary to purchase these at this point. But we certainly would if we could. Just being honest and just thought you should know.

 

It is with great pleasure Ridge Street Audio & their Sason Ltd speaker is awarded our

 

Congratulations to Steve Rothermel and Robert Schult

 

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