Home Critic's Corner

Discuss a review. Provide constructive feedback. Talk to the industry.

Absolute Sound/ Bonsai

Absolute Sound did a review on the Air Tight Bonsai AL-05 Mini Monitor. It's in the new issue in the Affordable Speaker Focus at only 2,500 dollars. To you old timers it's about the size of a Radio Shack Minimus 7 but uses a single driver.
The reviewer said in the listening tests for a time she placed the speakers atop another pair. One thing I learned in the late 70's and I think from AS itself was a critical listening test could not be done with other speakers in the room. The air pressure that a speaker creates will effect other speakers not hooked up, sort of a passive radiator effect that adds to the powered speakers sound, very minute but there.
When I looked at the frequency response I was pretty happy to find a mint pair of Minimus 7's for 30 bucks on ebay. The range was better too in several areas.
Every one has their favorite music and artist and I think any music reproducer would sound great if you really love what your hearing. I'm not saying the Bonsai is so-so because I have not heard it. But to be a convinced consumer I would be in favor of (blind tests) with other makes after reading that review.
If you read the letters first, Scott Oakley's letter was right on. His second comment is exactly how I feel about review formats in Absolute Sound...take care..Mark Korda.

This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
  Take Five Audio  

Topic - Absolute Sound/ Bonsai - mark.korda@myfairpoint.net 15:26:58 03/11/17 (20)


Post a Message!

Forgot Password?
Moniker (Username):
Password (Optional):
  Remember my Moniker & Password  (What's this?)    Eat Me
E-Mail (Optional):
Message:   (Posts are subject to Content Rules)
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Upload Image:
E-mail Replies:  Automagically notify you when someone responds.