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REVIEW: Cardersound Madisons Speakers

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Model: Madisons
Category: Speakers
Suggested Retail Price: $6595
Description: 8 %22 Full Range Driver 96 db 30hz Stable 8 Ohm Impedance
Manufacturer URL: Cardersound

Review by dcurtis53 on December 17, 2008 at 05:59:40
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Cardersound The Madison is a single driver, back loaded horn (BLH) speaker. They are a large speaker being 6' tall, but once the music begins they all but disappear. I have had many excellent speakers come and go and listened to many more outside of my home and I cannot recall ever having heard any speaker that was more enjoyable to listen too. The Madison is a stellar performer in reproducing voices, bass, highs and is along with my favorite combination of amp/preamp ever, the Don Allen KT-88
s.e.t. and his amazing linestage preamp the best by far at separating the instruments and putting everyone on stage where they belong. The detail is superb as is their imaging. They present the musicians and singers in a manner that with your eyes closed you would be hard pressed not to believe they were in the room with you. We recently had a get together of fellow audiophiles to listen to the Madisons and everyone in attendance pretty much agreed with my assesment. They are the most enjoyable speaker system to listen to that I have ever owned.If ever the opportunity presents itself this is a speaker worth hearing!

Product Weakness: None that I can think of.
Product Strengths: Extremely well rounded sound with great imaging and detail. Easy amp load at 96db perfect for s.e.t. amps.

Associated Equipment for this Review:

Amplifier: Don Allen KT-88 S.E.T. 12w.p.c.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Don Allen Linestage
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Don Allen Modified CD player
Speakers: Cardersound Madisons
Cables/Interconnects: Don Allen interconnects Auditorium23 speaker cable
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues, Jazz, Light Rock
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 x 11 x 11
Time Period/Length of Audition: 6 months
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): BPT-3.5
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: Cardersound Madisons Speakers - dcurtis53 05:59:40 12/17/08 ( 74)