Regardless of speakers used from the $88,000/pair Dynaudio Evidence Platinums all the way down to my JBL L-100s, the extended high end and LF control is surprisingly good. ……..Like every other iFi product we’ve used or reviewed, the Retro 50 screams high performance and high value – more than worthy of one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2015. Whether you use the speakers or give them to a friend, the Retro 50 is one of the greatest combinations in the audiophile world today. I can’t think of a better place to start your high end audio journey.
Pure organic sound.
Want speakers that replicate the sound of your favourite bands playing live in your living room?
Our LS3.5s make it possible by turbo-charging your tunes and delivering studio-quality audio.
Just as the artists intended.
The LS3.5 speakers are made from bamboo, not just because it gives them a timeless elegance, but also because organic products rock. Literally!
Bamboo removes distortion and creates a cleaner, natural sound.
We know how much you love music, and we go to great lengths to produce pitch-perfect audio.
Made from elegant bamboo, natural silk and paper, the LS3.5s achieve stunning organic audio every time.
The tech spec.
The classy look of the LS3.5s is complemented with some stylish additions.
Want pure sound? You’ll get it with its:
- Silk Dome Tweeter
- Paper Cone Driver
And they’re time-aligned to ensure the sound waves from each speaker reach your ears at the same time.
Sonics and sustainabilty - for iFi, by iFi.
Developed in-house, the LS3.5 has a deep, wide and open sonic signature with spine-tingling tonality.
|Freq response:||60Hz – 20KHz|
|Drivers:||4.5″ (115mm) Paper Cone Wideband Driver|
|1.1″ (28mm) Silk Dome Tweeter|
|Crossover:||10KHz acoustic crossover|
|no electrical crossover on Wideband Driver|
|Frst Order High-Pass on Tweeter|
|Enclosure Principle:||Transmission-Line port|
|Solid Bamboo Enclosure|
|Acoustic Active Tuning with minimal damping|
|Size:||146 x 268 x 226mm (W x H x D)|
Germany’s prestigious AUDIO magazine rates Retro as Reference Class
We must admit, this one took us by surprise. AUDIO test thoroughly and are one of the major authorities for comparative reviewing in Germany. In the history of AUDIO, the Retro is the first ‘realistically priced component’ to ever be awarded ‘Reference Class’. Jeremy Clarkson got nuffin on this reviewer, Stefan Schickedanz. The following is a translation of the most salient aspects from the review.
Test, tube complete system (summary)
Not only for Hipsters: For looks, the charming system from iFi could have come straight from the middle of the last century, but it is packed chock full with technology of our current Millennium.