By Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound, October 2013
Starting at the bottom price-wise, there’s Vanatoo Transparent One Powered Speakers. With four auto-sensing direct analog and digital inputs and 60Wpc on-board amplification, this two-way (with passive radiator for extended bass) is about the size of a paperback, with sound hardly refined but amazingly robust in dynamic range and bass response. Yes, the bass is a hat trick – push it hard and I breaks up – but it’s a really good trick. An even better one is the price: $500/pr (no misprint that), including cabling – all you supply is the source.
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