Davone launched the Twist floorstanding loudspeaker. Named after its uniquely twisted side panels, the Twist is an elegant High-End floor stander featured with Davone's new high-resolution crossover and drivers. The baffle can be covered with any cloth of your liking, the twist packs good value, unique looks and exceptional sound quality into one.
Including room response measurements into development is difficult, because it basically requires the perfect listening room to test the theory. "Our room is not perfect, but for the HR crossover development, we did rebuild our listening room by moving a wall and rearranged the acoustic absorbers. The effort paid off. Improving the room response led to a low and steep crossover between the drivers, which in turn gives a very clear and open upper midrange, without ever becoming aggressive. To me, this is one of the pillars of perfect sound and I am very pleased to introduce this with the Twist." - said Paul Schenkel.
"The initial goal was to replace and improve the earlier Riva model and the first concepts showed a clear resemblance. With a positive response from our sales contacts, I could have stopped there. But as always, I am simply not satisfied until I have found something new. While most brands design within a very narrow bandwidth, which I assume they do to not put off their existing customers, Davone customers would be disappointed to see that kind of repeat-design. I almost feel obligated to use this freedom, without resorting to over the top design. Some months later the Twist was born. A perfect example of audio with a Twist." - explains Davone's designer.
While working with the Twist prototype without the grille, company's engineers noticed how well the Twist looked with those two drivers exposed. Usually, they prefer hiding the drivers because they do not want Davone speakers to look technical, but the Twist was different. Paul Schenkel thought, why not use furniture cloth on the baffle? This way we are not limited by the cloth having to be sound. Davone Twist is available in two finishes. The Twist Classic is priced at €3300 per pair, and the Twist Select is €3600 per pair. Customers can choose from the Kvadrat Metric range of fabrics, or send their cloth of choice to make the front panels for their speakers. Info and photos by Davone.