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A visit to Audiothlon

For most people, an amplifier or speaker is an object like everything else, but for music lovers they mean a whole lot more. What's important is not only how audio equipment looks or sounds, but also who designed it, how and where it's made, what is the philosophy behind it. The name Audiothlon may not say much to most audiophiles, but some will surely know Equilibrium and Enerr. These are the two brands owned by Audiothlon, much like Audiolab and Luxman are owned by IAG. Equilibrium makes hi-end speakers and a variety of cables, and Enerr's specialty is everything related to power - distributors, conditioners and of course power cables. They are all made in the same factory located in Zielona Góra in Poland. Since we were the first journalists licensed to get inside with our cameras, we took quite a lot of pictures and tried to get the best understanding of how all these products are made.

The making of Rubicons

If you want to see how one of the largest companies in the loudspeaker business makes their newest speakers, you have to watch a video prepared by DALI. Danes recently introduced a completely new series named Rubicon and on their example you can see how to make cabinets, drivers, crossovers and everything you need to create whole loudspeakers. Additionally, you can listen to various members of the team and see what their job is like. In less than five minutes we are presented with all stages of the production, including listening tests, final quality control and packaging. Rubicon series models are interesting because they employ a number of technologies used so far in the top series Epicon. Most characteristic are lightweight tweeters built on soft dome membranes made of wood fiber.