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*2016 Gold Show Award Capital Audiofest Best Sound Winner*
I am original owner of these American Made beauties which are less than a year old. They are finished in Italian Walnut real wood veneer. Cosmetically they are like-new. No pets, children or smoking.
They were never abused as I played them mostly at low levels (60-70db) Played with El34's or Solid State. Both sounded great.
If your looking for a natural sounding speaker that will disappear, sweet smooth highs, full sounding midrange that is never too forward with a healthy dose of articulate bass....this is the speaker for you. The Rhea's retail for $4500 and come with the premium optional stands ($250). You can set up the speakers with or without the stands. The speakers have groves underneath them to fit on to the ball bearings. which are placed on the stands. (view pictures below) This approach helps isolate the speakers and makes a very sturdy fit. I have the original boxes for safe shipping (3 boxes shipped)
Great video to watch for info and performance > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCO3ZvpTn2Y&t=478s
The speaker designer for these is the great Mike Levy. He has been designing speakers since he was a child and also was the founder and lead designer for Pentagram Speakers back in the 80's.
"Alta Audio’s Rhea is unimposing in physical size, but presents a large and wide image with extraordinary bass. An audition will make you wonder how it can recreate the space and specificity of the concert hall while packing the wallop and power of live instruments. Created using the same XTL transmission line bass and DampHard cabinet construction on the faceplate as our highly reviewed Celesta FRM-2 speakers, it does so at a far more attainable price and is housed in a beautiful Rosewood standard cabinet. The black seven inch midrange/woofer blends smoothly and seamlessly into the five inch pure ribbon tweeter, creating a sweet sound that can move you physically, while presenting intimate details of three dimensional images from the front to the deepest parts of the concert hall."
"At audio festivals, all a blogger like me can hope for are a few scattered moments of sonic immersion. By the grace of some audio gods, I found some of those moments in the Alta Audio room. At first I was caught off guard. The music coming out of the rosewood Alta Audio Rhea loudspeakers ($4495/pair) seemed almost too good to be true. Not that Alta loudspeakers don’t always play nicely, but what I was hearing seemed extra-ordinary… With both CD and LP sources, the Altas played like they cost $50k.