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Diamond Tweeters Hard enough to cut stone and grind glass, diamond is a miracle material. Imaging is first rate, both focus and depth. But this is a mild complaint, something you only notice when you have lived with Nautili and their offspring for a long, long time.

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But they are a bit too fussy for me. Sonus Faber Aida loudspeaker.

Just as an indication of what this can mean in practice. Otherwise all is much as before. There is no hint of aggression, nothing sharp or edgy, but no level of fine detail is too subtle to be reproduced with clarity. I swapped to Cardas Golden Reference but that was too much and it resulted in sloppy, slow bass and less articulation in the lower midrange.

This was again evidenced when comparing them to the Diamond tweeters. Even the general trends in the FR are remarkably similar.

A bold statement, indeed. Even allowing for all the other uncontrolled variables this is a massively different proposition. My review samples were finished in a superlative Gloss Piano Black accented with gold trim lines around each driver. But the Nautilus tweeters are certainly never harsh or brittle. Nothing passes the diamond tweeter by, and this also includes the contribution that it makes to the reproduction of ambience and ‘air’.


My room is far from perfect and even though I have heard a large amount of speakers in it, my experiences need not be typical of results obtained in other rooms.

Stereophile’s Products of The Shape of Perfection The iconic design of the flagship Series Diamond speaker, with drive units housed in separate, curvaceous enclosures, has its roots back in our design for the very first Series speaker – the Matrix The Magnepans also manage to do this while avoiding being too clinical. The absence of group delay extends through the audible treble as well, where the high Q out of band resonances of lesser tweeters generates in band group delay i.

But there is still a hint of a quality that was also apparent with the Nautilusnamely a slight unevenness, a suggestion of coloration that changes as the pitch of the music changes.

The Best Jazz Albums of The Diamond might look almost as imposing as the Diamond, but thanks to its smaller footprint and more traditional cabinet design, it will fit more comfortably into a home environment.

Garbage in, garbage out, right? Most alloy domes have a first HF resonance around or a little above 20kHz, and the best of breed alloy or titanium domes come in around 27kHz.


Design Analysis The headline change from old to new, the single features that has made all the headlines, is the CVD Chemical Vapour Deposition diamond dome tweeter. This in turn has improved the tweeters’ low frequency behavior which has allowed the use of a simpler lower order high pass filter, which was a specific design aim.

For Truly stunning bass, detail and dynamic reach innovative engineering and superb build. Have they traded musicality for accuracy? Actually, I watched, they worked. Henderson e-mailed me a copy of his test track and with a little tweaking, I could confirm that the bass was well-defined.

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First pioneered on our trailblazing Nautilus speaker, the tubes 800d like horns in reverse, minimising colouration by soaking up excess sound energy from the back of the driver. The Sound of Silence As with all of the speakers in the range, the Diamond features our legendary Nautilus tapering tube drive unit technology.

My room is far from perfect and therefore frequently causes problems for dynamic speakers. With the Syntheses they now think that they are telephones! But even with these cables the speakers sounded analytical. Recording of November