Sometimes the most affordable systems are the most fun. A good case in point was the tiny speakers with subwoofers from Nola Speakers called the Brio Quattro. This system was producing an impossibly big sound from two tiny monitors in a bright room while Carl Marchisotto was spinning CDs on an Electrocompaniet ECC-1 CD player feeding the Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated.
My ears heard the big sound but my ears disconcertingly saw tiny speakers on stands. The speakers themselves looked like a shrunken big Nola speaker with rear porting on the bottom and an open baffle on the top driver. … Read the full article