Audio Physic Tempo II Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $3500.00


Product Description

Floor standing, two-way speaker One inch fabric diaphragm tweeter Hand coated paper woofer 7 degree slanted baffle results in time correct radiation pattern Suggested room size 190 - 370 sqr. feet


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by coe1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I can't believe these speakers! I listened to: Pro AC, Naim, B+W, Meadow Lark, AP Spark, JM Focal, Vienna Acoustics, Polk, Dynaudio, you get the picture. These things blow away every other pair I heard. You would literaly need to spend thousands of dollars more to get where these speakers put you. The imaging and insturment placement on the Tempo II is second to none. Sound stage is wide yes, but no other review mentions the height of that stage. I was playing around with placement options yesterday, and put them about 5 feet into my livingroom. I just could not believe the sound that came out of them. The bass extended a bit deeper, the soundstage got wider, but the big surprise was how much deeper the stage became. I've owned these speakers for over 6 months and have always loved them, but yesterday's little experiment inspired me to write this review-I just had to share my enthusiasm. Think my wife will let me keep them in the middle of the room?

Now for the cautions. The bass is very tight and tunefull, but really rolls off around 42 Hrz. I added a REL Q-108 sub, and cleaned that problem up fast. This combonation really can not be beaten. The seconed caution has been alluded to already-placement. Once you get them dialed in it will be worth a bit of friction with your spouse to keep them there. (I lost round one, bloody but not down yet. I'm sending her to the beach alone next weekend). The final caution concerns speaker wire. Get something thick and copper. NO SILVER WITH SOLID STATE for these boys.

If you can find these speakers at any reasonable price, but them - fast.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   Audiogon



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sean mcdermott a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have constantly tried to find an excuse to sell these and buy some ultra expensive speakers but I've yet to hear speakers that I enjoy as much as these. One cannot find a much better value. When matched with a good sub they are pure, joyful, and musical. (really, they are without the sub too) They should be standard issue for all audiophiles. Hey Norb, can I give these 10 stars?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Paragon Sight and Sound



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Manny Q. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I have been very happy with my Audio Physic Sparks for some time now,but a recent move put the hifi system in the living room where the sight of two black towers was not acceptable to my wife...so I started looking for an acceptable compromise(in natural wood finish,of course).
I listend to sonus fabers and vienna acoustics(I preferred
the sonus fabers)I also considered the nautilus 805.they look cool in the natural cherry,but I have never been a fan of the B&W sound.I found a demo pair of the tempos and got a tremendous deal for less than a pair of the new sparks!
needless to say I am very pleased,they have all the great qualities of the sparks but in greater abundance,deeper bass,more transparent,finer treble and excellent dynamics,they also sound more natural to me ,maybe it's the coated woofer.all in all an excellent speaker and an absolute steal at the price I paid.Even my wife is happy with how they look,they are beautiful in the cherry finish.
If you can find a pair at this kind of price,buy them,you will not be disapointed!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   NY dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stefan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Summary:
I recently auditioned Thiel CS 1.5, Audio Physic Spark, Audio Physic Tempo II, B&W Nautilus 805, Kef reference 1,
Totem Forest, Tannoy D500 and Elac CS 505. First i listened in various shops. I ended up with the 2 runners up, Totem Forest and Audio Physic Tempo II. After a listening session at home for a direct comparison, i purchased the audio physic tempo II. The totems sounded incredibly warm and their tonal setting was just not right. The Audio Physic gave me a very deep and wide soundstage, lots of detail, clear and clean bass although it could go a little deeper and a beautifull mid and high. I highly reccomend these speakers.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by JSB a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 3, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I recently purchased a pair of Tempo II's after listening to numerous speakers in the $2500 - $3500 range. The Tempo's were the clear standout. They have a rich musicality, wide soundstage and wonderful low leval detail. Their bass response is clear and reasonably deep, but not overstated. By comparison, the Thiel 1.5's and 2.3's and the Joseph RM22si's were sterile and dry. The PSB Gold's were all bass. The only other speakers that came close were the Meadowlark Shearwater's, but they did not have the same degree of uncolored midrange clarity that the Tempo's have. No speaker I heard reproduced accoustic piano wityh the clarity and tonal accuracy that these do. For example, check out Kieth Jarrett on Bye Bye Blackbird or Oscar Peterson on Night Train.
I have listened to the Tempo's with a Conrad Johnson CAV 50 integrated amp and several different mid range CD players (Theta Miles, Naim 3.5 etc.), which together produce a warm,lush, relaxed, thoroughly satisfying sound. Listen to Joni Mitchell's smokey voice on Herbie Hancock's Gershwin's World or Joshua Redman's sax on any of his albums to see what I mean.

Check 'em out - - they're hot.

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