Castle Acoustics Howard S3 Floorstanding Speakers

Castle Acoustics Howard S3 Floorstanding Speakers 


  • 35Hz-20kHz
  • Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity 88.5dB for 1w at 1m
  • Amplifier Requirements 25-175 watts
  • System Type Twin pipe quarter wave
  • Bass Unit 2 x 150mm (2 x 6 in.) woven carbon fibre coned, cast chassis
  • Treble Unit 28mm (1.25 in.) soft dome


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[Feb 03, 2005]
Audio Enthusiast


Very low extention, the manual says 32hz. They ain't kiddin'! Could it be tighter? Yes, but look what you paid and you'll realize you got a speaker worth 6k, when they retailed for $3200.00 The mids are nice and smooth, good for anything from Rammstien to Eva Cassidy, Miles to Paganini.


The top could be more lively, but would make a lot of recordings really thin. It's smooth factor, like a Snell, it that it makes almost everything sound enjoyable. And that's what it's about!

The Howard 3S is a slightly different duck, but quite enjoyable, depending on your needs. If you need a "live" sound, ala PSB, Dynaudio, look else where. If you want a smooth speaker that can handle ANYTHING thrown at it, this might be your cup of tea. Sorry, had to tip my hat to the Brits.

Similar Products Used:

B&W, Dynaudio, Snell, Epos, ADS

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