P.E. Leon Enzo Floorstanding Speakers

Enzo

2-way Floorstanders

User Reviews (6)

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David   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 25, 2003]
Strength:

very musical, superb look, very neutral

Weakness:

none

I really love these speakers. I took several months to choose my new speakers and tried tens of these in different configurations, but the clear winner is the Enzo reference. They are simply fantastic. The bottom (even to 20 HZ) is really deep, very well controlled and the other frequencies are superbly well managed. I recommend also the fantastic PELeon Quattro reference. High end cd player, amplifier and cables absolutely required.

Similar Products Used: Triangle, Proac, Charyo, Sonus Faber, Dali,...
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5
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5
eldehache   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 24, 2002]
Strength:

Details, sound definition, price, imaging

Weakness:

None

Hi all, I have the P.E Leon ENGY too and i must admit that it's an amazing speaker. ;-) I have Marantz CD 6000 OSE and PM 6010 OSE with QED Qunex Silver Spiral interconnect and QED Genesis Silver Spiral Bi-Wire cable. I own them since 2 years and I'm still surprising with their great sound. For rock, jazz or classical don't hesitate the P. E. Leon do a great job! :-)

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5
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5
FAB   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 21, 2001]
Strength:

very fast, full sound, soft, details and natural highs, the bass register is astonnishing

Weakness:

none

I am a very picky person and especially when the speaker I am targeting is in the $2000 to $3000 price range.
Indeed, for this kind of price, I am expecting something far more than good. and I have been able to find some (the Lyrr, the Cantilene, the evolution3).But all of them have some drawbacks.
So I though I was maybe expecting too much of products from this price range.
But listening to the Enzo s2 makes me understand I was wrong...

Let make it clear: these speakers have EVERYTHING:
- the bass is going very low and keeps been punchy and fast,
- the highs are the perfect combination of speed,precision and softness,
- the medium is very fast ,details and gives a lot of weight to the music.

They are really good on EVERY kind of music: from classical to punchy rock, They always respects the spirit of the music.

If one pushes me to try to find a drawbacks, I will say, as another reviewer mention, the medium is not as gorgeous as the bass and highs.
But that does not mean the medium is weak. Not at all: in fact, the medium of the ENZO s2 is among the best you can find in this price range. It is just that the qualities of the bass and the highs can only be founded in speakers costing far more.

It was the only time during my speaker quest when I had a real hard time to concentrate on the speaker qualities: The music was so involving that the only thing my ears wanted to do was just to enjoy.

I am not used to be that positive on a product (see my review of the Evolution or the Lyrr).But, really, these speakers are indeed that good.

PS: The ENZO S2 are the second best model of PE LEON. If you have higher espectations, you can listen to P.E.LEON's flagship called MODENA.
But I have to warn you: before doing so, check you can afford them (they cost a bit less than twice the price of the ENZO). Indeed these MODENA are so fantastic you just can't go back.
In fact, it has happened to me...

Similar Products Used: Triangle Lyrr, Confluence Cantilene, JMR Evolution3, JMLab 915
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5
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5
Francois D   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 19, 1999]
Strength:

All-round ability and PRICE!

Weakness:

ZERO!

You've just read the above review and wished you had enough money to buy a pair? Try the P.E.Léon Engy (£600), which will give you years of pure musical enjoyment!!
They are sensational speakers, with nearly the same attributes as the Enzo, but at a much more affordable price.
Association with Arcam Alpha9/9P and Marantz CD63KI Signature strongly recommended!

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5
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5
Mike Hanson   an Audiophile [Jun 16, 1999]

I'm on a major quest for speakers (5 months and still going strong). So far I've listened to everything that I can get my hands onto, including the Royd Albion, Naim Credo, Naim SBL, PMC LB1, Acoustic Energy AE1, Jamo Concert 8, ProAc Studio 100, ProAc Response 2.5, Gershman Avantgarde, Totem Forest, NHT 2.9, etc. My last audition was a week-long home demo of the P.E. Leon Enzo.
Here's my goal. I want a perfect speaker!

Ok, I'm willing to compromise a little. I'm looking for crystal clear highs without harshness to make those cymbals shimmer. I want vibrant midrange that brings voices alive. I'm looking for deep let controlled bass, to give me slam without boom. The soundstage must be very 3-dimensional and involving, and ideally the speakers should disappear, leaving a cloud of music hovering in the room. Above all, they must grant me the excitement of "being there". Is this too much to ask for from a pair of speakers?

I should describe the equipment waiting to sit in front of these lofty goals. I'm running a Naim CD 3.5 with Flat-Cap power supply, a Naim NAC 102 pre-amp with NAPSC power supply, and a NAP 140 power amp (70 WPC into 4 ohms, or 40 WPC into 8 ohms). Naim interconnects and speaker while complete the picture. Naim gear is very musical and engaging, and I'm not willing to let the speakers drop the ball.

My journey has been long and hard. Part of the problem is that I would like to spend $2500US or less. The ProAc Response 2.5 came close to my ideal, yet my amp couldn't do them justice and they were a little too costly ($4500). The NHT 2.9 was very good too, except that I found the highs a little too tzingy (a.k.a. "fatiguing"). The Acoustic Energy AE1 had a great sense of "presence", but they didn't disappear quite as much as I would like, and the bass extension was limited (they are standmounters, afterall). I was strongly considering the Royd Albions, but the soundstage wasn't fantastic. (I may still give them another go.)

After all this, a helpful audio dealer (Jody Crane from Brooklyn Audio) suggested that I try the Enzo from P.E. Leon. As there is no dealer here in Toronto, Jody jumped through hoops to get me a demo through the distributor.

Since I had seen only a poor picture on the web, I really didn't know what to expect. These speakers are about 42" tall on their spikes, with a light beech veneer. (I believe you can also get black or a stained MDF that I've been told is quite nice.) Their front baffle is angled in about 30 degrees, like much of the NHT line. The paper woofer is approximately 8" in diameter, the tweeter is below the woofer (putting it at listening height), and there is a tuned port below that. The drivers and port are hidden by a very cool triangular black grill cover. This is a very attractive speaker.

As far as sound goes, it really shone. The speed of this speaker was amazing. Whether it was the snap of a kick drum or rapid fire hits on the ride cymbal, the Enzo was always ahead of the game. The bass was tight and controlled, yet it extended well into the nether regions (as any good floor-standing speaker should). The highs were very smooth and realistic, and the midrange was balanced nicely in the overall picture. This speaker had great tonal coherence.

As far as soundstage goes, it was big and fat, with lots of detail and a wonderful sense of ambience. With the right material, they completely disappeared (although as consistenly as the ProAc Response 2.5). The music seemed to flow straight into my soul.

Alas, I had one complaint. The midrange seemed a little "pinched". I confirmed this by comparing them to my stopgap Royd A7X. These bottom-of-the-line offerings from Royd gave vocals an additional warmth and vibrancy that I couldn't live without. (This is why I'm also reconsidering the Royd Albions.) I noticed a similar problem with some piano material sounding a little "jangly". I should stress, however, that I was being really picky at this point. When I tried to demonstrate this supposed "fault" to others, I was usually told to sit down, shut up, and enjoy the music.

So the consensus is in: the Enzo is a winner. I'm going to try the P.E. Leon Marp next, but only because of my own (maybe unrealistically) high expectations. It was a painful decision to send the Enzos back, though. Bravo, P.E. Leon, for a great speaker!

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5
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Daniel   Casual Listener [Jul 12, 2000]
Strength:

Looks, precision, sound definition

Weakness:

Size and weight

Amazing speakers. Almost no one knows about this small high-end company which produces the ENZO. I bought them used and they were dirt cheap (200 cdn $) because the grille cloth was teared. I built a few speakers and i must say that after listening to the PE LEON's i do not consider that i ever knew what i was doing.

Similar Products Used: Celestion, Bose
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5
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5
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