System Audio 1070 Floorstanding Speakers

1070

loudspeakers

User Reviews (9)

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omegaone   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 20, 2003]
Strength:

Very nice looking speaker, with a very good upper range-reproduction, and neet bass. Even though the woofers are only 5" they deliver magnificant sound.

Weakness:

They lack the ability to go below 40hz, therefor, making a subwoofer a must, if you are into action movies, and using the speakers for a home theatre system.

I started looking for a replacement for my Infinity Rennesaince 80. I came across these, and took the chance. The second i heard their overwhelming clarity, and sleek bass-reproduction, I was sold.

Similar Products Used: Infinity R80, B&W 306, Dali 3003
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Chris   Audiophile [Sep 04, 2001]
Strength:

musicality, tone, wide soundstage, biwire capable, beautiful furniture grade finish

Weakness:

very low bass requires augmenting with a sub

I have found these delightful speakers to be a terrific addition to my system - I have driven them with fairly low powered (40-50watt) solid state as well as tube gear and they shine with both. The sound is open, relaxed, full of body and tone, while retaining detail and accuracy. They have a sound that allows me to listen for hours without fatigue.
By spiking the speaker base and adding ballast to the sand chamber, the low end has improved greatly. Doing this made the bass very taut and direct.
They most definitely reveal shortcomings in the front-end equipment, so choose sources wisely.
I highly recommend at the minimum the use of a biwire pair of Nordost Flatline gold (or higher) for your run - it seems to compliment the speakers' natural and neutral "attitude". This is a bargain for the sound.
Overall I believe that these speakers have serious potential to become a 'cult classic'. They have the qualities of far more expensive speakers at a very reasonable price - the sound is amazing and the build quality is bar none.

Similar Products Used: Spendor sp1/2, Spendor sp 9/1, JM Reynaud
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Øyvind   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 03, 1999]

I got System Audio 1070 speakers along withElectrocompaniet ECI-1 amplifier, Pioneer
PD-S06 CD Player and Nordost Flatline Gold
cables. The System Audio speakers are the best
I have ever heard. The sound is very open and
neutral and the dynamics is great. The lack of
deep bass is no problem for me. The midrange is
excellent.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Tor Einar Olsen   an Audiophile [Sep 01, 1999]

I have recently tested the System-audio 1070, using the following setup:- Densen Beat-100 MkII, Micromega stage 1 MkII, Nordost flatline Blue heaven speaker and singnal cables.

The sound they produced after warming up a few houres was nothing short of stunning. I have never before heard such dynamics and at the same time strong harmonic sound. The staging was awsome! I had no problem getting deep bass. I think the main reason why some people question this is because of system-audio 1070's incredible speed. It can jump from the highest note to 30-40 hz sub-bass and up again whitout so much as a twich. I am currently saving to buy them myself. To those of you who doubt's this speaker because of it's appearance. 2 five inch bass/mid drivers may not sound like much, but consider this. Sound is all about moving air. To acchive that u need the drivers to be as fast as possible and the membrane to be as light as possible. System-audio uses the lightest membranes in the world (bass membrane weighs 6,6 gram, tweeter 0,2 gram) making the drivers probably the fastest in the world. The also deploys a very long moving coil. Test them and you will see that I am right. :)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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K Christensen   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 22, 1999]
Strength:

Speed, "clear" sound. Very detailed bass.

Weakness:

Lacks the deepest bass (under 40 Hz). Limited SPL.

The 1070 is a sleek 2-way design, with i beautiful design. It's main drivers are two 5-inch units, with an impressive speed. The 1070 are not capable of reproducing the very deepest bass, but the rest is performed in an incredible detailed way. The midrange and treble is perfectly integrated. The result is a very neutral sound, and a big precise soundstage. The 1070 like to play a little forward, which results in a very entertaining performance.
1070 has a bottom-chamber made for sand-damping. After filling it the sound becomes even faster, and the bass more detailed.
Now im working on matching them with a better amp than my old Luxman-combo.

Similar Products Used: Dynaudio Audience 5, F3 Audiovector C2. Some home-built projects.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
yuval   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 18, 1999]

i have a pair of System Audio 1070 series ,the rest of the system is Crimzon monoblocks power amplifiers ,Cary tubes preamplifier and a rega cd ,all my cables are xlo products.my lisenning room though isn't idle but still i enjoy very much these speakers,i think they have a great "large sound "that fills the room and yet alot of details in the sound.
i think they are a great buy for the money.


give me you comments ,about improving the system
i will really apricoate it beacause i'm looking forward for an upgrade but i'm not sure what to upgrade


thanks yuval

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Bill Crane   an Audiophile [Oct 03, 1999]

I had been admiring System Audio speakers at both the 1996 and 1998 Stereophile shows. But found them difficult to find. Now they have opened up more dealers. The 1070s are a great choice. The $2,499 price may seem a little steep at first. That is until you hear them and realize that these Denmark beauties are in the same class as the even pricy Sonus Fabers and Pro Acs. They are accurate on all types of music. Plus the speed and dynamics will knock you out! Their 40-25,000 Hz frequency response rating is given at tight 1.5 db points, not the much wider and easier to obtain 3db used by most all other manufacturers. They certainly play low enough for 99% of the music. An easy five stars.

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5
VALUE
RATING
Jonas   an Audio Enthusiast [Aug 25, 1999]

Have had my 1070s for 6 months together with Arcam 9 CD and I biamp them using Arcam 9 and Arcam 9P. Interconnects Nordost Black Knight and cable Nordost Flatline Gold -> The result is simply stunning! The sound is very open and clear and they produce the voice in a neutral way I have never heard before.Midrange is super but some might think they lack bass - I have put sand in the bottom chamber and use spikes -> which has helped.
Next upgrade will be the 3070s!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Bjarne Christensen   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 09, 2000]
Strength:

Clear sound, with great dynamics. Tight and precise bass reproduction. Great look. Chamber for sand damping.

Weakness:

The bass below 40 Hz lacks authority.

When I started to look for a replacement for my Cerwin Vega VS10 speakers, it was because I wanted more precise bass reproduction and more details in the mid and hig range. Besides the sound demands I was loking for a nicely designed product. I listened to speakers from Dali, Jamo, F3, Snell and System Audio. All brands had a nice wodden veneer cabinet, and were quite tall speakers. The choice was System Audio 1070 in rosewood veneer. These are wery good looking, and gives an excelent sound reproduction for the price. Snell, F3 and Dali were the biggest competitors but their price were higher without giving a better perfomance.
System Audio uses two small 5" Bass/Midrange speaker and a 1" Soft dome Highrange speaker in a D'Appolito configuration. The cabinet is seperated in 4 chambers, where the lower one is for sand damping, the other chambers is one for the crossover network and one for each of the Bass/Midrange speakers.
The sound is crystal clear, with a lot of details in the whole frequense spectre. The Bass reproduction is the best I have ever heard, very fast. These Bass speaker can start and stop much quiker than other speakers due to the low weight of the membranes. The stereo perspective is high class, it is very easy to hear where the singer is placed on the stage. They are very musical, you wanna hear the whole record collection over and over again. However they demand good audio components, and sound best if they are connected with heavy speaker cables in bi-wiring or maybe even better bi-amping.

Data:
Frequense reponse: 42-25.000Hz+-1,5Db
Impedanse : 4 Ohms.
Sensetivity : 92 Db (1 Watts, 1 mtr.)
Power rating : 170 Watts Sinus.

I recomend these speakers for all persons, who dislikes the "booming" bass reproduction from most speakers. People who thinks big speakers are ogly should have a look at these speakers, the might just like what they see (and hear!). The speakers have no preferences in musical styles, I play Jazz, Classic, Rock and Pop on my system. They are also great as front speakers in a souround system, where the clarity in the mid range gives a better expirience.

Similar Products Used: Cerwin Vega, B&O, Akai, Dantax.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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