The softly curving aluminium cabinets and ribbon tweeters give it away at first glance: this new edition of Premium speakers is the work of PIEGA, the Swiss audio expert. Mastermind Kurt Scheuch’s team of developers has succeeded in making the already extremely illustrious and aesthetic Premium aluminium columns and bookshelf loudspeakers even more audiophile.
The new Premium 701, 501 and 301 PIEGA speakers constitute the technical and visual continuation of one of the most successful speaker concepts produced by the Swiss manufacturer. To refine their appearance, Swiss designer Stephan Hürlemann has fitted the front covers flush into the C-shaped cabinet profile, creating a formal harmony that blends perfectly into any room. The stunning finish of the polished aluminium reflects the loving craftsmanship that has also shaped the interior of the speakers.
State-of-the-art chassis technology gives the new Premium trio its breathtaking sound quality. While the two smaller models use the trusted PIEGA LDR 2642 MKII tweeters, the Premium 701 flagship range is the first model equipped with the new LDR 3056 ribbon tweeters. This tweeter system benefits from all important insights gained during the development of the PIEGA Line Source Driver and the second-generation PIEGA Coax System. Its thin membrane has a newly developed suspension and is perfectly controlled by mass-free damping. Thanks to its optimised magnet system, new foil layout and the enormous effort that went into its development and manufacture, the system has an extremely high degree of efficiency, a greater bandwidth and linearity and an impressive resolution. The massive aluminium front panel of the LDR 3056 makes the transition from the membrane to the baffle board completely homogeneous.
The aluminium cabinets have been improved further and play an important role in the outstandingly precise bass rendition of the new Premium models. Compared to the previous speakers, they are 30 per cent more rigid. Their rounded shape prevents the occurrence of disturbing standing waves inside the cabinet, ensuring the clear, contoured, crisp transmission of all medium and low frequencies. All models of the Premium series are available in three versions: silver anodised, white varnish with a silver cover, black anodised with a black cover.