Franco Serblin Accordo Essence Loudspeake Review
March 8, 2021 § Leave a comment
Vocals are what rule my heart, Allman’s being powerful and energetic, but I could not think of any trial more worthy than Sophie Madeleine’s ‘Stars’ from The Rhythm You Started [Xtra Mile XMR045CD]. This is a voice of such delicacy and clarity that she makes Dolly Parton sound like Louis Armstrong. I had heard this CD so many times that I was worrying about seeming obsessive, but the Accordo Essence unveiled more fine details, not least my belief that Ms Madeleine should come out of retirement. I cry too often, and this had me reaching for the Kleenex. It was exquisite.
So the Accordo Essence couples refinement with realism, delivers convincing recreation of the sound-space, and wraps it in craftsmanship of the highest order in the cabinetry itself. Franco Serblin was always motivated by the great violin makers of Cremona, and he taught Favella well. He’d be pleased to know that you don’t need to be Jascha Heifetz to hear it (or see it) in this speaker. It is magnificent.