Shahinian Obelisk Loudspeaker
About Shahinian Obelisk Loudspeaker
The OBELISK is the first loudspeaker designed and produced by Shahinian in 1977. At the time, its shape and acoustical disposition were considered radical. Today it is positively conservative compared to what has come and gone. It has been revised several times as new, exciting technology and devices appeared. Today’s OBELISK could not have been built in 1977. It is still the only genuine poly/omnidirectional loudspeaker on the market.
I’ll leave if for Dick Shahinian to sum up the Obelisk in his own oh so correct words and style “For its size and price, its actual response is nothing short of remarkable . . . It recreates space . . . and possesses a sense of scale. It is still unique; it makes music!”
Shahinian Obelisk Reviews
“Shahinian speakers are capable of an effortless & organic musical reproduction which fills any listening space with a real sense of scale & performance.
After a few minutes I realised that I would have to have a pair because of their ability to communicate music like no other speaker I had heard.
The interaction between musicians is well presented & the whole is integrated very persuasively; you can’t help but be swept along with the musical message.
When you are used to listening to a pair of Shahinians, other speakers sound broken & disjointed when you listen to them. They lack the complete integration of musical strands & natural exuberance of these speakers.”- HI FI +
“The most important feature of all, which is how musically successful, if idiosyncratic, a loudspeaker the Obelisk is.
The Shahinians overturn most of the compromises and half measures that characterised subsequent as well as previous attempts at omnidirectionality. If you can live with the cliche, the result has to be heard to be believed.”- HI FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW
“No other speakers I have heard in their price range come close in filling the room with sound while rendering images with non-fatiguing refinement.
The Obelisks are the loudspeaker sleeper bargain.”- THE ABSOLUTE SOUND