Well, I was having lunch in Melbourne on Wednesday in the popular suburb of Richmond. Being on my own, I was reading the newspaper, and to my utter surprise, on the bottom right corner of one page, there was an ad for Elipson!
Could not believe my eyes...On further inspection, one of the dealers advertised was in Richmond.
Jumped on Maps on my iPhone (how did we lived before having one???) to find out that the dealer in question was about 50m from the restaurant I was in.
So, here I am, entering this nice Hifi shop called Encel Stereo, bumping into some Cabasse speakers right there...(84-88 Bridge Rd - Richmond - tel:+61 3 9428 3761)
I announced myself by asking if they are so kind of French Hifi experts, and it turned out that they had just ordered the system on the photo from the new Elipson distributor: AUDIO DYNAMICS, system you could describe in short as a Bose Lifestyle system well done (or should I say rare...).
It is certainly a very smart attempt at getting the younger crowd out there equipped with MP3/iPhone/iPod/iPad as their main source of musical software into serious 2-channel hifi systems.
I had a chance to listen to the Planets L (and to the Planets by Holt as well...) at the last Hifi Show in Paris.
Although they are nowhere near the sound of the famous vintage Elipson spheres, they are nevertheless a proper pair of hifi speakers, and way way better than any Acoustimass on the planet (pun intended...)
Full description of the Music Centre here:
And the Planet L here
I will keep you posted on the delivery date, so you can rush to Encel to listen to this extraordinary piece of French engineering, and you can kill two birds with the same stone by listening to the Cabasse Artis line.
Find out more here:
Update: Len Wallis Audio in Lane Cove, Sydney also stock this product.
If you are a Sydneysider, you ought to go and have a listen!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.