PIEGA Premium Series Launches In The UK

Maker says this new generation of PIEGA Premium speakers boasts a fantastic quality of sound – thanks to its new LDR 3056 high-range ribbon tweeter.

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.

Led by renowned audio expert Kurt Scheuch’s team of developers have succeeded in making the already extremely illustrious and aesthetic Premium aluminium columns and bookshelf loudspeakers even more audiophile.

The 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 designed to blend perfectly into any room.

The impressive 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 Premium trio its 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 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 controlled by mass-free damping. Thanks to its optimised magnet system, new foil layout and the effort that went into its development and manufacture, the system has a 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.

Diving deep

Its deep mid-range speakers have also undergone many improvements. They are precisely calibrated to the new cabinet and ribbon tweeters. The MDS cone drivers are designed for especially long-stroke motions. Despite their slim cabinets and the correspondingly small diameter of 120 and 140 millimetres, respectively, their creator says they produce an impulsive and dynamic bass sound that stays powerful even in medium-sized rooms.

The aluminium cabinets have been improved further and play an important role in the precise bass rendition of the new Premium models. Compared to the previous speakers, they are 30% 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.

Range detail

Premium 701

The Premium 701 is barely larger than its smaller sister model. It also uses a 2.5-way system. Two 140 mm MDS converters cater for the bass, one of the two also handles mid-tone emission. The newly developed LDR 3056 ribbon, used here for the very first time, produces the high tones. The Premium 701 can be operated in almost any room thanks to its dynamic and powerful sound.

Premium 501

This extremely slim column loudspeaker, which is only 16 cm wide and about one metre tall, is the perfect partner for high-quality hi-fi systems in small to medium-sized rooms. The two long-stroke 120 mm MDS low mid-range drivers and the tried-and-tested LDR 2642 MKII ribbon, already praised in numerous test reviews, help the PIEGA Premium 501 to achieve a homogeneous, very detailed and spatial sound.

Premium 301

The Premium 301 is a compact loudspeaker with a baffle about the size of an A4 sheet. Behind the removable fabric cover, a 140 mm MDS low mid-range driver and the LDR 2642 MKII ribbon tweeter ensure homogeneous transmission of all frequencies from 39 to 50 kHz. Whether on the shelf, on a sideboard or on a stand – the PIEGA Premium 301 is an illustrious and elegant sound transducer for small to medium sized rooms.

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