Opera Loudspeakers was founded in 1989, but its origins go back to the early 1980s, to an unusual but highly fruitful synergy between two cultures and two audiophiles, one Italian and the other English. The first loudspeaker to bear the Opera name was called Caruso, and was the precursor of a series named in homage to the legendary voices of the lyric opera. Callas, Operetta and Divina soon followed, each gaining enthusiastic acclaim in the developed audio markets of the world. Opera loudspeakers immediately appeared as a fusion between the old and the new: between traditional Italian craftsmanship in cabinet-making and the most advanced acoustic technology. Every Opera loudspeaker, even the least expensive model, follows a tried and tested philosophy of design: the use of top quality materials allied to carefully applied basic principles of acoustic science. Today, Opera loudspeakers are exported everywhere, from Europe to the Far East with relevant space on the most important hi-fi magazines.
Here we have a lovely set of Duetto, series loudspeakers, consecutive serial #s, in beautiful solid walnut. Offered in amazing overall condition with only minor signs of wear. Gold plated terminals show limited signs of use. They play great and did I mention THEY ARE SOLID WALNUT! No grills but who needs'em! Very detailed, smooth sounding monitors comparable to Sonus Faber Concerto, Concertino, Liuto, etc. but a better all around value.
19mm SEAS soft dome tweeter and 130mm polypropylene cone woofer in a rear
vented enclosure with heavy duty gold plated WBT style binding posts.
Measures 12.5" tall by 7.5" wide by 9.75" deep (excluding grilles and
Demos are encouraged her at the Lawrence shop or buy here on our site with confidence.
Opera, Duetto fine Italian Monitors: $489 plus sales tax where applicable