The (second) Marriage of Figaro
Five years pretty much to the day after Audio Solutions launched its Figaro loudspeakers, we now have their successors. The Figaro MK2 is a revised iteration of the Lithuanian company’s most successful speaker series in its 12-year history — more modern both inside and out.
The biggest update has been in the cabinet structure, which has moved from a Self-Locking design (first introduced in its Overture MK2 speakers some eight years ago) to what it calls a Cabinet-In-a-Cabinet (CIC) system, as found on the company's flagship Virtuoso loudspeakers it released in 2019.
Speaking of the cabinet change, Audio Solution says: This system proved to have such a huge potential that we decided to stop developing a Self-Locking cabinet any further and sink ourselves into developing a Cabinet-In-a-Cabinet system. Figaro Mk2 right now features a fully functional Cabinet-In-a-Cabinet (CIC) enclosure directly taken from a much more expensive speaker series. This is the major and most significant update for new Figaro speakers.
As for the more modest modifications, there has also been an update to the outrigger system, which now has a smaller footprint and better stabilises the speaker. And there are now dedicated bass drivers made by Sb Acoustics, compared to mid-bass units in the previous version. The crossovers have been updated with thicker wire air coils, too.
The six new Figaro models, priced between $4,995 (for the C2 centre channel) and $34,500 (for the largest tower, the XL2), come with a 'bespoke' trim which includes six colours in satin decorated with brushed metal gold-like accents.
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