Core 7 - AudioTechnology
AudioTechnology says "Spot-on imaging"
AudioTechnology brought Core 7 for a comprehensive test in the studio and concluded that they feel great to listen to and mix on. The imaging is spot-on, there’s a super wide sweet spot, and they’re really consistent off-axis.
"The Core 7’s frequency response goes from 45Hz to 27kHz (±3dB). For those wondering how low that goes in terms of music, using a sub synth I found that the tone starts to drop off at G, two octaves below Middle C. The F# is still relatively prominent, and gradually tapers off until you hear no low tone at C (three octaves down). A lot of smaller speakers can reach a similar low frequency but it can sound artificially supported by the port, creating high points and deader spots throughout that last octave. The low end response will also usually fall off a cliff beyond that point. The Core 7 holds it together well, right down to where it tails off gently. It seems quite accurate and happy to live down low.
The dome tweeter is an impressive beast, offering great accuracy and an effortless natural tone. Dynaudio has always done a great job of presenting the critical vocal range, and the crossovers never get in the way. On the Core 7 the crossover point is pushed up to around 2.3kHz. There’s no masking of high frequencies, delay tails are all there, and discerning between layered percussion is made simple.
The Core 7’s feel great to listen to and mix on. The imaging is spot-on, there’s a super wide sweet spot, and they’re really consistent off-axis.
There’s a bit of competition around this price point but, rest assured, you can’t get this level of sound quality at the moment without leaping into that price territory. If you want to hear the reality of your mix, there’s a cost to getting that detail."