Scaena modestly launched its Model 3.2. smallest in the model line up at the 2007 Stereophile show in NY........and received standing ovation, including 2 best sound at show.
Here is some of the coverage:
was the only system that appeared on All
Four Stereomojo staffer's lists of best
sound regardless of price.
use a much abused term, the sound in this room was awesome. Not only did
the speakers disappear, it seemed as if the whole room disappeared and we
were transported to another place and time. While not everyone liked the
visually striking appearance of the Scaenas, everyone liked the sound.
Note that the towers come in different colors if red is not your thing.
Darby : "This system sounds so fast! There's no sluggishness and the
sense of time just sounds right. Very rhythmic. Makes me want to forget
everything and dance or sing along with the vocalist. All that metal
suggests to me a bright, metallic sound, but I didn't hear it. Their looks
made them hard to ignore, but when the music plays your focus shifts away
from the speakers and onto the music. Such a huge, immersive sound stage
for such small tower. The image reaches the ceiling and the side walls and
just filled up the front of the room. I could listen to these for a long
time, I think."
Finally we come to the "Best Sound of the Show" as far as this reviewer is concerned. George Bischoff along with several others, has developed a line of Line Array Speakers call Scaena. In addition, if that were not enough, he has also developed the best sounding CD player I've ever heard, the Nova Physics Disc Player. He's taken CD playback through a computer to high end audio standards. It consists of a high end DVD-Rom drive which downloads the disc directly to the computers very fast RAM rather than the hard drive. Using the best parts and silver wire, he claims extremely low jitter. For $11,000 one gets a transport with hard drive and I believe 2GB of memory. The unit was digitally driving a BEHOLD 300 watt amplifier into his Scaena speakers. Sound was superb, rivaling the best analog I've heard. One can also get a unit with built-in D/A conversion for somewhat more. The system also put to good use Silversmith Audio's Palladium wire.
The name Scaena is derived from Latin and translates into theater, stage, art and entertainment; exactly what I heard from this wonderful setup. Everyone knows I'm a complete sucker for ribbon/line array combos and the Scaena's uniquely styled enclosure had me circling it like a middleweight prize fighter sizing up his next opponent. Silversmith Audio top of the line Palladium cabling was used throughout to give the sound a sumptuous glow that was very impressive indeed.