Hifimaailma magazine 1/2012
Existence Reality & Sub1
"Entirety is quite universal at a whole, which at it´s best verge on absolute top at many areas of sound. If you forgive minor weaknesses at frequency balance you´ve a very working and realistic case here."
"Finishing, sound and much of loudspeakers for invested money wakes up a strong need of owning ones."
Existence Reality & Sub1
"The dynamic drivers simply do it differently. The sound does not sail around the speaker enclosure as with some panel speakers but is offered from more stable directions."
"I'd not go, perhaps, as far as claiming the midrange of the Reality as "honey-like" but very appealing - soft and forgiving rather than analytical - it was in many ways, in particular with vocal and acoustic music as well as with certain pop music. And the midrange wasn't overshadowed by the sounds below it."
"In a bigger picture, there were very few music/recordings that the Reality would not had supported; on the contrary, I'd say that the Reality is quite a competent and musical all arounder. Like with every loudspeaker the final suitability is a function of the triangle between the listener's expectations and predilections, the loudspeaker's qualities and the specialities of the recordings and the room.
Quite good value for the money."
Euphoric and Escort
"Soundstage: The point source principle of the Escort and Euphoric produces an open but still well structured and intelligible soundstage both side- and depth-ways. Coherence of the sound is better than on average."
"As for the Euphoric, it breaths better with music, the sound is even more open and unreserved. The speaker is also a tad lighter and brighter sounding, livelier from mids to highs."
"Thanks to the single-driver principle the midrange is nicely open to the ear, and legible for the brain."
"Both Escort and Euphoric have nicely intelligible sound, tonally and spatially, contributing to emotional response toward the music."
"The Euphoric is, for instance, a great jazz speaker: with right tracks it tweets like a songbird and purrs like a happy cat."
Check also at www.monoandstereo.com preview "An evening with Existence speakers"
"There´s enough dynamics to bigger mansion. Even at mid volumes it was clear that limits of the loudspeaker is at high. Bass section was excellently clear and precise even the room wasn´t optimal. Adjustability of bass makes it possible to fit almost everywhere. "
"Overall output of loudspeaker was very loyal to recording. Even the most silent details are there. At mid ranges there is sometimes some hardness but it´s very recording dependent. Vocalist is very present and takes listener easily to other worlds."
"When rock roars the bass sections clarity comes on sight. Easyness and followbility comes noteworthy fine to surface. Hard music for wide banders didn´t suppress Existence Empire at all and also midrange stands at high volumes without any mentionable fuzz. If the room would have been more acoustically tuned this loudspeakers could have been played at dangerously high volumes without distortion."
" But it´s best this loudspeakers gives with more soft music. Loudspeakers reproduce percussions with astonishing authenticity and feeling of presence. Strikes feels at chest amd bottom."
"Existence Empire points out even with little hard mids and tiny restricted highs to belong to High End series. "
Mono and Stereo: http://www.monoandstereo.com/2013/05/existence-speakers.html#more
"First note strike revealed the nature of Empire's and in a way the "house" sound of Existence Loudspeakers. A natural with emotional impact. Somehow over the night the leit motiv of whole range was the same and as mentioned and never lost continuity".
Reality & Sub1´s
"Realities were balanced and potent even without the subwoofers being active. Yet, for that final touch subwoofer aded a healthy touch that made definition of sound just more three dimensional. I guess one can happily live without woofers, as when we later experimented with the positioning, when they were moved back closer to wall we impact of healthy bass was getting without pronouncing and sound right. Timbre was in the same league as with Empire and there was more then healthy portion of emotions flow".
"I was more then impress when we later at night connected one driver based Existence Loudspeakers model Euphoric. This full range "monitor" brought something additional to the picture. Simplicity and feather like airiness. It's hard to describe why, but in combination with Devialet Premier I never heard it play so darn well. It was an instant click".
"Pure music, pure emotions and when set correctly these speakers might won your hearth over. Be on guard... Instantly"!
"Simple is beautiful"
article "Existence Empire loudspeakers"
you´ll find it in english soon at the left row, section Latest Writings
Mono and Stereo: http://www.monoandstereo.com/2013/07/existence-loudspeakers-euphoric.html
"One thing I didn't expect was the musical impact of Existence Loudspeakers Euphoric loudspeakers. They belong into monitor speakers judging by their respected size, yet when music starts to play through them, they actually acted more like floor-standers. There was no lacking of natural bass and they filled the room with confidence and without any additional artefacts".
"For the first time I heard Devialet actually sing! Something brought such synergy and performance and music coming from this combination was captivating and spot on in all regards".
Euphoric & Erotic
at review by Jaakko Eräpuu
High Fidelity: http://www.highfidelity.pl/@main-400&lang=en
"Existence Erotic dealt with every challenge in a way, that very few speakers from this price range could compete with. It would be even harder to find one that could present vocals in a similar way and and at the same time play almost equally well other types of music requiring fast, tight bass – Finish speakers can do both and that makes them quite special".
"You might think that these speakers would play well only some music genres, but in fact they are allrounders capable of playing almost any music there is. They will charm you with mids when needed, but support it with quite punchy bass and open, vibrant treble. I think it's a product meant mostly for working with tube amp, no matter 8 or 50W. If emotions are one of key features of music reproduction for you, if you like not to just listen to the music but experience it, plus if you expect your speakers to be a nice piece of furniture – give Existence Erotic a chance, they surely deserve it"!
"I'd not say that the Erotic's soundstage is particularly deep though. The solo instruments did come behind the speaker line but not three meters behind. The speaker also threw a portion of energy toward the listener creating a little ambiguity about the depth image. But otherwise the size of the soundstage and spaciousness of the sound was truly impressive! Add to that the sound's great, almost unreal height (the focal point being 20-30cm above the ear level), and you get an idea of the sort of illusion of a live performance that the Erotic is able to charm up.
If the size of the sounstage starts to annoy it can be adjusted by repositioning the speakers or simply turning the speakers toward the listener by a certain amount".
"To sum up, the Existence Loudspeakers Erotic gave me hours of happy listening with music from various genres. It showed that widebandwidth drivers can be ported if the designer has patience and accurate ears. It also confirmed my belief that WB speakers possess undeniable strengths, and set the standard for all multi-way speakers apart from certain multi-way horn designs perhaps. To my ears the most irresistible sonic feature of the Erotic was its life-like soundstage, and although it is not the deepest (depth psychology) sounding widebandwidth speaker I've heard, it definitely sounded largely positive and cathcy".
HIFICRITIC www.hificritic.com July-September 2015: Volume 9, No 3
Euphoric and Stand 1´s
RECOMMENDED bagde for Existence Euphoric with Existence Stand1´s.
"This is certainly one of the better loudspeakers to use a single full-range drive unit, largely because it’s mostly well balanced and neutral though an extended midband".
"...the midband is so impressive, as is its lovely all-wood presentation, that Recommendation is clearly appropriate.
Some recent exhibition writings:
High End Munich 2014:
Hifipig: report part 3
"Next I caught sight of a nice-looking cabinet that sported a single Lowther-like driver, and introduced myself to exhibitor Marko Reinikainen of the Finnish company Existence Loudspeakers. The model name turned out to be the Erotic, but my internal Catholic filter rejected that word, and I interpreted it as the Heraldic—which, when I repeated it, elicited much laughter. Mr. Smooth strikes again".
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014:
"This was one of my favorite rooms of the show".
"...But I have to say that Marko’s design made sounded good enough to make me reconsider my paradigms".
"The sound in here was several different kinds of wonderful. There was an ease and flow that made the room a delight to visit. Tonal balance was very round, which speaks to all kinds of clichés, but I was really surprised. Not the most extended, nor designed to be, the Erotic nonetheless stuck with me all weekend. A very sexy debut".
"A recording by Infected Mushrooms underscored how well defined and in proportion this combination of loudspeakers and electronics can sound".
"Here's hoping I'll have more opportunities to explore this pairing".
"Existence Speakers from Finland... IMO the best single drivers at the show using Tang Band bamboo cone drivers. They had a laid-back presentation that was enjoyable".
pictures from our room