Floor-standing Speakers

Waterfall Audio, Iguasçu Evo Floor-Standing Speakers

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Introduction

I'm hoping to not be the minority when it comes to design and audio equipment. Far too often you hear of audio and videophiles mentioning that a piece of gear has a high WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). All too often this denotes it's not a boring slab of black electronics or a monolithic boring speaker. Why is it only the spouse who has high aesthetic requirements? Here, we review Waterfall Audio's Iguasçu Evo floor-standing speakers that have glass enclosures.

Specifications

  • Design: Three-driver, 2-way Floor-standing Speaker
  • Drivers: One 0.8" Silk Dome Tweeter, One 6" Woofer, One 8" Passive Radiator
  • MFR: 48 Hz - 28 kHz, ± 3 dB On-Axis
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms Average, 4 Ohms Minimum
  • Dimensions: 34" H x 10" W x 10" D
  • Weight: 31 Pounds/each
  • Finish: Clear Glass
  • MSRP: $4,499.95/pair USA
  • Waterfall Audio

I for one am very design driven. Sure, often the aesthetics of a product don't enhance its performance (though often the aesthetics can improve performance) but we live with these objects in our homes and studios, they should enhance the spaces they occupy. To that extent I am often willing to spend more to get a product that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Waterfall Audio has chosen to use glass as their design statement. After seeing the Iguasçu Evo in person there's no doubt in my mind that they chose a wonderful material. The sight of drivers floating mid space is a sight to behold.

Waterfall has chosen to name the speakers in their Evo line after prominent waterfalls. Iguascu being a large waterfall on the border between Brazil and Argentina.