Coherent Sound from Frank Fazzalari
Franks's small enterprise produces speakers for a community of audiophiles who enjoy the benefits of his years of practical knowledge and audio expertise.
Coherent speakers are designed and hand built by Frank Fazzalari in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Frank has been in the speaker building business for years, manufacturing enclosures for many well known Canadian companies. Around 2007, he decided to create his own line of loudspeakers. His first was the Model 6 which was followed by the Model 7 and Model 8. During that time, various custom commissions and specialty model speakers were also produced.
In addition to building speakers, the last several years has seen extensive research conducted by Coherent Audio. The focus of the research was to design and build an affordable speaker that would most realistically deliver the micro-dynamics, vividness, dimensionality and excitement of live music. After numerous prototypes, extensive listening tests and continuous design refinements, it was determined that the best way to achieve the desired objectives would be through a high sensitivity and high quality full range co-axial driver. The basic requirements were fulfilled by the American made Radian Co-axial drivers. However, this was only the the starting point. The Radian driver undergoes extensive modifications by Coherent Audio and is matched to a special crossover designed and built by Coherent. The crossover is based on totally new design principles and incorporates special coils which are also built by Coherent. Finally, and very importantly, each model of coaxial driver is matched to a Coherent designed and hand built cabinet that incorporates unique features to allow the modified coaxial units to perform at their maximum capability.
The end result of all of the above is an absolutely outstanding and very exciting new range of high efficiency speakers. Best of all, the pricing is extremely reasonable for the performance and hand built quality you get.
Essentially, there are three models corresponding to the three sizes of coaxial drivers employed (10 inch, 12 inch and 15 inch ) in either GR (Golden Ratio) or tower configurations. All models are eight ohm designs and range in efficiency from 94 to 98 dbs. The models play beautifully with low power tube amps in particular and at last fill a long time void in the reasonably priced and reasonably sized high efficiency loudspeaker category. Since all cabinets are hand built, the customer can select whatever veneer choice they would like.