"Turning to music that plays to traditional small-speaker strengths, it’s no surprise to find the Stenheims reveling in the opportunity offered. A Petite Bande recording of Corelli Concerti Grossi [Deutche Harmonia Mundi/Sony Music 88750 37502] has all of the structure and precision you’d expect from these baroque masterpieces, but is also full of the characteristic body, life and energy that inform this orchestra’s work. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson’s performance of Handel Arias [Avie AV0030] has an astonishingly natural vocal quality, her enunciation and articulation making what can be arcane music both immediate and affecting, the range and purity of her mezzo-soprano voice a perfect contrast to the studied poise of the period accompaniment from Harry Bicket and the OAE.
But before you go getting the idea that these speakers are all about polite classical performance (in every sense of that phrase), just play something that’s seriously rude -- at least in recording and production terms. How about the impromptu Alison Krauss/Gillian Welch duet "I’ll Fly Away" from the Down From The Mountain concert [Lost Highway 088 170221-2]? The separation of the voices, the pace and attack of the guitar and mandolin, the chemistry that exists between the performers, all are clearly apparent and, in their own way, point directly to what makes the Alumine Two such an impressive performer: its ability, irrespective of scale or genre, to cut to the core of and communicate the sense and purpose in the performance. It’s the way in which this speaker allows each performer and each performance both to reveal its own voice and to speak for itself that places it in a very select group indeed. To do so from such a small enclosure and at the same time with such convincing dynamics and scale, yet to place such an easy load on the driving amplifier, make the Alumine Two unique, at least in my experience."
by Roy Gregory March 1, 2017
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To mark this magnificent event, STENHEIM is producing a limited edition of our famous, beautiful Alumine TWO speakers which will be available for purchase in the Festival shop, situated in the event’s main hall.
25 pairs (50 units) will be made and will delivered with a certificate of authenticity as well as a numbered identification plate stating “Montreux Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Special Edition”.
by Jonathan Valin, May 17th 2016, "The Absolute Sound"
"Stenheim showed its €50k Alumine Five four-driver three-way with Audio Consulting turntable, preamp, phono amp, and amp, Nagra digital, and Brandt cable from Geneva. This was quite a remarkable setup as I heard things through it that I hadn't heard as clearly on anything else, such as Paul's fingering of Sebastian (his twelve-string casket-style guitar) on my PP&M LP. A Best of Show contender, for sure."
STENHEIM was proud to launch his new loudspeaker Alumine FIVE, little brother to the world acclaimed REFERENCE ULTIME.
Made exclusively in Switzerland, our new full aluminum floor standing Alumine FIVE speaker combines unparalleled expertise and years of research to bring you exceptional sound and musical immersion. Technical developments have been inspired by our REFERENCE line (same midrange driver and tweeter) and extreme high efficiency allows pairing with the finest quality low powered amplifiers.
Contact: Jean-Pascal Panchard - CEO - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.stenheim.com
Hear the music vibrate and shine as it reveals the musician’s sensitivity and emotion along with the beauty of the composition.
At last, listening is infused with a concert atmosphere, the audience’s energy and enthusiasm. Forget technology – simply experience music.
Made in Switzerland, our speakers combine unparalleled expertise and years of research to bring you exceptional sound.
Some manufacturers focus on the sensory, others on technology. Our approach merges the two, because we understand the relationship between real physical constraints and their impact on the subjective quality of listening. Ignoring the trendy, our products are built to last. This is why we’ve chosen simple elegance and neutral, rich and clear tones, highlighting the beauty of the music and nothing else.
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Stenheim has opened its first listening room at its headquarters in Vétroz in the Rhône Valley, not far from Montreux, renowned internationally for its music festival.
Situated in the middle of a vineyard with views over the Alps, the room aims to immerse the listener in a sound experience which matches the visual experience of the location. The auditorium is dedicated to bringing music alive in all its richness and diversity with the accent firmly laid on the sensual pleasure of concert-comparable listening conditions rather than technology.
Stenheim Listening Room - Ch. des Gorges 6 - 1963 Vétroz - Valais - Switzerland