REFERENCE ULTIME : Equipment review
The Audio Beat, US, August 2018 // Roy Gregory
"The Stenheim Reference Ultime has leap-frogged a host of well-established competitors to jostle for position right at the head of my To Be Taken Seriously list. Competitors and customers alike should take it equally seriously. It is quite capable of shocking, surprising, beguiling or just plain seducing . . ."
Fidelity visits STENHEIM factory
Fidelity International, D, March 2018 // Cai Brockmann
“EXPLORING FAR‑FLUNG HORIZONS!”
"Darum in die Ferne schweifen !”
alumine five : listening by art dudley
Stereophile, US, March 2018 // Art Dudley
" The Alumine Five sets itself apart by offering traditional high-end audio strengths, very wide bandwidth, excellent spatial performance, and freedom from gross colorations, with the drivability and consequent good levels of touch, force, and musical momentum that are seldom associated with loudspeakers of contemporary design and manufacture. "
alumine five : test
Hifi Statement, Germany, 18.12.2017 // Dirk Sommer
" Die Alumine Five gibt sich wie erwartet ausgesprochen detailverliebt und profiliert sich als akkurater Full-Range-Monitor, auf den ich mich bei der Bearbeitung von Aufnahmen gern verlassen habe. Mit ihrer packenden Dynamik, der mitreißenden Spielfreude und dem bestens konturierten, satten und ungemein lebendigen Tieftonbereich hat sie mich erst überrascht und dann begeistert. Bei Stenheim seht der Spaß am Musikhören an erster Stelle! "
visiting stenheim loudspeakers
The Audio Beat, US, April 2017 // Roy Gregory
" On first listen it looks like the Stenheim Alumine Five might just be that holy grail of loudspeaker design: a speaker that is genuinely neutral and revealing of musical purpose, using its resolution and transparency to cut to the heart of the intent behind the performance rather than the quality and nature of the recording that captured it. With enough bandwidth to deliver scale and impact, yet agile enough to respond to the most delicate musical input, the Five promises to be -- just like the perfect middleweight -- one of the best pound-for-pound musical transducers I’ve heard.
As a friend of mine is fond of saying, "Something happened. Something happened and we were lucky enough that somebody captured it." If you are lucky, your system will tell you what it was that happened. Listening to the Alumine Fives leaves no doubt that something definitely happened. With a pair promised for review at the end of the year, I can hardly wait. "
alumine five : cover feature
Audiotechnique, Hong Kong, July 2017 // Lee 388
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" After I had set a good position for it, and after several weeks of comprehensive testing, hey, it did not fail to live up to the brand's reputation. It was absolutely brilliant and the results were excellent. Alumine FIVE is the most amazing In addition to its common dry, cold, and hard sound characteristics, which is based on the use of a sound box built entirely of aluminum alloy and without a half-dot metal box speaker, its 1 magnetic soft film tweeter is from the Danish factory Scan-Speak special custom product, but under the overall play, the high frequency of that kind of transparent, calm, delicate, crystal clear and flowing feeling actually made me feel like listening to a diamond tweeter. The design skills of the party's development team are unfathomable! Under the background of extraordinary treble, Alumine FIVE's mid-range area produces an exquisite charm. It has both good and wonderful lines, as well as clear lines. The sound density is extremely high. Whether replaying vocals or instrumental music, the unique texture of the sound and the extension of the harmonics have a high level of performance, and there is no deterrence. Therefore, the degree of truth is very good. As for the low-frequency rebroadcast, Alumine FIVE also surprised me. The effect of the replay of the dual 10-inch woofers and the carefully modulated independent sound room is unexpected. It is deep enough, it responds extremely quickly, and it has a sufficient amount of sense. , The replay of drumming music and the flourishing of the music of the big scenes are the most heard of many Hi-End speakers in this magazine! ''
alumine TWO : first sounds
The Audio Beat, UK, March 2017 // Roy Gregory
" If you need a compact speaker that allows your music to breathe, that’s big on expression, big on intimacy and communication but isn’t phased by big or loud, then the Alumine 2 could be just what you’re looking for. Other brands might make more noise about (and with) their aluminium boxes, but for me, right now it’s the Stenheims that are the ones delivering the musical goods. "
by Roy Gregory, March 1, 2017
alumine five : best of show contender
TAS, US, Highend Munich, May 2016 // Jonathan Valin
"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."
reference statement : private listening
Audiophile Magazine, France , June 2015 // Jean-Marc Villafranca
“ Autant le système fait preuve de tempérance et de rigueur sur le classique autant sur de la musique pop il devient assez jubilatoire. Le live de Hotel California des Eagles a fait bouger des pieds dans la salle, c’est sur. Cette façon de proposer un son juste en avant des enceintes rapproche l’auditeur de la musique, c’est palpable, vivant et joyeux. Bravo.”
reference statement : high end 2015
Stereophile, US, May 2015 // Jason Victor Serinus
Day 3: High End 2015 Hits Its Stride
'' On Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson, I experienced a mildly euphonic and thoroughly enjoyable presentation where highs seemed true and brass had requisite bite. The system sounded absolutely marvelous reproducing trained operatic voices and full orchestra, and nailed huge percussive thwacks like nobody's business. It was just the kind of warm sound that many audiophiles relish, except that it also had the slam and bite of the best systems. Word has it that the channels were inexplicably reversed until the last day of the show, but that didn't stop this set-up from sounding fantastic.''
Alumine two : best performance award
My Hiend, Taiwan, December 2013 // Leo Yeh
Quality and performance rewarded
My-Hiend was rewarded Stenheim Alumine 2 with Way a Best Performance Award. Discover a full report by following this link.
Stereophile, US, Avril 2012 // Art Dudley
Stenheim received the Class A recommendation from Stereophile
Haute Fidelité, France, Juin 2011 // William Savignac
The French magazine Haute-Fidélité reviewed the Alumine Bookshelf speaker