I seldom have the time to check out small companies demoing me-too box speakers, but Dupuy’s pre-show mailing caught my eye with its promise of a speaker that eliminates “floor dip,” the cancellation effect caused by reflections of sound off the floor between the listener and the speaker. As founder Rudy Dupuy explained to me, other manufacturers have attempted this but have sacrificed sensitivity in the process. Dupuy solves the problem by dedicating the bottom woofer in the new $3,500/pair Bongo bookshelf speaker solely to filling in the floor dip. I was blown away by the Bongo’s ability to play Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” at full blast while maintaining the smooth tonality of Frankie’s tenor.
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