MarkAudio-SOTA Tozzi Two Speakers Employ Single-Driver Design
The new audio company MarkAudio-SOTA recently introduced its latest loudspeaker: the Tozzi Two bookshelf speaker.
Showcasing its latest product in a system that also included VPI Industries' Cliffwood turntable ($999), along with a PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier ($495), the new audio company wanted to demonstrate the appeal of the speaker in systems that millennial consumers would afford.
"The highly detailed sound that these speakers offer from their stylish, yet discreet profile is sure to impress the younger generation looking for an affordable way into the high-end audiophile market," notes Dwight Sakuma, president of MarkAudio-SOTA North America.
Designed as a small-footprint solution, the Ore.-based company says the loudspeaker incorporates a single advanced full-range 5-inch driver. Developed by Mark Fenlon, the driver is a variation of the company's Sota 5 driver.
MarkAudio-SOTA explains the driver's alloy cone and shallow profile, which sits in the company's Tozzi Waveguide enable the desktop loudspeaker to produce phase-accurate clarity without compression with wide dispersion characteristics.
The company also explains that purists will enjoy the Tozzi Two's minimalist approach that eschews any sort of filtering to allow the entire signal from the amplifier to hit the driver.
The single driver and Tozzi Waveguide reside in a subcompact enclosure that was developed through the use of new industrial design concepts and CNC machining. MarkAudio-SOTA specifies the 84dB efficient speaker to produce a frequency response of 90Hz to 24kHz, and it states the speaker presents an impedance rating of 6 ohm.
MarkAudio-SOTA offers the Tozzi Two in a choice of rose alloy or gray allow finishes.
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