In 1969 A Legend Was Born…
The original A25, built by the legendary speaker manufacturer SEAS of Norway, was introduced to the US market by Dynaco in 1969. Over the next decade, the A25 became one of the most popular high-end speakers of all time resulting in sales of one million units. The tremendous success of the product is not a surprise - Gordon Holt said at the time in Stereophile magazine: "You will have a hard time buying more musical naturalness at any price... The A25’s are quite probably the best buy in high fidelity today." And, as Julian Hirsch commented in Stereo Review: "When the music contained low bass... the A-25 left no doubt of its capabilities... Nothing we tested had a better overall transient response."
…and is now Reborn for a New Generation of Music Lovers
Fast forward 40 years. Time has moved on and styles have changed. What hasn’t changed is our love for music and the importance of quality and value. Re-enter the A25 in its new form; the A26se from Annandale Acoustics. A classic design inspired by the original in form, function and spirit down to its premium SEAS drivers, but designed and built to a standard that the original could only hope to approach. The A26se is no mere replica or a clone. It’s a thoroughly modern, beautifully built interpretation of a well-loved classical speaker.
Reimagined with 21st Century Technology…
The A26se has a far more powerful woofer with an advanced open-architecture cast frame, a modern low distortion tweeter and a sophisticated crossover network built with premium quality resistors, inductors and film capacitors. These enhancements, when combined with Annandale’s handcrafted, Baltic Birch enclosure, result in dramatically improved resolution, frequency response, stereo imaging and power handling while retaining the original’s warm rich musical sound and never sounding analytical or harsh. The easy impedance curve makes it an ideal match with your favorite amplifier, be it new or old, solid-state or tube.
…and Quickly Becoming a New Classic.
The A26se delivers smooth, musical high-resolution sound with a level of performance and quality that is competitive with the best speakers of today. But unlike many speakers in its price class, this is made in the USA with pride and is built to last for generations. Whether you are in the market for your first set of high-end speakers or are an audiophile looking to get off the equipment merry go round, the new A26se is the right answer today; just as the original A25 was for a generation of music lovers in the 70's.