New Grand Studio ll
*2 - 8"
* Extensively vented motor is designed in order to eliminate compression and to allow quiet excursion
* Extra thick black electroplated aluminum cone
* Ultra-low distortion
* Multiple layer voice coil for high power handling
* Optimized parameters
*High performance 2- 1" coated silk dome tweeter
* Ferrofluid cooling
* Linear response faceplate
* Braided tinsel leads
* Double chamber
* Lower resonance, extends past 30 kHz
* Hand built
* Point to point soldering
* High-quality capacitors,
* Custom Design 99% oxygen-free wire
Made of the highest quality,1"- 3/4" High-Density Board
* Meticulous, multi-layers lacquer finish
* Tightening knob's free-spinning metal ferrule facilitates a secure connection
* Low resonance Binding Post Plate
Contouring, solid 1/2", Stainless steel stand (Weigh 93 lb) is custom made. Bolted to the 1" thick HDF curved
which further contributes to better imaging and unbelievable, 3D soundstage.
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance 6 Ohms
Weight 125 lb
"The first thing you would notice about these speakers is that the fit and finish of the cabinets in piano black is magnificent. And that finish is the first sign of the quality you will find in how these speakers are designed.
The Studio II is a two-way speaker in a sealed box. It uses an eight-inch woofer/midrange driver made from an extra-thick black anodized aluminum driver with a four-layer coil. It also uses a dual-chamber for the one-inch coated silk dome tweeter. The crossovers are handmade with point-to-point soldering.
I have never heard a Gershman speaker that didn’t have deep, impactful bass, and the Studio IIs are no exception. I’m not saying that they have great bass for a speaker of their size. They just have great bass that is musical and dynamic. The bass is textured with great attack and even better decay.
During the break-in, I used them in my video system but didn’t hook up the subwoofer. They fooled me one night while I was watching the latest version of the movie, A Star Is Born. I could feel the bass so strong that I got up and looked just to be sure the subs weren’t connected. They weren’t!
The Studio IIs aren’t all about the bass though! They are very transparent speakers. I should explain that what I’m calling transparency some of you may call immediacy. To me, transparency is immediacy that is not forward-sounding.
And while the Studio IIs are transparent in the midrange, their transparency extends from the deepest bass notes to the shimmer of the cymbals. They also have a beautifully coherent sound that combines with a very musical sense of tonality and creates an engaging listening experience. The resulting sound is robust and full-bodied with a big tone that is not overly warm or the least bit lacking in clarity.
...also have dynamics in spades. Again, forget that they are a smaller speaker. Their dynamics are impressive for a speaker of any size. The dynamics are startling, the kind that made me sit up and listen. Listening to Muddy Waters sing the blues, both the dynamics and the micro-dynamics from these speakers were impressive.
With the dynamics, there is also an exceptional scale. The scale is something that is very important to me in a system. By scale, I mean the ability of a speaker system to project lifelike size as well as volume............
.......are the real deal! They have a great tone and soul. Yes, the bass is great, the soundstage is large and coherent, and the midrange is transparent and it sounds alive. But keeping the main thing the main thing, these speakers make recorded music sound remarkably like live music."