Despite their differences in size, the short and tall columns have been acoustically matched to each other, with the same internal volume, materials and driver configuration, so there are no issues when mixing them up.
(centre)”’Column Speaker CL 300 FR – four of these tall column speakers are included in the ‘Set L’ option we’re reviewing here”’(/centre)
The two-way design includes two 70mm Klippel-optimised cellulite midrange drivers and a newly developed 19mm mesh-dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet, arranged in the Dâ€™Appolito configuration (a woofer above and below the tweeter). The numbers also look pretty good, with 100W power handling, a frequency range of 140Hz to 20kHz and a sensitivity of 84dB.
(centre)”’Satellite Speaker CL 300 FCR – the short column alternatives”’(/centre)
The magnetically screened centre speaker shares the luxurious build quality of the other speakers, as well as the same drivers to ensure a homogeneous sound across the board. Unlike the columns, the front panel is removable should you prefer those drivers to be on show.
(centre)”’The Centre Speaker CL 300 C”’(/centre)
The subwoofer packs some serious bass-making hardware â€“ a 260mm bass driver sits inside the 41-litre enclosure, while the built-in digital amplifier musters 180W of power, some 80W greater than the Columa 100â€™s US 5108/1 SW.
(centre)”’The US 6110/1 SW Mono-Subwoofer and a more detailed looks at its rear”’(/centre)
The back of the sub features a lovely brushed finish, set into which is a cluster of controls, including a volume dial, phase and On/Auto power switches, plus a mono line input. A separate power switch at the bottom lets you shut it down completely.