Reprinted from the prodigious "THE AUDIOPHILE VOICE" magazine,
Volume 10, Issue 6.
The article called "Arnie's Army At The Alexis Park"
"Hansen Audio, a Canadian company new to me, introduced a
number of speakers with their flagship "The King" at the helm. The pride
and joy of Lars Hansen, featuring an enclosure made entirely of their
proprietary " Hansen Composite Matrix", and with all drivers engineered,
designed and manufactured by Hansen Audio, "The King" is a very serious
speaker product. The price is also serious. The
enclosure is beautifully sculpted, stands 63 inches tall, has a foot print of 19
inches wide and 20.5 inches deep, and weighs 350 pounds per side. "The King"
uses a couple of 182 mm mid band drivers and a 25 mm tweeter to form a
D'Appolito array that is augmented by a couple of 269 mm (10.5 inches) woofers
for the bass. The sound at the Hansen Audio display was exceptional. With a
complete blend between the drivers and a manifest lack of enclosure coloration,
the Hansen Audio room featured majestic sound. The pulsating and throbbing
bass reached way down in a dramatic manner. The overall performance was fast,
effortless, and focused, making for a remarkably non-fatiguing presentation
regardless of the listening level and the degree of difficulty called for by the
Arnis Balgalvis - Executive Editor, The Audiophile Voice