Waterfall brings high-end speaker systems to the U.S.

  • French loudspeaker maker Waterfall will make its debut at the upcoming CES 2008 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The company will showcase will exhibit the Victoria EVO and Iguasçu EVO, named after the famous waterfalls in Africa and South America.


    Both models are pure-glass towers, with the Victoria being a three-way/four-driver design in a 40” high and 10” wide tower and the Iguasçu being a two-way/three-driver system that is 34” tall and 10” wide. According to the manufacturer, the speakers perform “near-total damping of mid- and low-frequency back-wave artifacts and precise damping control of midrange reflections,” which promises a clear a “high-end” sound quality. The Victoria systems is rated at a low-bass output to “well below” 38 Hz, the Iguasçu achieves less values below 48 Hz, Waterfall said.

    The speakers are expected to ship in the February/March time frame. The Victoria Evo carries a suggested retail price of $5400 per speaker pair; the Iguasçu will sell for $3900 per pair.