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Larsen 8.2 | Loudspeakers  | Audio Emotion
Larsen 8.2 | Loudspeakers  | Audio Emotion
Larsen 8.2 | Loudspeakers  | Audio Emotion
Larsen 8.2 | Loudspeakers  | Audio Emotion
Larsen 8.2 | Loudspeakers  | Audio Emotion

Product Description

Larsen 8.2

Carlsson Ortho - Acoustic Loudspeakers: Design and Performance Principles.
A document that presents the scientific basis of Carlsson Ortho Acoustic Loudspeakers on which Larsen speakers are built and improved.
Click here to read.

Larsen 8 is a heavy speaker compared to L6. The explanation is quite simple: It is a 2,5 way speaker with 2 pieces of 18 cm bass drivers from Scan-Speak in each cabinet. Thats it! Among the best you can get. The big brother in the Larsen series is well equipped all the way through. The two high quality Scan-Speak drivers, working together under 300 Hz inside separate chambers, create a deep, crisp and precise bass, all the way down to 23 Hz. Above it, a true and clean mid-range, topped off by a clear and transparent high quality Scan-Speak tweeter with great dispersion and fluidity. The stainless steel plate around the extremely light polymer membrane in the tweeter is uniqe and work . Because it is totally integrated , it reproduces the upper octaves with more body, an amazing treble character and a more linear frequency response. The legendary ScanSpeak drivers and tweeters used in the Larsen 8 are a real bonus. Normally you won´t find these elements in this price range.

The model was introduced in Sweden in 2008 but the big success waited until the introduction in US and the European countries. But then it came. Since 2015 we have got Editor`s Choice Award from The Absolute Sound. Six in a row and more chances left! That`s what we call sustainable sound design.

Larsen 8 took the step into the group High-End-Speakers. Best in Show in Bristol 2017 and several other very pleasant reviews. With Larsen 8 we have boosted all the good qualities to a new level. Still placed flush against the wall and still with no need of a subwoofer. You get all the bass you want down to 23 Hz and a 3D-soundstage which is among the best you can get!

Autumn 2018 the version was changed to 8.2. Better bass element 18W-8545 ver 01 replaced the two and we got a better interaction between the elements and less distorsion.

Specifications

Effect200 W
Sensitivity88 db
Impedance8 ohm
Bass driver2 x 177 mm
Width278 mm
Height916 mm
Depth328 mm
Weight25 kg

Reviews


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AUTHORISED UK DEALERS

Audio Emotion Ltd
Location: Leven, Fife, KY8 5GY

Web: audioemotion.co.uk
Tel: 01333 425999
Kronos Audio Visual
Location:
West Sussex - Staplefield, RH17 6AS
Northern Ireland - Dungannon, BT701AR
Web: kronosav.com
Tel: 0343 523 6169
the little audio company
Location: Birmingham, B18 6ND

Web: thelittleaudiocompany.co.uk
Tel: 0121 638 0721

Specifications

Speaker Type
Floorstanding
Brand
Larsen
Condition
New
Product Code
LAR8-WHI
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Customer reviews

(4 Customer reviews)
Write a review

Best Speakers I Have Heard in 62 Years.......

I have auditioned your model 6, 8, and 9 speakers at a Larsen dealer and I have heard model 6 and model 9 speakers in my home.

They are the best speakers I've heard in 62 years of searching for live

music at home.

To my ears Larsen speakers excel in most every way but most especially at timbre, the true timbre of live instruments in a real space. They possess many other superb attributes like portrayal of correct space, no "sweet spot", correct tonality (depending on the recording quality), and top to bottom coherence. This is only a small list as their excellence encompasses much more; including: Not insisting on dominating the entire room with their physical presence (WAF).

These are remarkable creations and I do not understand how anyone hearing them in a good set-up could possibly fail to buy them.

Thank you for making speakers that produce REAL MUSIC.

US | US | December 2021

This is a masterpiece of design...

This is a masterpiece of design, rooted in understanding empirical sound qualities and refined from detailed listening in real-world rooms rather than simply nodding to the received wisdom.

HiFi Choice | | March 2021

The Larsen Model 8 speakers...

The Larsen Model 8 speakers provide music lovers an opportunity to forget about gear and just enjoy music, highly recommended.

Larry Cox / Positive Feedback | | March 2021

The Larsen 8 is done with....

The Larsen 8 is done with a lot of love and enthusiasm. And this you can hear – in fact in the whole room.

Cai Brockmann - Fidelity Online | | March 2021

Larsen 8.2

Carlsson Ortho - Acoustic Loudspeakers: Design and Performance Principles.
A document that presents the scientific basis of Carlsson Ortho Acoustic Loudspeakers on which Larsen speakers are built and improved.
Click here to read.

Larsen 8 is a heavy speaker compared to L6. The explanation is quite simple: It is a 2,5 way speaker with 2 pieces of 18 cm bass drivers from Scan-Speak in each cabinet. Thats it! Among the best you can get. The big brother in the Larsen series is well equipped all the way through. The two high quality Scan-Speak drivers, working together under 300 Hz inside separate chambers, create a deep, crisp and precise bass, all the way down to 23 Hz. Above it, a true and clean mid-range, topped off by a clear and transparent high quality Scan-Speak tweeter with great dispersion and fluidity. The stainless steel plate around the extremely light polymer membrane in the tweeter is uniqe and work . Because it is totally integrated , it reproduces the upper octaves with more body, an amazing treble character and a more linear frequency response. The legendary ScanSpeak drivers and tweeters used in the Larsen 8 are a real bonus. Normally you won´t find these elements in this price range.

The model was introduced in Sweden in 2008 but the big success waited until the introduction in US and the European countries. But then it came. Since 2015 we have got Editor`s Choice Award from The Absolute Sound. Six in a row and more chances left! That`s what we call sustainable sound design.

Larsen 8 took the step into the group High-End-Speakers. Best in Show in Bristol 2017 and several other very pleasant reviews. With Larsen 8 we have boosted all the good qualities to a new level. Still placed flush against the wall and still with no need of a subwoofer. You get all the bass you want down to 23 Hz and a 3D-soundstage which is among the best you can get!

Autumn 2018 the version was changed to 8.2. Better bass element 18W-8545 ver 01 replaced the two and we got a better interaction between the elements and less distorsion.

Specifications

Effect200 W
Sensitivity88 db
Impedance8 ohm
Bass driver2 x 177 mm
Width278 mm
Height916 mm
Depth328 mm
Weight25 kg

Reviews


Click here to see all reviews.

AUTHORISED UK DEALERS

Audio Emotion Ltd
Location: Leven, Fife, KY8 5GY

Web: audioemotion.co.uk
Tel: 01333 425999
Kronos Audio Visual
Location:
West Sussex - Staplefield, RH17 6AS
Northern Ireland - Dungannon, BT701AR
Web: kronosav.com
Tel: 0343 523 6169
the little audio company
Location: Birmingham, B18 6ND

Web: thelittleaudiocompany.co.uk
Tel: 0121 638 0721
product review overlay image
(4 Customer reviews)
Write a review

Best Speakers I Have Heard in 62 Years.......

I have auditioned your model 6, 8, and 9 speakers at a Larsen dealer and I have heard model 6 and model 9 speakers in my home.

They are the best speakers I've heard in 62 years of searching for live

music at home.

To my ears Larsen speakers excel in most every way but most especially at timbre, the true timbre of live instruments in a real space. They possess many other superb attributes like portrayal of correct space, no "sweet spot", correct tonality (depending on the recording quality), and top to bottom coherence. This is only a small list as their excellence encompasses much more; including: Not insisting on dominating the entire room with their physical presence (WAF).

These are remarkable creations and I do not understand how anyone hearing them in a good set-up could possibly fail to buy them.

Thank you for making speakers that produce REAL MUSIC.

US | US | December 2021

This is a masterpiece of design...

This is a masterpiece of design, rooted in understanding empirical sound qualities and refined from detailed listening in real-world rooms rather than simply nodding to the received wisdom.

HiFi Choice | | March 2021

The Larsen Model 8 speakers...

The Larsen Model 8 speakers provide music lovers an opportunity to forget about gear and just enjoy music, highly recommended.

Larry Cox / Positive Feedback | | March 2021

The Larsen 8 is done with....

The Larsen 8 is done with a lot of love and enthusiasm. And this you can hear – in fact in the whole room.

Cai Brockmann - Fidelity Online | | March 2021

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Stig Carlsson(1925-1997), the famous Swedish sound engineer, created during a life time the principles of the ortho acoustic (OA) speakers. One of his first patent in Sweden was created 1953 and was about the first loudspeaker interacting with the walls and the ceiling in the listening room.

More should follow and at least 15 different models were produced during the -50, -60 and -70. In the beginning, much was about the reflections in the listening room. But in the -80 when the corporation with John Larsen in Skillingaryd (South Sweden) started the focus moved to the relation between direct sound and the reflections.

At that time Stig seemed to have found the right balance and the result of the corporation with John ended up in three new models OA51 (the first) and then came, not quite logical, OA50 and then OA52.

Stig was the constructor and the designer and John was the one who carried out Stig's ideas. At the time Stig had no fax and absolute not a computer at that time so all communication was by phone and meetings. Most by telephone. Stig told John and he recorded it on his drawing board. John even build the prototypes, organized the production and guess how many he mounted himself. It was a lot and it went even more when he 1995 assumed the production in his own firm Larsen Hifi AB. Just two years after Stig passed away 1997.

John continued another ten years to produce Carlson Ortho Acoustic Speakers. But when he took the decision to stop and retire, he got a reaction he had not suspected. People from all around Europe contacted him with one very clear message: You are not allowed to stop building OA-speakers!

After a while he was on the horseback again and 2009 Larsen 4 was ready to enter the market. His new partner Anders Eriksson made a terrific job on the computer and John on the CAD and in the factory. The result was pretty good! Within a year Larsen 6 and Larsen 8 was born. The rest is history and more than 1500 pair of speakers are (September 2019) spread all over the world. So far! But much more is left. With the new premium line: Larsen 9 we have started a new product line which hopefully will enjoy many new listeners.

A bric-a-brac is the fact that 2009 Stig Carlsson posthumous was awarded by the Swedish magazine "Hifi & Musik" as "The greatest hifi-personality in Sweden" through John Larsen. They got it for "Invaluable contributions within hifi and music". A real nice way to celebrate a 16-year long collaboration which brings a piece of Swedish hifi history to new generations.

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