Origin: Skillingaryd, Sweden
Do you need to place your speakers close to a wall? Do you like Volvos and Saabs? Have you ever been to Sweden? If the answer to even one is yes, then Larsen may be the speaker for you. If it's all three, it definitely is. Larsens are designed free of the tyranny of traditional speaker design. Anyone who says something is the "best" has no idea what they're talking about. Everything is subjective. What do you listen to? How big is your room? Larsens — like most Scandinavian audio — are designed to solve the problems of room placement.
"They look," says Noho Sound founder Alex Roy of the Larsen HiFi 8's, "like they came out of an audiophile time machine."
"But they sound amazing," says co-founder Chris Petranis.
"AND they sound amazing," says Noho Sound President Ron Kain.
Polarizing stylistically, the Larsens sound absolutely incredible where other speakers sound like s**t. Why? Because every other speaker is designed to sit away from walls, and they get worse the closer they get. The Larsens? They get better.